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Game Thread: Jazz (17-7) at Mavericks (18-4)

Who: The Dallas Mavericks host the Utah Jazz

What: Going for win #12 in a row

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

When: 7:30pm CT

How: League Pass | FSSW-DAL | FSR-UT | KESN | KFNZ

The Story: While Dallas is looking for their seventh straight victory at home, the Jazz are trying for their seventh consecutive win on the road. The Mavericks have already ended one of Utah's streaks this season, snapping their seven-game win streak when they last met on December 3rd. There seems to be some significance with the number seven... am I the only one noticing that?

Links below. Jazz stuff at SLC Dunk.

Jazz-Mavericks Preview - Dec. 11, 2010 - NBA -
While the Dallas Mavericks have been shooting well lately, it's their defense that has sparked an 11-game winning streak.

MAVERICKS: Inside Report: Jazz-Mavericks preview -- Tuning out the Jazz
Earl K. Sneed previews the Mavericks' matchup with the Utah Jazz Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, where the Mavs will go for a 12th straight win.

Shootaround Report: Jazz (17-7) at Mavericks (18-4) - Mavs Fast Break
All the Mavericks have to do is look around the American Airlines Center for inspiration to beat the Utah Jazz Saturday night, as 150 military heroes will fill the arena’s floor seats for the seventh annual "Seats for Soldiers" event.

Mavericks' impressive forward trio faces a test in the Utah Jazz
The Mavericks have run out to a really nice start this season and the hard part has only just begun. Utah's visit to American Airlines Center today contributes to that difficulty, even though the Jazz had to play Orlando late Friday night in Salt Lake City.

Soft fouls won't fly with Rick Carlisle - Dallas Mavericks Blog - ESPN Dallas
Rick Carlisle wasn't thrilled with aspects of his team's 102-89 win over the New Jersey Nets on Thursday. One area he addressed in Friday's film session was soft fouls under the basket and making sure teams earn their way to the free throw line starting with tomorrow night's rematch with the Utah Jazz.