The Boston Celtics traveled to the American Airlines Center Friday night to take on a resurgent Dallas Mavericks team.
It's probably a bridge too far for the Mavericks to make the playoffs, but they've still gone 6-4 in their last 10 games. At 3.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers, there's no reason for Dallas to phone it in for the rest of the season.
For the Celtics, the playoffs are all but assured. At this point, they are hoping to earn home-court advantage in the first round. They're 3.5 games back of the Brooklyn Nets, who occupy the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Having lost its previous two games, Boston will be looking to get back in the winning column.
Let's see whether it was Boston or Dallas who helped out its playoff hopes the most.