Everything You Need to Know About the Dallas Mavericks’ 2020-2021 Schedule – Part 1

The NBA released the first half of the 2020-2021 season schedule, and there were a few surprises for Mavericks fans. The Dallas Mavericks will play a game on Christmas Day for the first time since 2011. The Mavs will also play 16 nationally televised games. The NBA clearly recognizes how special Luka Doncic is and how exciting the Mavericks should be this season.

But there are probably a lot of other details you’re anxious to know about. How many back-to-backs do the Mavericks have? Does the condensed season mean the Mavs have a tighter schedule? When will they face the Clippers, Lakers, Hawks, [insert other “rivalry” here]?

Well, I went through the Dallas Mavericks’ 2021 season schedule and found the most interesting nuggets.

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Dallas Mavericks Season Schedule Highlights

Here are some key details:

  • 37 Games
  • Miles Traveled: 18,413
    • Most: TOR 21,446
    • Least: CHA 14,089
  • Back-to-Backs: 6
  • Nationally Televised Games: 16 (that’s 43.2% of their games!)
  • Home Games: 19
  • Away Games: 18
  • Longest Road Trips: 4 3-game road trips, each 5 days long
  • Longest Home Stand: 7 games, 14 days February 4-17
  • Games by Month
    • December: 4
    • January: 17
    • February: 14
    • March: 2
  • Home/Away by Month
    • December: 1/3
    • January: 7/10
    • February: 10/4
    • March: 1/1
  • Games by Day of Week
    • Sunday: 4
    • Monday: 8
    • Tuesday: 1
    • Wednesday: 9
    • Thursday: 3
    • Friday: 7
    • Saturday: 5
  • Games by Time of Day
    • 2 PM: 1
    • 2:30 PM: 2
    • 6 PM: 5
    • 6:30 PM: 7
    • 7 PM: 3
    • 7:30 PM: 14
    • 8 PM: 1
    • 8:30 PM: 1
    • 9 PM: 2
    • 9:30 PM: 1
  • Toughest Month: January
    • 4 Back-to-Backs
    • 10 Road Games (out of 17)
    • 11 Playoff Teams + Pelicans, Hornets, and Suns
    • Lot of back-and-forth traveling
    • 2 3-game road trips
  • Notable Games:
    • 12/23 – Season Opener @ Suns
    • 12/25 – XMAS Day @ Lakers
    • 12/27 – @ Clippers (National TV – NBATV)
    • 1/15 – @ Bucks (National TV – ESPN)
    • 1/22 – @ Spurs
    • 2/10 – vs Hawks (National TV – ESPN)

Which games are you looking forward to the most? When do you think Kristaps Porzingis will be back for the Mavs and how will that affect their record? What do you expect out of new additions Josh RichardsonJames Johnson, and the rookies? Share you thoughts!


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