Loss chips Mavs' home-court foundation

AAC defeat to Magic, post-streak struggles hit in midst of quest for West's No. 2 seed

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:36 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- For a team trying to secure home-court advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks still aren't doing a good job of winning at home.

For anyone who thought the eight straight wins they ran off at the American Airlines Center during the 13-game win streak had turned that trend, think again. The Mavs are just 3-3 at home since, and that includes a 34-point whipping by the New York Knicks, a late collapse against the Boston Celtics and now Thursday's cold-shooting ...

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