Richard Jefferson's status is still uncertain and the Nets play a team they have never beaten in the Jason Kidd era, the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are a different club under coach Avery Johnson. They are now a defensive minded team who still have a number of offensive weapons at the ready, led by Dirk Nowitzki.
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