Dallas (31-10) at Golden State (19-21)

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  • Game info: 10:30 pm EST Wed Jan 25, 2006
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Playing away from home hasn’t slowed down the Dallas Mavericks, who go for their Western Conference-leading 17th road win of the season when they visit the Golden State Warriors.

The Mavericks are 3-0 on their season-high five-game road trip and have won eight of 10 away from home. Their 16 road victories are four more than any other team in the West.

They hope to maintain that success in Oakland, where Dallas has won 11 of its last 12 visits.

The Mavs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 95-89 in overtime on Sunday night for their fifth straight win overall. Dallas’ bench keyed the victory, with Jerry Stackhouse scoring a season-high 29 points and Devin Harris getting eight of his 15 points in overtime.

All-Star Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points—about three below his season average — and shot 8-of-20 from the field while grabbing only five rebounds.

“Obviously Dirk’s going to be featured most of the nights, but he’s not going to have it every night, so we’ve got other guys that can do the job,” Stackhouse said.

Stackhouse, who missed the first 26 games of the season with a sore right knee, has come off the bench in his 15 games, averaging 12.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting.

Stackhouse was a season-best 3-for-5 from 3-point range for the Mavericks, who are shooting 52.2 percent from beyond the arc during their five-game win streak.

“This is starting to become who we are. We feel that we are going to win these games and have the wherewithal to sustain anything any team throws at us,” Stackhouse said.

Before their win over the Blazers, the Mavericks had won their four previous games by at least 19 points, outscoring opponents by an average of 24.8. Dallas opponents are averaging 93.7 points this season, but during their current win streak the Mavericks are allowing an average of 83.6.

The Mavs have split their last six games with the Warriors, with Golden State winning 111-109 in Dallas on Dec. 30 behind Baron Davis’ season-high 34 points in the only meeting this season.

Davis, though, made a costly mistake in Golden State’s latest game, a 96-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. The Warriors blew a 19-point lead in the second half and Davis botched the team’s last chance by holding the ball — and then dribbling it off his foot in the final seconds.

“I was supposed to go on pick and roll, but I got isolated, and usually I can get a shot off,” Davis said. “Tonight, I wasn’t able to do it. … I was confident I would be able to get a shot off. That’s something I live for. I’m very disappointed in myself.”

It was the seventh loss in nine games for Golden State, which finished 11-for-23 from the free-throw line.

Davis scored just 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting. He averaged 23.8 points in his previous five games.

Jason Richardson scored 30 points and Troy Murphy had 16 points and a season-high 20 rebounds against the Clippers.

Richardson is averaging 27.6 points on 52.1 percent shooting, including 17-for-29 from 3-point range, in his last five games.

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