Mavericks Vs. Thunder: Dallas Begins Preseason Home And Home Against Oklahoma City

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks hit the floor for the first time since winning the 2011 NBA Championship when they open preseason play against Kevin Durant and the Thunder Sunday.

The NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks will take the floor for the first time since their Game 6 victory in the NBA Finals. Dirk Nowitzki and company will host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first of a home and home match up that will make up the NBA's preseason schedule this season. 

Both Dallas and Oklahoma City figure to be among the top teams in the Western Conference with the Mavericks sporting a slightly remade roster. Gone from last season's championship squad are Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea and in their place are veterans Vince Carter, Lamar Odom and Delonte West. Head coach Rick Carlisle got the team to buy into a team concept that they rode all the way to the championship last season. Fitting in the newcomers in an abbreviated preseason will be a challenge for the club.

The Oklahoma City Thunder return essentially the same roster that lost to the Mavericks in last season's conference finals. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook once again figure to be one of the league's best dynamic duos. 

Date, Time: Sunday, December 18,  6:30 p.m. CT

Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

TV: NBA TV

For more on the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder, be sure to check out Mavs Moneyball and Welcome To Loud City

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.