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Dallas Mavericks: How close are they to winning a title?

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks lost to the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. Luka Doncic was incredible as he lifted his team to three wins at the Staples Center this postseason, but the Mavs fell in seven games. The 22-year-old superstar’s otherworldly performance was not enough.

The Clippers dispatched the top-seeded Utah Jazz in the second round and now sit in the Western Conference Finals. Kawhi Leonard was injured, but LA continues to be competitive without their star. The Mavericks had them on the brink of elimination multiple times with the Klaw in the lineup.

Dallas wants to win. Luka always makes that goal clear. He wants to win an NBA championship. Doncic has won at every stop and stage of his career. The 22-year-old does not care about individual accolades. He wants team success. How close are the Mavericks to winning a title?

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How close are the Dallas Mavericks to winning a title?

Let us start by saying other factors are involved here. The Brooklyn Nets were on the doorstep this season until untimely injuries to Kyrie Irving and James Harden saw them bounced in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks. Every champion needs role players to step up and the ball to bounce their way a few times throughout the 16 playoff wins necessary to be crowned champions.

The positive for the Mavericks is no team appears to be unbeatable. Winning the title is wide open. Golden State’s reign is over. LeBron James turns 37 in December. Any of the four teams left can win this season, and no organization will be the overwhelming favorite in 2022.

How close are the Dallas Mavericks to winning a title?

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