DALLAS -- That embarrassing 115-110 loss to the lowly Denver Nuggets last Wednesday may have been a godsend for the Dallas Mavericks, according to forward Dirk Nowitzki.
Since that unspeakable loss to the Nuggets, the Mavs have defeated a pair of elite teams in Portland (103-98) last Friday and Indiana (105-94) this past Sunday. That got Nowitzki thinking about the Mavs' ability to bounce back from adversity.
"I’m proud of the way we responded,'' Nowitzki said. "The Denver loss was a very tough one, especially after we lost two already I figured we would respond right there, but we didn't.
"Maybe we needed that Denver loss to go to the bottom to fight back up. We gutted it out fortunate in the Portland game and (Sunday) I thought was a great team effort all the way through.''
-- Dwain Price
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