• Mavs have more wins right now (7) than they did last year at the same time. Dallas was 5-18 on Dec. 11, 2016, and didn’t pick up it’s 7th victory of the season until Dec. 18, 2016.
• Mavs have lost 12 games this season by 7 or less points.
• Dallas has been without guard Seth Curry all season, but head coach Rick Carlisle said he’d update the media on Curry around Dec. 11.
• Mavs are only 1.5 games back from Phoenix, Sac and Memphis
• Teams with the least wins in the league: Bulls (5), Hawks (6), Mavs (7), Kings (8), Grizzlies (8)
• Mavs are 4-6 in the last 10, the same as LAL, LAC, SAC and better than the Suns (2-8) and Grizzlies (1-9)
• Dallas has 16 games in December, the second-most in team history. Mavs played a season-high 17 games in the month of December last year. Ten of the 16 will take place on the road.
• Up next for the Mavs: San Antonio (Dec. 12), at Golden State (Dec. 14) and at San Antonio (Dec. 16).
• Kawhi Leonard, who has not played since Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals due to a right quadriceps injury, could make his season debut on Tuesday against the Dallas.
• Mavs vs. Spurs was supposed to be a nationally televised game on ESPN this Tuesday with a late start, but it was pulled.
• The remaining ESPN games are: vs. Houston (Jan. 24), at Phoenix (Jan. 31) and at the Los Angeles Lakers (Feb. 23). TNT’s lone Dallas game comes when the Mavericks visit the Golden State Warriors for the first time on Dec. 14.
• 11 of the Mavs’ 15 back-to-back games are before the All-Star break.
REMAINING DECEMBER GAMES:
Tues. Dec. 12 San Antonio
Thurs. Dec. 14 @ Golden State 9:30 TNT
Sat. Dec. 16 @ San Antonio 7:30
Mon. Dec. 18 Phoenix 7:30
Wed. Dec. 20 Detroit 7:30
Fri. Dec. 22 @ Miami 7:00
Sat. Dec. 23 @ Atlanta 6:30
Tues. Dec. 26 Toronto 6:00
Wed. Dec. 27 @ Indiana 6:00
Fri. Dec. 29 @ New Orleans 7:00
Sun. Dec. 31 @ Oklahoma City 6:00
• Mavs are 3-1 (.750) on days they have 2 days rest.
• Dallas is ranked No. 7 in 3-pointers made, averaging 11.6 per game. It ranks 15th in free throw percentage (76.7), 10th in blocks (4.6).
• 4th worst in offensive rebounds, but No. 15 in defensive boards (33.7) and No. 23 in overall rebounds.
TEAM LEADERS (POINTS):
1 Harrison Barnes 18.5
2 Dennis Smith Jr. 14.4
3 Wesley Matthews 12.2
4 J.J. Barea 11.9
5 Dirk Nowitzki 11.3
6 Yogi Ferrell 9.2
7 Devin Harris 8.9
8 Dwight Powell 6.2
9 Maximilian Kleber 5.0
10 Nerlens Noel 4.0 (injured)
11 Dorian Finney-Smith 3.3
12 Salah Mejri 3.0
13 Gian Clavell 2.9
14 Jeff Withey 1.4
15 Antonius Cleveland 1.0
1 Harrison Barnes 7.6
2 Dirk Nowitzki 5.7
3 Dwight Powell 5.0
4 Nerlens Noel (injured) 4.1
5 Salah Mejri 4.0
1 J.J. Barea 5.4
2 Dennis Smith Jr. 4.0
3 Wesley Matthews 2.7
4 Harrison Barnes 2.1
5 Devin Harris 2.0
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