Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks Gameday: Dallas heads home to take on well-rested Hawks

Hawks forward Paul Millsap averages a team-leading 18.2 points and 9.5 rebounds heading into Wednesday’s matchup with the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
Hawks forward Paul Millsap averages a team-leading 18.2 points and 9.5 rebounds heading into Wednesday’s matchup with the Mavericks at American Airlines Center. AP

Hawks at Mavericks

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW, ESPN

Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)

Records: Hawks 13-9; Mavs 13-9

About the Hawks: After posting the best record in the Eastern Conference last season with 60 wins, Atlanta is off to a rockier start. The Hawks are seventh in the East but have won three of their last five games. ... The Hawks haven’t played since Friday against the Lakers and should be well-rested. The Mavericks have since played three games. ... Paul Millsap (18.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg) and Jeff Teague (16.5 ppg, 6.4 apg) are the Hawks’ top threats.

About the Mavs: Dallas has played only eight games at home and is 5-3 at American Airlines Center. Only the Lakers have played fewer home games (seven). ... The Mavericks open a three-game homestand that includes games against Washington on Saturday and Phoenix on Monday. ... Dirk Nowitzki (17.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 50.1 percent) continues to make his mark on the NBA at the ripe old age of 37. ... Deron Williams is averaging 15.5 ppg and 6.0 apg.

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