King James, Cavs mosey down to Dallas
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to put the brakes on a two-
game skid when they visit the Dallas Mavericks tonight at American Airlines
Cleveland plays the finale of a three-game road trip. On Sunday, Dwyane Wade
had 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to help the Miami Heat record a
98-92 come-from-behind win over the Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Superstar LeBron James finished with 47 points and seven rebounds in the loss
to Miami for the Cavaliers, who have lost seven of their last 11 games
The Cavaliers are just 14-18 as the visitor this season. They have dropped
four of their last six games overall.
Dallas will also try and get back on the winning track, as it returns home
after going 2-1 on a three-game road trip. On Sunday, Kenny Thomas scored six
of his 10 points in the final minute as the Sacramento Kings knocked off the
Mavericks 85-80 at ARCO Arena.
Dirk Nowitzki ended with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to
Sacramento for the Mavericks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Marquis Daniels scored 19 points, while Jason Terry, who scored eight points
in the final three minutes, netted 14 and center Erick Dampier grabbed 11
rebounds in defeat.
The Mavericks are an impressive 28-5 as the host this season. They have won 17
of their last 18 contests at American Airlines Center.
Dallas is tied with the San Antonio Spurs for first place in the Southwest
Division and the top spot overall in the Western Conference playoff race.
The Mavericks have lost eight of their last 12 at Cleveland.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Cavaliers
are scheduled to host the Mavericks on March 29th at Quicken Loans Arena.