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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors

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Can the Mavericks get back on track after a holiday break?

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors

WHAT: Post-holiday break basketball!

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. CT

HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: The Mavericks are back, and after a couple days off looking to do a little better than losing to the actual worst team in the NBA. It’s strange - I saw some stat that I’ll get a little wrong because I’m too lazy to look it up, but something about how the Mavericks are 1-11 in games in which they are within 5 points at the end of the game. So they’re sort of good? Ish? But they just don’t know how to close I guess, which unfortunately matters.

I’ve been drowning in work this month so I know nothing about the Raptors other than I assume they are typically average-to-good, which means the Mavs should not win. Here’s a preview for you to read from one of our staffers who has paid more attention than me. Go Mavs!