The Mavericks are trying to downplay it. But they clearly are stoked about being back in Denver to tackle the Nuggets, who knocked them out of the playoffs last season.
"This is one of the best teams in the West,'' Rick Carlisle said. "Actually, two of the best teams in the West. We know they're a good team and it's been awhile since we've won here. So we're going to throw the kitchen sink at them and I'm sure they'll do the same.''
As Jason Terry said, there's not much to say. "We'll just let our play speak for itself.''