The stretch we got coming up now is pretty tough – a lot of good teams, some of them on the road. It should be a good test. After Friday, we only have a couple games left against the East, none on the road. The rest is all Western powerhouses, and it’s going to be tough.
“If we want to make the playoffs, which is our goal, we got to keep winning at a pretty high clip.”
The Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies are all battling for the final three spots in the ruthless Western Conference. Instead of wondering if the Mavs can make the playoffs, we are now left to ponder how they can hang on.
On track for their 14th straight season at .500 or better, here are five reasons the Mavericks will hang on and make the NBA playoffs.