Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/12/12
Watching the Dallas Mavericks crash and burn over the weekend in a three-game road trip against teams that are more than beatable was not an easy thing to do for most fans of the defending NBA Champion. The fact that in the 4th quarter of Friday's loss in Sacramento and Saturday's loss at Golden State there wasn't a single moment where the Mavericks trailed by less than double digits pretty much said all that needed to be said about such a horrid stretch. They were having trouble just staying competitive on the road again. Heading into this stretch of nine games in 12 nights coming out of the All-Star break, nobody had high hopes for the oldest team in the league. The idea was to do everything possible to remember that this is not vital and that minutes need to continue to be monitored. Stay the course and try to get through it with four or five wins and be happy. The one saving grace of the schedule is that they were going to play all of the bottom feeders in the Western Conferen...
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