NBA Playoffs: 4 reasons the Dallas Mavericks could upset the Clippers

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Dallas Has Excellent Depth

When going up a team like the Clippers or Lakers, a team has to come in with depth. Thankfully, the Mavericks boast the kind of depth needed to compete with these teams in a seven-game series.

The national media will be focusing on Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Of course, that is the main focus of this entire series. However, the pieces around those two superstars will be the reason the Mavericks compete with the Clippers.

Guys like Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, Trey Burke, Jalen Brunson, Boban Marjanovic, Willie Cauley-Stein and more are capable of playing big roles.

Beating the Clippers in a playoff series is not going to be an easy task. If the Mavericks ride their superstars and the bench comes through with consistent production, they have a chance. It all depends on the level of play that their role players bring to the court.