The Mavs are 12-6 since January 10th .667 % 4 of the losses are by 4 pts or less . The other 2 losses came against SA and OKC
Since January 10th
107.9 Pts For
101.7 Pts Against
107.9 Pts is good for 1st in PPG
+ 6.2 Differential is tied for 4th
.468 FG% is good for 6th in the league
.397 3P% is good for 1st in the league
Now add in Morrows 3Pt shooting off the Bench . Morrow may even see some time at end of games since Mayo has turned it over alot in crunchtime . And the Dallas Offense gets even better ,
17.3 PPG since January 10th
19.4 PPG .479 FG% 8-11 3P .727% over the last 5
15.9 PPG 39-77 3P .506% since January 10th
17.0 PPG 19-30 3P .633% over the last 5
Oh hey there Beaubois! You think the Mavericks will catch up to the Rockets before the two games like you proclaimed a month ago? And do you also think the Mavericks are actually a .667 team?
I think after the 2 games against Houston its possible that Houston has a 2 game lead or less and at that point its anyones game .
As for is Dallas a .667 Team ?
Well over their last 18 games since January 10th Dirks 4th game as a starter they are a .667 Team thats including three games where calls were missed that led to the Mavs losing which would of had us 15-3 .833%
The 3 Games
Vs OKC 3 Pt Loss in OT - Durant awarded a clear path foul that was said to be the wrong call the next day by the NBA which resuted in 4 pts by OKC that should not have happend in a game that went to overtime.
@ Portland - With Dallas up 3 Pts Aldridge travels while making a 3 Pt to tie the game then with 1 second left Mayo called for a charge that the NBA said the next day was the wrong call it should have been a blocking foul with Mayo shooting 2 free throws with 1 second left instead Aldridge hits the game winner. Portland wins by 2
@ Golden State - 6 seconds left and the Mavs down by 1 Bogut fouls Wright taking a shot instead its called a Block and Dallas forced to foul then lose by 3
Would Dallas be a .667 Team if Dirk didnt miss 27 games ? Im not sure but they are a .667 team over their last 18 games including 3 questionable losses by a total of 8 points .
I know one thing they would not be a .463 team if Dirk would have been healthy all year . Will they continue their current streak of .667 ? Probably not but they will be much better the second half of the season . Will it be enough to get the 8th spot ? Who knows but for people to think its all over is just foolish .
1-Dallas is playing Well over the last 18 games - Sure you can say its a small sample size but the only reason its relevant is because it coincides with Dirk getting Healthy and playing with a completely new team .
2-Sure Houston is playing well lately but they also have 2 games against Dallas in 2 weeks who they have lost twice to already . And you also have to consider the fact that their 4 of the 5 starters have only missed a total of 3 games . Does Houston win if Asik / Lin / Harden / Parsons miss any time ? In the 3 games where Harden or Parsons missed the Rockets lost all 3 . So not only does Houston need to continue to play as well as they have they also have to stay Completely healthy .
With all that i beleive the Mavs have a chance to catch Houston for the 8th spot . But nothings guaranteed and Dallas has a tough hill to climb and cant have many setbacks
I will give you this . If the Rockets can win both of the games against Dallas then that probably kills their playoff hopes.