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Mavericks' shooting cold on the road

Defense has been solid, but defending champs are struggling to put points on the board

Updated: January 18, 2012, 12:06 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

LOS ANGELES -- As strange as this post-lockout basketball continues to be, at least, as Jason Kidd noted, the Dallas Mavericks are breaking records.

That the records are coming on the defensive end is a sign of building blocks for better results down the road. That's how the Mavs are looking at it -- must look at it, after something as ugly as Monday's 73-70 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Saturday night, Dallas set a franchise record by holding the Sacramento Kings to 23 points ...

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