3 important upcoming games for the Sixers

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The NBA is known to operate on one of the professional sport’s longest regular-season schedules. Like the NHL, participants of the Association agree to withstand the journey of an 82-game season. As the calendar year progresses, the difficulties of staying consistent present themselves to teams who shave committed to the long haul.

With the NBA All-Star break approaching, teams like the Sixers must do everything in their power to keep their momentum alive. The four consecutive victories against the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, and Memphis Grizzlies should provide the confidence needed to take on their next three opponents.

Important upcoming Sixers games: February 4th @ Dallas Mavericks

While the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and the Philadelphia Sixers compete for first place in the Eastern Conference, teams on the other end of the country have been focused on staying in the race. The Western Conference has developed a reputation of being the league’s toughest conference. Despite explosive starts from teams like the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors, the West has become a battleground and teams are fighting for a way out. For Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks, every game is important. This includes the upcoming matchup against Philadelphia’s rising ball club.

Luka Doncic will be the center of attention when the Sixers and Mavericks collide. Slovenia’s hometown hero has made a significant impact since joining Dallas in 2018. Since then, Doncic has collected his fair share of NBA Accolades, one of which is an NBA All-Star selection. Playing on the big stage has become easy for Luka. His 25.7 career point average has given the Dallas Mavericks a resurgence of energy.

Capturing a win inside of the American Airlines Center will be determined on how well the Sixers can disrupt the Maverick’s offense. According to ESPN.com, four Maverick players have been maintained a fourteen-point scoring average this season. Kristaps Porzingis, Jalen Brunson, and Tim Hardaway Jr. have all contributed to the Mavericks’ early attempts of making a statement this regular season. If the Sixers plan on securing a win, their players must be prepared to strap up some of the league’s best.