Mavericks with plenty to play for even with seed all but set

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.

Just don't take that to mean the last five regular-season games are pointless.

Dallas is trying to get healthy, and will be figuring out rotations without Chandler Parsons and Rajon Rondo if those two can't return soon from knee injuries. The Mavericks have just two wins in eight games and had a losing record in March.

Not exactly the best way to enter the postseason looking for the first series win since the franchise won its first championship in 2011.

Nowitzki says the Mavs, close to securing the seventh seed, have "just got to keep working." Dallas plays Phoenix at home on Wednesday night.

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