Watch Mavericks win two games in the 1988 Western Conference Finals

Dallas Mavericks Rolando Blackman Copyright 1988 NBAE. (Photo by Mike Powell /Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Rolando Blackman Copyright 1988 NBAE. (Photo by Mike Powell /Getty Images) /

Watch Dallas Mavericks take two games from Lakers in 1988 Western Conference Finals tonight

The Dallas Mavericks have not played a game since March 11. Fans cannot wait for the NBA’s restart in Orlando. Meaningful games are still over a month away, though. Fans can read why Luka Doncic will be the NBA’s best player during the restart here.

Supporters have been settling for enjoying a few Mavs classics. Fox Sports Southwest ran through every playoff win of their 2011 title run and some of the best games from this season. Now, they are diving deeper into some 1980s classics.

The games continue to June 19. First up at 6:30 p.m. CT is game three of the 1988 Western Conference Finals against the Lakers. That is followed at 8:30 p.m. by game six from that series. Fans can enjoy two classic Mavs wins. Here is why they should watch.

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Why supporters should enjoy two classic Dallas Mavericks wins over Lakers from 1988 WCF

The Lakers were the team to beat in 1988. They had Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leading the way. Los Angeles won NBA titles in 1987 and 1985. The Mavericks were in their first Western Conference Finals.

The Lakers dominated the first two games in Los Angeles winning by 15 and 22 points. The series shifted back to Dallas in a must-win game for the Mavericks. Fans need to tune to see Dallas shut down the Lakers in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles scores 16 points as the Mavs grab a come from behind victory.

Dallas makes it two straight in game four before losing in LA in game five. The Mavericks are facing elimination in game six. The two teams go back and forth with Dallas pulling out a late victory thanks to a total team effort.

Many fans have never seen these classic games. Please tune in and enjoy the show on Friday evening. The Mavericks lose the series in seven games. The Lakers go on to win the championship. It is easy to forget how close Dallas was to winning it all in 1988. Check it out for yourself tonight.

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