At least that's how the Mavericks feel. Thank goodness for Jason Terry, who picked up the slack left by the absence of Josh Howard and willed the Mavericks to victory. Terry had 31 points, including a key drive down the late with one minute left, to help the Mavericks hold off the Rockets 96-86. Dallas has now won three consecutive games and has a decent schedule coming up. It's not like they are on the move big time, but unlike last week, they are going forward, not backward.
-- Jan Hubbard