5 Dallas Mavericks bold predictions for the 2022-23 season
The Dallas Mavericks kick off the 2022-23 regular season with a playoff rematch against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 19. Luka Doncic and company finished off the upset with a Game 7 destruction that propelled Dallas into the conference finals. The Suns will be looking for revenge to open the year, but it will just be the beginning of a long regular season for both teams.
The Mavs are an afterthought, despite their deep playoff run just five months ago. Jalen Brunson left in free agency, and many experts are picking Dallas to be in the play-in tournament this year, but Luka will have something to say about it.
What will the Mavericks accomplish this year? Here are five bold predictions for the 2022-23 season.
Dallas Mavericks prediction for 2022-23 season: 5. Luka drops 60 in a game
Luka Doncic has set a new career-high in points every season. It started with a 35-point night as a rookie and has slowly climbed until the Mavs superstar dropped 51 points on the LA Clippers last season. Will Doncic make it five straight years with a new career mark?
The Mavericks have never had a player score 60 points in a game. Dirk Nowitzki holds the franchise record when he dropped 53 points on the Rockets in that incredible shootout against Tracy McGrady where T-Mac finished with 48.
Luka breaks the franchise record and has his first 60-point game giving him a signature moment for his MVP case. Number 77 enters as the favorite to win Most Valuable Player, and going nuclear midseason increases his chances of taking home the award.