With four-straight losses, the Lakers face a Mavericks squad that has dropped two in a row. Dallas is currently in sixth place in the Western Conference, while the Lakers are in 14th.
Davin Harris (hand) and
In his 17th season,
Dallas is one of the league's better offensive squads, averaging 104.5 points a night.
The Lakers have to deal with Nowitzki, likely with players like
Both Boozer and Hill are important scorers for the Lakers, although it's rare for both to have big night simultaneously.
The Lakers need to find a way to contain
Dallas is still fighting for postseason position, while the Lakers are looking to play spoiler.
Expect the Mavericks to extend the Lakers' losing streak to five.