When the Dallas Mavericks lost in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat in the 2005-2006 playoffs, the title "one-hit-wonders" seemed to blanket the organization. The Dallas Mavericks have not reached that championship plateau since their trip to the Finals, and many are wondering if they will ever reach the top again. After falling face first to the Golden State Warriors in the 2006-2007 playoffs, and losing to the New Orleans Hornets the season after that, the Mavericks did not seem to be playoff contenders. But this past season the Mavericks showed promise. During the 2008-2009 playoffs, they embarrassed the San Antonio Spurs, a highly-regarded team, in five games of the first round. Players such as Jose Barea and Brandon Bass gave the Mavericks a boost and presented the Spurs with obst ...
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