DAL is led by F Nowitzki, averaging 24.9 ppg on 50% shooting and 9.5 rebs; G/F Josh Howard 19.8 ppg, 7.2 rebs; G Jason Terry 15.8 ppg, 5.3 asts; G/F Jerry Stackhouse 10.8 ppg; and G Devin Harris 10.5 ppg. DAL averages 99.7 ppg while allowing 92.6 ppg; the Magic average 93.5 ppg while allowing 92.4 ppg.
The Magic have a 14-3 home record against DAL, and have beaten them the last 2 times in ORL, including a 108-99 win last March. DHoward will be playing in his 207th consecutive game tonight for the Magic, tying Darrell Armstrong's team record. DAL is favored by 5 1/2 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).