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

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Rick Carlisle Is A Perfect Coach For This Series

While the star power on the court will be talked about the most, the head coaching matchup is intriguing as well. Rick Carlisle and Doc Rivers are two of the better veteran coaches in the game. They are both experienced and know how to win big games in the playoffs.

For the Mavericks, Carlisle is going to come in clutch with his experience. Neither Doncic or Porzingis has a ton of postseason experience. Carlisle will need to get them prepared for a tough Clippers’ team.

Dallas has the perfect coach for this kind of a No. 2 vs. No. 7 seed NBA Playoffs matchup. He has been the underdog before and has led his teams to a ton of success.

Having Carlisle on the sidelines is a major positive for the Mavericks. He is going to out-coach Rivers in this series, which is another reason Dallas could end up pulling off the major upset and moving on in the playoffs.