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Game Thread: Hornets (46-35) at Mavericks (56-25)

WHO: The Dallas Mavericks host the New Orleans Hornets


WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 7:00pm CT


THE STORY: No one knows who they will be playing in the playoffs yet, they only know where. Dallas will start with home court advantage while New Orleans begins on the road. It's all too complicated for me to even think about. Pretty much I think we should go for a win. There are some links below, and you can always visit At The Hive if you want to punch every bee in the face. I will be on a tour of the White House tonight so I'll be missing another game. GO MABS GO!

Hornets-Mavericks Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Hornets both know they're headed to the Western Conference playoffs, where Dallas will have home-court advantage in the first round while New Orleans opens on the road. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. Each team has a few potential first-round opponents on its radar, but the Mavericks have a chance to finish second in the conference if they canbeat the visiting Hornets on Wednesday night - a scenario that might work in New Orleans’ favor.

MAVERICKS: Inside Report: Hornets-Mavericks preview — Mavs head into season finale eyeing West's No. 2 seed
It’s been a long and winding 82-game regular season for the Dallas Mavericks, but the road takes a detour after Wednesday night. The Mavericks welcome the New Orleans Hornets to Big D to conclude the regular season with a Southwest Division matchup of two playoff-bound teams.

Three seeds, four foes still on Mavs' table - Dallas Mavericks Blog - ESPN Dallas
On the final night of the regular season, the Western Conference playoff race has just three of eight playoff seeds resolved. A wild Tuesday night of basketball supplied plenty of twists with the Los Angeles Lakers topping the intrigue list. Center Andrew Bynum went down with a wincing knee injury in the second quarter and a San Antonio Light outfit that did not include resting starters Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan or Antonio McDyess nearly pushed L.A.'s losing streak to a half-dozen.

Mark Followill: Mavericks probably won't rest any starters in final game of season
Dallas Mavericks play-by-play announcer Mark Followill chatted with fans on Tuesday and answered questions about the team and the playoffs. Here are some highlights.