It's only the end of the first quarter and the Mavericks are already coasting. The Pacers started out like they wanted to make this a decent basketball game and trailed at one point only 11-8.
But a 17-3 Dallas run made it ugly. Indiana went through a stretch of making only 1-of-12 shots from the field. Good defense or putrid offense?
After one, Dallas leads 31-17 and it looks like the Mavericks will have a lot of garbage time tonight.
The Mavericks have been beating up on lousy competition and looks like that will continue.
And then there is Sunday in MIami.
-- Jan Hubbard