The final game on the 2021 Christmas Day slate sees the high-flying Jazz host the Mavericks.

The Christmas Day battle wraps up a three-game homestand for the Jazz, while the Mavericks kick-start a five-game road trip in Utah.

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After a slow start this season, the Jazz are flying, having reeled off eight wins from their past 10 games to climb to third in the Western Conference standings and claim the third-best record in the league, while the Mavericks enter Christmas Day hovering just under .500 after dropping three of their past four.

A big reason why has been the absence of Luka Doncic, who has missed the Mavs’ past six games with an ankle injury. He will miss the Christmas Day showdown after entering the league’s health and safety protocols. 

Can the Jazz keep rolling or can the Mavs pull off a Christmas Day upset?

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What channel is Jazz vs. Mavericks on?

What time does Jazz vs. Mavericks start? 

  • Date:  Saturday, Dec. 25
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET

Jazz schedule 2021-22

DateOpponentTime (ET)National TV
Dec. 27at Spurs8:30 PM
Dec. 29at Trail Blazers10:00 PM
Dec. 31vs. Timberwolves9:00 PM
Jan. 1vs. Warriors9:00 PMNBA TV
Jan. 3at Pelicans8:00 PM

Mavericks schedule 2021-22

DateOpponentTime (ET)National TV
Dec. 27at Trail Blazers10:00 PM
Dec. 29at Kings10:30 PMNBA TV
Dec. 31at Kings6:00 PM
Jan. 2at Thunder7:00 PM
Jan. 3vs. Nuggets8:30 PM

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Trade Deadline:  Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022:  Feb. 18-20
  • Regular season concludes:  April 10
  • Play-In Tournament:  April 12-15
  • Playoffs begin:  April 16
  • NBA Finals begin:  June 2
  • 2022 NBA Draft:  June 23