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The Warriors will host Dirk Nowitzki and the reigning NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Tickets start at $33, and fans in attendance can enjoy postgame fireworks immediately following the game. Lower level seating is also available. BUY TICKETS NOW
LAST TIME OUT
Returning from their season-long six-game road trip, the Warriors suffered a 110-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at home on Wednesday night. Monta Ellis and Klay Thompson chipped in 16 apiece and Stephen Curry added another 15, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the hot-shooting Grizzlies. Nate Robinson and Brandon Rush combined for 22 to lead the Warriors’ bench to outscore the Grizzlies’ 52-35. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. MAVERICKS
The Warriors will meet the Mavericks for the first of three times this season on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Dallas won three of the four games in last year's season series before going on to win the 2011 NBA Finals. Golden State, however, has had success against Dallas at Oracle Arena, having won at least one game in Oakland in five of the last six seasons. The Warriors will play Saturday's game after having two days off, their final two-day break of the season, while the Mavericks, losers of seven of their last nine games, will be completing a back-to-back-to-back set.
ON THE MEND
After scoring 12 points in nine minutes of Monday’s win in Washington, Stephen Curry logged 24 more minutes on Wednesday. The Warriors guard appears to be approaching full health after straining a tendon in his right foot in Phoenix last month, and the team is certainly benefitting from his return. Curry has totaled 27 points, four assists and five rebounds in 33 minutes over the last two games, and the Warriors have out-scored their opponents by 14 points with him on the floor.
FINDING HIS STROKE
Rookie guard Klay Thompson has broken out of his slump and regained his shooting stroke. After struggling for much of the recently completed road trip, the Washington State product has erupted for 34 points over the last two games. Thompson is shooting 13-for-25 during that stretch and is an unreal 7-for-10 on 3-pointers.
Injuries:Warriors - Kwame Brown (torn pectoralis) is out. Mavericks - Brendan Haywood (sprained left ankle) is questionable. Delonte West (right ring finger fracture/dislocation), Brandan Wright (concussion) and Jason Kidd are out.
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