Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/9/13
Just a week ago, the Golden State Warriors edged past the Dallas Mavericks without Stephen Curry. This time, they'll likely need him to avoid their longest skid of the season. Curry and the Warriors look to snap their three-game losing streak and sweep a season series from the Mavericks for the first time in six years Saturday night. Golden State (30-20) beat the Mavericks 100-97 on Jan. 31, while Curry was out with a sore ankle. In fact, ankle injuries have sidelined the star guard for three of the past four meetings, and he was terrific in that other matchup. Curry had 31 points, nine assists and six rebounds in a 105-101 overtime win at Dallas (21-28) on Nov. 19. Another strong performance could give the Warriors their first season sweep of the Mavericks since taking all three meetings in 2006-07. They followed that by dropping 13 of 18 in the series entering this season. Golden State squandered a superb performance from Curry on Friday, when he matched his season high with...
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