Dallas Mavericks go above and beyond to assist Kyrie Irving during Ramadan

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After the Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 113-107 on Tuesday night, the Mavericks have put themselves in prime position to get out of the Play-In Tournament before the end of the season. After two upcoming games against the Utah Jazz, the Mavericks will have the chance to swing the tide of their season when they take on the current sixth-seeded Sacramento Kings in two consecutive games that will be extremely important.

How these two contests against Sacramento end up going will likely dictate whether or not Dallas is able to thrust themselves out of play-in territory before the season ends, as the Kings currently hold the tiebreaker with Dallas since they've won both games that the two teams played earlier this season.

The Mavericks must do everything in their power to make sure all of their players are healthy and energized given the increased importance of every game with Dallas only being 13 games away from the playoffs. This involves going the extra mile for every single individual player, to ensure their mental and physical health are in good standing ahead of this crucial stretch for the Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks go above and beyond to assist Kyrie Irving during Ramadan

One unique circumstance that has presented itself for the Mavericks ahead of the playoffs, is Kyrie Irving practicing Ramadan. Because of his religious duties that span from March 10 to April 9, Irving cannot eat during daylight hours, and can only have one meal right before sunrise and sunset. However, the Mavericks have made proper accommodations given Irving's religious constraints, as they've flown in a personal chef to prepare vegan meals for Irving to eat after the sun goes down.

Given the rigorous nature of the NBA schedule, Dallas is doing their due diligence for their superstar point guard by taking care of Irving in this aspect, as it would be an utter travesty to see Irving get injured because he didn't have proper nutrients in his system or wasn't hydrated enough.

It's great to see that Dallas is doing everything they can to take care of Irving amidst this extremely challenging month, as Irving is playing some of his best basketball that he's played since being in Dallas, and hit one of the best game-winners of the decade whilst fasting for Ramadan.

The Dallas Mavericks and Kyrie Irving play again on Thursday night against the Utah Jazz, so make sure to stay tuned for our coverage of the game.