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Hawks vs Mavericks: Dallas and Atlanta will each enter the 2021-22 season with NBA Finals aspirations. The Mavericks have been bounced in the first round of the playoffs the last two years.
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- Teams: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks
- Date: Friday, 22nd October 2021
- Time: 05:30 am (IST)
- Venue: State Farm Arena
So they made some front office moves in the offseason. Atlanta went all the way to the Eastern Conference finals last season.
Mavericks looking to bounce back from disappointing finish
Dallas has exited in the first round of the playoffs the last two seasons. The Mavericks are hoping to take an important step forward in 2021-22.
They parted ways with president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle following last season’s conclusion. Carlisle has been replaced by former Dallas point guard Jason Kidd, who spent eight seasons of his 19-year career with the franchise.
He will be in charge of managing one of the league’s top players in Luka Doncic. The point guard averaged 27.7 points, 8.6 assists and 8.0 rebounds last year.
Doncic is joined once again by center Kristaps Porzingis and small forward Tim Hardaway Jr., the latter of which was re-signed in the offseason.
Porzingis scored 20.1 points and grabbed 8.9 rebounds during the 2020-21 campaign, while Hardway was the third-leading scorer with 16.6 points. Hardaway hit 207 3-pointers last season, which were the second-most in one season by a Mavericks player. Dallas also added Frank Ntilikina, Reggio Bullock and Sterling Brown during the summer.
Doncic, Porzingis and Hardaway will be joined by Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber in the starting lineup. The Mavericks ranked No. 17 offensively last year, averaging 112.4 points per game. They are facing an Atlanta defense that was No. 12, allowing 111.4 points per contest.
Hawks coming off strong 2020-21 campaign
If Atlanta can replicate its 2020-21 season, this will be a very happy year for its fan base. The Hawks finished fifth in the Eastern Conference, but they knocked off fourth-seeded New York in the first round and No. 1 Philadelphia en route to a berth in the Eastern Conference finals.
Milwaukee got the best of them at that stage, but it was an impressive year for Trae Young and co. Young, who earned a max contract extension last summer, averaged 25.3 points and 9.4 assists per game. He is one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA, so he will be a challenge for Dallas in its first game of the year.
The Hawks return all five starters from last year’s team. Young will be joined by power forward John Collins (17.6 PPG), shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (16.4 PPG), center Clint Capela (15.2 PPG) and small forward De’Andre Hunter (15.0 PPG). Capela was the top rebounder in the NBA last season, pulling down 14.3 boards per game. The Hawks have plenty of depth as well, bringing in Kevin Huerter, Dani lo.
Gallinari, Cam Reddish and Lou Williams off the bench. They finished No. 13 offensively last year, averaging 113.7 points per game. Dallas was solid on defense (No. 9), allowing 110.2 points per game.
Where to watch Live in India: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks – NBA 2021
In India, the live broadcast of the NBA Finals 2021 will be available on Star Sports Select and Star Sports 1.
The match can also be live-streamed with an NBA League Pass.