Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks will end long road trip with no postseason

Doc Rivers has guided the Los Angeles Clippers to a 47-31 record.
Doc Rivers has guided the Los Angeles Clippers to a 47-31 record. AP

Mavericks at Clippers

9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Staples Center, Los Angeles


Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, Univision/1270 AM (Spanish)

Records: Mavericks 32-44*; Clippers 47-31

About the Mavericks: This is the finale of a season-high five-game road trip for Dallas, which played a late game Tuesday at Sacramento. ... The Mavericks return home to host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday before hitting the road again to play at Phoenix on Sunday. ... Dirk Nowitzki (sore right Achilles), Seth Curry (sore left shoulder) and Wesley Matthews (rest) sat out Tuesday but likely could play against the Clippers. ... The Mavericks are 23-27 in games Nowitzki has played this season. Nowitzki averages 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds, and is shooting 43.7 percent from the field, his lowest field-goal percentage since he shot 40.5 percent as a rookie during the strike-shortened 1998-99 season. ... At 98.0, the Mavericks are the only team averaging fewer than 100 points per game.

About the Clippers: LA appears destined to meet the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, but home-court advantage is still up for grabs. ... The Clippers are 1-2 against the Mavericks this season, with both losses coming on Harrison Barnes’ game-winning shots in the final seconds. Barnes made a 10-foot shot with 3.7 seconds remaining to give the Mavs a 90-88 victory in Los Angeles on Dec. 23. And on March 23 in Dallas, Barnes scored the go-ahead basket then swiped the ball from Blake Griffin with 3.9 seconds left to preserve a 97-95 Dallas win. ... Clippers guard Austin Rivers is out for the rest of the regular season with a strained hamstring. ... LA is 7-2 in its past nine games.

*does not include Tuesday’s late game