Mavericks at Nuggets
4 p.m. Sunday, Pepsi Center, Denver
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 33-29, Nuggets 24-38
About the Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki needs only 13 points to reach 1,000 points in a season for the 16th time in his 18-year career. That would put him in an elite class along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19), Karl Malone (18), Tim Duncan (17) and John Havlicek (16). ... Chandler Parsons is averaging 20.5 points and 5.7 rebounds over the last 20 games. He is shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 51.4 percent from 3-point range in that span. ... The Mavs are 2-0 against Denver this season, with both games played in Dallas: 92-81 on Nov. 28, and 122-116 in overtime on Feb. 26. .... The Mavs won a 144-143 double-overtime thriller in Denver last season. ... Dallas, 14-16 on the road, will also play in Denver on March 28.
About the Nuggets: The Nuggets come off Friday’s a 121-120 home loss in overtime to the Nets. Brooklyn won on a tip-in by Brook Lopez with just 0.4 seconds left. ... Rookie guard Emmanuel Mudiay scored 25 points — one shy of his career high — in the loss. Mudiay played at Arlington Grace Prep and Dallas Prime Prep in high school. ... Danilo Gallinari will miss his fourth straight game Sunday since suffering a sprained right ankle Feb. 26 against the Mavs. ... Denver is averaging 101.3 points a game but allowing104.4. ... The Nuggets are 76-84 all time against Dallas, but own a 49-31 advantage in Denver. ... The Nuggets are 12-19 at home and 13-27 against the West this season.