NBA

more stats

106
Final 1234Score
Dallas21252436106
Brooklyn18392129107
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
107


NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, January 24th (All times Eastern)

Dallas Mavericks (25-19) at Brooklyn Nets (18-22), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets have played hot at home lately and will shoot for their seventh straight win at Barclays Center Friday night versus the Dallas Mavericks.

The Nets improved their home mark to 11-9 with Tuesday's 101-90 triumph over the Orlando Magic. Andray Blatche scored 18 points off the bench, Mirza Teletovic ended with 14 and both Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 13 points for the Nets, who have won three in a row overall and is an NBA-best 8-1 in January.

Deron Williams had nine points and nine assists in the victory.

"The first group did a good job to help us get out to a good start," said Williams. "That third quarter that first group came out again and set the tone."

Brooklyn has won 12 straight games when leading at halftime.

The Mavericks have rotated wins and losses in their last six games and will wrap up a three-game road trip Friday night.

Dallas suffered a 93-85 loss at Toronto on Wednesday, as DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points to lead the Raptors. Monta Ellis paced Dallas with 21 points and Jose Calderon and Brandan Wright scored 13 points apiece in defeat.

The Raptors rebounded from a 34-15 hole after 12 minutes and scored 25 points on 21 Dallas turnovers. Prior to Wednesday, the Mavericks had only 16 turnovers their two previous games combined.

"We have to do better," Dallas swingman Vince Carter said. "I think we have to zero in on staying focused and staying the course. A game we should have won, regardless of whether Dirk (Nowitzki) was on the floor or not."

Dallas played without star Dirk Nowitzki, who got the night off and should be back in the lineup Friday. Nowitzki leads the Mavs with 21.1 points per game.

After the Mavericks, who are 11-12 on the road, visit Brooklyn, they will return to Big D for four straight games versus Detroit, Houston, Sacramento and Cleveland.

The Mavericks and Nets split two meetings last season, but Dallas has won six of the previous eight games in this series. The Mavs are unbeaten in the past three road tilts with the Nets.

01/24 10:33:29 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big 10: Michigan at Michigan State

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. St. Louis

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at NY Rangers

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Super Bowl: Seattle vs. New England

    Sunday at 6:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
STL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
HOU
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
POR
7:30pm Tonight
CLE
SAC
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
DAL
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
LAC
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
PHO
CHI
6:00pm Tonight
PRIN
HARV
 
7:00pm Tonight
CORN
BRO
 
7:00pm Tonight
PENN
DART
 
7:00pm Tonight
NIAG
MAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAN
QUIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAN
SIENA
 
8:00pm Tonight
WILL
IUPUI
 
8:00pm Tonight
FAIR
MON
 
8:00pm Tonight
ARST
OREG
8:00pm Tonight
CLMB
YALE
 
10:00pm Tonight
BUF
KSU
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
ORST
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
PIT
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
STL
9:00pm Tonight
COL
NAS
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
BUF
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI