Los Angeles plays Dallas to begin playoffs
Dallas Mavericks (43-32, seventh in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (49-23, second in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT
LINE: Clippers -6; over/under is 230.5
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Los Angeles and Dallas meet to begin series
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers face the Dallas Mavericks to start the Western Conference first round.
The Clippers are 32-16 in Western Conference games. Los Angeles averages The Mavericks are 27-20 in conference games. Dallas has a 23-9 record in games decided by 10 or more points.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: , averaging Mavericks: , averaging INJURIES: Clippers: Landry Shamet: day to day (foot), Patrick Beverley: day to day (calf), Montrezl Harrell: day to day (personal).
Mavericks: Dwight Powell: out for season (achilles), Kristaps Porzingis: day to day (heel), Courtney Lee: out (calf).