Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIMarch 6, 2013

Jan 16, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) passes the ball against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Rockets 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets will travel to play the Dallas Mavericks tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.

This in-state rivalry battle will feature two teams are both competing for a spot in the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

However, this time it is the Mavericks who are chasing the Rockets.

Houston is currently 33-28 and in sole possession of seventh in the Western Conference. They're also 13-19 on the road and 14-20 against the West.

Dallas, meanwhile, is 26-33 overall and 16-12 at home. They're 5.5 games out of eighth and 15-22 versus the Western Conference.

The question is, which Texas team will overcome their usual woes against their in-conference foes and improve their playoff positioning?