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Game preview: Can Dallas compete with Golden State at Oracle Arena?

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The Warriors inch closer to the 95-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. Now let’s take it one game at a time and deal with the Mavericks who are in town tonight. While breaking Chicago's record is not our top priority, it’s okay to dream about it!

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Tip-off: 7:30pm PST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680
Blog Buddy: www.mavsmoneyball.com

Team Overviews

The Warriors are coming off of a great win over the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night. Five Warriors were in double figures including Stephen Curry who had 33 points and Klay Thompson with 32 points. Golden State swept past the Clippers with just 10 players suited up. Our squad looks to take win number 65 against the Mavericks tonight.

The Mavericks are battling for playoff position in the Western Conference against the Blazers, Jazz and Houston with just 1.5 games separating these teams. They took a 103-109 loss Wednesday night against Portland. The Mavs are going to need to find a way to compete with Golden State if they want to make the playoffs. Wesley Matthews and Dirk Nowitzki combined for 43 points against the trailblazers. They'll have their hands full in Oakland when they go head to head with the likes of Draymond Green and company.

Key to the game: Outrun the opposition.

It's our court, let's out play em'. We've been doing this all season with a few set backs. This is a winnable game so long as we limit our turnovers and run the court with our offense.

Highlight Predictions:

- Steph gonna Steph. Another 30+ point performance from the raining MVP (33 to be exact) and he doesn't plan on stopping. Predicting Curry will score over 30 points again and maybe even mess around for a triple double!

- Klay's encore performance. Right behind Curry is Klay Thompson, who drained 32 points against the Clippers on  Wednesday night. A repeat performance would be great to keep the consistency going. He's been averaging 24.7 ppg within the last 10 games, and a solid 39 points against Dallas last week. Let's keep those stat numbers filled!

- Andrew Bogut is an x-factor. After missing 2 games, Bogut had some key plays against the Clippers with 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 20 minutes. His contributions go a long way with his limited play time.

- The Roaracle's energy. We've been treated to a ton of home games for the month of March. Considering we've been undefeated at home this season and than some, there's just something absolutely special playing at home. Make no mistake, the crowd is going to continue to shine in its own right.


Win Prediction: Warriors roll past the Mavericks 120-105 inching closer to the Bulls record.

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