Playing without star forward Dirk Nowitzki and Jerry Stackhouse, the Mavs dropped another game to Nellieball tonight, falling 104-114 at Oracle Arena. The Mavericks have now lost two in a row, and five of their past six. The team that won 67 games last year, is now tied with Denver and Golden State for the last two Western Conference playoff spots. Dallas holds the tiebreaker and is sitting tenuously at seventh place. Although things get a little easier for the shorthanded Mavericks when they visit the woeful Clippers tomorrow night, they can't afford to look ahead to upcoming tough games against the Warriors, Lakers, and Suns.
I would blog more, but I wasn't afforded access to the Mavericks Locker Room.