If you're looking for positive signs about the Mavericks tonight, consider these two nuggets:
First, they were whipped by 20 points or more seven times in the regular season. They went 6-1 in the ensuing games after the blowouts. And four of the wins were by 11 points or more. Since they were dropkicked by 21 in Game 2, they should bounce back, if history holds.
Also, Joey Crawford and Ed F. Rush are on the referee crew. It was Crawford that had the infamous run-in with Tim Duncan a couple years ago at AAC.
That means nothing, really, but it's still an interesting tidbit.