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3 reasons for Mavericks optimism after a dismal season-opening loss

It’s opening night. Dallas Mavericks basketball is back. Everyone’s excited. Flash forward two hours and the team is down 30 on the road. Everyone’s sad.

I get it! Opening night is supposed to be fun, and there wasn’t a lot of fun being had on the Mavericks’ side in Atlanta. After an offseason spent hyping yourself up, it’s not a great way to start the 2021-22 campaign.

But, let’s be a little optimistic. At the end of the day, it’s one game of 82. The Mavericks still have 81 games to prove they’re one of the league’s elite teams.