The Golden State Warriors (37-36) are in the middle of 1-3 skid during their five-game road trip. The final game of this trip is on Wednesday night when they head to "Big D" to take on the Dallas Mavericks (36-36) in a must-win game that will air on ESPN (streaming with Hulu + Live TV). “Must-win” might sound hyperbolic with 10 games remaining, but the Warriors are currently the 6-seed, and the Mavericks are right on their heels at No. 7.
A loss would put the Warriors at No. 7 and in the play-in tournament, but they’d only be one game clear of 11th place and out of the playoffs entirely. As far as a late-season, must-win game goes, this one checks all of the boxes. The silver lining is that after this game, the Warriors come back to the Bay for a four-game homestand, where they’ve been downright dominant this season.