The Mavericks are clinging to a spot in the top 10 of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings ... barely.
Dallas' second successive home defeat -- Saturday's 103-92 loss to the Denver Nuggets -- canceled out a good road win Wednesday night in Denver and dropped the Mavs one spot from last week's No. 9 placement.
This week's Mavs comment:
"The Rangers couldn't quite close. The Cowboys are suddenly America's Laughingstock. The town is there to be taken ... and the Mavs are averaging 14.0 points and 8.5 turnovers in their last two fourth quarters at home."