Not only do the Clippers come into this game with the best home record in the League with only 5 losses they also come in having won all previous 3 games against the Mavericks this season. This is the last chance Dallas has to slip a win in against the Clippers before the post season rolls around. Things are set for the Clippers to really focus on the playoffs, unfortunately things are not so clear for the Mavericks as they still have to get a few more win under their belt to see if they make the cut.
Dallas opened the second half of the season off with a bang, really making great ground up, but recently they have seen a decline in production from everyone on the team. It almost looks like the same thing that is happening with the Pacers, almost like of their were running out of gas. Nowitzki and Carter have to pull things together and rise to the occasion, for them this could very well be their last rodeo, so they have to really poor their hearts out.
L.A. is back again in familiar grounds as they made the post season last year almost in the same spot, the difference this season is the experience they have with coach Doc Rivers running the game as well as the memories of falling short. This Clippers teams has one of the best benches I have seen in recent years, they have what could be a starter to back up all their starters, I really see the Clippers moving the ball well and getting fouled a lot, they are one of the worst free throw shooting team in the NBA.
Pick: The Mavericks are +6.5 in this game on the road and I do not see them winning this game, the Clippers have too much speed and agility for the Mavs to keep up with. Take the Clippers in this game.