The Los Angeles Clippers close out their six-game Grammy road trip on Monday night, facing the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. Here are the relevant details of Monday night's contest:
Records: Clippers (17-8); Mavericks (17-11)
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST
TV: Prime Ticket, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call.
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 108.6 points per 100 possessions (first in NBA); Mavericks, 101.9 (20th)
Defensive Efficiency: Mavericks, 98.6 (fifth); Clippers, 105.6 (24th)
Going Streaking: The Clippers have lost nine straight games in Dallas, with their last road win against the Mavericks coming on April 19, 2006.
Home vs. Road: The Clippers are 7-5 on the road this season, and have won six of their last seven games away from home; Dallas is 10-5 at home, including 8-3 at home against Western Conference teams.
Dirk Warming Up: Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is off to a slow start this season, but the All-Star has averaged 26.4 points per game in his last five contests.
Getting Defensive: The Clippers are 9-0 this season when holding their opponents under 90 points, including a January 18 victory over the Mavericks at Staples Center.
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