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Mavericks GameDay: Dallas visits Boston with fifth straight win in sight

Jae Crowder, left, and Marcus Smart, with teammate Jared Sullinger, are key players in the Celtics’ resurgence and have local ties. Crowder spent two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, and Smart is a former Flower Mound Marcus standout.
Jae Crowder, left, and Marcus Smart, with teammate Jared Sullinger, are key players in the Celtics’ resurgence and have local ties. Crowder spent two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, and Smart is a former Flower Mound Marcus standout. AP

Mavericks at Celtics

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, TD Garden, Boston

TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; ESPN/1540 AM (Sp.)

Records: Mavericks 7-4; Celtics 6-4

About the Mavericks: Dallas is on a four-game winning streak, their longest since their six-game run from Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015 when they beat the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets. ... This is the finale of a three-game road trip before the Mavs return home to host Utah on Friday. ... The Mavericks are 2-0 on this trip, having beaten the Rockets 110-98 on Saturday and the 76ers 92-86 on Monday. ... Chandler Parsons played a season-high 21 minutes and tallied a season-high 20 points — all in the first half — in the win over Philadelphia. ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter against the 76ers.

About the Celtics: Former Mavericks guard/forward Jae Crowder has been a big hit since arriving in Boston on Dec. 18 as part of the Rajon Rondo deal. The Celtics signed him to a five-year, $35 million contract this summer. Crowder averages 10.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds, and leads the NBA with three steals per game. ... Isaiah Thomas tops all Celtics with 21 points per game to go with 6.3 assists. ... Flower Mound Marcus grad Marcus Smart averages 11.3 ppg. ... Avery Bradley, from the University of Texas, is averaging 12.4 ppg and shooting 42.7 percent from the field. ... The Celtics have won three in a row: 106-93 over the Hawks at home and 100-85 over the Thunder and 111-95 over the Rockets on the road.

Dwain Price

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