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The Dallas Mavericks will have their chance to pick apart the Southwest's best team, when they take on the division rival San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Center. With a 16-12 record, the Mavericks are setting themselves up nicely for the rest of the season. On the other end, the Spurs have played exceptionally well this season and enter the game with a 22-7 record. This game is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm EST and KENS and FSN-SW will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Mavericks come into today's game on a high note after defeating the Rockets, 111-104. With 31 points, Dirk Nowitzki was the game's leading scorer in the game. Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off a 111-98 loss against that same Rockets squad. However, Tim Duncan had a solid game, accounting for his ninth double-double so far this season with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Points at the line might be difficult to come by for Dallas in this contest. They are 28th in the league in FTA rate (24.1), while San Antonio is among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a FTA rate of just 21.9, second in the NBA).


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