The Dallas Mavericks waxed the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night 94-80 and then encored the next evening with a gritty 93-84 victory over the LA Clippers.
Their back-to-back Staples Center romps were as out of character as they were important.
Those Mavs, the ones who blew a 2-0 Finals lead and then lost in consecutive first rounds, arenÆt supposed to win these kinds of games.
History suggestedùno, it promisedùthe team would return home 0-3.
In a small but paramount step in the right direction, Dallas defeated inner demons and imaginary curses en route to sending a message that roared from the Ft. Worth Stock Yards to the Cotton Bowl.
Maybe these Mavs arenÆt those Mavs anymore.
They headed to Hollywood with six straight losses to the Lakers, most of them by less than ...
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Article written by Robert Kleeman