Tuesday , Nov , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs are getting back to their old form

(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks have won two in a row after
starting the new season with four straight losses. The Mavericks go for their
third straight win on Tuesday when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to American
Airlines Center.

Dallas swept the season-series, 2-0, from the Bulls in 2005-06. The Mavericks
have won 15 of the last 16 meetings in this series. Chicago has dropped eight
of its last nine at Dallas.

The Bulls and Mavericks will meet on January 25th at the United Center for the
second and final time of the regular season.

On Sunday, All-Star Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the
Mavericks to a 103-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose
Garden.

Jason Terry netted 24 and Jerry Stackhouse added 16 points and nine assists in
the win over Portland for the Mavericks, who have won their last two games
after starting the season with four consecutive losses.

Dallas is 0-2 at home this season. The Mavericks are scheduled to visit the
Memphis Grizzlies on Friday in the first of a home-and-home set. Dallas will
host the Grizzlies the following night.

Nowitzki leads the Mavericks in scoring (25.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg).
He has also handed out 3.2 assists per game, which ties him with Jason Terry
and Devin Harris for the team lead.

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