The Dallas Mavericks are preparing to play the second game of their preseason home and home series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They dropped the first game of the series in Dallas on Sunday by a final score of 106-92 and are hoping to perform much better in the second game as the 2011-12 NBA season rapidly approaches. The reigning champs will officially begin defending their title on Sunday, December 25 in a home game against the Miami Heat.
The second game against the Thunder will take place at 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
The early preseason odds have the Thunder as stronger favorites to take the Western Conference. The Mavericks will be hoping for a dominant performance Tuesday to put that thought out of their heads.