Mavericks at Warriors
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Mavs 33-17; Warriors 37-8
About the Mavericks: This is the first game of a short road trip that concludes Thursday night in Sacramento. After that, Dallas returns home for a homestand against Portland, the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah before the All-Star break. ... Wednesday’s game is the front end of a back-to-back. The Mavs are 7-4 in the first of back-to-back games. ... Dallas has a three-game winning streak after beating Miami and Orlando on the road last weekend and edging Minnesota 100-94 on Monday at home. ... The game against Timberwolves was the first for the Mavs without point guard Rajon Rondo since he suffered an orbital fracture of his left eye socket and a nasal fracture when he collided with teammate Richard Jefferson in Saturday’s win in Orlando. Rondo is slated to miss at least two more games but could miss more if his progress isn’t up to the liking of the Mavs’ medical staff. ... The Mavs have five more back-to-backs after this one.
About the Warriors: At first, second and third glance, Golden State appears to have it all — from a high-octane offense filled with greyhounds on the outside to beefy traffic cops patrolling the paint. ... Golden State has the best record in the NBA and the best home record (22-2), and leads the league in scoring (110.8 ppg), assists (27.2) and point differential (plus-11.2). ... The Warriors are led by All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, known as The Splash Brothers because of their uncanny ability to drain jumpers from anywhere on the court. Curry averages 23 points, 4.7 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 2.1 steals. Thompson averages 22.7 points and is shooting 44.8 percent from 3-point range. Draymond Green averages 11.5 points and 8.0 rebounds. ... In his first year as a coach, Steve Kerr has the prestigious honor of coaching the West in the Feb. 15 All-Star Game. ... The Warriors beat the Mavericks 105-98 on Dec. 13 in Dallas behind 29 points from Curry.