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Crunch-time struggles doom Mavs

Season on life support after defending champs once again falter down the stretch

Updated: May 1, 2012, 4:26 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- At some point we must accept the truth about the 2011-12 Dallas Mavericks.

Now is as good a time as any since the Mavs' season is officially on life support after a 102-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.

Only devotees of motivational guru Tony Robbins believe the Mavs are going to win four of the next five games against a younger, stronger, faster and better team.

Sorry, but that's a pipe dream. The only suspense is how long it will take Oklahoma ...

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