Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest
By Jon Machota  |  Last updated 4/29/14
Sports can be so cruel. After erasing a 20-point second-half deficit, the Dallas Mavericks fell just short of taking a commanding 3-1 series lead over San Antonio Monday night. Here are my thoughts on the Mavs losing Game 4, 93-89, at American Airlines Center. 1.) You can't say they didn't fight. The shots weren't falling and it looked like this one might be over early in the third. But after hitting only 4 of 19 shots in the second quarter, the Mavs never quit, keeping the home crowd involved until the final buzzer. When asked about avoiding a letdown before the game, Rick Carlisle said his team just needed to keep fighting. "We got to fight to stay at an even keel and keep our level of fight up and elevate it," he said. Dallas did that, they just came up short. Maybe it took too much energy to climb back. Vince Carter said after the game that if it would've been only a 10-point deficit, the outcome would've been different. 2.) Who needs ACLs? DeJuan Blair doesn't have them in eith...
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