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Mavericks: How Jamal Murray’s injury impacts Dallas and the West race

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Jamal Murray Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Jamal Murray Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Jamal Murray Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

How Jamal Murray’s injury impacts the Mavericks: Title chances

The Dallas Mavericks’ odds of winning the NBA title in 2021 improved with Jamal Murray’s devastating injury. The Lakers entered the season as favorites, but Denver was in the top five. Their chances take a massive hit without Murray. The Nuggets are unlikely to be favored in any first-round series and appear to have their title hopes dashed.

The Mavericks are 21-11 since Feb. 1. That pace would place them fourth in the Western Conference. Dallas has the fourth-best net rating in the NBA since Feb. 15. They are a legitimate threat in the Western Conference when healthy. No team is looking forward to facing the Mavs in the playoffs. They are far from title favorites, but Luka Doncic and company are dangerous.

Hopefully, Jamal Murray makes a speedy recovery and is back at full strength next season. He is likely to miss a significant chunk of the 2021-2022 regular season. The 24-year-old point guard is a blast to watch, so let’s hope he is back on the court getting buckets quickly.

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The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for the stretch run. They need to play their best basketball of the season over the final 19 games to climb into the top six. Stay tuned for what should be a fun and exciting close to the regular season.

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