The Friday NBA schedule will tip-off with a matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers from the Wells Fargo Center. The Mavericks (43-26) are riding a three-game winning streak and are tied with Utah for fourth place in the West. On Wednesday, Dallas outscored Brooklyn by 14 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 113-111 road victory.
All-Star G Luka Doncic poured in a game-high 37 points to go along with nine rebounds and nine assists. Jalen Brunson chipped in 18 points and five rebounds for the Mavericks.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won seven of their last ten games and trail Milwaukee by one full game for second place in the East. On Wednesday, Philadelphia outscored Cleveland by nine points during the fourth quarter of a 118-114 road victory. The 76ers (42-26) assisted on 24 of their 41 made field goals and shot 52 percent overall.
All-Star C Joel Embiid led all scorers with 35 points on 13-for-19 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds. James Harden contributed 21 points and 11 assists for the 76ers.