Mavericks at Hornets
6 p.m. Monday; Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 33-33; Hornets 37-28
About the Mavericks: After Saturday’s 112-105 loss to Indiana — which completed an 0-3 homestand — the Mavs have the NBA’s longest current losing streak at five straight. They are just 5-11 since Feb. 1. Dallas lost despite compiling 30 assists against the Pacers. ... The Mavs lost at home to Charlotte 108-94 on Nov. 5, the Hornets’ first win in Dallas since 1998 after 14 consecutive losses. ... The Mavs are tied with Houston for seventh in the Western Conference, one game in the loss column behind sixth-place Portland. The Mavs are just two games ahead of ninth-place Utah after the Jazz beat Sacramento on Sunday. ... The Mavs won last season in Charlotte 107-80.
About the Hornets: Over the last 15 games, Charlotte, San Antonio and Golden State are the NBA’s three hottest teams, each at 13-2. ... The Hornets have won seven straight, the league’s longest current winning streak, and are 5-0 on its seven-game homestand and 25-9 overall at home. ... Charlotte is tied with fourth-place Miami in the loss column in the Eastern Conference, and just one game in the loss column behind third-place Boston. ... Charlotte scored 71 points in the first half Wednesday against New Orleans, 69 points in the first half Friday against Detroit, and 62 in the first half Saturday against Houston. The Hornets are 10-0 this season when scoring 60 or more points in the first half of a game. ... The Hornets were 15 of 31 on 3-pointers in Saturday’s 125-109 win over the Rockets.