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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

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Who wants it less?

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

WHAT: Battle of the tanking teams.

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ

WHEN: 5:00 p.m. CT

HOW: TXA21 or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: The Mavericks are still in stealth tanking mode, playing their veterans for limited minutes while getting extended looks at the young/new guys. As in the past game, you can expect to see a lot of Nicolas Brussino, Jarrod Uthoff, and other guys not named Dirk.

Unfortunately for the Mavs, the Suns are younger and also in (not so stealth) tank mode. In that case, the theme of this game is definitely “who wants it less” — and it could get pretty ugly pretty quickly. But that’s the beauty of late season meaningless basketball?

Note the early start time and the alternate channel (rumor has it you can still catch the game on Fox Sports GO if you don’t have TXA21 -- if you have League Pass you’re probably stuck with Suns announcers, though.)

Let’s go Suns!