Mavericks at Heat
6:30 tonight, American Airlines Arena, Miami
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM
Records: Mavericks 5-3, Heat 5-3
About the Mavericks: They beat the Washington Wizards, 105-95, at home on Tuesday after losing two of three road games. ... The Mavs force 18.8 turnovers a game, third-best in the NBA, and have eight players averaging eight or more points. After the Heat, the Mavs play in Orlando on Saturday before returning home for a three-game homestand starting Monday against Philadelphia ... Dirk Nowitzki is 83 points behind Reggie Miller’s 25,279 points for 15th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
About the Heat: The reigning two-time NBA champions have won four consecutive games against the Mavericks, by an average of 14.3 points. Their last loss was in the deciding Game 6 of the 2011 Finals. ... The Heat has scored more than 100 points in all eight games this season and is the only NBA team shooting better than 50 percent from the floor (52.5). ... League MVP LeBron James has been slowed by back issues but still averages 25.5 points a game. Newcomer Michael Beasley has totaled 29 points in the last two games.
— Dwain Price