Up next for the Lakers: Friday vs. Dallas


When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 25-50; Mavericks 44-31 through Wednesday.

Record vs. Mavericks: 0-2.

Update: Dallas remains in a tight race with Memphis and Phoenix for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Lakers hadn't lost a season series to Dallas since 2006-07, but it became official in January with a 110-97 loss. In fact, the Lakers' other game against Dallas wasn't very competitive either (a 123-104 loss in November). Dirk Nowitzki continues to put up impressive stats at age 35, hovering around a 22-point average this season.

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