The Mavericks have won two straight and seven of their last
eight to keep pace with Southwest Division-leading San Antonio.
Dallas is coming off a 109-103 overtime victory over the
Orlando Magic on Friday.
Dirk Nowitzki, who missed a potential game-winner in regulation,
scored 10 of his 31 points in the extra session. Josh Howard
scored 24 points and Jason Terry added 22 for the Mavericks, who
are closing out a five-game homestand.
Minnesota has lost its last three games by a combined five
points. Kevin Garnett collected 24 points, 21 rebounds, six
assists and four blocks but missed a baseline jumper in the
waning seconds that helped send the Timberwolves to a 90-88 home
defeat against the Spurs.
Wally Szczerbiak continued his run of outstanding play by adding
23 points. In his last eight games, he is averaging 24.1
points, nearly six more than his season average (18.5).
Dallas and Minnesota split their four meetings last season with
each team winning twice on its home floor.