DALLAS -- In describing what has happened to the Dallas Mavericks lately during their two-game losing streak, coach Rick Carlisle used the straight-forward approach after Tuesday's practice.
"There’s things we've got to be honest with ourselves about,'' Carlisle said. "We’re not as together as we need to be right now.
"In a leadership position you’ve got to facilitate that. It's going to be a daily work in progress to do it.''
Carlisle said the Mavs need to keep working at doing smart things on the court. And he reminded them of that on Tuesday.
"There’s time to fly off half-cocked and there’s times to be supportive,'' Carlisle said. "I think now’s the time we've got to be honest about where we are with our overall collective will as a team. It hasn't been good the last two games.
"On the other end, my belief in these guys hasn’t wavered, but there are conditions on being a good team. We’ve got to have an unconditional commitment from everybody to just lay out there whatever they've got.''
The Mavs won four straight games, then lost their past two outings -- both to Denver -- 102-100 and 110-96. They'll try to break their losing streak Wednesday at home against the Golden State Warriors.
-- Dwain Price
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