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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks

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Battle in the NBA basement...

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks

WHAT: A rematch of the season opener

WHERE: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. CT

HOW: TXA21 or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: The Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks face off tonight in the battle of, essentially, who wants it least? Despite besting the Mavs on opening night, Atlanta has since fared not so well, winners of a mere seven games to Dallas’ nine. That should make for a winnable game tonight for the good guys, if winnable games are your jam.

It being the second night of a back to back, I’d look for Dirk to be resting or play minimal minutes, giving some of the younger guys more game experience. We’ll see as well if Dennis Smith Jr., still working his way back from that pesky injury, will be limited at all in minutes as well. Otherwise, should be a barn-burner between these two cellar dwellers of teams.

Let’s go Mavs?