Monday, February 21, 2011
26 to go: Breaking them down
By Jeff Caplan
The Dallas Mavericks are one of four teams with 40 wins, yet the only one with a lone All-Star.
They are 10 wins away from an 11th consecutive season with at least 50 wins. They are in second place in the Western Conference, six games behind the San Antonio Spurs and 2 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers.
They have one starter that has played six games and another that has played two games.
They have won 13 of their last 14 games, and have win streaks of 12 and 10.
They have Monday off, one day of practice and then a grind of 26 games in 51 days that begins Wednesday night at home against the Utah Jazz.