There was one downer Monday for the Mavericks: They fell to No. 2 in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings before their latest streak-busting mission in Miami.
The combination of last Monday's home loss to Milwaukee which ended Dallas' own 12-game win streak and Boston stretching its unbeaten run to 13 bumped the Celtics up to No. 1 and dropped the Mavs one spot.
This week's Mavs comment:
"Their win streak and No. 1 ranking are gonzo, but the Mavs still have to feel decent about themselves. First they send Miami straight into that team meeting, then Phoenix makes a huge trade hours after a heavy L in Big D."