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              === Warriors vie to end skid in visit with Mavs ===
 (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors will try to avoid extending their
 losing streak to a season high four straight games when they close out a four-
 game road trip Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks.
 The  Warriors  are winless  so far on  the swing and  dropped a 99-93 decision
 against  the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night. Stephen Curry poured in 32 points
 and handed out eight assists, while David Lee netted 26 points in defeat.
 Klay  Thompson had nine  points to go along with a game-high six turnovers for
 the  Warriors, who  also lost  three straight  from Jan.  13-18. Golden  State
 allowed  63 points  in the first half, but  held Memphis to 36 in the last two
 "It  was a  tough loss  for us.  We didn't  make shots,"  Warriors coach  Mark
 Jackson said.
 Golden  State had  won four  in a  row until  this latest  slide and  is 14-14
 outside  of Oakland this season. Warriors guard Jarrett Jack missed his second
 straight game with a right shoulder contusion and could return Saturday.
 The Warriors will host Houston on Tuesday in their return home.
 Dallas  will resume  its five-game homestand Saturday and opened the residency
 with Wednesday's 105-99 triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers.
 O.J. Mayo scored 28 points and veteran Vince Carter added 17 in a reserve role
 for  the  Mavericks, who  won for the  eighth time in  13 tries. Dirk Nowitzki
 finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Shawn Marion added 13 and 10
 in a winning effort. Marion has three double-doubles in his last four games.
 With the victory, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle reached 500 career wins.
 "It  means I've been around a long time; I'm getting old. It's meaningful, but
 I'm  not into  those kinds of things," Carlisle said. "I'm into the day-to-day
 stuff.  One relief I have is I think after tomorrow I won't have to hear about
 it again for a while, so that's good."
 Carlisle's  club used a  12-0 run to erase a 43-31 deficit and later grabbed a
 95-86  advantage  thanks to an  18-4 burst. The  Mavericks held the Blazers to
 just  38  points in the  second half, including 17  in the fourth quarter, and
 registered a 38-9 difference in bench scoring.
 Dallas  has  scored 100-plus points  in 11 of its  last 13 games. In milestone
 news  for  Nowitzki, he needs only  seven free throws to pass Wilt Chamberlain
 (6,057) for 15th place on the NBA's all-time list.
 The  Mavs are 13-9 in Big D this season and will also host Atlanta, Sacramento
 and Orlando on the current homestand.
 Dallas  has lost the  first two meetings with Golden State this season, but is
 8-4  in the past  12 matchups between the Western foes. The Warriors have lost
 20 of 26 trips to American Airlines Center.
 02/09 10:47:04 ET