5:30 tonight at American Airlines Center
TV/Radio: FSN/KJR (950 AM).
Records: Seattle 16-3, Dallas 13-7.
Bottom line: Nowitzki’s 53 points against Houston on Dec. 2 helped boost him to the league’s leading scorer (27.4). The Sonics’ combo of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis is the leading tandem at 45.3 points.
Injuries: Sonics G Ronald Murray (left quadriceps strain), G Ibrahim Kutluay (left patella tendinitis) and C Vitaly Potapenko (fractured bone in right hand) are on the injured list. Mavericks F/G Tariq Abdul-Wahad (left knee tendinitis), G/F Michael Finley (sprained right ankle) and C Pavel Podkolzin (torn cartilage in right knee) are on the IL.