The NBA released team schedules for the lockout-shortened 66-game season that starts Christmas Day. The Mavericks have 22 back-to-back games as well as five-game weeks on six occasions. The Mavs' busiest month is an 18-game January highlighted by a pair of four-game road trips plus two games each against San Antonio and New Orleans. The Mavs' longest homestand is four games from Jan. 23-29. The Mavs won't play home games against Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit or Cleveland, and won't have road games in Indiana, Milwaukee, Charlotte, New Jersey, Washington and Toronto.