The Dallas Mavericks are looking to secure their first playoff series win since their championship season in 2011.
The Mavericks defeated the Jazz comfortably in Game 5, 102-77, to take a commanding 3-2 lead heading into Thursday’s game in Utah.
They will have to exorcise some demons, though.
It was just last season that the Mavs led the Clippers 3-2 in their first-round playoff series and wound up losing the last two games of that series.
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“I don’t even remember that. I don’t even remember last year,” Dallas forward Dorian Finney-Smith joked. “Nah, but we put ourselves in a great spot. We’ve just got to handle our business in Utah.”
– x – Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 26, 2022
For Utah, Donovan Mitchell has declared himself ready to play after limping off in Game 5. An MRI later revealed he has bilateral quadriceps contusions.
Jazz center Rudy Gobert also has to deal with a swollen face from bee stings. Yes, bee stings.
Can Dallas close this series out in Utah, or will they be heading back to Dallas for a Game 7?
Here’s what you need to know ahead of Game 6.
What channel is Jazz vs. Mavericks on?
- Date: Thursday, April 28
- TV channel (United States): TNT | Bally Sports SW-DAL (Mavericks’ region) ATTSN-RM (Utah’s region)
- TV channel (Canada): SN 360
- Live streaming: Sling TV (US only) | Watch TNT
In the United States, Jazz Vs. Mavericks will be broadcast on TNT. In Canada, Jazz Vs. Mavericks will air on SN 360.
Viewers in the Mavericks’ region can watch a local broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest-Dallas while viewers in the Jazz’s region can watch a local broadcast on AT&T Sports Net-Rocky Mountain.
In the United States, you can stream Jazz vs. Mavericks on Watch TNT and Sling TV.
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Jazz Vs. Mavericks Game 6 start time
- Date: Thursday, April 28
- Start time: 10:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm PT
Jazz Vs. Mavericks is scheduled to tip off shortly after 10:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 28. The game will be played at Vivint Arena in Utah.
Jazz Vs. Mavericks schedule, TV channels
As the higher seed, Dallas was the home team in Games 1 and 2, while Utah hosted Games 3 and 4. Dallas was back home for Game 5 and Game 6 will be in Salt Lake City.
If required, Game 7 would be played in Dallas.
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Game||Time||National TV (US)|
|April 16||Game 1: Jazz 99, Mavericks 93||Final||ESPN|
|April 18||Game 2: Mavericks 110, Jazz 104||Final||NBA TV|
|April 21||Game 3: Mavericks 126, Jazz 118||Final||NBA TV|
|April 23||Game 4: Jazz 100, Mavericks 99||Final||TNT|
|April 25||Game 5: Mavericks 102, Jazz 77||9:30 pm||TNT|
|April 28||Game 6||10:00 pm||TNT|
|April 30||Game 7 *||TBD||TBD|
* If necessary