It’s been four years since the Mavericks have made the playoffs.

But the Mavericks appear poised to make their postseason return in the post-Dirk Nowitzki era thanks to their star duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. However, they have yet to clinch their spot and seeding is far from set.

Here’s the latest look at where the Mavericks and their Western Conference foes stack up in the standings.

[Updated through March 5]

Southwest Division

Rank Team W L GB
1. Houston Rockets 39 21
2. Dallas Mavericks 38 25 2.5
3. Memphis Grizzlies 31 31 9

Western Conference’s Top 8

Rank Team W L GB
1. LA Lakers 47 13
2. LA Clippers 42 19 5.5
3. Denver Nuggets 41 20 6.5
4. Houston Rockets 39 21 8
5. Utah Jazz 39 22 8.5
6. Oklahoma City Thunder 38 24 10
7. Dallas Mavericks 38 25 10.5
8. Memphis Grizzlies 31 31 17

Outside looking in

Rank Team W L GB
9. Portland Trail Blazers 28 34 20.5
10 Sacramento Kings 27 34 20.5
11. San Antonio Spurs 26 34 21

Odds

Make the playoffs: 100%

Win the Southwest Division: 18.4%

Win the NBA Finals: 3.1%

Odds via basketball-reference.com

Western Conference matchups if the playoffs started today

No. 1 Lakers vs. No. 8 Grizzlies

No. 2 Clippers vs. No. 7 Mavericks

No. 3 Nuggets vs. No. 6 Thunder

No. 4 Rockets vs. No. 5 Jazz

Mavericks’ last 5 games

March 4 — Win, 127-123 (OT) over New Orleans (Home)

March 2 — Loss, 109-107 to Chicago (Away)

March 1 — Win, 111-91 over Minnesota (Away)

Feb. 28 — Loss, 126-118 to Miami (Away)

Feb. 26 — Win, 109-103 over San Antonio (Away)

Mavericks’ games this week

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6: Dallas vs. Memphis

6 p.m. Sunday, March 8: Dallas vs. Indiana

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) during the first quarter of play at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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