That third quarter was simply disaterous. Everything the Mavs did right in the first half went wrong in the third quarter. They did nothing to contain Chris Paul, they didn't push the pace and they let their offense stagnate and become predictable. In addition, every time the Hornets started getting momentum, the Mavs made dumb plays that did nothing to change that momentum. Long jumpers, dumb passes and an overall lack of flow from the offensive end put the Hornets ahead after such a great start. If they can recapture the things they did in the first half, they'll make this close. Otherwise, it will end in collapse.