Game On: Mavericks @ Hornets

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Published: November 4, 2009

Jason Terry vs. Chris PaulHornets-Mavericks tonight at the Hive; this one’s going national on ESPN (watch it online here). Tip off is at 8:30 p.m. Central.

Our 1-3 Hornets have struggled out of the gate and are making the wrong kind of headlines, while the Mavs come to town feeling oh-so superior with their three-game winning streak. Dallas hosted Utah just last night, and Dirk Nowitzki was playing all kinds of very good basketball, scoring 29 points in the final frame alone and finishing with 40 (highlights here).

After giving up 102 points at home to the Wizards in their opener, the Mavs have allowed the Lakers, Clippers and Jazz to score just 80, 84 and 85 points respectively.

Health check: For Dallas, Drew Gooden, Josh Howard and Tim Thomas are all injured, Quinton Ross is questionable, and assistant coach Popeye Jones is suffering from a real bad hangover. The Hornets will likely stick with the same inactives of Diogu, Marks and Thornton, though Byron Scott has said that changes may be coming soon.

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