After the first two quarters of play, the Philadelphia 76ers lead the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 51-37 at home in the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers came into the game with a 20-10 record, which placed them in third place in the Eastern Conference and in first place in the Atlantic Division. The Mavs came into the game with a 19-11 record, which put them in fourth place in the Western Conference and in second place in the Southeast Division. The 76ers are coming off a loss to the Orlando Magic on the road but have lost two straight at home while the Mavericks are riding a five-game winning streak.
The Sixers were led by their top scoring bench once again. Center Nikola Vucevic led the team off the bench with 12 points while starters Andre Iguodala added nine and both Elton Brand and Lavoy Allen added eight. The Mavericks starters were led by Jason Kidd, who scored six, and Vince Carter, who scored five, but the team's leading scorer was Dominique Jones, who came off the bench to add seven.