Like the eye of an ugly playoff-desperation hurricane, the Mavs travel to play the LA Clippers tonight. It's a very winnable game, and the Mavs should treat it as a must win. If they lose tonight, they could very well be looking at a potential six-game slide with a rough stretch ahead. So, this is just as important as those games against contenders, and luckily enough, the Clippers are terrible.
More on Elton Brand's return, Clippers injury woes and Al Thornton's big game after the jump: