Mavericks Vs. Bulls: Dallas Trying To Hold On To No. 6 Seed

Apr 20, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) grabs a rebound during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

The Dallas Mavericks are trying to avoid losing their third straight road game as they take on the Chicago Bulls without Derrick Rose.

The Chicago Bulls have one of the best records in the Eastern Conference and have locked up a playoff spot, but they've limped into the past few games, losing two of their last three. Star point guard Derrick Rose has battled injuries all season long and will miss his fourth game in a row on Saturday against the Mavs. The Bulls have been able to get along without Rose, but they're going to need him once they get into the playoffs.

The Mavericks on the other hand are trying to avoid losing their third straight road game and win their third game in a row. Currently Dallas holds the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, but they can still fall down the ladder if they're not careful to close out the regular season.

For more on the Dallas Mavericks visit SB Nation's Mavs blog Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas. For more on the Chicago Bulls visit SB Nation's Bulls blog Blog A Bull and SB Nation Chicago. For more on the NBA in general, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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