Another division rival comes into the American Airlines Center as the Mavericks host the New Orleans Hornets. It would have been an in-game reunion between Chris Kaman and his former team, but the big man is once again sitting out due to a strained right calf. There will still be a reunion as Darren Collison gets to play against the team that originally drafted him. Dallas will be looking to bounce back after a rough outing on Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks. It continues to be a trial and error process for the Mavericks as they adapt to life without Dirk Nowitzki.
The Mavericks will get to see two exciting rookies in the form of Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers. Those rookies will likely be the major building blocks, along with Eric Gordon, as the Hornets continue to move through the Chris Paul era.
Here are some notes of interest as the Mavericks take on the Hornets.