Dallas Mavericks will be missing Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber, and Christian Wood in a do-or-die game against Chicago Bulls on Friday.

Credit: USA TODAY Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports – Scanpix

The Dallas Mavericks' hopes for a postseason push will be decidedly harder for at least one night.

The team announced guard Kyrie Irving will miss Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls to help his nagging right foot injury heal up.

He won't be the only player missing Friday's game as Josh Green (rest), Tim Hardaway Jr. (left ankle soreness), Maxi Kleber (right hamstring injury recovery), and Christian Wood (rest) will also be out.

Dallas is 38-42 and trails the No. 10-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder by 1/2 game with two games left to play. The Thunder can clinch a Play-In Tournament bid if the Mavs lose tonight.

Dallas missing the playoffs would be a stunning turn of events considering last season's team made a run to the Western Conference finals.

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