As Nowitzki improves, Mavs do not

The Mavericks' star keeps getting healthier, but the team isn't winning games

Updated: February 25, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki recorded his first double-double of the season, and surpassed the 30-point mark in the process. He grabbed 13 rebounds and dunked for the only the second time this season. He played his best game of the season. Easily.

And it still wasn't good enough.

Now, do you understand the problem with this team? It's just not good enough.

Good teams find a way to win. Teams like the Mavs usually find a way to lose.

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