Preview: All-Star power on full display when Mavs face Nets

PREVIEW

MAVERICKS (15-16) AT BROOKLYN NETS (22-12)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Barclays Center, Brooklyn

TV: ABC

Radio: ESPN 103.3 FM; Univision 1270 AM (Spanish)

About the Mavericks: After playing the best team in the Eastern Conference on Thursday night in the Philadelphia 76ers, the Mavs will now match wits with the second-best team out East in the Nets. . .This is the middle of a three-game road trip for the Mavs, who opened the trip with Thursday’s 111-97 loss to the Sixers. The Mavs will complete the trip Monday in Orlando prior to returning home for their final game before the All-Star break – Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. . .The Mavs have won seven of their last 10 games and, overall are 7-8 on the road and 7-6 against the Eastern Conference. . .Forward/center Kristaps Porzingis went through a full practice on Friday and is expected to play tonight after missing the past three games with lower back tightness. In his last game before suffering the back ailment, Porzingis collected 18 points, eight rebounds and two blocks during a 121-118 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 14. “What I’m working towards is making sure my body is strong and durable that I can just play without thinking about anything, without worrying or just being free out there and just playing and enjoying the game that I love, and that’s it,” Porzingis said. “I’m striving towards that,…

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