Encouraged by a late lead in Game 1, the Mavs laid a historical whipping on the Spurs in Game 2.
If the Mavs are to beat the Spurs tonight, Devin Harris has to lead the way.
Simple: If the Mavs build a 10-point lead against the Spurs, Dirk Nowitzki has to be good enough to close the deal.
Dirk Nowitzki has the spring back in his pogo stick of a jump shot.
Monta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.
After a long, 49-win season, the Mavs must now face a Spurs' team they desperately tried to avoid.
To avoid losing to the Spurs in the playoffs, the Mavs must beat the Grizzlies in the last regular-season game.
Spring has sprung and the Dallas Mavericks are back in the playoffs. Life makes sense again.
Even if the Mavs squeak into the playoffs, a matchup against the Spurs isn't promising.
Another win over a lowly opponent and another record night for Dirk Nowitzki have the Mavs now perched for the playoffs.