NBA Free Picks: Dallas Mavericks Vs. Phoenix Suns

The Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns are heading down the stretch towards the playoffs and every game is important at this point. Whether its playing for postion or looking to end the season on a high note, these teams need to win this game and that is why ESPN chose to put on as the second game of a doubleheader.

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There was no Vince Carter, no Marcin Gortat and no Steve Nash — all of them departed before the media were allowed in the dressing room — to quiz about the impact of Friday’s loss to New Orleans. So it was left to guard Jared Dudley to assess the fallout from blowing a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing 106-100 to the team the Suns had to beat.

In the battle for the last Western Conference playoff spots, the Suns are three games behind eighth-place Memphis — which lost Friday — and four games behind seventh-place New Orleans with 10 to play. That makes this a very critical game against the Mavericks.

The Suns are dealing with injuries at nearly every position on the floor.  Mickael Pietrus didn’t play with a quad injury. Vince Carter had the stomach flu and lasted only nine minutes before leaving the bench. Marcin Gortat had his nose sent due west in a collision with the back of Steve Nash’s head, ending his night late in the third quarter.

Despite all the woes, the Suns play good in this spot. The Suns are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and they are 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 Sunday games.

The Suns catch the Mavericks in the second half of back-to-back games and get a big win to keep them in the playoff race.

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Barnes and Noble Donates Books.

Entertainment Close-up January 22, 2012 Barnes and Noble, a retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced that it collected and donated close to 1.2 million books for children in need all over the country during its 2011 Holiday Book Drive, thanks to the generous support of customers and its enthusiastic booksellers.

“Barnes and Noble customers are generous every year and this holiday season certainly was no exception. Children who are less fortunate unwrapped many books this year thanks to the thoughtfulness of Barnes and Noble customers,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Community Relations for Barnes and Noble, in a release. “This holiday tradition is a wonderful way for booksellers and customers to come together and give the gift of reading to children in their local communities.” Community partners who have already begun distributing the books collected by Barnes and Noble booksellers include schools, libraries, and social service organizations. Local recipients include Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York, Motts Children’s Hospital in Michigan, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Utah Foster Care Foundation, the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, the Minnesota Literary Council, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, Head Start of Western Pennsylvania, Durham’s Partnership for Children, the United Way of Baton Rouge, Charlotte Emergency Housing, and many other deserving organizations. in our site barnes and noble coupon code in our site barnes and noble coupon code

The annual Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive invited customers to purchase books for donations at Barnes and Noble bookstores all across the country between Nov. 1, and Jan. 1, 2012.

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