While it's been a frustrating season for the Dallas Mavericks, they may be ready to finally put it all together.
The Mavericks aim for a season best-tying third consecutive win Monday night as they face the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves, who try to avoid a winless four-game road trip.
Dallas (15-23), which fell 10 games under .500 for the first time in 13 years Wednesday with a 99-93 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, has since picked up the pace. Two nights after pulling out a 117-112 overtime win at Sacramento, the Mavericks cruised to a 104-83 rout of Memphis in the opener of a four-game homestand Saturday.
Shawn Marion led six players in double figures with 20 points for Dallas, which outscored the Grizzlies 21-10 in transition and held them to 38.1 percent shooting.
"For where we are right now, gutting out the game in Sacramento was really important for us. Being able to come home and start off this homestand the right way is really important for us," coach Rick Carli...