Dallas (47-18) is 1 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles (46-20) for the second-best record in the West behind San Antonio. The Lakers/Mavericks only play each other 3 times this season which is a big deal since it creates a tiebreaker for playoff seeding.
The Mavericks won the first meeting of the season 109-100 on January 19th.
Next 2 Games against each other:
March 12th – 6:00 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas Mavericks
March 31st – 7:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers
Mavericks can clinch the tiebreaker and gain another game in the standings tonight with a win. There is only one month left in the regular season.
The Lakers are just coming off of a loss against the Miami Heat. A loss that snapped their 8-game winning streak. I expect the Lakers to come out strong and show they can still beat top contenders.