SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The Dallas Mavericks will be trying to keep
their recent surge going when they visit the Seattle SuperSonics
The Mavericks have won nine of their last 11 games, including
Thursday's 105-95 triumph in Sacramento. Dirk Nowitzki scored a
season-high 37 points as Dallas rebounded from Tuesday's loss
at the Los Angeles Lakers in which Kobe Bryant scored 62 points.
Dallas will likely be getting one of its key players back Friday
as two-time All-Star Jerry Stackhouse returns from a sore knee
that has kept him out all season.
Seattle had its two-game winning streak stopped Tuesday with a
111-83 loss at Phoenix. Ray Allen scored 26 points and Reggie
Evans added a career-high 21 points and a season-best 18
Rashard Lewis scored 16 points and had two steals but also had
five of the 17 turnovers committed by Seattle, which has lost
four of its last six games.
Dallas won three of the four meetings against Seattle last
season, including both meetings here.