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Dallas Mavericks schedule: Predicting every game of the 2021-2022 season

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Predicting every game on the Dallas Mavericks schedule in January

Jan. 2 at Oklahoma City Thunder: Win

The Mavericks kick-off 2022 with a win in Oklahoma City over the young Thunder.

Jan. 3 vs. Denver Nuggets: Loss

The Nuggets come into Dallas and win behind a Nikola Jokic triple-double as the Mavericks struggle down the stretch on the second night of a back-to-back.

Jan. 5 vs. Golden State Warriors: Win

Dallas outlasts the Warriors in one of the best games of the season on Jan. 5. Both teams score over 130, but Luka sinks the game-winner at the American Airlines Center.

Jan. 7 at Houston Rockets: Win

The rebuilding Rockets play Dallas tough on their home floor, but it is five 3-pointers from Sterling Brown against his former team that proves to be the difference.

Jan. 9 vs. Chicago Bulls: Win

The Mavericks even the season series against the Bulls behind another 30-point triple-double from Doncic.

Jan. 12 at New York Knicks: Loss

New York gets a vintage Kemba Walker performance to defeat Dallas at Madison Square Garden where Kristaps Porzingis gets heavily booed every time he touches the ball.

Jan. 14 at Memphis Grizzlies: Win

Memphis is on the second night of a back-to-back, and the Mavericks take full advantage for a dominant win.

Jan. 15 vs Orlando Magic: Win

The Mavericks win on the second night of a back-to-back against Jamahl Mosley’s Magic. Luka has a monster night to maintain bragging rights over his former coach.

Jan. 17 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Win

The Thunder have no answer for stopping Dallas as the Mavericks make it three straight victories.

Jan. 19 vs. Toronto Raptors: Win

Dallas takes care of business on this homestand against teams not predicted to make the playoffs. The Raptors slow down Doncic, but Tim Hardaway Jr. steps up and scores 28 in the Mavericks win.

Jan. 20 vs. Phoenix Suns: Loss

The Suns come into Dallas and defeat the Mavs behind a strong close. The score is tied entering the final five minutes, but Chris Paul and Devin Booker dominate clutch time to grab the W.

Jan. 23 vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Win

Luka has another monster night as the Mavericks take three out of four games from the Grizzlies in the 2021-2022 season.

Jan. 25 at Golden State Warriors: Loss

Stephen Curry wins the superstar point guard battle on Jan. 25 as he goes for 45 in the Warriors' victory over Dallas.

Jan. 26 at Portland Trail Blazers: Loss

Going to Portland on the second night of a back-to-back is extremely difficult, and Damian Lillard takes advantage late to knock off the Mavs.

Jan. 29 vs. Indiana Pacers: Win

Rick Carlisle’s team comes in on the second night of a back-to-back and falters late, despite the perfect gameplan from the Mavericks former head coach.

Jan. 30 at Orlando Magic: Win

Dallas benefits from playing the Magic twice on the second night of a back-to-back. Orlando just does not have the talent at this stage of its rebuild as the Mavs cruise to another victory.

Dallas Mavericks record through January: 33-18