National Basketball Association
Denver at Dallas
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 28, 2015
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Mavericks attempt to end a season-worst three-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Dallas went winless on a road trip to Oklahoma City, Memphis and San Antonio and will look to get back on track against a Denver squad that has lost five consecutive games.

The Nuggets are struggling even more than the Mavericks and have suffered four double-digit losses during their skid. Denver scored its second-fewest points of the season in Friday's 91-80 home loss to the San Antonio Spurs and embarks on a five-game road trip. Dallas recorded a season low for points in Wednesday's 88-83 loss to the Spurs. Guard Deron Williams struggled with 4-of-16 shooting against San Antonio and is 7-for-24 over the past two games.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV, Altitude 2 (Denver) FSN Southwest (Dallas)

ABOUT THE NUGGETS (6-10): Denver shot 40.3 percent from the field and committed 18 turnovers in its latest lost and coach Mike Malone is miffed over the club's consistency issues. "We look great in stretches and we look bad in stretches," Malone told reporters. "Until we play 48 minutes, we will continue to stack up losses." Small forward Danilo Gallinari had 16 points and 10 rebounds against San Antonio for his third double-double in four games but is a porous 17-of-64 from the field over the last five contests.

ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (9-7): Veteran forward Dirk Nowitzki has produced back-to-back double-doubles and has been his traditionally solid self by averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Even more impressive is that Nowitzki's 3-point shooting (51 percent) has been a bright spot on a team shooting a lackluster 32 percent. "We believe that we're a better shooting team from the outside than we were last year," Nowitzki told reporters. "We've got to keep stepping into the ones that are there and take them with confidence."


1. The Mavericks have won 26 of the last 36 home meetings against the Nuggets.

2. Denver PF Kenneth Faried (ankle) has missed three straight games but could return Saturday.

3. Dallas backup G J.J. Barea (sprained right ankle) will miss at least three games.

PREDICTION: Mavericks 97, Nuggets 88
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Denver 6-10 L5 3-6 3-4 0-0 6-10 1-3 5-10
Dallas 9-7 L3 4-2 5-5 0-0 9-7 2-3 7-5
Last Meeting
Denver Dallas
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
4/10/15 DAL 144 DEN 143 143 61 42.4 144 49 52.3
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Denver D. Gallinari 47 65.2 10
Dallas D. Nowitzki 25 52.6 5
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Denver J. Hickson 12 7 5
Dallas T. Chandler 11 3 8
Assists Player  
Denver T. Lawson 18
Dallas J. Barea 9
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Denver D. Gallinari 357 39.8 122
Dallas D. Nowitzki 299 52.1 42
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Denver K. Faried 161 53 108
Dallas Z. Pachulia 192 58 134
Assists Player  
Denver E. Mudiay 124
Dallas J. Barea 94
Quickchart Matchup
Denver Off vs  Dallas Defense
98.9 Points For
100.3 Points Against
43.1 FG%
43.1 FG%
43.8 Reb
46.6 Reb
Dallas Off vs  Denver Defense
100.6 Points For
104.4 Points Against
44.2 FG%
46.2 FG%
46.6 Reb
44.0 Reb