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Pacers Face Off Against NBA Champs

Last updated on Friday, February 3, 2012

(DALLAS, TX) - The Indiana Pacers wrap up a two-game road trip tonight in Dallas as they take on the defending NBA champion Mavericks.

The Pacers are going for a season-high fourth-straight victory and are coming off a 109-99 win at Minnesota on Wednesday.

Indiana is 15-and-6 on the season. The Mavs are 14-and-9 and are coming off a 95-86 home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dallas is coached by former Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle was ejected from Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, picking up his second technical when he kicked a ball into the stands.

Dallas is led in scoring by all-star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who averages 16.2 points per game. Nowitzki is coming off a rough night on Wednesday, scoring just eight points on 2-for-15 shooting in the Oklahoma City loss.

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