Hawks-Mavericks Preview

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Philips Arena will host a contest between the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks. With a record of 8-8, the Hawks look to go a game above .500. On the other hand, the visiting Mavericks are above .500 on the year, coming in with a 10-6 record. This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-SW and SportSouth.

The Hawks are expecting better results after their embarrassing 113-84 loss to the Rockets. Al Horford was one of the best players for Atlanta, scoring 14 points and adding 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are coming off a win over the Warriors, 103-99. Dirk Nowitzki was the team's top scorer, registering 22 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Mavericks taking the first game, 118-109. In the victory, Monta Ellis led all scorers with 32 points.

The high-octane offense of the Mavericks (fifth in the league with an offensive efficiency of 106.3) will try to exploit the porous defense of the Hawks (29th in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 116.2), a matchup that should be advantageous to Dallas.

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