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The Mavericks, who are 4-1 at home this season, are seeking their 11th victory in the last 12 home matchups with the Warriors, including the postseason. They also average 107.6 points per game at home -- the second-best average in the NBA after the Miami Heat's 116.5 points per game. Overall, the Mavericks have won eight of the last 10 matchups, including the most recent 104-94 home victory on April 20 when Vince Carter scored 19 points and an injured Stephen Curry sat out.
The Mavericks winning at home could be the start of a little streak after they ended a four-game road losing streak with a 103-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, getting 19 points from O.J. Mayo and 15 points and eight rebounds from Chris Kaman. They also overcame 22 turnovers and shot 58.8 percent in the fourth quarter.
Shawn Marion had 10 points and 10 rebounds while Vince Carter and Darren Collison each added 14 points.
The Warriors are coming off a 119-109 loss at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday after posting back-to-back wins against the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Against the Thunder, they tied a season low for turnovers, but showed signs of slowness in transition after they were outscored on the break 26-12, which led to easy three-point field goals and uncontested dunks.
Curry, who will be playing this time around against the Mavericks, scored 22 points and David Lee added 19 points and 10 rebounds. It was against the Thunder that the Warriors shot a season-best 52.4 percent and outscored the Thunder 58-32 in the paint.
Rookie Harrison Barnes, who is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 51.4 percent over his last three games, shot 5 of 11 and scored 12 points. He may have to have a bigger game, maybe starting with the Mavericks, if the Warriors hope to do better than .500 basketball.
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