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Dallas Mavericks: 5 most anticipated matchups of the 2021-2022 regular season

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The Dallas Mavericks have two dates already marked on their calendar. They face the Utah Jazz on Christmas night and have an Oct. 21 date with the Atlanta Hawks on TNT. The NBA released some teasers on Aug. 17 with the remainder of the schedule to become public on Aug. 20.

Luka Doncic has led the Mavs to the playoffs two straight, but they have not advanced past the first round since winning the title in 2011. Dallas dreamed of signing a marquee free agent this summer but had to settle for adding Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown. The Mavericks should be better this season, but it was not enough to jump into title contention.

Luka and his team will be one of the most fun to watch this year. The Mavs are developing some rivalries too. Here are the team’s five most anticipated regular-season matchups.

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Dallas Mavericks’ 5 most anticipated matchups for the season

The Western Conference won’t be easy. Yes, Kawhi Leonard and Jamal Murray are out with knee injuries, but it is a talented conference. The Mavs finished fifth in the West last season but are planning to climb in 2022.

The Jazz, Suns, Lakers, Warriors, Nuggets, Clippers, Blazers, and Grizzlies are all vying for supremacy in the conference. There will be no easy games out West. Expect Dallas to have plenty of massive games throughout the 82-game regular season.

Here are the Dallas Mavericks' five most anticipated matchups. Not just on Christmas Day, Doncic and his team will be must-watch throughout the season. That run coupled with some juicy storylines makes these matchups the ones to keep a close eye on.