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Tuesday, February 15th (All times eastern)

Dallas Mavericks (33-16) at Golden State Warriors (14-37), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Dallas Mavericks attempt to win their third straight game tonight, as they visit the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland.

This is the third meeting of the season between the clubs. In the two previous contests, the teams split a pair of games at American Airlines Center. The squads will play one final time in the 2004-05 campaign, as the Warriors will host the Mavericks once again on March 23rd.

The Warriors have won two of the last three contests in this series. The Mavericks have won 10 of their last 12 at Golden State.

On Sunday, Jason Terry's three-pointer with 8.9 seconds left in the game capped a huge comeback as the Mavericks defeated the Seattle SuperSonics, 95-92, at KeyArena. All-Star Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, as the Mavericks outscored the Sonics 15-2 down the stretch to notch the victory.

Dallas is 23-7 when it allows under 100 points this season.

On the injury front, Dallas guard Jerry Stackhouse (groin) is doubtful for tonight's game. He did not play against Seattle and has missed seven contests this season.

The Mavericks are 16-7 as the visitor this season. Dallas is playing the third of a five-game road trip, as the Mavericks are scheduled to visit the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and the Utah Jazz after the All-Star break.

Golden State has lost two straight games. On Sunday, Joe Johnson scored 23 and three other Phoenix players recorded 20-plus point efforts, as the Suns held off the Warriors, 106-102, in overtime at The Arena in Oakland.

Mike Dunleavy had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost four of their last five overall. Derek Fisher added 19 points and Jason Richardson scored 18 and pulled down 12 boards for Golden State, which rallied in the fourth quarter only to come up short.

The Warriors are just 10-16 as the host this season. Golden State has lost five of its last six at home.

02/15 11:34:45 ET

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