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Game Night: Mavs Hope to Catch First Win of Season Against a Familiar Foe

 

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 28: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks goes up for the opening tip against Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2016 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

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After dropping the first two games of the season, the Dallas Mavericks will be trying to get a win against a team they already played just two nights ago, the Houston Rockets.

 

“We gotta meet the challenge,” said Rick Carlisle before leaving for Houston. “We gotta rise above our challenges and do better, simple as that.” (Credit to Mavs.com, Via Earl K. Sneed)

 

The previous game in which these two teams played did not turn out the best, as the Mavs dropped game one of this 4 game series in Dallas, Friday. However, there’s a very bright spot of Friday night’s game, and that is Harrison Barnes. He dropped a career-high 31 points on about 57%(13-23) from the field and 50%(2-4) from deep and got 5 rebounds, an assist, and a steal. Deron Williams also dropped 14 points on 45%(5-11) from the field, but a massive majority of them came in the first half.

 

 

 

Injury Updates:

 

Dirk Nowitzki (illness) was listed as questionable but is expected to play tonight.

 

 

Devin Harris (toe) will not play but made the trip to Houston.

 

 

 

Match Up to Watch:

 

If Dirk ends up getting back in the starting lineup and playing tonight, expect to see him torch Ryan Anderson, who is not exactly a premiere defender, especially against Dirty1.

 

Also, expect to see Harrison Barnes put up a good amount of points, especially if they decide to put Decker/Nene on him again.

 

 

Game Info:

 

Start Time: 7:00 PM CST

Where to Watch: RTSW, FSSW or NBA League Pass

 

 

  1. AKA Dirk

Born and raised in the great old state of Texas. I've lived here my whole life in a city an hour north of Dallas, near the OK border. No, I don't ride my horse to school or live on a farm. I like to think that I'm a very funny guy, I love cheesy jokes so if you know any don't hesitate to tell me one. I also am probably one of the only Texans who watch hockey (Go Stars). I started watching the Mavs around 2007, and ever since then it's been almost like an addiction. Every year I attended as many Mavs games as I could, even if I could only get nosebleed seats. 2011 was the best year of my life. #MFFL

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