DALLAS -- Even with no playoff berth on the line, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the team's mindset hasn't been altered.
Therefore, when they entertain the Denver Nuggets at 7:30 tonight at American Airlines Center, the Mavs will approach it as if they had a playoff berth on the line.
"We're trying to win tonight,'' Carlisle said. "We put value in finishing strong and finishing on a positive note.
"And to do that we're going to have four games against tough teams -- teams that have been difficult to play all year long. So we've got to give them their respect and we've got to make sure that we're ready.''
After tonight, the Mavs play the Hornets in New Orleans on Sunday, then host Memphis on Monday and finish the season at home on Wednesday against the Hornets.
-- Dwain Price
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