If the Nets win it would be the second victory in a row against the Mavericks, while also ending a two game home losing-streak to Dallas, which dates back to 12/2/09. A victory would be the 10th against Western Conference opponents this season, which is the most since winning 11 in the 2010-11 season.
Brooklyn would continue to fare well against teams who are currently in the playoffs, as a victory wold give them a 6-2 record in the last eight games, with four victories in teams who are set to play in the postseason.
Nets Individual Notes:
Brook Lopez became just the fifth Nets player since 1985-86 and the fist since Vince Carter in 2005 to record at least 20 points, seven boards, five assists and four blocks in a game. Lopez’s five assists were a season-high and his four blocked shots marked the eighth time he has at least four rejections in a game this season.
Deron Williams‘ reorded a game-high 33 points and eight assist to help lead the Nets to a 101-97 victory against New Orleans on Tuesday. Williams hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for Brooklyn.
All Time against the Mavericks:
The Nets hold a 25-37 overall record against the Mavericks, with the last victory at home coming on 12/18/08, which was a 121-97 decision.
In the 2011-12 season Brooklyn held a 1-0 season series victory against Dallas with a 93-92 win coming a the American Airlines Center.
Having a monster game for the Nets was Brook Lopez, who finished with 38 points, which was only one point shy of his career high. Lopez shot 17-for-28 from the field, grabbing six boards in 36 minutes of play. Four other Nets were in double figures in that game including Deron Williams, who had 12 points and 12 assists.
The Nets and Mavericks game is scheduled to air on the YES network, with tip-off slated for 8:00 p.m.