Against the good teams, it's been a problem all year. The Mavericks competed in both games with the Lakers until the fourth quarter, then lost the games. They took San Antonio to two overtimes, then lost the game.
They took an 83-81 lead into the fourth quarter against Utah and now the score is 97-93 with 5:47 left with the Mavericks in the lead.
Can they close?
-- Jan Hubbard