May 6, 2024 - News

πŸŽ‰ Stars, Mavs advance to second round of playoffs

Wyatt Johnson and Jamie Benn high five during the Dallas Stars win of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

Wyatt Johnston high fives Jamie Benn last night at the AAC. Photo: Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Both the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Mavericks have advanced to the second round of the playoffs after winning at home over the weekend.

Why it matters: The teams advanced from the first round of their playoffs against tough opponents.

  • It's the most excitement for North Texas sports fans since the Texas Rangers won the World Series in November.

The latest: The Stars won 2-1 in Game 7 last night against the Vegas Golden Knights, the reigning Stanley Cup champions. Dallas advances to the Western Conference semifinals to face the Colorado Avalanche.

  • The Mavs won 114-101 in Game 6 Friday against the L.A. Clippers. They advance to the Western Conference semifinals to play the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving high five
Kyrie Irving high fives Luka DončiΔ‡ during Friday's Game 6. Photo: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Fun fact: The Thunder beat the Mavs three times during the regular season but lost their fourth matchup when both Kyrie Irving and Luka DončiΔ‡ were playing, per SI.

Yes, but: Mavericks center Maxi Kleber is out with a separated right shoulder after L.A.'s Amir Coffey collided with him in Friday's game.

What's next: The Mavs face top-seeded OKC in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series tomorrow night in Oklahoma.

  • The Stars get just today to rest before facing the Avs tomorrow in Dallas.
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