Mavericks at Nuggets
8 p.m. Monday, Pepsi Center, Denver
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 35-38;
About the Mavericks: Dallas fell to 0-3 on its four-game road trip with Sunday’s loss at Sacramento and would not be in the playoffs if the season ended today. The Mavericks are seeded ninth in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the Rockets (36-38) and one game behind the Jazz (36-37). ... The Mavs will be without point guard Deron Williams for the third consecutive game after he returned to Dallas on Sunday to have an MRI exam on his strained left abdominal muscle. ... Backup center JaVale McGee played Sunday for the first time since Feb. 6 in Memphis.
About the Nuggets: Denver has lost five of eight, including Sunday’s 105-90 setback at the Los Angeles Clippers. ... The Nuggets are 1-2 against the Mavs this season, including a 116-114 overtime victory in their last meeting, March 6 in Denver. . D.J. Augustin sank two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining for the winning points. Kenneth Faried finished with 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds. ... The Nuggets are 17-19 at home and 16-28 against Western Conference foes.