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Game Thread: Mavericks (42-16) at Raptors (16-43)

WHO: The Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks

WHAT: An evening game on the 2nd night of a back-to-back.

WHERE: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

WHEN: 5:00pm CT

HOW: League Pass | FSSW-DAL | SNET1 | KESN | CJCL

THE STORY: Despite how well the Mavericks have been playing, and how poorly the Raptors have fared, this is a revenge situation, because Toronto has won the last two meetings between these clubs. This time, they have a secret weapon in former Mav Alexis Ajinca (chuckle). Other than that, the Mavericks have looked strong in the last few games thanks to Tyson Chandler and a healthy Dirk Nowitzki. Check out the links, and drop by Raptors HQ.

Mavericks-Raptors Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Dallas Mavericks are rolling - even on the road. Their upcoming schedule may just keep things that way. The Mavericks look for a sixth consecutive victory by re-establishing their dominance of the lowly Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. Dallas (42-16) owns the second-best record in the Western Conference.

Inside Report: Mavericks-Raptors preview — Vengeful Mavs race north of border for rematch with Raptors
Revenge is the sole thing on the Mavericks’ minds as they enter the Air Canada Centre Sunday evening. No, it’s not the lone defeat — a last-second 121-120 loss in Denver — that the Mavericks (42-16) experienced during their last 16 games that fuels them. But instead it’s an 84-76 loss in Dallas to the Toronto Raptors back on Dec. 28 that boils in their brains, as the Mavs head north of the border looking for retribution.

Mavericks play the Raptors in the dreaded Sunday evening game
It’s the dreaded Sunday evening game in Toronto , but the Mavericks were not in Toronto on Saturday to enjoy the legendary nightlife because they were in Washington playing the Wizards. … Last season, the Mavericks were torched by 22 points in Toronto on a Sunday evening. … They are 7-7 against the Raptors when playing north of the border.

Reaction: Mavericks 105, Wizards 99 - Dallas Mavericks Blog - ESPN Dallas
The Dallas Mavericks' fifth straight win -- the 16th in their last 18 tries -- didn't come without some rough spots late against a young, feisty Washington squad. Tyson Chandler's 23-point effort included seven dunks and 13 rebounds, and Jason Terry scored 25 in the 105-99 victory over the Wizards.