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2021-22 Dallas Mavericks schedule released

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LA Clippers advance to the second round after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 during game seven of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoff basketball game. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks’ schedule for the 2021-22 season is out. This season represents a return to normalcy for the franchise and the NBA as a whole. Last season, the league shortened the schedule to a condensed 72-game season. This year, each team will play a standard 82 games, beginning in October and concluding in April.

Dallas tips-off the season on October 21 on the road against the Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young. It will air on TNT as part of the network’s opening week slate of games. The Mavericks’ first home game is October 26 against in-state rival the Houston Rockets.

In total, the Mavericks play 26 games on national television—11 on ESPN, seven on TNT, six on NBA TV, and two on ABC. Seven of these games take place during the month of March.

March could be a difficult month for the Mavs. It’s one of Dallas’ most packed months. The team will play a season-high 16 games during the months of December, January and March.

This will be the second consecutive year Dallas plays on Christmas Day. The team will play in the nightcap game on the road against the Utah Jazz.

In terms of schedule density, the Mavericks will play 12 back-to-backs. Five of them are home-to-road, three are road-to-home, two begin and end on the road, and two require no travel.

Dallas’ longest homestand will be a six-game, 11-day stretch from February 2-12.

The Mavericks conclude the regular season at home against the San Antonio Spurs on April 10.

Check out the full schedule below: