Mavericks Vs. Warriors: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Apr 18, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives to the basket during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Rockets 117-110. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

The Mavs are officially in the playoffs, but now they'll need to keep winning for the best seed possible. Their home finale Friday against Golden State is still a must-win.

The Dallas Mavericks clinched their 12th consecutive playoff berth on Thursday night without ever taking the floor - Houston's overtime loss to New Orleans mathematically guaranteed the Mavs a playoff spot, but with three remaining regular season games, there's still plenty at stake in terms of seeding. Dallas can manage the minutes of its starters against the lowly Warriors tonight.

By virtue of tiebreakers over Utah and Phoenix (fighting for the final spot), Dallas likely couldn't fall past either team to the No. 8 seed, provided they can beat Golden State on Friday. Dallas closes its season with road trips to Chicago and Atlanta, both in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

Date / Time: Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. CT

Location: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas

TV: FSSW-DAL, NBA League Pass

Radio: Mavericks Radio Network

Streaming: n/a

Line: Mavericks (-12)

For more on the Dallas Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball. For Golden State Warriors news and info, visit Golden State Of Mind and for everything NBA, head over to SB Nation's NBA page.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.