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Dallas Mavericks have a lot to play for in NBA Orlando

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks have most on the line in Orlando seeding games according to ESPN experts

The Dallas Mavericks will be one of the key cogs in the NBA’s restart. The star power of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis figures to garner them multiple prime time games. The Mavericks have a lot to play for too.

The league has finalized its restart plan. 22 teams are invited to Orlando to conclude the 2019-2020 season. Each team will play eight regular season games before the playoffs begin. The NBA added a play-in round for the final spot in both conferences. After that, there will be seven-game series as planned.

ESPN did one of their expert debates on the NBA restart on June 6. The Mavericks were the favorite pick for one of the questions. A look at it, and why Dallas is the answer.

More. Why 22-team restart is perfect for the Mavs

Dallas Mavericks have a lot to play for according to ESPN experts

One of the questions in their debate was “Which team with a playoff spot has the most to play for during the seeding games?”. The Mavericks were the pick by three of the five experts.

It is true. Dallas has a chance to move up significantly in the standing during those eight regular season games in Orlando. The Mavericks want to avoid facing the Clippers in the first round. Winning games will be massive as they look to climb out of seventh.

Taking six of their eight games in Orlando could be the difference in making it to the second round of playoffs or not. The Mavericks need that valuable experience for their two young stars. They certainly have a lot on the line during the remaining regular season contests in Orlando.

Expect the Mavs to rise to the occasion starting July 31. Luka Doncic should be healthy and is a fast starter. That will be a positive for Dallas as the season wraps up. Buckle up because it is going to be a fun and wild ride.

Next. Why Luka Doncic will be the NBA's best player in Orlando

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