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Game Thread: Season Opener, Bobcats at Mavericks

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Who: The Dallas Mavericks host the Charlotte Bobcats

What: FINALLY the first real game of the season!

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

When: 7:30pm CT/ 8:30pm ET

How: If you can bear to look away from the Rangers' first-ever World Series berth, you'll find the Mavericks game on SSO-CHA, FSSW-DAL and League Pass. At least stop by the thread... I'll be there in all my regular-season glory.

The Story:

Mav-Killer Stephen Jackson will probably play, despite tweaking his ankle in practice. The Mavericks will attempt to win a season-opener, which they have had trouble doing the past several years. Luckily, the Bobcats have never beaten the Mavericks (not even once) in the 12 times they've met. Click on below the jump for some game-related links, and as always, GO MAVS!!!

Bobcats-Mavericks Preview

Despite posting at least 50 wins in each of the last 10 seasons, the Dallas Mavericks are still trying to secure the franchise's first NBA title.

Shootaround Report: Bobcats at Mavericks

The Mavericks have lost their last four season openers, but they believe that streak will come to an end Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.

2010-11 season preview: Mavericks' mission starts and ends with a title

Mavs must make a major move before they can legitimately contend for a title.

Mavericks have plenty of ifs; will they find answers?

When you're talking about the season that confronts them starting tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats, there can be no doubt that their whole outlook is clouded with ifs.

The Canadian Press: Jackson tweaks ankle ahead of opener; Bobcats trying to end streak of bad starts

All that talk about the Charlotte Bobcats avoiding another poor start was silenced briefly Tuesday when Stephen Jackson crashed to the floor in the final practice before the season opener.

Dallas trading Ajinca?

Alexis Ajinca didn't exactly set the world afire when he played center for the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 2.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.2 blocks per game over two seasons.