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]
Western Conference’s Top 8
|5.||Oklahoma City Thunder||40||24||9.5|
*Indicates a team has clinched a playoff berth
Outside looking in
|9.||Portland Trail Blazers||29||37||21.5|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||28||36||21.5|
Make the playoffs: 100%
Win the Southwest Division: 31.3%
Win the NBA Finals: 3.6%
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)