With the postseason locked up, head coach Rick Carlisle says the team has no intention of throttling back in the season finale.
For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. The final three days of the season will decide their first round opponent.
Dallas allowed the visiting Spurs to convert 16 of 34 three-point attempts in a 109-100 loss at the American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
Dirk Nowitzki reaches a new NBA scoring record as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz, 95-83
Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, and had 10 rebounds and six assists, leading the Mavs to a 128-119 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday night.
Kevin Love scored 35 points, Ricky Rubio had a triple-double, and the Timberwolves blew several leads before hanging on for a 123-122 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Mavs opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 win over the Celtics on Monday.
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.
There was plenty to celebrate following a dominating win, but an injury to Monta Ellis put a damper on an otherwise flawless evening for the Mavs.