Answering 3 burning questions about the 2023-24 Mavericks schedule

Let's take a look at three of the biggest questions surrounding the Dallas Mavericks' 2023-24 schedule.

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What are the hardest months of the Mavericks schedule?

Entering the month of December, the Mavs will be dealt a tough hand, as they will have three of the season's eight back-to-back matchups, which will include a mid-December back-to-back battle against the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers.

The Mavs will then conclude the month of December playing just one Eastern conference opponent, which will be held on December 27, against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition, the Mavericks will be tasked with facing seven of the eight Western Conference playoff teams in last year's 2022-23 NBA season.

Entering the month of January, the Mavericks will be very thrilled to see they have a seven-game home stand that will include two games against a shaky Portland Trail Blazers squad that could be feeling the effects of a potential Damian Lillard trade. The Mavs will conclude their seven-game home stretch with a matinee matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans on Martin Luther King Day.

After their seven-game home stand, the Mavericks will be tasked with a brutal six-fame stretch where they will be battling it out with top teams in the Eastern Conference, This will include a game vs the Boston Celtics which will hold sentimental value for both Dallas and Boston fans.

The above-mentioned matchup will be Grant Williams's first game against his former team. Secondly, Kristaps Porzingis could potentially play the Dallas Mavericks for the first since he was traded away at the 2021-22 NBA season trade deadline.

December and January will be a daunting two months for a Mavericks team that must get off to a swift start to the 2023-24 NBA season. If the Mavs are to have any success throughout this upcoming season, they will need to finish with the above .500 record by the end of January.