Mavs try to remain hot against Warriors
(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks go for their sixth straight win
tonight when they visit the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs this season. On
December 30th, Baron Davis netted a season-high 34 points and scored the
winning basket with under one second left, as the Warriors beat the Mavericks,
111-109, at the American Airlines Center.
Dallas has scored over 100 points in 19 of the last 20 contests in this
series. The teams have split the last four meetings, while The Mavericks have
won two straight and 11 of their last 12 at Golden State.
The Mavericks play the fourth of a five-game road trip. On Sunday, Jerry
Stackhouse had a season-high 29 points to lead Dallas in a 95-89 overtime
victory against the Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden.
Dirk Nowitzki finished with 23 points and five rebounds and Devin Harris added
15 points in the win over Portland for the Mavericks, who have won eight of
their last nine games overall. Josh Howard registered 13 points and seven
rebounds in the victory for Dallas, which has defeated Portland eight straight
Dallas, which will visit Ray Allen and the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday at
KeyArena, is 16-6 as the visitor this season. The Mavericks are 8-2 in their
last 10 games away from home.
Golden State attempts to put the brakes on a two-game losing streak. On
Monday, Elton Brand poured in 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead
the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-93 win over the Warriors at The Arena in
Jason Richardson ended with 30 points, five rebounds and four assists in the
loss to the Clippers for Golden State, which has dropped seven of its last
nine games overall. Troy Murphy finished with 16 points and 20 boards, Davis
had 13 points and 10 assists and Mike Dunleavy contributed 10 points and 12
The Warriors are 11-11 at home this season. They have lost eight of their last
11 games as the host.