Dallas Mavericks head back home, take on struggling Magic

Kristaps Porzingis Dallas Mavericks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Kristaps Porzingis Dallas Mavericks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks are all set for game number seven in this 2019-20 regular season. They will be facing off against the 2-5 Orlando Magic.

This is one of the most entertaining and exciting starts to a Dallas Mavericks season that I can remember. The team is fun, they have a real chance to compete in the West and they are getting better and better every game. Mavs fans should recognize that a team like this is a rarity and should enjoy every minute we get with them.

Every game is exciting and it is hard not to get excited about every game, regardless of who the Mavs are playing. Tonight, Dallas will be going up against the Orlando Magic, who are having a tough start to their season. They currently sit at 2-5 and have not won a game on the road (0-3) so far.

Orlando has good, talented players, they just haven’t been able to put it together yet. Between, Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac and others, there is plenty of talent on the roster. They have yet to put together a solid performance from everyone, but if they do they can definitely compete with just about anyone.

The Mavs haven’t put together a full performance yet either. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have both shown flashes, but we haven’t seen them light it up in unison yet. The Mavs bench will continue to produce on pretty much any given night, so that is a source of strength for the team.

It will be very interesting to see who they try to throw at Luka to slow him down tonight. Luka has been on a tear to start the season and has been good at just about everything he has tried to do. The Magic have a couple decent defenders like Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu, but the fact of the matter is that you can’t stop Luka, you can only hope to slow him down.

Porzingis also presents a nightmare of a matchup, obviously, and if he doesn’t stop himself, there’s really no one on that court that can. For the Magic, their best offensive player is Vucevic, who has had a slow start to his season.

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The Mavs and Magic will face off tonight at 7:30pm central time. The game will be played at the American Airlines Center, no doubt in front of another sellout crowd. The Mavs starting lineup will be released half an hour before the game starts.