Last season, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks made it to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2011. Next season, they hope to go even further.
The Dallas Mavericks will begin the 2022-23 NBA season on the road with a Western Conference semifinals rematch against Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
After opening the year at Phoenix, the Mavericks will return to American Airlines Center to face Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Doncic is must-see TV, and Dallas is scheduled to play 30 nationally televised games next season.
Eleven of the Mavericks’ first 16 games will be played at home while 10 of the team’s final 16 games will occur on the road. Dallas is scheduled to play a season-high 17 games during the month of December.
The Mavericks will host Stephen Curry and the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors twice in 2022-23 (Nov. 29 and March 22). LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers will also make two trips to American Airlines Center (Dec. 25 and Feb. 26), both of which will be matinee games carried exclusively by ABC. The matchup with the Lakers on Dec. 25, which is set to tip off at 1:30 p.m. CT, will mark the franchise’s third consecutive Christmas Day contest.
Reigning two-time league MVP Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets (Nov. 18 and 20), Kawhi Leonard and the L.A. Clippers (Nov. 15 and Jan. 22), and Booker and the Suns (Dec. 5 and March 5) are among the other teams set to visit Dallas twice this season.
Jayson Tatum and the reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics will make their lone trip to Dallas on Jan. 5, while Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks will make their sole visit to American Airlines Center on Dec. 9.
For the second year in a row, the Mavericks will play three five-game road trips (Jan. 8 to 15; Feb. 4 to 11; March 26 to April 2). The club’s longest homestand of the season is a six-game stretch (Feb. 24 to March 7) immediately following the All-Star break.
Dallas is slated to play 13 back-to-backs. Of those back-to-backs, six begin and end on the road, five are home-to-road and two require no travel (begin and end at home).