2013 NBA Season:LA Clippers vs. Dallas MavericksMarch 26, 2012 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the resurgent Dallas Mavericks play host against the visiting LA Clippers at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Game time is set at 9:30AM ET.

Dallas will try to move closer last for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers currently holds the 8th position but the Mavericks are slowly inching their way up in the standings.

However, the Mavericks must improve their against the top contenders in the Western Conference. They are 1-13 against the Spurs, Nuggets, Thunder, Grizzlies and Clippers. To improve their chances of making it in the playoffs, Dallas must start to win against the top teams in the West.

The LA Clippers have been dislodged to 4th place by the streaking Nuggets. They do want to have a first round homecourt advantage in the Western Conference. Protecting their stranglehold in their current position is the team's current priority as Memphis is only half a game behind them.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the LA Clippers as the favorite to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.