NBA Daily Dime | Tim MacMahon - ESPN
While outscoring the Warriors by a 37-19 margin in the fourth quarter, the Mavs held Golden State to 33 percent shooting. That's quite a feat for a squad that has allowed its past seven foes to shoot at least 49 percent from the floor. The Mavs forced seven turnovers in the quarter, fueling their offense.
Dallas Mavericks come alive late in victory | DMN
Carlisle kept the Mavericks on their toes early in the game, often rotating players in and out. "One thing we've been talking about is everybody being accountable, so you saw a lot of subs being yanked in and out of the game in the first half because if you were messing up and you messed up twice out there, you were coming to sit down," Mavericks forward Drew Gooden said. "We had about 10 guys come in in that first quarter." Added Nowitzki: "I guess you have to try something new every now and then when things are not working."
Donuts: Mavs 127, Warriors 117, And Is This 'Gut-Check' Time Or 'Cash-A-Check' Time? | DB.com
*When Dallas loses a game, it rarely comes back in the ensuing outing and loses again. I know it doesn't feel like that after a streak during which the Mavs lost four of five. But overall, Dallas is 14-4 in games after a loss ... and that's the best such mark in the NBA. *The Mavs never held a lead until the fourth quarter. But by rallying from a double-digit deficit for the win, Dallas did that for the 11th time ... and that mark leads the NBA, too.
Deal or no deal? Mavericks shouldn't compromise future | Kevin Sherrington | DMN
The Mavs could play it safe and continue to play this hand, hoping that it's nothing more than what Dirk Nowitzki calls a "funk." By keeping Josh Howard's contract, they also retain the room to become serious players this summer. But playing it safe now could also mean losing twice. What if they remain in their funk, making an early playoff exit or worse, then aren't able to land the player they like? Talk about civil unrest.
Mark Cuban says rookie guard Beaubois basically off limits for trade | DMN
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said before Monday night's game at Golden State that upstart rookie guard Rodrigue Beaubois is basically off limits right now during trade talks as Dallas approaches the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline. "I'm not going to trade him. There are maybe one or two guys in the league I'll trade him for. Other than that, he's pretty much untouchable. It'd have to be an incredible player. There are maybe one or two guys that we'd include him in [a trade for]. That's how highly we think of him."