Fighting to extend their 12-year postseason streak, the Dallas Mavericks could take a big step toward that goal with a rare second road win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Trying to further their momentum from a huge come-from-behind victory, the Mavericks open a crucial four-game road trip Tuesday night when they visit the injury-ravaged Lakers.
Dirk Nowitzki supplied the latest heroics for the Mavericks on Saturday when he sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in a 100-98 come-from-behind victory over visiting Chicago, capping a 15-1 run over the final 3:33.
"This game was kind of like the story of our season,'' said Nowitzki, who finished with a season-high 35 points. "Every time someone writes us off, we find a way to come back.''
The Mavericks (36-37) appear to be peaking at the right time, winning 10 of 14 to get back into the playoff picture. Now they have a chance to get their record to .500 and pull closer to both Utah and the Lakers (38-36) for the eighth and ...