• Dallas leads the 2013-14 season series with the L.A. Lakers, 2-0 (having won both games at home)
  • The Lakers won the previous three meetings between the two teams (and took the 2012-13 season series, 3-1)
  • Dallas will look to sweep the 2013-14 season series (3-0) with a victory at Los Angeles on 4/4/14

Celebrities At The Lakers Game

  • The Mavericks have never swept a season series with the Lakers
  • Despite going 0-2 against the Mavericks this season, the Lakers have still won 17 of the last 23 regular-season meetings between the two clubs
  • The Lakers have won 42 of the last 48 showdowns in Los Angeles

All-Stars Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki

  • Lakers point guard Steve Nash played for the Mavericks from 1998-2004 and was an All-Star in Dallas in 2002 and 2003
  • Mavericks forward Shawn Marion played three-and-a-half seasons with Nash on the Suns from 2004-08

Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns

  • Marion also played for Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni in Phoenix from 2003-08
  • Lakers center Chris Kaman played the 2012-13 season with Dallas and averaged 10.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in 66 games (52 starts)

Spain's Pau Gasol (C) goes to the basket

  • Kaman and Nowitzki played together for the German national team.
  • Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert played the second half of the 2009-10 season with Meeks in Philadelphia
  • Mavericks guard Wayne Ellington (28th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft) and Lakers swingman Wesley Johnson (fourth overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft) were both first-round draft picks of the Timberwolves and played two seasons together in Minnesota from 2010-12
Fomer core members of the Timberwolves:  Wesley Johnson, Jonny Flynn and Wayne Ellington

Fomer core members of the Timberwolves: Wesley Johnson, Jonny Flynn and Wayne Ellington

  • Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Philadelphia) and Ellington (Wynnewood) were both born in Pennsylvania
  • Ellington attended high school at The Episcopal Academy in Lower Merion, Pa., just miles from Bryant’s high school (Lower Merion)
  • Mavericks guard Devin Harris and Lakers guard Jordan Farmar were teammates on the New Jersey Nets for the first half of the 2010-11 season

New Jersey Nets Media Day Portraits

  • Mavericks big man Brandan Wright and Lakers guard Jodie Meeks were both born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Meeks (Norcross), Mavericks forward Jae Crowder (Villa Rica) and Mavericks center Bernard James (Windsor Forest HS in Savannah) all attended high school in Georgia
  • Lakers forward Shawne Williams played in 15 games for Dallas in 2008-09

Dallas Mavericks Media Day

  • Mavericks guard Jose Calderon (Villanueva de la Serena) and Lakers forward Pau Gasol (Barcelona) both hail from Spain
  • Both played in Spain before beginning their NBA careers and both have represented the country in international play
  • Calderon and Gasol played on Spain’s national team that won silver at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London

Spain's Pau Gasol (L) celebrates with Jo

  • They captured a gold medal together at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan
  • They also won gold at FIBA Eurobasket 2011 (Lithuania) and took home silver at FIBA Eurobasket 2003 (Sweden) and Eurobasket 2007 (Spain)
  • Mavericks player development coach and radio analyst Brad Davis was drafted by the Lakers in 1977 and played one season for Los Angeles.

Lakers v 76ers