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Game Thread: Pistons at Mavericks

Who: The Dallas Mavericks host the Detroit Pistons

What: The Mavs really need to win at home. This is getting to be a bother.

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

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

How: League Pass | FSD | FSSW-DAL | KESN | WDFN | 97.1 FM

The Story:

The Mavericks have a stifling defense but their offense has been struggling. The Pistons have a strong offense, but their defense has been lackluster. The Mavs will need to increase their scoring output to be able to capitalize on their defensive stops if they hope to improve their less-than-impressive home record.

Below the jump you'll find links, as always. And also stop by and see the Detroit Bad Boys.

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