Mavs willing to clean up their mess

Defending champs are off to a brutal start but won't throw in the towel

Updated: December 29, 2011, 7:20 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

After an intriguing, maximum-effort stint of garbage time, fresh-off-the-scrap heap center Sean Williams unintentionally provided perfect symbolism for the start of the Dallas Mavericks' season.

Actually, the stench from the Mavs' miserable start might be even more powerful than the bench-clearing smell of Williams' regurgitated chocolate-covered almonds. It was a sloppy, disgusting scene, much like the defending NBA champions' performances during home blowout losses to the Miami Heat and ...

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