THURSDAY'S NBA PREVIEWS
April 10, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
SAN ANTONIO SPURS (60-18) AT DALLAS MAVERICKS (48-31), 8 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - In what could possibly be a first-round playoff matchup, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks tip it up Thursday in a battle of Southwest Division foes at American Airlines Center.
The Spurs are closing in on the best record in the NBA and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and are three games ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the standings with four to play. The Thunder also have four games left.
Dallas is still jockeying for playoff positioning and hasn't clinched a spot just yet. It is seventh in the West, just a game behind the Golden State Warriors and a half-game ahead of the Phoenix Suns. The Memphis Grizzlies are on the outside at 1 1/2 games in back of the Mavericks.