They did a fabulous job of pulling into the lead, but the surge seems to have taken its toll.
The fact that Jason Kidd and Jason Terry didn't have a single point between them through three quarters didn't help.
Terry should be fresh for the finish. He didn't play until late in the third quarter, but he's 0-for-6.
At least Kidd made a 3-pointer to start the fourth period.
Still, the Mavs are down 77-68 with 9:41 to go. They can't afford to let this lead last any longer. They must close the gap now.