Although the Dallas Mavericks did not suit up on Tuesday night, the results around the league helped the franchise officially lock in a playoff spot for this year’s postseason.
The San Antonio Spurs pounded the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, 113-88. The Thunder are four and a half games back of the Mavericks with four games to play and could mathematically only tie the Mavericks. Since Dallas owns the tiebreaker, they will automatically finish ahead of Oklahoma City, no matter the result of the final four games.
Tickets to Dallas Mavericks playoff games are fetching some high prices. Their game on April 18th (opponent TBD) has an average ticket price of $154.06 with a get-in price of $34. The Mavericks second game has an average ticket price of $158.10 with a walk-in price of $35. For the final two home games, if necessary, the prices start to jump. Tickets for the games on April 28th and April 30th are seeing average prices of $259.25 and $402.18 respectively. The get-in prices of those games are $44 and $96.
It is the 14th time in 15 years that the Mavericks had made the postseason. The Mavericks most likely first round opponent is the Houston Rockets, but there are plenty of scenarios where teams can move around in the standings, so there’s nothing set in stone just yet. The Memphis Grizzlies are one game behind the Rockets, who has the next best chance of being Dallas’ first round opponent.
The Mavericks have no chance of moving up in the last four games, as they are five and a half games back of the Spurs.
Whoever the Mavericks play, they will be the series underdog against either the Rockets or Grizzlies. The Mavericks went 1-3 against each team during the regular season.