Raptors at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Sp.)
Records: Mavs 2-1; Raptors 3-0
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About the Raptors: Toronto is 4-15 in games played in Dallas and 8-22 in its past 30 games against the Mavericks. ... The Raptors are in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division and one of four undefeated teams. ... Dwane Casey became the franchise’s winningest coach with 157 victories after his team beat Milwaukee 106-87 on Sunday. Casey was an assistant for Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle from 2008-11, and was the defensive coordinator when Dallas captured the 2011 NBA title. ... DeMar DeRozan (21 points per game), Kyle Lowry (17.3 ppg, 7.3 assists per game) and Jonas Valanciunas (15.3 ppg, 11.0 rebounds per game) lead the Raptors. ... Toronto is averaging 108.3 points to rank sixth in the NBA.
About the Mavericks: Dallas gets its home opener after starting the season with a 2-1 road trip. ... Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Sunday’s 103-93 win at the Los Angeles Lakers. Nowitzki needs 39 minutes to become the 16th NBA player with at least 45,000 regular-season minutes. Nowitzki averages 23.4 points in home openers. ... Deron Williams needs one 3-pointer to become the 77th player in NBA history to have at least 1,000 career 3-pointers. ... Rick Carlisle became the Mavericks’ all-time winningest coach (340 wins) with Sunday’s win. ... Wesley Matthews is the only NBA player to make at least 125 3-pointers in each of the past five seasons. ... Zaza Pachulia has double-doubles in two of the first three games, which includes 16 points and 12 rebounds Sunday. ... The Mavericks are 22-13 in home openers.