Play of the Day for Wed., April 2, 2008

Apr 2, 2008 7:53 PM

This is a key match-up in the NBA’s Western Conference, as the Warriors are riding the playoff bubble and Dallas is trying to maintain/improve its position while Dirk Nowitzki is out with an ankle injury. The Mav’s have struggled with Dirk out of the line-up (2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS), while losing their last 10 games to teams with winning records (Warriors are 45-29). Golden State was one of those losses (114-104 on Sunday at Golden State), so you can expect Dallas will be primed to turn the tables tonight in Big D. Golden State also plays back-to-back off a drubbing at the hands of San Antonio, 116-92, on Tuesday night. Facing a focused Maverick squad and playing on consecutive nights, it might be too much for the Warriors. Dallas Mavericks -4½.