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Not a lot out there but both articles in the morning papers are painting todays game against New York as a near 'must win'

"We need that swagger down the stretch, that confidence, that no matter what's going to happen, the Mavericks are going to win. You get that through working, through executing down the stretch and getting one win at a time.

"That's how you raise your confidence down the stretch, by executing and winning big games."

And it's come down to a trip to New York, Charlotte and Houston, knowing the Mavericks could be 2-10 five days from now and, yes, in complete freefall.

Dirk Nowitzki isn't shying away from a must-win mentality.

"We’ve got to get a win somehow," Dirk Nowitzki said. "Scratch, fight, whatever it takes. It’s not pretty. We’ve got to find a way to win this game in New York. New York has got incredibly better and they’re a run-and-gun team now. We’ve got to find a way to get in there, get some stops and find a way to win the game."


Injury Update: Devean George might suit up tonight.


Around the NBA: Houston (6-4) beat New Orleans (5-4).

Undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow scored 37 for Golden State in a win over the Clippers.

Devin Harris had 33 points and 10 assists in a win over Atlanta.


Jamall Tinsley anyone?


This Day in Mavs History

1989 The NBA suspended Roy Tarpley indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug policy.