With Three Consecutive Losses, Dallas Mavericks Going Nowhere Fast

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And over here -- in the opposite corner from your red-hot Texas Rangers -- sit your Dallas Mavericks. Bruised. Bloodied. Slump-shouldered.

Ready for the NBA Playoffs?

At a time when they should peaking, the Mavs are pratfalling. After winning the first three games on their western road trip they lost the last three, capped by Sunday night's lackluster loss to the Portland Trailblazers in which they were never in the game. (Don't be fooled by the 104-96 final score.)

Remember last Thursday's statement game against the Lakers? Since that blowout loss in which the Mavs resorted to cheap-shot bullshit from Jason Terry and Brian Cardinal, Dallas proceeded to lose Saturday night to the lowly Warriors and then last night in Portland.

Not good.

Four games in five nights is tough. So is six in 10, especially for a team that some nights plays like veterans and others just looks old. But the long-term trend is more than troubling:

In its last seven games against Western Conference playoff teams, the Mavericks are 0-7, including two defeats to Portland, their potential first-round playoff opponent.

Dirk Nowitzki was subpar. Tyson Chandler sat out with a sore back. Jason Kidd looked ancient. And Terry -- the jump-shooting poster boy for this team -- went 3 of 15 in telltale losses in L.A. and Portland.

As teams jockey for position for the playoffs the last five games, no one is afraid of Dallas. Truth and the road trip be told, they shouldn't be.


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Cutiepie
Cutiepie

Well now were on a 5 winning streak! The Knicks are good, but Mavs are better!

Alecjohnson24
Alecjohnson24

Guess who just won the NBA finals? Hahaha suck it haters!

Pianopounder
Pianopounder

The owner is a jerk. They have a jerk at the two. I have placed a curse onthe team. It is over. They will never get past the 2nd round the 2nd round until they get a new owner. E V E R. I was once a fan, but it is over. O V E R.

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Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Remember last Thursday's statement game against the Lakers?

No I don't. I was busy putting holes in my jeans, ripping out my hair so that I could get hair plugs, re-piercing my ear (left) and figuring out a way to shrink about a foot to be more like you.

Please refresh me on the game.

And to think, I was one of the ones that emailed you and apologized for the things I had said in the past. I accepted your olive branch in good faith, only to it ripped out my hands. What the what?!?!

Never shit a shitter, Richie Whitt. Never. Shit. A. Shitter.

Game on.

Kergo
Kergo

All you fake kergos screw off!

This is the only place where I have friends. I spend all day hitting refresh so I can say first. You a$$holes can't do that! (But my a$$hole on the other hand, can do anything. Any takers?)

Kergo
Kergo

All you fake kergos screw off!

This is the only place where I have friends. I spend all day hitting refresh so I can say first. You a$$holes can't do that! (But my a$$hole on the other hand, can do anything. Any takers?)

kergo
kergo

I think there are actually 2 or 3 fake kergos, but knowing kergo he is probably one of the fake ones. You can tell when it's the real kergo because you feel my repressed homosexuality more palbably than richie's.

What does palpable mean? Pretty sure my ass is feeling palpable after last night.

Mishon
Mishon

I can't tell the fake kergo from the real kergo anymore.

Da_Blade
Da_Blade

Circle that last Lakers game on your calendar as the watershed moment this season. Go back to that first quarter - Mavs actually competed well, were aggressive, and executed on the offensive end. This was a real battle. The second quarter, Mavs dropped off a bit but still hung in there. Then came that pitiful second half; the Lakers pushed and, as usual, the Mavs didn't know how to react. (Quick answer: You push back without fighting or getting kicked out.)

Same song, different verse. At least when Butler was healthy, the Mavs had two dudes (along with Chandler) who didn't take **** from anyone. Now? Not so much. Really, it goes back to how this team is constructed. J-Kidd is fine...if Russell Westbrook is your starter. Jet Terry works...if you had a legitimate starting shooting guard. Dirk is good...if you had another superstar riding shotgun with him. (Mavs should have moved heaven and earth to get LeBron or Melo or, heck, even Steve Nash, though Nashy seems to finally be breaking down.) I hope the Mavs read this and perform some kind of internal intervention of themselves. The first step is always recognizing your problem - in this case, getting your head out of your *** and into the games.

Mishon
Mishon

When is game 4 of the first round scheduled? That's when I want the Mavs season to be over. Mavs season being over means more Rangers coverage!

kergo
kergo

Great. The Mavs are done$ that means stop wasting our time with that trash (we know what's gonna happen to 'em in the playoffs anyway) and talk more baseball.

The only team more done than the Mavs are my Red Sox. They are done like the bacon I finished off this morning. Man I love getting bacon in my mouth and having the feeling of its hot grease pop on my face.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

They didn't seem like they gave a shit last night.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I almost want to see a complete collapse. Let them get rolled by Portland in the first round so Cuban will have no choice but blow it up. Everyone but Dirk gets shopped. Especially Terry, I'd trade him for a roll of duct tape to put on his mouth at this point. Michael Finley has returned and he goes by Jet.

