Video Preview: Lakers – Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks, who surprised the Lakers with a 94-80 victory in the season’s second game, return to STAPLES on Sunday for the final time in the 2009-10 regular season.

Dirk Nowitzki is producing as usual to the tune of 25.0 points per game with 8.0 rebounds, while Jason Kidd ranks fifth in the NBA in assists (9.0) to lead Mark Cuban’s squad.

Assistant coach Jim Cleamons also noted the important contributions of Shawn Marion and Josh Howard on the wings, as well as sixth man Jason Terry, who have combined to help Dallas to the West’s second best record (23-10).