Dallas Mavericks Finding Sucess Outside The Box

December 4th, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
The first month of the NBA season can be called a success for the Dallas Mavericks. Besides a slip-up on opening night and a loss to the six-deep Warriors, the Mavericks have done everything they needed to do on the court, and their second place standing in the West is a testament to that.

Simply put, these Mavericks aren't repeating the mistakes of teams past (yet), in that, they're showing up for every game.

With the exception of the opening night loss to the Wizards, the first Spurs game, and the trip to Cleveland last weekend, the Mavs have been in a position to win every game, which is more than can be said for last year, when they required frantic, sometimes historical, comebacks to beat teams like the Timberwolves.

And throughout it all, the Mavericks have dealt with more than there fair share if injury and illness, as Josh Howard, Shawn Marion, Erick Dampier, Drew Gooden, and Quinton Ross have all missed time due to injury.

Notice how that list includes their three big free agent acqusitions, as well as their starting small forward and center.

So, how have the Mavs been pulling it off? Well, it's simple: players ar ...

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