May 3, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives to the basket during game three in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Center. The Thunder defeated the Mavericks 95-79. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
The NBA is set to release the 2012-13 schedule for the Dallas Mavericks and the rest of the NBA on Thursday night. The announcement will be aired exclusively on NBA TV, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
The Mavericks are coming off of another playoff year, earning the seventh seed in the Western Conference following a 36-30 season. Dallas were swept in the first round by the eventual Western Conference champions Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Mavericks have opened the last three seasons at home, hosting the Chicago Bulls in 2011, the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 and the Washington Wizards in 2009.
The NBA will also release their Christmas schedule Thursday night, which is the biggest day of games during the NBA regular season.