Tuesday , Feb , 27 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs shoot for win No. 13 at Minnesota

(Sports Network) – The NBA-best Dallas Mavericks try to extend their winning
streak to 13 games when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the
Target Center.

All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace the
surging Mavericks to their 12th consecutive victory, a 110-87 rout of the
Atlanta Hawks on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Jason Terry scored 21 points and Josh Howard finished with 20, but left in the
fourth quarter after spraining his right ankle. Veteran Jerry Stackhouse
scored 19 points and dished out nine assists, as the Mavericks extended their
club-record home winning streak to 20 contests.

Howard is questionable for tonight’s contest in Minnesota. He is averaging
19.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.

The Mavericks are an impressive 20-6 on the road this season. After tonight’s
game, they will return home for a three-game stand. Dallas, which is an
incredible 27-3 at home in 2006-07, is scheduled to host Cleveland, Orlando
and New Jersey on the upcoming homestand.

Minnesota, meanwhile, plays the fourth of a five-game homestand. It is 1-2 so
far on the current stand.

All-Star Kevin Garnett scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the
Timberwolves downed the Washington Wizards, 98-94, on Sunday at the Target

Ricky Davis finished with 27 points for the Timberwolves, who snapped a three-
game losing streak. Rookie Randy Foye scored 13 points and dished out eight
assists for Minnesota, which beat Washington at home for the seventh
consecutive time.

The Timberwolves are 17-11 at home this season. They will host the Utah Jazz
on Friday in the finale of the homestand.

This is the third of four meetings between Dallas and Minnesota this season.
Dallas won the two previous contests. The Mavericks are scheduled to host the
Timberwolves on April 11th at American Airlines Center.

Dallas, though, has lost three of its last five at Minnesota. The Mavericks
have won three in a row in the series.