Mavs go for third win in a row at home vs. Denver
(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks begin a four-game homestand tonight,
as they go for their third straight victory when they host the Denver Nuggets
at American Airlines Center.
These two teams have split the last six contests in this series. The Nuggets
have lost 14 of their last 15 at Dallas.
Dallas returns home after going 2-1 on a three-game road trip. Dirk Nowitzki
scored 30 points as the Mavericks held off the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets, 109-103, at the Ford Center.
Jason Terry added 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 10 crucial fourth-
quarter points as the Hornets were climbing back into the game. Keith Van Horn
chipped in 15 points off the bench for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks will also also host the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and the
Houston Rockets on the current stand.
Dallas is 1-0 at home this season, as it defeated the world champion San
Antonio Spurs, 103-84, on November 5.
Denver starts a brief two-game road trip. On Sunday, Marcus Camby scored 18
points and grabbed 22 rebounds as the Nuggets led almost the entire way in
defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 102-91, at the Pepsi Center.
Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 23 points and DerMarr Johnson added 17
for the Nuggets, who shot 48 percent from the floor, including 7-of-12 three-
pointers in Sunday’s victory while getting to the foul line 26 times,
converting 17 attempts. Earl Boykins tallied 16 points off the bench and the
Nuggets dominated Minnesota on the glass, 54-30.
The Nuggets are 0-3 on the road this season. Denver is scheduled to visit the
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Wednesday in the finale of the short