Mavericks at Warriors
9:30 p.m. Friday, Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.
TV: FSSW, ESPN
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 40-22; Warriors 47-12
About the Mavs: Small forward Chandler Parsons will again be unable to play in what is the second game of a three-game road trip. This will be the seventh straight game Parsons has missed due to a sprain and bone bruise to his left ankle he suffered in a Feb. 20 contest against the Houston Rockets. The four-year veteran hopes to play in Sunday’s game against the LA Lakers. ... This is the back end of a back-to-back for the Mavs, who are 9-5 in such scenarios this season. After this one, the Mavs have just two back-to-backs the rest of the year. ... The last time the Mavs played Golden State on Feb. 4, Dallas led by 22 points. But the Warriors stormed back and won 128-114. ... The Mavs are fourth in the NBA in scoring at 105.2 ppg.
About the Warrors: Not only do the Warriors have the best home record in the NBA at 25-2, but they also have the second-best record in the entire league at 47-12. The Warriors have the best record against the West at 27-7. ... Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, aka the Splash Brothers, are the backbone of the Warriors. A bona fide MVP candidate, Curry averages 23.8 ppg and 7.8 apg and is shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point range. Thompson averages 21.8 ppg and is shooting a robust 43 percent from 3-point territory. ... Curry had 29 points and eight assists when the Warriors beat the Mavs in Dallas 105-98 on Dec. 13. Curry scored 51 points to lead the Warriors to a 128-114 victory over the Mavs in Oakland on Feb. 4. Curry scored 26 of those points in the third quarter.