DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Mavericks will return to action on July 31 against the Houston Rockets in Florida — four months after the NBA season was halted due to the coronavirus.
The team’s new schedule was announced Friday as the league looks to finish its 2019-2020 season that was postponed back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: Dallas Tax Preparer Headed To Prison, Ordered To Pay $11 Million For Filing Fake Tax Returns
Dubbed the “NBA Comeback,” the new schedule involves 22 teams and each of those teams will play eight seeding games for a 16-team playoff field. All of the league’s games will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Mavericks will start off by playing the Rockets at 8 p.m. CT on July 31. The full schedule for the seeding games was tweeted by the team.
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The Mavericks were 40-27 and in seventh place in the Western Conference when the season was stopped.MORE NEWS: Arlington Police Renew Call For Tips In 2020 Shooting Death Of Yago Fountain
So far, forward Willie Cauley-Stein has reportedly elected to sit out the resumed season. The Mavericks also reportedly signed guard Trey Burke to fill the roster spot.