There were a couple of moments in the Mavericks' 104-88 loss to the Hornets that stood out.
One was the fast break that Chris Paul orchestrated in which he dribbled between Jason Terry's legs, then flipped a pass back to a trailing teammate for an easy dunk.
Another was the fact that the Hornets had just six points in the paint in the first quarter. After that, they got 46 points in the paint in the last three quarters. That's horrendous.
For the game, the Mavericks were outscored 52-24 in the paint.
Lastly, they simply weren't able to score enough points to put pressure on the Hornets. With Josh Howard out in the second half and Jason Terry misfiring (4-for-13), Dirk Nowitzki was the only consistent offensive threat. Even with him, the Mavericks shot just 39.5 percent.
"You can't shoot 39 percent and not get key stops and expect to win on the road,'' Nowitzki said.