The Mavs got their franchise-record 61st victory Friday night -- with 10 games remaining -- and it's the first time the Mavs have ever been 50 games over .500.
The team's previous best regular-season record of 60-22 was set in 2003-04 and tied last season, Avery Johnson’s first full year as coach.
The Mavs’ magic number to clinch home-court advantage in the playoffs has dropped to four and can get cut in half with a win Sunday at Phoenix. Should they upend the Suns, the Mavs would have their fourth winning streak of at least 10 games this season, a feat never before accomplished in the NBA.
Also of note, the Mavs finished 27-3 against the Eastern Conference this season, their best record ever against the circuit.
Dirk scored nine of the Mavs' last 10 points against the Knicks.