Can the Dallas Mavericks keep rolling? In our "Locked On Mavs'' podcast, we detail how the Mavs just defeated two of the elite programs in the NBA ...
But tonight, a different sort of challenge. First, get caught up on the latest DB.com Mavs headlines ...
SHOULD MAVS FORGET TANKING + PURSUE PLAYOFFS?
SOURCES: MAVS PLAN 2-YEAR OFFER FOR YOGI
BOOSTER SHOT: YOGI HELPS MAVS OVER CAVS
BACK-TO-BACK BRILLIANCE: MAVS UPSET CAVS
SAN ANTONE STUNNER: MAVS TOPPLE SPURS 105-101
And now let's turn our attention to Sixers at Mavs tonight at 7:30 at the AAC: A long-standing "Team Tank'' vs. a team that (as its own owner concedes) "goes back-and-forth'' on the idea of being good ... or not.
Philly is 18-29 but has won 10 of its last 16. Dallas is 18-30 and has won seven of its last 10. The Mavs are trying to get some of the vets healthy (though Bogut, D-Will and Barea are out tonight) while at the same time riding the exploits of younger guys like Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell.
How important has Seth been to the turnaround?
And some overall turnaround numbers?
Shot-blocking sensation Joel Embiid is also dealing with some knee problems -- and he won't be with the Sixers tonight.
A key matchup? Maybe Philly’s Robert Covington (over his last eight games averaging 15.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals while shooting 45.8 percent) vs. Dallas emerging standout Harrison Barnes (20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per on the year.)