Preview: Mavs looking to sweep the season series against Miami

PREVIEW

MAVERICKS (36-28) AT MIAMI HEAT (35-30)

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

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

About the Mavericks: With a win tonight, the Mavs will clinch a winning record for the regular season. . .This is only a one-game road trip for the Southwest Division-leading Mavs before they return home to face a back-to-back situation when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. . .How crazy has things been in the wild, wild Western Conference? Before the Mavs hosted the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, they were a fifth seed out West. Before their game with the Kings ended, the Mavs slipped to the sixth seed, because the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Boston Celtics. And by the time the Mavs wound up losing to the Kings, 111-99, they had dropped to the seventh seed. However, once the Los Angeles Lakers lost to Toronto late Sunday night, that pushed the Mavs all the way back up to the fifth seed by virtue of their tiebreaker with the Lakers and Blazers. . . Since Portland lost to Atlanta, 123-114, on Monday – along with the Lakers’ 93-89 upset victory over Denver on Monday – the Mavs are now in sole possession of the sixth seed out West. . .Back on New Year’s Day in Dallas, the Mavs defeated the Heat, 93-83. It was the second-lowest…

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