The 2022-23 NBA season has been decidedly up and down for the Dallas Mavericks.
They have had some stellar games and their biggest star, Luka Doncic, is playing like a true MVP.
But they have also had some tough losses and the rest of the squad has often come up short when Doncic needed them most.
However, over the last couple of weeks, the team has come to life and has started to dominate.
They have now won seven games in a row.
That means that they are the fourth-best team in the West with a 22-16 record, just behind the New Orleans Pelicans.
Soft schedule or not, short-handed Mavs have earned their first 2-day break in 3-plus weeks, with starters logging major minutes. Dallas hosts Boston on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/283YET4qGF
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) January 3, 2023
And now the team is getting a much-needed two-day rest, their first in more than three weeks.
The entire Mavericks squad has been playing hard and logging major minutes, as noted by Brad Townsend on Twitter.
Now they get to relax for a short bit before attempting to continue the winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Boston Celtics in Dallas.
That will be a tough team to beat, even at home, but the Mavericks obviously have momentum on their side.
They have figured out what makes them work and are playing like a true unit for the first time.
After the Celtics, they have a few more tough opponents, including the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers.
Many people will have their eyes set on the game against the Pelicans because there is hope that the Mavericks could soon sneak into the third spot in the West if they continue to perform like this.
All eyes will also be on Doncic, who has been on a tear lately, literally breaking NBA records and scoring more than 50 points on three separate occasions.
After an inconsistent start, the Mavericks are now one of the most exciting teams in the league again.