DAL is led by F Dirk Nowitzki, who averages 25.4 ppg (50.4% FG), 9.6 rebs; G/F Josh Howard 19.2 ppg, 7.1 rebs; G Jason Terry 15.9 ppg, 5.3 asts; G/F Jerry Stackhouse 11.3 ppg, G Devin Harris 9.7 ppg; and C Erick Dampier 7.5 ppg, 7.6 rebs. DAL averages 100.3 ppg while allowing 92.1 ppg. The Magic are now allowing more pts than they are scoring. averaging 93.9 ppg while allowing 94.1 ppg.
Fortunately for the Magic, BOS surprised NJ earlier today, so the Magic trail NJ for the 8th spot by just 1/2 game, and MIA by 2 games for the 7th spot. Mavs are huge 13 1/2 pt favorites against the Magic (www.pinnaclesports.com).