The Lakers find themselves in hole, down 0-2 against the Dallas Mavericks, in the Western Conference semi-finals

Game Three of the best-of-seven series will be played tonight in Dallas at American Airlines Center.

The game tips off at 9:40 eastern time, and will be shown on ESPN. The game follows Game Three of the Bulls-Hawks game, which is also on ESPN.

This will be a pivotal game for the Lakers, as they try to win their third-consecutive NBA title. Los Angeles will try to win four out of five games in this series.

Game Four will be on Sunday at 3:40 pm eastern time, and will be broadcasted on ABC, and will also take place in Dallas.

Should there be a Game Five, it will be held at Staples Center on Tuesday, May 10th, at 3:40 pm eastern.

The winner of the Laker-Mavericks series will face the winner of the Oklahoma Thunder-Memphis Grizzlies series to decide who will represent the Western Conference in the Finals.

The NBA Finals take place in June.