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Dallas Mavericks hold steady in NBA Power Rankings

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks have lost two straight games to slip back to eighth in the Western Conference. Superstar Luka Doncic missed both games, but fans should not worry. The Mavs are starting to click and have the second-easiest remaining schedule in the Western Conference.

Dallas has an important week ahead. They play four times all on the road, including two national TV games. The Mavericks will have just nine road games remaining and 15 home contests after this four-game stretch. Winning three of four this week could propel Dallas on a fantastic stretch run that pushes them into the top six in the conference.

How did losing two of three games last week impact the Mavs in the NBA Power Rankings? Here is a look at four sets to determine where Dallas stands heading into this important four-game stretch.

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Dallas Mavericks hold steady in NBA Power Rankings

The Mavs held at tenth in both Bleacher Report’s and ESPN’s Power Rankings. The Athletic also kept Dallas steady at ninth in their ranks (subscription required).

The Mavericks did move up to seventh in Hoops Habit’s Power Rankings this week on the strength of their trade for J.J. Redick. They will have to wait for the veteran to get healthy, but his shooting and floor spacing could give Dallas a boost.

The Mavs need to take care of business over the next six games. They face the Thunder, Knicks, Wizards, and Rockets. Dallas must win all four of those games. The Mavericks beating teams they are supposed to beat down the stretch should give them a chance to move up in the standings. They have difficult games too, but no team in the NBA is looking forward to facing Dallas when healthy.

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