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Dallas Mavericks cannot miss game: 2. Mavs at Jazz on Christmas Day

There is no bigger regular-season stage for the NBA than Christmas Day. The league rushed back to hold their annual slate one year ago. They are going to feature the biggest stars and the best teams on the holiday.

Luka Doncic and the Mavs got their second straight Christmas Day game, but this time they are on the road in Salt Lake City against Jazz. Utah had the best regular-season record in the league last season and presents a difficult matchup for any foe. Donovan Mitchell will be playing on his second Christmas Day as he looks to go toe-to-toe with Doncic.

Luka had 27 points, but the Mavericks were dominated by the Lakers in Los Angeles last Christmas. The 22-year-old superstar will be looking to bounce back and put on a show on the massive stage. All the presents will be opened and the food finished as fans tune in for the 9:30 p.m. CT tipoff on the holiday.

The Jazz are no strangers to throwing exotic defense at Doncic to try to slow him down. Will it work on Christmas Day 2021? Fans will not want to miss a second of the holiday action.