The low point during the Dallas Mavericks 2012-13 season probably came in January when the club fell 10 games under .500.
Dallas rang in the new year by losing four of its first five games in January. But during that month, an awakening occurred following a loss, according to Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. And the new outlook was sparked by his eight-year-old daughter Abby.
While Carlisle didn't give the specific defeat, he did say that it was "a very, very difficult loss at home." The Mavs lost three times at American Airlines Center in January: 99-96 to the New Orleans Hornets in overtime, 117-114 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime and 113-107 to the San Antonio Spurs. My best guess, it was after losing on January 5 to the lowly Hornets, who finished the season 27-55.
"It really upset me," Carlisle said on Thursday. "I went home that night, and my daughter knew this was really upsetting to me. Theres a room downstairs where I keep all my suits. It's one of the guest bedro...