We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season.
Mavs' spot in the standings: No. 6 is in their sole possession after Thursday's win at Golden State. They head to Portland on Friday with a one-half game lead on the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets and are two games ahead of the ninth-seeded Utah Jazz. The Mavs (33-26) are 1 1/2 games behind the fifth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.
Mavs 112, Warriors 103: Dallas built a 19-point lead in the first half, cruised until the Warriors cut it to three early in the fourth quarter, but a couple of buckets by Dirk Nowitzki quickly got the momentum back.
Spurs 107, Grizzlies 97: San Antonio bounced back from an embarrassing home loss Wednesday to the Kobe-less Lakers. Tim Duncan dominated with an old-school performance of 28 points and 12 rebounds as Memphis had its four-game win streak snapped.
Mavs at Trail Blazers
Nuggets at Lakers
Kings at Thunder
Suns at Rockets
Jazz at Hornets
If the playoffs started today: Mavs vs. Lakers