Dallas Mavericks: Best playoff moments in franchise history
The Dallas Mavericks made it to the playoffs for the 22nd time in the 2019-2020 season. That is an incredible accomplishment in just 40 years as a franchise. The future looks bright too. Mavs superstar Luka Doncic is 21 years old. Kristaps Porzingis just turned 25. There should be plenty of exciting playoff moments ahead for the Mavericks.
Dallas has reached the NBA Finals twice and won just one championship in their 22 trips to the postseason. That does not mean there were not a plethora of unforgettable playoff moments. The ultimate goal is to win the championship, so those two finals appearances will feature prominently. Other years deserve recognition too.
The Mavericks have had multiple incredible players on their roster. Dirk Nowitzki helped bring Dallas the championship in 2011. Hall of Famers Jason Kidd and Steve Nash provided playoff excitement. Before all that, Mark Aguirre was getting buckets for the Mavs in the postseason.
What are the 15 best playoff moments in Dallas Mavericks history?
The best moments are not always about excitement. Meaningfulness plays a role too. The 2011 championship run had more than ten standout moments. They all contributed to winning the title. Every game may not make the cut, but the run will be featured prominently.
The focus will be on positive playoff moments. There will be no mention of the struggles that Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks endured before winning it all in 2011. With that out of the way, here is a look at the 15 best playoff moments in Dallas Mavericks history.