The Dallas Mavericks have won five straight games and will take their act on the road for a two-game weekend trip beginning in Philadelphia on Friday and ending with a matchup against Jeremy Lin and the Knicks on Sunday.
Dallas scored a blowout win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Mavericks are 4-3 against the Eastern Conference this season. Philadelphia leads the Atlantic Division with a 20-10 record and has won six of its last 10 games. The Sixers suffered a 103-87 loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
On Sunday, the Mavericks will travel to the Big Apple for a nationally televised game against the suddenly red-hot Knicks. New York has won seven straight games behind the solid play of point guard Jeremy Lin who has energized the team and the Knicks' fan base.