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Can the Dallas Mavericks Finally Turn a Corner?

January 13th, 2013 at 12:57 PM
By Kevin Rodriguez

The Dallas Mavericks won back-to-back games on Thursday and Saturday against the Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzlies, respectively.

It was the first time in over a month that the Mavs had won back-to-back games.

Forget that it took overtime, something the Mavs were 0-7 in previously, to beat the lowly Kings, a team with a slightly better record than Dallas before the game.

Forget that the Mavs were up by as many as 34 points against a top team in the Western Conference in Memphis, a team that came off a grueling overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs the previous night.

There are no excuses when teams lose, and there should be no excuses when teams win because a win is a win in this very tough league that is the NBA.

These two wins have the ability to help the Mavs turn a corner and make this season into something, when it looked like it was headed for disaster when Dallas was down 17 in the third quarter of the Kings game.

If the Mavs had lost that game against Sacramento, they were staring at a 13-24 record with four tough home games coming up and the season likely all but over. But Dallas was able to scrap against the Kings and beat down the Grizzlies to up their record to 15-23 and show some signs of life.

Let's face it, this Dallas team has been very competitive this season, but things weren't going their way. Four losses in overtime against teams in which Dallas had a double-digit lead earlier in the game speaks volume for just how close the Mavs have been from a little more success this season.

Those tough defeats, coupled with the fact this Mavs bunch does have some promising talent, makes you think that maybe the Mavs can turn a corner and make the 2012-2013 season something more than what it has been so far.

Dallas continues its home-friendly portion of the schedule, including a current 13 of 19 stretch of games at the American Airlines Center, with a matchup against the Kevin Love-less Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

 

Tags: Basketball, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Sacramento Kings

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