Mavericks try for 15th straight win over Lakers (Jan 13, 2018)

The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers hook up Saturday afternoon both feeding off some much-needed positive energy.

For clubs near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, they’ll take any reason for optimism. The Mavericks (15-28) return home to American Airlines Center off a surprising back-to-back sweep earlier this week. Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak by routing Orlando 114-99 at home Wednesday before slipping past Charlotte 115-111 the next night on the road.Article continues below ... “We’re a resilient group,” said Harrison Barnes, the team’s leading scorer at 18.8 points per game...