With the Lakers in Dallas to push for a third consecutive win this season and 13th in 16 games against the Mavericks in the regular season, we dialed up Mavs TV play-by-play man Mark Followill to look deeper into Mark Cuban’s team.
The Mavs are hot, having won four straight games and five straight overall at home, riding Dirk Nowitzki’s 28.5 points per game over the last four and much-improved all-around game since the German started the season rather slowly. Followill updated us on the Mavs’ injury report*, discussed how to slow Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol with Brendan Hayward banged up and Tyson Chandler in New York, weighed in on Ramon Sessions and more:
*Brendan Haywood (sprained right knee) and Delonte West (fractured finger) are both out, while Shawn Marion (sore knee) is questionable but likely to try and play.
The Lakers are looking to rebound from a tough loss at Houston in which L.A. couldn’t hold onto a 12-point lead with six minutes to play.
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