Mavericks Announce 2009-2010 Season Schedule

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The Dallas Mavericks have announced their 2009-2010 season schedule, which includes nine games on ESPN, four on TNT and seven on NBATV.

Dallas begins its 30th season on Tuesday, October 27 at home as they take on the Washington Wizards. It also marks the ninth season at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks nine ESPN telecasts include October 30 at the L.A. Lakers, November 4 at New Orleans, November 18 vs. San Antonio, December 16 at Oklahoma City, February 17 vs. Phoenix, February 19 at Orlando, February 24 vs. the L.A. Lakers, February 26 at Atlanta and February 28 vs. New Orleans.

TNT features the Mavericks four times. Those games are January 18 at Boston, January 28 at Phoenix, March 25 at Portland and April 1 vs. Orlando.

Dallas also has seven televised games on NBATV. They are November 16 at Milwaukee, December 14 vs. New Orleans, December 20 vs Cleveland, February 20 vs. Miami, March 29 vs. Denver, April 9 at Portland and April 12 at the L.A. Clippers.

The remaining portion of the Mavericks local television schedule for games on TXA21, Fox Sports Southwest and HDNet will be released at a later time. All games can b heard on ESPN 103.3 FM and on KFLC (1270 AM) in Spanish.

After tipping-of the season at home vs. Washington, Dallas finds itself playing seven of its next 10 games on the road. Games in that stretch include Western Conference foes L.A. Lakers, New Orleans and San Antonio.

December is kind to the Mavericks as they play eight of their 14 games at home. In fact, the team plays a season-high tying four straight games at the American Airlines Center from December 18-26. They have one other four-game homestand in March (Mar. 10-20).

January proves to be the Mavericks toughest month as the team plays a season-high nine games on the road but just six at home. A season-high five-game road trip occurs that month as the Mavericks head East on a week-long jaunt from January 17-24.

The Mavericks have 20 back-to-backs this season compared to 16 last season. In total, seven of them begin on the road and conclude at home, seven are on the road and six are home-away. Twelve of Dallas' back-to-backs occur in the first half of the season while eight remain in the last half.

For the first time since 1986, Dallas will host NBA All-Star Weekend from February 12-14. The weekend culminates with the 2010 All-Star Game played at Cowboys Stadium that is expecting a record-setting 80,000 in attendance.