San Antonio hosts Dallas in conference showdown

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Dallas Mavericks (7-4, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (4-7, 12th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio faces Dallas in a matchup of Western Conference teams.

San Antonio finished 17-25 in Western Conference play and 14-22 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Spurs averaged 111.1 points per game last season, 47.8 in the paint, 15.7 off of turnovers and 11.7 on fast breaks.

Dallas went 42-30 overall and 7-5 in Southwest Division play during the 2020-21 season. The Mavericks averaged 112.4 points per game last season, 16.5 on free throws and 41.4 from deep.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Mavericks won 109-108 in the last meeting on Nov. 4. Jalen Brunson led the Mavericks with 31 points, and Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 23 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Jakob Poeltl: out (health and safety protocols), Keita Bates-Diop: out (back), Zach Collins: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: out (back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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