Dallas Mavericks scouting report
They are 18-9 against the Eastern Conference with home games against Boston and Brooklyn left after the Pacers. … Dirk Nowitzki needs 27 points to pass John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. … The Mavericks have lost their last two home games against the Pacers, including a 103-78 blitzing last season at AAC. … Though the Mavericks like to push the pace, they have been very good in lower-scoring games. They are 23-4 when the opponent fails to reach 100 points. Indiana averages 98.7 ppg. … Samuel Dalembert’s numbers weren’t overwhelming, but he played a big role in the 103-98 win over Portland on Friday. His three blocked shots and eight rebounds were huge. Four of the rebounds came in fourth-quarter crunch time.
-- Dallas Morning News