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

Dallas has a "golden" opportunity to move up the standings in a game against a Warriors team that has already packed it in for the season.

March 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) knocks the ball away from Golden State Warriors guard Nate Robinson (2) in the fourth quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
March 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) knocks the ball away from Golden State Warriors guard Nate Robinson (2) in the fourth quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

With Dallas one of three teams in a tie for sixth place in the Western Conference, every game, especially those against sub-.500 teams, has become crucial at this point in the season.

On Thursday, the Mavericks have a golden opportunity to make a move up the standings when they travel to Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State, whose first round pick is only protected in to the top 7, has already shut down Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.

However, the Warriors have already beaten Dallas this year, a 111-87 pasting on March 10, which was the third night of a back-to-back-to-back.

The Mavericks, meanwhile, will try to continue their strong offensive play from Tuesday, when a balanced scoring attack led them by the Sacramento Kings 110-100.

Without Lamar Odom, Dallas will have a tough time matching up with David Lee, as the 6'9 240 power forward, who had 25 points and 9 rebounds in their last meeting, is too fast for Dirk Nowitzki and Brendan Haywood and too strong for Brandan Wright and Shawn Marion.

The 9:30 PM game will be televised nationally on TNT.

For all the latest news and notes on the Mavericks, head over to Mavs Moneyball while Golden State of Mind has you covered for all you need to know about the Warriors.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.