Tonight in the NBA: Warriors look to sweep Mavericks

Tonight in the NBA: Warriors look to sweep Mavericks
February 9, 2013, 11:30 am
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The 76ers host Charlotte tonight as they look to rebound from their Wednesday loss to the Pacers (see game notes).

The Sixers received another injury blow on Friday when they learned Jason Richardson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury (see story).

Here is a look at the other games tonight in the NBA:

Warriors at Mavericks, 8:30 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors visit the Dallas Mavericks tonight in hopes of ending a three-game losing streak.

The Warriors are coming off a 99-93 loss to Memphis, despite a season-high 32 points from Stephen Curry.

With a win on Saturday night, the Warriors would sweep the season series against the Mavericks.

Golden State may be without Jarret Jack, who has missed the Warriors; last three games with a shoulder contusion.

For much of the season, the Mavericks have played inconsistent basketball, but are coming off a 105-99 victory over Portland on Wednesday that opened up a five-game homestand.

The two teams last met on Jan. 31, with Golden State beating Dallas, 100-97.

Nuggets at Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.
The Denver Nuggets visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in hopes of extending their eight-game winning streak.

Denver, which is one of the highest scoring teams in the league, put up its highest offensive output of the season when they beat Chicago, 128-96, on Thursday night.

During their eight-game winning streak, the Nuggets have averaged 115 points while hitting 50.1 percent of their shots.

Meanwhile, the Cavs hope to extend their winning streak to four games, which would be their best stretch since Lebron James left for Miami.

Cleveland is coming off a Friday night victory over the Magic, in which they hit a season-high 34 of 41 free throws.

Pistons at Bucks, 8:30 p.m.
The Detroit Pistons face Milwaukee tonight as they look to win for the third time in four meetings this season against the Bucks.

Detroit is coming off a 119-109 victory over a Tim Duncan-less Spurs on Friday night. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Brandon Knights chipped in 24 points.

The Pistons will be without rookie Andre Drummond, who will miss four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his back.

The Bucks look to rebound from a 100-86 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Milwaukee's Larry Sanders will be a game-time decision after missing their game on Wednesday with a bruised lower back.

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