Mavs' Loss in Charlotte: Flush and Forget

By Richie Whitt
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 11:05 AM CDT
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Mavs' Loss in Charlotte: Flush and Forget

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Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle.

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After his team would get blown out — which happened a lot during the lean years of the mid-90s — Mavericks’ head coach Dick Motta would offer a short, not-so-sweet eulogy about the performance he just witnessed.

“Flush it,” he’d quip, “and forget it.”

Over the course of an 82-game season there are a handful of games in which nothing goes right. And last night in Charlotte was one the Mavs should, with a nod to Motta, flush and forget.

How bad was the 25-point loss? Dirk Nowitzki went down with a sprained left ankle and missed most of the first half in the locker room. Charlotte scored a whopping 60 points in the paint, made 12 3-pointers and had 42 assists on its 45 made baskets.

Josh McRoberts looked like Larry Bird and somebody named Bismack Biyombo went 5-of-5 for the home team.

The Mavs had won five in-a-row and had beaten the Bobcats in 17 of 18, but this was … one of those nights.

It’s not the Mavs’ worst loss of the season, because this one didn’t include a double-digit lead that frustratingly evaporated. But it might have been the year’s most surprising result. Dallas was on a roll. Charlotte is a sub-. 500 outfit merely fighting for a playoff spot in the diluted Eastern Conference. And another thing …

Actually. Let’s just flush and forget. 

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently writes a sports/guy stuff blog at DFWSportatorium.com and lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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