-The Mavericks have won 15 of the last 19 regular-season meetings with the Suns

-The Mavericks have taken six of the last eight meetings in Phoenix

-Tonight’s game is Dallas’ final home game of the season and the Mavericks will be hosting Fan Appreciation Night

Dallas Mavericks Fans Watch Game Six

-Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert teamed with Suns point guard Goran Dragic and Suns forward Marcus Morris on the Rockets during the 2011-12 season

-Mavericks forward Shawn Marion was selected by Phoenix in the first round (ninth overall pick) of the 1999 NBA Draft and played his first eight-and-a-half seasons with the Suns from 1999-2008, garnering Western Conference All-Star honors four times (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)

All-Star Shawn Marion

-Suns forward P.J. Tucker played his rookie season (2006-07) with Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon in Toronto

-Calderon played the second half of the 2012-13 season with Suns center Viacheslav Kravtsov in Detroit

-Mavericks swingman Vince Carter played in 51 games (started 41) for the Suns during the second half of the 2010-11 season, averaging 13.5 points per game

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

-Shawn Marion appeared in his 1,000th career regular-season game against Phoenix on 1/27/13, becoming the 107th player in NBA history to reach the milestone

-Dirk Nowitzki appeared in his 1,000th career regular-season game vs. Phoenix on 1/4/12, becoming the 98th player in league history to achieve the milestone.

-Suns guard Gerald Green played in 38 games (started 12) for Dallas in 2008-09

Denver Nuggets v Dallas Mavericks

-Dallas took the 2012-13 season series, 3-1

-The 2013-14 season series is currently tied at 1-1

-Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek previously served as an assistant coach in Utah, where he coached Mavericks guard Devin Harris for a season-and-a-half from 2011-12

-Mavericks athletic trainer Casey Smith was formerly the strength and conditioning coach for the Suns

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks

 

-The Suns snapped a 10-game road losing streak against the Mavericks the last time the two teams met in Dallas on 4/10/13 (Phoenix won 102-91)

-It was the Suns’ first victory in Dallas since 3/14/07 (when they defeated the Mavericks, 129-127, in 2OT)

-The Mavericks had won 22 of the previous 27 showdowns in Dallas before the loss on 4/10/13