The Mavs haven’t proven that they can compete against legitimate contenders, but they’re in much better position than virtually all the preseason prognosticators anticipated, tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for fifth in the Western Conference with a 23-19 record.
“We’re in pretty good position,” said Dirk Nowitzki, who has performed at an All-Star level in his 18th season but had an off night Sunday (four points on 2-of-10 shooting). “We’ve had some tough losses, had some tough stretches, but overall nobody thought we could be in this position. Maybe not even ourselves.”
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
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