DALLAS (Ticker) -- Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks go for
their sixth win in a row against the Toronto Raptors on
Nowitzki averaged 30.5 points and 11 rebounds in the two
victories over the Raptors last season. The Mavericks have won
21 consecutive home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Dallas pushed its league-high winning streak to 10 games
following a 93-87 victory over Minnesota on Monday. Nowitzki
and Josh Howard both scored 15 points and Jerry Stackhouse added
14 for the Mavericks, who had six players reach double figures
Dallas' last loss was on November 8 vs. the Los Angeles
Clippers, capping a four-game losing streak.
The Raptors have strung together back-to-back wins for the first
time this season and a re coming off a 94-77 victory over the
New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday.
Chris Bosh, who had 14 rebounds, and Anthony Parker both netted
19 points and rookie Andrea Bargnani added a season-high 16 for
Toronto, which held its opponent to 32 second-half points.
The win snapped the Raptors' 14-game losing streak on the road.