The win over Boston, Dallas' second of the season -- once with Caron Butler and once without -- also gave the Mavs 19 wins against teams with winning record, tied for best in the league with Spurs. Dallas is now 4-0 against the East's top two teams, Boston and Miami Heat. They have a winning record against each division leader except the Chicago Bulls (0-2) and San Antonio, but their two losses in three games to the Spurs both came with Dirk Nowitzki sidelined by a sprained right knee.
"At this point we've been beaten the top of the top," center Tyson Chandler said. "The thing we have to do is continue to be consistent. I love the way we're playing right now. We're playing great basketball at both ends of the floor."