Dallas hasn’t beaten any of its likely first-round opponents in more than two months — and that’s assuming the Mavericks get in after a 12-year streak of reaching the playoffs ended last season.
The Mavericks blew an eight-point lead in the final 90 seconds, then pulled out their third straight victory when Nowitzki’s jumper that seemed to have missed instead fell through.
Five things to consider as Dallas leads a four-team race for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference, with the Mavericks (32-22) at 10 games over .500 for the first time since their title season.
The Dallas Mavericks go five straight and work their way back into playoff contention with a 102-91 win Sunday in Boston.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 as the Dallas Mavericks pulled away to win against Cleveland 124-107 Monday.
On a night when Houston was without leading scorer James Harden, Dirk Nowitzki scored 38 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds. Unfortunately for Dallas, it didn’t matter.
J.J. Redick scored a career-high 33 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from 17 points down with 4 1/2 minutes left to beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-127 on Wednesday night.
Jose Calderon led Dallas with 23 points, including 11 in the fourth, but the Mavericks missed three times in one trip in the final minute of the game.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Calderon set out to teach some of his teammates how to speak Spanish…kind of. Watch the video here!
Stephen Curry made a shot with 3 seconds remaining to cap a sensational finishing stretch, rallying the Warriors from 18 points down to beat the Mavs 95-93 on Wednesday.
The Mavericks controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Lakers 50-35 and shot 13-for-27 (48.1%) from beyond the arc en route to a 123-104 win.
Nowitzki has two new guards in his starting lineup for the second straight year. Now the Mavericks have to see if Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon will be better than the pairing of Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo.