DALLAS -- Some 46 games into this season, and the Dallas Mavericks have enjoyed seven separate winning streaks.
Unfortunately for the Mavs, only one of those winning streaks have lasted four games and three have lasted three games. The other three winning streaks were of the two-game variety.
Lack of extended winning streaks are why the Mavs (26-20) can't shake Memphis (22-20), Denver (22-21) and Minnesota (21-22) and get some separation in the torrid race for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.
"I think we just need to get more consistent,'' guard Monta Ellis said after Monday's practice at American Airlines Center. "We always run off a couple of wins and then give a couple up.
"But overall I think everybody’s tied in, everybody wants to win. We've got Devin (Harris) back, who’s a great piece to us in what we want to do in running, attacking, finding guys and hitting baskets, so I think right now we’re headed in the right direction.''
-- Dwain Price
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