An Exception Or The Rule? Dallas Mavericks Have First Losing Streak

December 7th, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
It was too good to last. The Mavericks had avoided losing back-to-back games thus far in the season, which is a great way to keep a high seed in the playoffs.

But no more. I don't know if I should blame myself, since it was the first two-game stretch where I didn't see a single minute of either game.

It's easy to blame ourselves. Or the refs. Or the rims (were they regulation size or what?). But the truth is, the Mavericks came out flat this weekend, and it cost them good.

Let's get the positive stuff out of the way so we can be free to wallow in our misery for the next 500 words or so.

The Grizzlies are not a bad team. In fact, they're putting together a pretty nice stretch since the departure of Iverson, and it's not like they don't have talent.

And I would have counted a win over the Hawks as a big deal, because with two athletic swingmen like Joe Johnson and Josh Smith, plus the fact that Quinton Ross (the other talented wing defender) was out with a back injury, things did not bode well.

So what went wrong?

In the Music City, it was the offense. Dallas just couldn't get anything going, settling ...

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