Challenges only get harder from here

'Different Mavs' have shown mental toughness, but still face more tests down the road

Updated: May 13, 2011, 2:23 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

"Not having a mental edge dulls the physical edge you have been working toward. Develop and train the mental aspect of your game" -- @think2win via Twitter (aka Dr. Don Kalkstein, Dallas Mavericks sports psychology coach).

DALLAS -- Who are these swashbuckling Dallas Mavericks? The ones who unraveled the weakened two-time world champs while reaffirming their own team-wide belief of upgraded mental toughness?

They've talked all season about being "different" from past Mavs teams. The ...

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