Minnesota is in town tonight as Dallas tries to avoid a four game losing streak and get their defense back on track. The Timberwolves aren't a bad team to have in town in that regard. They score the second fewest points in the conference per game (93.4) and are 21st in the NBA in offensive efficiency.
Actually, the Timberwolves are bad at everything, and the Mavs have no reason to not win tonight by about 15.
Eddie Sefko thinks the losing streak might spark Avery to make some changes in the starting lineup.
In addition, the revolving door at shooting guard might be ready to spin again.
Jeff Caplan writes about the Mavs defense and how Avery thinks a lack of communication is to blame.
The communication issue is not new and remains perplexing for Johnson, who has been pushing his team to talk forcefully on the court.
"Avery's goal is to get more player leadership," co-captain Dirk Nowitzki said. "He can't be on our case all season long; that just kind of wears on you over the long season. It's time for players to step up and talk about what they see out there."
Avery is a little concerned about the team playing down to their opponents.
Jim Reeves has an annoying article where he tries to make Golden State a verb.
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