Dallas Mavericks v Chicago Bulls

The Clippers travel to Dallas on Friday to play Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images / December 28, 2013)

Clippers tonight

AT DALLAS

When: 5:30 PST.

Where: American Airlines Center.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980.

Records: Clippers 22-12, Mavericks 19-13.

Record vs. Mavericks (2012-13): 2-1.

Update: The Clippers start a back-to-back against the resurgent Mavericks, who have become playoff contenders again thanks to the one-two punch of veteran Dirk Nowitzki (20.9 points per game) and newcomer Monta Ellis (20.4 ppg.). The Clippers play at San Antonio on Saturday night.

ben.bolch@latimes.com