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Game Thread: Mavericks (47-20) at Warriors (30-37)

WHO: The Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks

WHAT: Maybe another 40-point performance from Beaubois?

WHERE: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

WHEN: WAY too late. 9:30pm CT


THE STORY: Last night's loss to Portland was frustrating for several reasons. One, the Mavericks shot a perfect 11-11 to start, and finished shooting nearly 60%, and yet they still lost. Two, the team had five players in double figures, and Dirk Nowitzki managed a double-double... in a loss. Finally, the Blazers could quite possibly be our first round match-up and we failed to play even a smidgen of defense. So tonight... well tonight, we just need a win so we're not totally hopeless heading into the Spurs game on Friday. Sorry, GSW. You just don't mean that much to us anymore. There are links after the jump, and be sure to visit the site that's in a Golden State of Mind.

Mavericks-Warriors Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
If shots are falling for the Dallas Mavericks, they;re awfully difficult to beat. Their latest game proved to be a surprising exception. After falling to third place in the Western Conference, the Mavericks try to bounce back and avoid a third consecutive defeat - and fifth in seven games - when they wrap up a quick two-game road trip Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors.

Mavericks-Warriors preview — Slumping Mavs try to right the ship in the Bay Area
With very little time to think about their late-game miscues one night earlier, the Mavericks head into ORACLE Arena looking to shake off the sting of back-to-back defeats and a string of four losses in their last six games.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: Mahinmi, Beaubois and The Spurs
Third-string Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi got a chance to play extended minutes Tuesday night at Portland with Brendan Haywood scratched with lower back stiffness. Even if Haywood is able to play tonight against the Golden State Warriors, the smallish, up-tempo Warriors present a poor matchup for Haywood and Mahinmi could again get the call behind Tyson Chandler.

Sefko: In one month, Caron Butler will be close to putting on a uniform
SportsDay writer Eddie Sefko chatted with fans on Tuesday and answered questions about the Dallas Mavericks and their preparations for the playoffs. Here are some highlights: