After three quarters, the Mavericks have a 97-66 lead and fans are streaming out. Even watching the mascot dunk off the trampoline is not enough to keep them here.
The Bobcats had a five-game winning streak and it wasn't all against bad teams. They beat the Warriors, Raptors and Hawks on their home court and won games in Minnesota and Washington.
But they are out of their league tonight. And with eight of their next 10 games on the road -- because of NCAA tournament games in Charlotte -- they're about to take a huge plunge in the standings.
-- Jan Hubbard