Mavericks-Warriors Preview

The Golden State Warriors will be at American Airlines Center to face the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks have found success to start the year, entering today's game with a record of 9-6. Likewise, the visiting Warriors are also above .500 on the year, coming in with a 9-6 record as well. This game is slated to start at 8:30 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-BA and FSN-SW.

After their 110-96 loss to the Nuggets, the Mavericks are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Monta Ellis was the leading scorer for Dallas, scoring 22 points. Meanwhile, the Warriors are coming off a tight win against the Pelicans, 102-101. Klay Thompson shot 8-for-18 during the game and led the team in scoring with 22 points.

Dallas could have its way today, as its efficient offense faces off against one of the league's worst defenses. They currently rank fifth in the NBA in offensive efficiency while Golden State ranks 26th in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Warriors rank fourth in eFG% at 53.6%, whereas the suspect field-goal defense of the Mavericks places 27th with opponents connecting at a clip of 52.3%.