Kneejerk? Perhaps. But where's that team that looked incredible in December?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

The only good thing for the Mavericks is that they're not the only ones limping in right now. It's not far fetched to see 2-3 upsets in the first round. The 5-8 teams are fighting for their lives right now. After the Denver game Wednesday, things should get easier for the Mavs. Denver looks like they robbed the Knicks when you look at records after the trade. Those youngins are playing hard and punked the Lakers at Staples(and have won 6 in a row). Don't look now but 5-8 are all streaking and 1-4 are slumping. I'm so ready for baskeball playoffs, love me some baseball but give me playoffs basketball over games 1-100 of 162 in baseball.

moronpolitics
moronpolitics

Pianopounder never placed a curse on the team.   He was just a disappointed long term fan who wanted to express how much he hated the way the team kept losing, losing, losing....      I know because that is one of my other logins.    I'm glad they finally pulled it out.    I want to point out that the owner, thank God, stopped acting like a jerk as he did year after year after year.    J.E.T.   seemed to gain some maturity as well.    That's good.  I don't have a problem with people playing hard in the paint.  That's basketball.   I don't want a player on my team who punches another player in the nuts when he thinks nobody will see.    People grow up, change and mature.    Sometimes late, but when they do that should be recognized.     Congratulations, Dirk, for never giving up or going elsewhere for an "easier"  ring.     You have shown some real greatness beyond just as a player.   I will never be able to afford a ticket to a game, but if I could it would be to watch you guys.

kergo
kergo

And to think, I was one of the ones that emailed you and apologized for the things I had said in the past. I accepted your olive branch in good faith, only to it ripped out my hands. What the what?!?!EDITI accepted your olive branch in good faith, only to have it ripped out of my hands and shoved up kergo's ass. What the what?!?!

kergo
kergo

I am kergo and I have an olive branch in my ass. Here's hoping Richie extends it.

kergo
kergo

Fake kergo actually gets far more "likes" than real kergo. Wrote one a couple of week ago that had about 11 likes. No one knew the difference. Real kergo usually manages 2, and it's really just 1 (webb's broken shoulder) if you exclude kergo liking his own comments.

If you want to be a fake kergo, just talk about food, lakes, baseball, hating ufc, and claiming everyone you don't like works some demeaning job.

The kergo schtick is not hard (or funny). Not to be confused with the schtick kergo rode last night, which was very hard.

kergo
kergo

The difference is the real kergo can barely hold his shit in anymore from all the times he's held his so-called catering parties.

His beard is also a little dirtier in places and a little whiter in places from his bottom feeding adventures he had last night.

Wait until he posts the recipe for that one!

kergo
kergo

We expected anything from the Mav's? Really!? Non story. Time waste. Meh.

BTW, the Sox are not done.....I still fully expect another championship this year. Hey, atleast you all can say you won the AL West..............Hahhha hhhha hhhhhha (like the Musers).

yup, the kerg's loves turkey bacon!

ps-not EVEN a hint of panic in Red Sox nation-none!

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Just because the Lakers finally lost yesterday, that doesn't mean they are slumping. Mvs and Spurs? Yes. Lakers and Thunder? Let's ask Fernando...."Uh, heh-heh, no."

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

EDITYou're an idiot. And that's being polite.

Chriscarp11
Chriscarp11

whats your problem with rw?he is the one that started this

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

the olive branch is broken again. RW is impersonating people to get them to turn on themselves. Well played.

kergo
kergo

The kergo schtick is not hard (or funny). Not to be confused with the schtick kergo rode last night, which was very hard.

Kergo rode Richie's schtick?

kergo
kergo

wow, you sir are classy...AND, a little jealous? Hmmmm? I can't help it I own my own business (landscaping) and you work on a loading dock and live with yer moms-bitch.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

how about getting a Disqus account so your little brothers don't post under your name? Fake Kergo is funny at times though.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm looking at today, you know me Softy, Spurs homer. I believe OKC has lost 2 in a row, Dallas 3, Lakers only one, Spurs finally got one after 6 losses. If you add up their records of the 1-4 and 5-8, 5-8>1-4 . I'll say 5-8 is streaking, brotha.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

WTF is going on, Im so confused as to who is Kergo and who isnt. Its driving me nuts, kinda like the emergency diarrhea runs Ive had to make today.. Luckily no one has occupied the stall when i had to go. Welp, off to the 6th dump today

kergo
kergo

its still in there

kergo
kergo

The olive branch is broken because kergo rode it too hard and snapped it in half.

kergo
kergo

I don't work on a loading dock, I work for a sanitation company cleaning portable toilets.Techinically I am between houses at the moment and Richie is letting me stay with him. I just have to make sure I sleep with a catchers mask on my ass.

Mishon
Mishon

the real kergo should get an avatar, so we know when it's really him or not. just an idea.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

It was nice to see our Spurs finally pull their heads out and win a freaking game for the first time in what felt like a month. If George Hill shows up like that every game when the playoffs start, we might actually win a series or two. Otherwise, I smell church.

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