The beat goes on, yes the beat goes on.
The Mavericks went into Charlotte after a tough game the night before and won. Let’s hide the pictures from this one though, it was ugly.
With Butler, Nowitzki, and Terry all scoring over 20 points, the Mavericks withstood some cold shooting. They also fought through a case of laziness.
The breaths were deep, the hands on the shorts were prevalent, and fast breaks were caught in slow motion. Yet they won, and that’s all that counts when you are in a playoff push like the Mavericks find themselves in.
The Mavericks held the Bobcats to 26% shooting in the second half, as they continued their dominance in the second half. During this eight game winning streak, the Mavericks are outscoring opponents by 8 points.
Brendan Haywood was caught three times being lazy on defense, getting called for illegal defense. Jason Kidd seemed to be wearing his heavy sneakers, yet made some defensive stops down the stretch when it mattered most.
With an off-night for Kidd, Butler and Nowitzki provided just enough offense to win a crucial road game. As the Mavericks beat the Bobcats, who are fighting for their first playoff appearance, 89-84.
Caron Butler and Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in the third quarter when the Mavericks made their push. Scoring 18 of the 23 Mavericks points in the quarter (Nowitzki, 10, Butler, 8) the Mavericks had and kept the lead all through the 4th quarter.
The Mavericks won their 40th game, their 20th on the road, and 8th straight in a row.
Next game at home against those pesky Timberwolves. Yes, those same Wolves that beat them in Minnesota that had Mavericks fans disgusted.
This is not the same Mavericks team.