DALLAS _ After the way they struggled to start the season by losing their first three games in ugly fashion, the Dallas Mavericks have a new mantra.
They’re getting greedy.
Not only have the Mavs won their past three games in impressive fashion. But they believe they can bump that up to a five-game winning streak with victories on back-to-back nights at home against Milwaukee and Sacramento.
The Mavs host the Bucks at 7:30 tonight at American Airlines Center, and entertain the Kings at 8 p.m. Saturday.
“We want to take care of our home court, but rather than talk about the results that we won, we’ve got to talk about how we need to play.’’ Coach Rick Carlisle said. “And that is (to play) hard, smart and efficient.
“These two games are both very dangerous games and neither one is going to be easy.’’
Following this two-game home stand, the Mavs embark on a four-game road trip starting Monday in Los Angeles against the Lakers. They’ll also play the LA Clippers, Utah and New Orleans on the upcoming road trip.
But first things first.
“This is huge,’’ guard Jason Terry said of the two home games against the Bucks and Kings. “We don’t want to take any steps backwards.
“We’re climbing at a steady rate right now. And to come home and do something other than win both of these -- starting with tonight -- would be very disappointing.’’
-- Dwain Price
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