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Mavericks To Open Resumed NBA Season On July 31 Against Rockets

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas Mavericks will return to action on July 31 against the Houston Rockets in Florida -- four months after the NBA season was halted due to the coronavirus.

The team's new schedule was announced Friday as the league looks to finish its 2019-2020 season that was postponed back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubbed the "NBA Comeback," the new schedule involves 22 teams and each of those teams will play eight seeding games for a 16-team playoff field. All of the league's games will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Mavericks will start off by playing the Rockets at 8 p.m. CT on July 31. The full schedule for the seeding games was tweeted by the team.

The Mavericks were 40-27 and in seventh place in the Western Conference when the season was stopped.

So far, forward Willie Cauley-Stein has reportedly elected to sit out the resumed season. The Mavericks also reportedly signed guard Trey Burke to fill the roster spot.

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