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3 reasons why the Mavericks cannot overlook the Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks have not lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers since April 2018. Superstar Luka Doncic is undefeated against the Cavs, and the Mavs have won four straight by at least 20 points. Dallas has dominated Cleveland, but as they renew their rivalry on Monday night, the Mavericks cannot overlook the Cavs.

LeBron James lifted the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in four straight years from 2015 to 2018, including bringing his hometown a championship in 2016, but it has been a struggle since the King’s departure. Cleveland missed the postseason three straight seasons as they have not won more than 22 games.

The Cavaliers are vastly improved this year. They are off to a 10-10 start, despite starting guard Collin Sexton suffering a season-ending injury. Cleveland is a dangerous team that wants nothing more than to snap their losing streak against Luka and the Mavericks. Here is a closer look at why Dallas cannot overlook the Cavs.

3 reasons why the Dallas Mavericks cannot overlook the Cavaliers

The Mavs have struggled against subpar teams in recent seasons. In the NBA, there are no easy nights because every player that takes the court is one of the best in the world at what they do. Dallas has taken care of business against sub-.500 teams under new head coach Jason Kidd, and they cannot take their foot off the medal on Monday night.

Here are three reasons why Cleveland presents a difficult test for the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 29, including their addition of Rookie of the Year candidate Evan Mobley.