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NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks – History Between the Teams

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Apr 2, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks

Series Preview: Part 2 – The History:

Although there are obviously some huge match-ups in the first round, arguably none are bigger than the Texas-sized battle between the number seven seeded Dallas Mavericks and number two seed Houston Rockets.

The teams have played each other in 180 games all-time, including playoffs since the Mavericks were founded in 1980. Being from the same division, this will not be a new look for either team; although they played each other the standard of 4-times this season.

Huge headlines will dominate the previews to this series, but a look at what has happened in the past may lead us to the eventual winner. This will be the third time the two teams have gotten together for a playoff series, the most recent occurring in 2005.

Sparks will definitely be flying Saturday night when the two teams play Game 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston and according to history, the best is yet to come.

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