DALLAS -- If they don't handle their business their own way, the Dallas Mavericks may have to reach out for some help in their quest to make the playoffs.
The Mavs made their jobs even tougher with Thursday's 109-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Center. The loss dropped the Mavs (48-32) to eighth place in the Western Conference, one game ahead of Memphis (46-32).
"I just think we weren't sharp enough,'' said Dirk Nowitzki, who finished with 19 points. "It was a tough night.''
-- Dwain Price
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