The Mavericks have had seven players reach double-figure scoring in the last two games, both wins. That's the good news.
The potential bad news is whether taking touches away from Dirk Nowitzki is such a smart thing, especially in a season when he's on an MVP pace.
"Our key to success is not only defense, but getting consistent scoring from everybody out there,'' Jason Terry said today. "We've been getting ball movement, which key for us. If we hold it and try to play one-on-one basketball, we're not a very good team.
"We still have the talent. We got one of the world's best players in Dirk, who can do that. But it doesn't help us as a team. We need ball movement and everybody's happy when that happens.''
That would seem to be a tough balance to find: getting everybody involved, but also leaning heavily on Dirk.
"No question,'' Jet said. "But if we play the style we love to play, everybody's going to get plenty of shots, we're going to score over 100 points and we're going to come away with a victory.''
Terry, by the way, was asked what Year 2 under Rick Carlisle is like this season.
""He's kicking more things,'' Terry said. "We didn't see that in the first year. This year, he's getting more comfortable. He's kicking things. He's got a little of Avery (Johnson) in him, and that's a great thing.''