Mavericks at Suns
8 p.m. Saturday, US Airways Center, Phoenix
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM
Records: Mavericks 15-11, Suns 15-10
About the Mavs: Dallas is finishing its eighth back-to-back of the season and only has eight more to go the rest of the season. So far the Mavs are 4-3 on the second half of a back-to-back ... The Mavs are only 4-8 on the road and lost their past two road games at Sacramento (112-97) on Dec. 9 and at Golden State (95-93) on Dec. 11 ... In Wednesday’s 105-91 victory over Memphis, the Mavs’ four-headed center combination of DeJuan Blair, Brandan Wright, Samuel Dalembert and Bernard James combined for 18 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and three steals ... Dallas went 3-1 against the Suns last year.
About the Suns: The Suns, one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season, are coming off a 103-102 victory at Denver on Friday. ... They are 1-4 in back-to-back situations. Their lone victory occurred at Houston (97-88) ... Overall, the Suns have won eight of their past 10. ... The Suns had a five-game winning streak snapped Wednesday when they lost at home to San Antonio 108-101. ... Guards Eric Bledsoe (19.2 ppg) and Goran Dragic (19 ppg) lead the Suns ... Twin forwards Markieff Morris (12.5 ppg) and Marcus Morris (10.6 ppg) have been double trouble.
— Dwain Price