Dallas Mavericks: Best Home Games of 2015


The official NBA schedule was released yesterday, with the Mavericks beginning their season on the road against Tyson Chandler and the Phoenix Suns, followed by a trip to Tinsel Town to see DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers and Kobe Bryant‘s Lakers.

But for this piece we’re focusing on some of the most intriguing games to take place at the American Airlines Center in the first few months of the season.

Here are a few notable contests scheduled for this calendar year:

Jan 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward

Anthony Davis

(23) celebrates a win as Dallas Mavericks forward

Chandler Parsons

(25) walks off the court following a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Mavericks 109-106. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, November 7th – vs. New Orleans Pelicans

The Mavericks will get an early look at a team they’ll probably be battling with for one of the final playoff spots next season when Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans come to town.

Davis, rapidly ascending the ranks of the league’s top players at just 22-years old, is worth the price of admission on his own. Truly a transcendent talent, the former Kentucky Wildcat is basically a young Kevin Garnett but with added three-point range.

And with new head coach Alvin Gentry at the helm, the Pelicans could be a much improved team. The Mavericks will have their hands full with Davis and the Pelicans this year, and for many years to come.

Wednesday, November 11th – vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Not much needs to be said here. DeAndre Jordan will make his first visit to the AAC since reneging on his verbal agreement to join the franchise and is sure to be in for some unfriendly treatment from the Mavericks faithful.

Should be fun.

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Friday, November 20th – vs. Utah Jazz

This will be the first look at another team that will be competing with the Mavericks for a spot in the playoffs.

The Utah Jazz were 19-10 after the All-Star break last season while playing absolutely stifling defense. Opponents scored just 89.0 points against them in that stretch.

Dante Exum won’t be playing after suffering a torn ACL while participating in Team Australia basketball this summer, but with Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert the Jazz will be fun to watch.

Monday, December 14th – vs. Phoenix Suns

Tyson Chandler’s first return to Dallas as a member of the Phoenix Suns. Get your tissues ready now.

Monday, December 28th – vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is going to be really fun to watch next season. And though they got 12 nationally televised games in 2015-16, any opportunity to see the young Bucks in action should be seized.

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