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Game Thread: 76ers at Mavericks

Who: The Dallas Mavericks host the Philadelphia 76ers

What: The potential for the first 3-game win streak for the Mavericks

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

When: 7:30pm CT/ 8:30pm ET

How: League Pass | FSSW-DAL | CSN-P

The Story:

Caron "Straws" Butler is out with back spasms, Dirk "The ÜberMachine" Nowitzki will start despite spraining his ankle Wednesday. Andre Iguodala is questionable with an achilles tendon problem, and 6th man Lou Williams is listed as day-to-day. Shawn Marion and DeShawn Stevenson will likely start again for the Mavericks, and Stevenson's job will probably be to guard 2nd draft pick Evan Turner.

Jump below for some game-day links, and stop by Liberty Ballers for the enemy perspective.

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