NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, January 28th (All times eastern)
Utah Jazz (21-22) at Dallas Mavericks (33-10), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The scorching Dallas Mavericks try to extend their winning streak to a season-high eight games when they welcome the Utah Jazz tonight to American Airlines Center.
Dallas won seven in a row earlier this season from November 11-25.
The Mavericks return home for a pair of contests after going 5-0 on a five- game road trip. All-Star Dirk Nowitzki poured in 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as Dallas ran its winning streak to seven games with a 104-97 triumph over the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday at KeyArena.
Jerry Stackhouse finished with 21 points and Jason Terry scored 20 in the win over Seattle for the Mavericks, who have won 10 of their last 11 games overall.
On the injury front for Dallas, guards Devin Harris (shoulder) and Marquis Daniels (personal) are questionable for tonight's contest, while guard Darrell Armstrong (neck) is doubtful.
Dallas, which will host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, is 15-4 as the host this season. The Mavericks have won four in a row at home.
Utah will try and get back on the winning track at home after going 1-2 on a three-game homestand. On Wednesday, Ray Allen ended with 22 points and Luke Ridnour netted 17 and handed out seven assists as Seattle rolled to a 113-94 victory over the Jazz at the Delta Center.
Andrei Kirilenko compiled 24 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to the Sonics for Utah, while Mehmet Okur had 20 points and 13 boards in defeat for the Jazz, who have lost five of their last seven games overall.
Guard Gordan Giricek (Achilles'), center Robert Whaley (knee) and forward Matt Harpring (knee) are all questionable for Utah.
The Jazz are 11-11 as the visitor this season. They have lost two straight on the road.
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 2nd, Mehmet Okur scored 27 points, including two crucial three-pointers in the fourth quarter, as the Jazz defeated the Mavericks, 93-82, at the Delta Center.
Utah has lost five straight and seven of its last eight at Dallas.
01/28 11:22:16 ET