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Dallas Mavericks (3-15)


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vs. SA
L 87-94
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@ Cha
L 87-97
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Chi 10 - 23 Dal
1st Qtr 2:26
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Mavs searching for positives ahead of clash with Bulls

DALLAS -- After back-to-back losses to drop an NBA-worst 3-15, the Dallas Mavericks are grasping for any positives heading into Saturday night's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls.

So despite dropping successive games to San Antonio and Charlotte, the injury-riddled Mavs are focusing on the fact that they were competitive against the Spurs and Hornets. It's not the kind of thing a franchise like Dallas, which has made playoff appearances in 15 of the last 16 seasons, is used to doing, but right now they have little choice.

"Look, it's a 48-minute game and good starts are a very important part to winning in this league, but one thing I like is if we get off to a slow start, our guys don't get discouraged," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said following Thursday's 97-87 loss to the Hornets. "They keep battling. Guys are battling. We're hanging in, we're giving ourselves a chance, but we've got to work through this period and get these guys fully healthy. You know, get these guys full speed and full minutes, and our chances will be much greater."

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Leaders
Points: Harrison Barnes20.3
Rebounds: Andrew Bogut10.6
Assists: J.J. Barea5.4
FG%: Harrison Barnes46.0%
Steals: Dwight Powell1.50
Blocks: Andrew Bogut0.93
Defense (Rank)
Points: 99.8 (9)
Rebounds: 44.6 (19)
Assists: 21.1 (7)
FG%: 45.9% (23)
FT%: 75.6% (9)
3P%: 40.4% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 91.0 (30)
Rebounds: 40.4 (30)
Assists: 18.0 (30)
FG%: 40.9% (30)
FT%: 79.6% (5)
3P%: 31.5% (30)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 16 4 .800 --
Houston 13 7 .650 3.0
Memphis 12 8 .600 4.0
New Orleans 7 13 .350 9.0
Dallas 3 15 .167 12.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/17/2016 Quincy Acy Waived
11/17/2016 Jonathan Gibson Signed as Free Agent
10/22/2016 Jaleel Cousins Waived
10/22/2016 Kyle Collinsworth Waived
10/22/2016 Keith Hornsby Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/1/2016 Seth Curry Bruised knee
11/27/2016 Dirk Nowitzki Sore Achilles
11/16/2016 J.J. Barea Torn left calf muscle
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