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Wheelchair basketball showdown bridges relationship between national league and UTA

The Toyota International Wheelchair Basketball Showdown kicked off with a game between Japan and a squad that consisted of Movin’ Mavs team members, alumni and Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks. The Dallas/Movin’ Mavs team beat the Japanese National Paralympic team 75-50 at the Maverick Activities Center.

In hindsight, it was simply a game between UTA and Japan. But ultimately, the tournament solidified relationships.

Juan Soto, Movin’ Mavs assistant coach, said the tournament game was an exhibition match for the team. It gave the select players who came out a chance to play, get minutes and compete during the offseason.