The defending champs don’t look like champs of late. The Dallas Mavericks have lost three in a row and eight of their last ten. If they don’t get it together soon, the odds of them defending their title are virtually zilch.
The Mavs have been dealing with injuries, inconsistent play and their age is really starting to hurt them through this grueling schedule (who else saw that coming?). They just dropped all three games in a back-to-back-to-back on the road, including a fourth-quarter collapse to the Suns and a couple of double-digit losses to the Kings and Warriors. They look bad.
Veteran point guard
"We can't let this kill our spirit. It's been a rough go and you've got to go through tough times to get to where you want to go,"
They get a three-game homestand to try and right their ship. The Wizards and Bobcats are coming to town before the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. It should be two easy wins before their tough weekend test, but with the way the Mavs have been playing, nothing is going to come easy.