Rick Carlisle previewed Monday’s visit to Oklahoma City by saying, “‘we’ve got to know where the monsters are.”
David Lee finished an assist short of a triple-double, Klay Thompson turned in a big night with 27 points, and the Warriors toppled the Mavericks 100-97 on Thursday night.
We have bad news. The fact that with regularity the Mavs are leading early, and collapsing in the fourth, doesn’t mean that they are ‘almost there.’ Thursday’s result in Sacramento – a 117-112 OT win – doesn’t signify the finding of a cure, either.
Rick Carlisle’s night began on a jovial note as he compared himself to ‘Colonel Sanders.’ But that game of Chicken became something else altogether on Monday when the coach accused the Jazz of ‘thugging it up’ in the Mavs’ 100-94 loss at Utah.
The second thing that needs to be said as Dallas snaps its six-game losing streak is: Don’t you dare dismiss this as “Aw, it’s just the Wizards” … because in Washington, all things considered, they probably approached this game by saying, “Aw, it’s just the Mavs.”
Vince Carter scored 23 points, and O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison each added 15 to help the Mavs break their losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Blake Griffin had 19 points, Chris Paul added 14 points, and the Clippers grabbed their fourth straight win, 112-90 over the Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Evan Turner scored 22 points and Thaddeus Young had 20 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot in a 115-89 blowout of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
The Mavericks (7-6), who will be without Dirk Nowitzki maybe another month, avoided going under .500 for the first time this season by beating what had been the NBA’s only one-loss team.
Stephen Curry scored 31 points, and his assist on David Lee’s go-ahead layup with 32.8 seconds left helped the Warriors beat the Mavericks 105-101 on Monday night.
The Charlotte Bobcats snaped a 16-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 101-97 overtime win on Saturday night.