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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets

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Former playoff foes face each other for the first time this season.

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WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets

WHAT: The second night of a back-to-back (for both teams)

WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, TX

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT

HOW: FSSW or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: Well well, we meet again. For the first time this season, a re-vamped Mavericks squad faces Houston, their rivals in the first round last season. (Can it really be a rivalry if they won most of the games? Sure, I guess!) For the Rockets, Dwight Howard will almost certainly not be playing, as he isn't playing the second night of back to backs just yet. For the Mavs, Dirk, Parsons and Wes Matthews will all be out, sooooo.

At any rate, with injury concerns for both teams, could end up being an interesting matchup. Or, you know, the Rockets could just do their thing and obliterate the Mavs, which is also very possible, what with half the starters sitting. Expect the worst, hope for the best, I suppose. Let's go Mavs!