Mavericks at Hornets
6 p.m. Monday, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 7-3; Hornets 4-6
About the Mavs: This is the first of a two-game road trip that includes Wednesday’s game at the Washington Wizards.... Dallas comes in after competing a 3-1 homestand. ... The Mavs had 64 assists in the last two games against Philadelphia and Minnesota. ... While the Mavs shoot a lot of jump shots, they tied a franchise record against Minnesota when they scored 76 points in the paint. ... Tyson Chandler has five double-doubles in his last seven games. Chandler has seven games with 10 or more rebounds. He had 16 double-double games last year with the New York Knicks.
About the Hornets: Charlotte has returned home after posting a dismal 1-3 road trip. That includes losses to the LA Lakers (107-92), Portland (102-100) and Saturday against the Golden State Warriors (112-87), and a win Friday at Phoenix (103-95). ... The Hornets are 3-1 at home. ... Al Jefferson (21.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Kemba Walker (15.1 ppg), Gary Neal (12.2 ppg) and Lance Stephenson (9.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 5.1 apg) are the top producers for the Hornets. ... Charlotte is 14-33 all-time against the Mavs, including 9-15 at home. ... Last year on its home floor Charlotte handed the Mavs their worst loss of the season (114-89).
— Dwain Price