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How the Mavericks used the DeAndre Jordan story as motivation to crush the Jazz (Video Breakdown)

The Mavs have won 4 out of their last 5 games but the biggest story has been DeAndre Jordan’s relationship with his teammates.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After starting the season 2-7, the Dallas Mavericks have won 4 of their last 5 games including a 50 POINT WIN AGAINST THE JAZZ. Yeah... seriously. But just a few days ago the big story surrounding the Mavericks came via a blurb in the ESPN NBA Weekly Power Rankings from Tim MacMahon. The Mavericks came to his defense but is the report true? Let’s take a look at DeAndre’s help defense this season and how Dallas used the this story as motivation to crush the Jazz by 50 points.

This story is far from settled. Even a 50-point win can’t completely negate the problems this team has. But until they figure it out at least they can use it for motivation.

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