Mavs try to make it 10 wins in a row against Timberwolves
(Sports Network) – The red-hot Dallas Mavericks try to make it 10 wins in a
row when they welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to American Airlines Center.
All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and pulled down
nine rebounds to lead the Mavericks past the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets, 85-73, on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
Josh Howard netted 15 and pulled down seven boards in the win over the Hornets
for Dallas, while Erick Dampier had 11 points and six rebounds for the
Mavericks. Devin Harris added 10 points for Dallas, which has won nine
straight after losing their first four games of the season.
Dallas won 13 in a row last season from January 14, 2006 to February 9, 2006.
The Mavericks, who play the second of a four-game homestand this evening, are
4-2 at home this season. They will host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and
the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
Minnesota has also played well lately, as it will try and extend its winning
streak to four games. Kevin Garnett poured in 25 points and rookie Randy Foye
helped key a late run in the fourth quarter to lift the Timberwolves over the
Los Angeles Clippers, 104-96, at the Target Center.
Garnett also pulled down 10 rebounds and Foye scored 14 of his 15 points in
the final quarter in the win over the Clippers for the Timberwolves, who used
a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to help them earn the victory. Ricky Davis
finished with 14 points and seven assists, while Mark Blount added 13 points
for Minnesota, which outscored LA 35-15 in the final quarter.
The Timberwolves are 2-4 on the road this season. They will visit Yao Ming and
the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at the Toyota Center.
Minnesota has lost two straight and four of its last six at Dallas. The
Mavericks have captured four of the last six contests in this series.