Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/17/13
DALLAS -- For the 10th consecutive time, the Mavs lost to the Thunder, on Sunday at the AAC by a score of 107-101. And for the fourth time in four meetings this season, the Mavs have failed to find ways to properly use leading scorers Dirk and Mayo against the Thunder. The numbers are stunning ... The Dallas Mavericks' failure here is a familiar one: The inability, when playing a top-tier West team, to milk maximum offensive production from Dirk Nowitzki and from O.J. Mayo. In this game, Dirk scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting -- but astoundingly, did not attempt a field goal in the entire fourth quarter of this close game. "We didn't do a good job'' getting the ball to Nowitzki,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "I'll take responsibility for it." The Mavs also didn't find a way to get production out of Mayo, who also attempted just 10 shots, making four of them and finishing with nine points. In that final quarter, these top two options combined for 0-of-1 shooting for four points....
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