The Dallas Mavericks have started off their three-game homestand with a much needed victory over the Washington Wizards 113-105. With a 26 point performance, Harrison Barnes has now scored 20 or more points in 19 of the 35 games played this season. He only scored 20 or more points 19 times in his four years with the Golden State Warriors.
On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns come into the American Airlines Center looking to claw their way out of the bottom of the Western Conference. Phoenix is 4-16 on the road this season coming off a home win against the Miami Heat 99-90 on Tuesday.
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Matchup To Watch
Mavericks Guards vs. Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker
If the Mavericks allow Bledsoe ad Booker to combine for 50 or more points you can go ahead and count this game as a loss. The Suns will rely heavily on these two for much of the scoring so if they can be shutdown, the Mavericks should have their first back-to-back wins at the AAC this season. Seth Curry came up huge on Tuesday night has he contributed 16 points off the bench. If there is one thing the Mavericks have lacked all season, it would be a spark off the bench.
After agreeing to come off the bench Tuesday night, you can expect Andrew Bogut back in the starting lineup at the center position to face off against former Maverick, Tyson Chandler. Dirk Nowitzki will have his hands full with 19-year-old Marquese Chriss. Chriss is coming of a season-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting against the Heat. Even though Nowitzki will be limited on minutes, he should take the kid to school.
J.J. Barea – Out (Achilles)
Brandon Knight – Day-To-Day (Wrist)
How To Watch
Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. CST on Fox Sports Southwest or listen locally on 103.3 ESPN Dallas.
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