Cavaliers attempt to put the brakes on a two-game skid
Cleveland plays the finale of a three-game road trip tonight again the Mavrickes and attempt to put the brakes on a two-game skid.
On Sunday, Dwyane Wade had 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to help the Miami Heat record a 98-92 come-from-behind win over the Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Cavaliers are just 14-18 as the visitor this season. They have dropped four of their last six games overall.
Dallas will also try and get back on the winning track, as it returns home after going 2-1 on a three-game road trip. On Sunday, Kenny Thomas scored six of his 10 points in the final minute as the Sacramento Kings knocked off the Mavericks 85-80 at ARCO Arena.
Dirk Nowitzki ended with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to Sacramento for the Mavericks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Marquis Daniels scored 19 points, while Jason Terry, who scored eight points in the final three minutes, netted 14 and center Erick Dampier grabbed 11 rebounds in defeat.
The Mavericks are an impressive 28-5 as the host this season. They have won 17 of their last 18 contests at American Airlines Center.
Dallas is tied with the San Antonio Spurs for first place in the Southwest Division and the top spot overall in the Western Conference playoff race.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Cavaliers are scheduled to host the Mavericks on March 29th at Quicken Loans Arena.