Dallas Mavericks

2020 NBA playoff tracker: See where the Dallas Mavericks sit in the Western Conference standings

By SportsDay Staff

6:38 AM on Mar 5, 2020

Editor’s note: Since this article was published, the NBA’s season has been suspended in response to a Utah Jazz player testing positive for coronavirus. Learn more here.

It’s been four years since the Mavericks have made the playoffs.

But the Mavericks appear poised to make their postseason return in the post-Dirk Nowitzki era thanks to their star duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. However, they have yet to clinch their spot and seeding is far from set.

Here’s the latest look at where the Mavericks and their Western Conference foes stack up in the standings.

[Updated through games ending on March 11]

Southwest Division

Rank Team W L GB
1. Houston Rockets 40 24
2. Dallas Mavericks 40 27 1.5
3. Memphis Grizzlies 32 33 8.5

Western Conference’s Top 8

Rank Team W L GB
1. LA Lakers* 49 14
2. LA Clippers 44 20 5.5
3. Denver Nuggets 43 22 7
4. Utah Jazz 41 23 8.5
5. Oklahoma City Thunder 40 24 9.5
6. Houston Rockets 40 24 9.5
7. Dallas Mavericks 40 27 11
8. Memphis Grizzlies 32 33 18

*Indicates a team has clinched a playoff berth

Outside looking in

Rank Team W L GB
9. Portland Trail Blazers 29 37 21.5
10 New Orleans Pelicans 28 36 21.5
11. Sacramento Kings 28 36 21.5

Odds

Make the playoffs: 100%

Win the Southwest Division: 31.3%

Win the NBA Finals: 3.6%

Odds via basketball-reference.com

Western Conference matchups if the playoffs started today

No. 1 Lakers vs. No. 8 Grizzlies

No. 2 Clippers vs. No. 7 Mavericks

No. 3 Nuggets vs. No. 6 Rockets

No. 4 Jazz vs. No. 5 Thunder

Mavericks’ last 5 games

March 11 — Win, 113-97 over Denver (Home)

March 10 — Loss, 119-109 to San Antonio (Away)

March 8 — Loss, 112-109 to Indiana (Home)

March 6 — Win, 121-96 over Memphis (Home)

March 4 — Win, 127-123 (OT) over New Orleans (Home)

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