GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (12-10) AT MAVERICKS (9-14)
Time: 7:30 p.m., Saturday
Place: American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN 103.3 FM; Univision 1270 AM (Spanish)
About the Mavericks: This is the second of a massive seven-game homestand for the Mavs. The homestand also includes games on Monday against Minnesota, Wednesday against Atlanta, Friday against New Orleans, Feb. 14 against Portland and Feb. 17 against Detroit. The game against Portland has been changed to a 2:30 p.m. tipoff time. . .The Mavs are coming off of Thursday’s disappointing 147-116 loss at home to the Golden State Warriors. The Mavs led that game, 76-74, at the midway point, but got outscored 36-20 in the third quarter and 37-20 in the fourth quarter. . .The Mavs have dropped six straight home games and are 2-7 overall at home. . .Luka Doncic leads the NBA with six triple-doubles, and averages 27.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg and 9.4 apg, and collected 27 points and six assists in Thursday’s contest against the Warriors. . .Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.6 ppg and 8.2 rpg, and contributed 25 points and seven rebounds two nights ago against Golden State. . .Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points in just 24 minutes off the bench during Thursday’s game against the Warriors. He was 5-of-11 from 3-point range in that contest. . .Jalen Brunson tallied 18 points in only 22 minutes in the loss to the Warriors. . .The Mavs are third in the NBA in the fewest turnovers committed at 11.6 per game.
About the Warriors: This is the second of a four-game road trip through Texas for Golden State. And by the time the Warriors return home next week, they will have spent an entire week in the Lone Star State. The Warriors arrived in Dallas on Wednesday and defeated the Mavs on Thursday, 147-116. Following tonight’s game, the Warriors will fly to San Antonio where they’ll play games on back-to-back days against the Spurs on Monday and Tuesday before turning home to host the Orlando Magic on Thursday. . .The Warriors are just 1-4 in their last five games against the Mavs and are 4-5 on the road. . .Golden State currently owns the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference playoff race. . .The Warriors only had nine healthy players available for Thursday’s game against the Mavs. Kelly Oubre Jr., who averages 13.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg, led the Warriors with a career-high 40 points and eight boards. Oubre was a sizzling 7-of-10 from 3-point territory. . .Stephen Curry had 28 points and six assists in Thursday’s game and is averaging 28.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 6.1 apg. And Andrew Wiggins (17.7 ppg) poured in 18 points two days ago against the Mavs. . .The Warriors picked up 37 assists — on 51 field goals – in the game against the Mavs, and Draymond Green collected a season-high 15 of those.