Rockets Vs. Mavericks: Game Preview, TV Info And More

April 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) fouls Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center. The Nuggets won 105-102. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

The Rockets are down to a must-win scenario to claw back into playoff eligibility. It starts Wednesday night in Dallas, where Houston has lost six in a row to the Mavericks.

Houston is in full do-or-die mode in the playoff race, tied with Phoenix for the final spot in the Western Conference and 1.5 games behind the Dallas Mavericks, a team they've lost six in a row to, including two this season. The Rockets' defense is giving up 105.3 points during the losing streak, which included two crucial back-to-back losses to fellow playoff contender Denver this past week.

The good news for the Rockets is that if they're able to upset Dallas Wednesday, they'll have two very winnable upcoming games against Golden State and at New Orleans Thursday.

Date / Time: Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. CT

Location: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas

TV: NBA League Pass, KTXH

Radio: Rockets Radio Network, SportsRadio 610

Streaming: n/a

Line: Mavericks (-6)

For more on the Rockets, head over to The Dream Shake. Dallas news and info is available at Dallas Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball and all your NBA news is at SB Nation's NBA page.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.