The surprising Denver Nuggets have a 53-43 halftime advantage over the Mavericks in Dallas behind the strong play of Wilson Chandler and Nene Hilario. Chandler leads a balanced Denver attack with 11 points but five other players have scored at least six. Nene recorded eight points and eight rebounds in the first half.
The Mavericks struggled with 10 turnovers in the first half. Shawn Marion leads Dallas with 11 points and six rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki has six points but only has six shot attempts from the field. Corey Brewer came off the bench to score nine for the Mavs.
Everyone keeps waiting for the shoe to drop on Denver post Carmelo Anthony trade but Nuggets coach George Karl has has his team playing as a unit and sharing the load offensively. The Mavericks will have to get Nowitzki more involved in the offense if they want to pull out a victory tonight.