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Winning ways continue in close games

Updated: December 11, 2009, 3:23 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPNDallas.com

No team in the league wins more close games than the Dallas Mavericks.

That's a fact.

The uncertainty comes in when you try to assess how impressive or valuable that factoid is.

The Mavs' 102-101 escape Tuesday night against their old friends from Phoenix nudged their record to 6-1 in games decided by five points or fewer. Dallas' only loss in that situation came in the previous home game -- last Saturday's 80-75 defeat to Atlanta -- and no team in the league has won more nail-biters ...

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