Mavs can relate to Rockets' 'ridiculous' schedule

December, 15, 2009
12/15/09
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Rick Adelman ripped the NBA for an "utterly ridiculous" stretch of schedule that has his Houston Rockets playing eight games in 13 days.

"We have no chance," Adelman told reporters in Houston. "This is the most ridiculous schedule I've ever seen."

Well, maybe Adelman hasn't seen the Mavs' schedule this season. They actually recently had a stretch of eight games in 12 days. The home (3)/road (5) split was the same as the run the Rockets just started.

The Mavs went 4-4 during that run, including a rout of the Rockets. The Mavs ran out of gas at the end, losing on back-to-back nights to the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks, the only time Dallas has lost consecutive games this season.

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