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Game Thread: Mavericks (39-16) at Suns (27-26)

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WHO: The Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks

WHAT: The final game leading up to the All-Star break

WHERE: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ

WHEN: 9:30pm CT

HOW: TNT | KESN | KTAR | TSN2 (Canada)

THE STORY: Rodrigue Beaubois made a pretty impressive showing in his first game back, but he was slightly overshadowed by Jason Kidd's three-point extravaganza. As always, tonight will be a battle of the flashy point guards, as Kidd takes on Steve Nash, who has led his team to seven victories in their last nine games. Both teams have had great streaks going, and are looking to end on a high note before the break. Check out links after the jump, and don't stare too long at the Bright Side of the Sun.

Side note- I have a fashion week party tonight... so I'll be gone. Again. But I read these threads, so try not to be too mean to me in my absence. Kthxbai, and GO MABS.

Mavericks-Suns Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Dallas Mavericks are playing more like the elite team that cruised through the first two months of the season than the banged-up club that struggled through a dismal stretch after Christmas. With growing contributions from Peja Stojakovic and Rodrigue Beaubois, they might be getting even better.

Inside Report: Mavericks-Suns preview — In final test before All-Star break, Mavs try to blot out the Suns
Thursday night is all about finishing strong for the Dallas Mavericks. Stepping into the US Airways Center for the first time this season, the Mavericks (39-16) will seek their 13th win in the last 14 games, while also trying to finish off play before the All-Star break in style.

Carlisle on Roddy B.: 'His energy was infectious; everybody's excited'
The young kid was back in action. The old Kidd stole his show. Jason Kidd’s remarkable 3-point shooting overshadowed a big-time season debut by Roddy Beaubois to push the Mavericks to a 116-100 wipeout of the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: Blowing Leads and Kidd's Shot
Earlier in the season when the Mavericks were seemingly blowing big leads every other game, Jason Terry said talk to him in March and if it's still going on then, well, there might be a problem. March is less than two weeks away and the big leads still aren't sticking. In fact, as soon as the Mavs build a significant double-digit lead and look like they'll be able to cruise to victory they instead put it in cruise control.