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

The Mavericks are looking to clinch the sixth overall seed in the Western Conference with a win at Atlanta, where the Hawks are battling for first round home court advantage.

Apr 21, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Dominique Jones (20) drives past Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls won 93-83. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 21, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Dominique Jones (20) drives past Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls won 93-83. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Dallas and Atlanta meet Thursday night with assurances of playoff spots already sewn up, but still with work remaining for both teams. The Hawks need a win to take home court from the Celtics in their upcoming first round meeting, and the Mavericks are trying to lock down either the sixth or seventh seed in the Western Conference.

If the Denver Nuggets lose their game at Minnesota (being played at the same time, so it's unlikely Dallas rests their starters), the Mavs would clinch the No. 6 overall seed. Dallas cannot fall to the No. 8 seed by virtue of tiebreakers.

Date / Time: Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. CT

Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: FS-SW, NBA League Pass

Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN

Streaming: n/a

Line: Hawks (-5.5)

For more on the Dallas Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball. For Atlanta Hawks news and info, head over to Peachtree Hoops and check out SB Nation's NBA page for all your NBA news.

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