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Dallas Mavericks open season at Indiana looking to snap skid

Forward Dirk Nowitzki, right, and the Dallas Mavericks will open their season Wednesday night at Indiana. The Pacers swept the Mavericks last season and have won seven of the past nine meetings.
Forward Dirk Nowitzki, right, and the Dallas Mavericks will open their season Wednesday night at Indiana. The Pacers swept the Mavericks last season and have won seven of the past nine meetings. AP

Mavs GameDay

Mavericks at Pacers

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.

TV: FSSW

Radio: ESPN 103.3 FM; Univision 1270 AM (Spanish)

About the Mavericks: This is the season opener for the Mavericks as they begin their quest to make the playoffs and get out of the first round for the first time since winning the 2011 NBA title. ... Center Andrew Bogut and small forward Harrison Barnes – two castoffs from the Golden State Warriors – are the newest members of the starting lineup. They replace Chandler Parsons (Memphis) and Zaza Pachulia (Golden State). ... Devin Harris (foot) will miss the opener against the Pacers. ... The Mavericks play their home opener Friday against the Houston Rockets.

About the Pacers: Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is fresh off winning a gold medal – with Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes – at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. ... Myles Turner played high school ball at Euless Trinity and college ball at Texas. Turner was one of the NBA’s top rookies last year. ... Monta Ellis played the 2013-‘15 seasons with the Mavericks. ... The Pacers swept the season series last year, winning 107-81 in Indiana and 112-105 in Dallas. The Pacers have won seven of the past nine meetings.

Records: Mavericks 0-0, Pacers 0-0.

Justin Anderson said it's good for the Mavericks to get a wake up call on poor play in the pre-season.

Mavericks guard Seth Curry subbed in for Harrison Barnes in the first half Wednesday and was one of just two main rotation changes against Houston.

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