The Dallas Mavericks have been a perennial playoff team since they first joined the NBA in 1980, consistently boasting all-star caliber players. In their first decade, their roster featured Rolando Blackman and Mark Agguire, then they began the 90s by drafting a trio of flashy young talents: Jim Jackson, Jamal Mashburn, and Jason Kidd. Since the team’s inception, the Philadelphia 76ers hold a 41-42 regular season record against the Mavs.
Since the retirement of former NBA and NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki in 2020, the Mavericks have been led by MVP candidate Luka Doncic! This year when the teams faced off in South Philly, Tyrese Maxey and NBA MVP Joel Embiid combined for 47 points in a convincing win.