NBA Roundup: Tonight's The Nightrickchand4/18/07 11:00amFiled to: NbaGolden State WarriorsLos Angeles ClippersNBA Roundup30EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNotes on Tuesday's games in the National Basketball Association ...• Watch As We Write 'Warriors' And 'Playoffs' In The Same Headline! In their most inspiring grab for glory since, well, this, the Warriors are just one win away from an NBA playoff berth. We understand your confusion; the Warriors are never in contention for the playoffs in April, at least since 1995 (top Billboard single: Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio). In its final home game of the regular season, Golden State beat Dallas 111-82, to maintain a one-game lead over the Clippers for the eighth and final playoff berth in the West, with one game to play. The Warriors play tonight in Portland, while the Clippers, who hold the tiebreaker with Golden State, will be at home against New Orleans. The Clippers beat Phoenix 103-99 Tuesday. Of course, Dallas kept Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, Jerry Stackhouse and Erick Dampier out of the meaningless game against the Warriors, while the Suns played their starters against the Clippers. For whatever that's worth. Anyway, big drama tonight, as two perpetually downtrodden organizations vie for a little well-earned respect. If you've got the widescreen, we'll bring the hot wings!