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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.

Jayda Evans