Mavericks fall to Nuggets in game one of Strat-O-Matic sim

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks dropped their opening playoff game to the Nuggets in Denver in the Strat-O-Matic simulation. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks saw their season suspended on March 11. The news came down while they were facing the Denver Nuggets. It created a wild scene inside the American Airlines Center.

The Mavs went on to defeat the Nuggets behind a 16-point fourth quarter from Boban Marjanovic. It could turn out to be the final game of the 2019-2020 season. There is still no word on when or if play will resume.

The people at Strat-O-Matic are running a simulation to complete the campaign. They are doing the games on the day in which they were supposed to occur. The regular season is in the books. The Mavericks finished 45-37. They are the seventh seed in the playoffs taking on the Denver Nuggets. Fans can check the full regular season results here.

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Mavericks drop game one

The first game of the playoffs took place on April 18. The Mavs fell to the Nuggets in Denver 117-104. A rough second quarter was their downfall. The Nuggets outscored Dallas 42-24 in the frame.

The playoff debut for Luka Doncic did not go as planned. The 21-year-old had 17 points, eight rebounds, and ten assists, but shot just six of 22 from the field. Kristaps Porzingis was the Mavericks leading scorer with 25 points, but it took 25 shots to get there.

The Nuggets were led by 28 points from Jamal Murray. Nikola Jokic had 18 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists as well.

Fans can check out the entire box score here.

Game two takes place on Tuesday, April 21 in Denver. Hopefully, the simulation is a bit more favorable to the Mavericks. It was certainly a rough playoff debut.

Please, stay safe, listen to the directives by public health officials, and be smart during this pandemic. That will allow basketball and normal life to return as soon as possible.

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