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Game Thread: Rockets (22-25) at Mavericks (29-15)

WHO: The Dallas Mavericks host the Houston Rockets

WHAT: A chance to see Kevin Martin, the scoring machine, up close and personal...

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 7:30pm CT


THE STORY: The Mavericks and the Rockets square off on Thursday night in a game that will have two teams on the right track as both have won their last two games. The Rockets are on the second night of a back-to-back as they got to experience the Blake Griffin Show as the Mavericks did on Tuesday night. There are a few odds and ends to read about after the jump, and go check out the The Dream Shake while you're at it. Links after the jump...

Earl K. Sneed and the Shootaround Report

You can expect a good, old-fashioned shootout Thursday night at the American Airlines Center when the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet up for the second time this season. Preview

Following a disappointing road-heavy stretch, the Dallas Mavericks began a four-game homestand with their highest scoring output of the season. They could be in line for another offensive outpouring against the Houston Rockets.

Dallas Morning News Preview

Tonight, the Mavericks will face an opposing center who stands 6-6 and averages 6.6 points. Chuck Hayes is the second shortest player in the Houston Rockets' starting lineup, but he has become an important part of the team's defense during this most recent prolonged absence of Yao Ming.