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Game Thread: Mavericks (53-22) at Warriors (32-44)

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WHO: The Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks

WHAT: An opportunity to put the Lakers game behind us... and sweep another series

WHERE: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

WHEN: 9:30pm, CT

HOW: League Pass | KTXA | CSN-BA+ | KESN | KNBR

THE STORY: Let's just pretend the other night never happened, shall we? The Mavericks have beaten the Warriors six straight times, and if they win tonight they will complete the series sweep this season. Golden State has lost eight of their last 10 games, and Mavs-Killer Monta Ellis is listed as day-to-day with a sprained right ankle. There are some links below the jump, and the Mavs need to get into a Golden State of Mind if they want to win.

Mavericks-Warriors Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Dallas Mavericks didn't show enough fight when it mattered most in their last game, leading to a loss against a team they're chasing in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have had a much easier time against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll look to complete the season sweep while trying for their seventh straight win in the series Saturday night.

Mavericks-Warriors preview — Mavs look to rebound from loss in L.A., try to sweep Warriors
After suffering their worst defeat of the season, there might not be a better opponent for the Mavericks to see next than the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, as the Dallas team tries to get back on track following a disappointing showing in Los Angeles.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: Marion's Role, Stotts' Tackle
There could be change coming in the Mavs' starting lineup tonight. Nothing is official, but DeShawn Stevenson was wearing the starters' white jersey when the media was allowed into shootaround at Oracle Arena. Shawn Marion was wearing the bench's blue.

Five ejected. as Mavs lose to Lakers; Terry: 'Things happen'
The Mavericks knew it would take a fight to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Turns out even that wasn’t enough. An emotional game turned confrontational in the fourth quarter with both sides losing their cool.