In Saturday night NBA action, the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers will tangle from the Wells Fargo Center.
The Mavericks have lost 17 of their 20 games away from home and are currently three games out of playoff contention. Last night, Dallas was unable to keep things close during the second half of a 114-93 loss at Boston. The Mavericks turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 39 percent from the field in defeat.
Dallas F Harrison Barnes tallied a team high 20 points on 6-for-12 from the floor. Rookie Luka Doncic added 19 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort for the Mavericks.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most talented teams in the Eastern Conference and are still searching for ways to integrate All-Star G/F Jimmy Butler into the mix. On Wednesday, Philadelphia concluded a five-game road trip with a 132-127 victory against Phoenix. The 76ers outrebounded the Suns by a 56-49 margin and shot a sizzling 54 percent from the floor.
Philadelphia C Joel Embiid poured in a game high 42 points on 12-for-23 shooting and grabbed 18 rebounds. Ben Simmons contributed 29 points and six assists for the 76ers.