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5 things Mavericks fans should be thankful for

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Dirk Nowitzki
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The Dallas Mavericks took down the rival LA Clippers in an overtime thriller on Tuesday evening as superstar Luka Doncic returned after missing three games with ankle and knee sprains. The 22-year-old superstar pushed all the right buttons to lift his team to their tenth victory of the season.

The Mavs have a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. There are no games on Thursday as the NFL takes center stage, but Dallas gets an extended break as they do not play until hosting the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. It will give Luka a bit of extra time to get back to 100 percent as the team can spend the holiday with their families.

Thanksgiving is always a time to assess, and Mavericks fans have plenty to be thankful for this year. Here is a closer look at some of the things they should acknowledge on this holiday.

Things Dallas Mavericks fans should be thankful for in 2021

Jalen Brunson suffered an injury in the team’s last game that is hopefully not serious, but he looks on his way to a breakout season. The 25-year-old is the secondary ball-handler Dallas needs as he is averaging over 15 points and five dimes per game to start the year. Fans should be thankful that JB is taking a step forward.

There is plenty to look forward to as well. The Mavs are on pace to make their third straight playoff appearance and the team is inching closer to winning their first postseason series since 2011. Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey retirement is also on the horizon.

Here are five other things that Dallas Mavericks supporters should be thankful for in 2021.