WHAT: Yet more late season stay up late basketball.
WHERE: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: 9:30 p.m. CT
THE STORY: The Dallas Mavericks are completely out of playoff contention and playing mostly backups and kids against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, the second night of a road-road back-to-back, but there’s a really good reason to watch this game and root for your boys in blue: Screw the Clippers.
Yeah, I said it. Screw DeAndre Jordan and whole damn franchise. The Mavericks can beat them tonight and get LAC one step closer to the 6th seed in the West (and a First Round date with the Houston Rockets), and one step further away from their hopes of a championship.
I’d also like to point out that it’s wild that Dwight Powell, Yogi Ferrell, Nicolas Brussino, Harrison Barnes and Nerlens Noel are the starting lineup tonight. Could anyone have imagined that a year ago?