In Friday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Dallas Mavericks have decided not to utilize their In-Season Tournament court due to a reported “manufacturing issue,” as reported by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Instead, they will opt for their “core court” for this game.
Statement from NBA spokesperson: “The Mavericks will play tonight’s game on their core court due to a manufacturing issue with the team’s In-Season Tournament court.”
During a previous In-Season Tournament game against the Denver Nuggets last Friday, an issue was identified by Grant Williams, where the three-point line was not at the accurate distance. Subsequently, necessary corrections were implemented.
The Dallas Mavericks’ In-Season Tournament court predominantly featured shades of silver and a distinct darker gray stripe running down its center.
Similar to courts in the NBA, the NBA Cup, destined for the tournament victor, was prominently displayed. Each team’s In-Season Tournament court design aligns with a theme unique to that team.
The arrival date of the Mavericks’ new court remains uncertain. After the Clippers matchup, their upcoming home game scheduled for the tournament is set for November 28th, where they will face the Houston Rockets.