The Dallas Mavericks Head to the Bay to Take on the Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Omri Casspi
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Omri Casspi /

The Dallas Mavericks (17-37) are set to take on the Golden State Warriors (41-13) tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST. The Mavericks would love to knock off the league’s best Warriors.

The last time these two teams met the result was heartbreaking for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks battled the entire game and had an opportunity to win the game or force overtime. Instead, Warriors star Steph Curry knocked down a three-pointer and the Warriors escaped Dallas with a 125-122 win.

The Dallas Mavericks would love nothing more than to get revenge in Oakland and tonight may be a good night to get it. The Warriors have had struggles of their own lately. The Warriors are coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this season and have lost three of their last four games. The most recent loss was a 20-point blowout at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Warriors will likely come into this game angry and eager to sweep the Mavericks for the second year in a row. Heading into tonight’s matchup, the Warriors have a nine-game win streak over the Mavericks.

New Year’s Blues?

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Despite ending the year 2017 on a high note, the Mavericks have been unable to gain momentum in 2018 thus far. The Mavericks enjoyed a season’s best 4-game win streak to end 2017, but has only won games in 12 tries to start the new year. The Mavericks have lost six of their last seven and eight of their last 10 games.

The 50,000-Minute Man

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will start tonight’s game for the first time with over 50,000 career minutes under his belt. He reached this historic milestone on Monday in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Dirk Nowitzki is just the sixth player in league history play 50,000 minutes and joins the likes of Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kevin Garnett.


Seth Curry and Nerlens Noel remain out for the Dallas Mavericks and Harrison Barnes is listed as questionable. Dallas native Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for the Warriors.

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This will be the first matchup for the Mavericks after trading veteran Devin Harris.