Mavericks at Pistons
6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Mavs 33-23, Pistons 23-32
About the Mavs: This is the second of a three-game road trip that ends Monday night in New York against the Knicks. ... The Mavs are 6-6 in the second half of a back-to-back games. ... The Mavs beat the Pistons 116-106 in Dallas on Jan. 26 behind 28 points and nine rebounds from forward Dirk Nowitzki and 14 points and seven assists in 24 minutes from guard Devin Harris. ... Guard Monta Ellis has four double-doubles this year and 42 for his career. ... Nowitzki is 169 points from tying John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. ... Nowitzki has three double-doubles this season and 378 for his career.
About the Pistons: Detroit beat Atlanta 115-107 Friday to end a three-game losing streak. ... Detroit is ninth in the Eastern Conference standings, 2 1/2 games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot. ... Brandon Jennings (17.8 points a game), Josh Smith (15.9), Greg Monroe (14.4) and Andre Drummond (13.1) lead the way offensively for the Pistons. ... Drummond is third in the NBA in rebounds with 13 a game. ... Detroit is eighth in the league in rebounds (45.1).
— Dwain Price