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Streaking Mavs shoot for third straight victory

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After registering back-to-back wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks look to continue their winning ways tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. from the American Airlines Center.


The surging Mavs have secured victories in four of their last five contests. Despite falling to Oklahoma City last week, Dallas responded with wins against the Eastern Conference’s top competitor and a longstanding division rival.


However, tonight Dallas turns its attention towards an upstart 76ers squad, which has won six of its last 10 matchups. At full strength the Sixers have highlighted their run with a pair of road wins against Milwaukee and a 94-89 victory against Toronto.


Here’s a quick breakdown of the 76ers:


Record: 18-29


Last: Defeated Sacramento, 122-119, on Jan. 30


Against Mavs: Dallas holds three game lead, 36-33, in 69 regular season matchups.





New addition Yogi Ferrell will have even more time to stake his claim for a role with the Mavericks moving forward. J.J. Barea (left calf) and Deron Williams (left great toe) will both miss tonight’s matchup. Andrew Bogut (right hamstring) is also expected to miss tonight’s contest, per Earl Sneed of



Mavs fans won’t have to worry about monitoring ‘The Process’ tonight. Sixers center Joel Embiid did not join the team for Philly’s current four-game road trip, according to CSN Philly. Accordingly, the news should equate to all-smiles for those MFFL heading to the AAC tonight. As the Sixers are 2-12 this season without Embiid.




After raising eyebrows across the metroplex, Ferrell is simply enjoying his opportunity to join an NBA roster. Ferrell outdueled Cavs guard Kyrie Irving in the team’s previous contest, finishing with 19 points, five rebounds, 4 steals and three assists. Irving was limited to 18 points on 21 shots, including a 1-for-8 performance from the three-point line.


“I am living the dream right now,” Ferrell said following the win.




Following an a pair of impressive performances in the team’s starting unit — both of which led to victories — Ferrell’s ascension remains an intriguing follow. His teammates have credited the young guard with breathing new life into the team.




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Podcast host and credentialed media member covering Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Wings | Roamed the rapidly growing area of Arlington Texas for the last 25 years. I graduated Texas Tech in 2014 with my Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications and currently obsess over basketball full-time. In my free time, I'm a substitute teacher and also an Uber driver. I've been following the Mavs since Jason, Jimmy and Jamal were young up-and-comers. If you need their last names, please don't ask me.

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