Dallas has matched its season low by slipping from No. 7 to No. 10. Only worsening health issues for the Denver Nuggets (down from No. 8 to No. 11) prevented the Mavs from going any lower in the second-to-last edition of the rankings for the season.
This week's Mavs comment:
"No one's suggesting that a 13-game win streak is ever a bad thing. In the Mavs' case, though, winning 13 straight pitched expectations to a level they don't look ready for, judging by a 5-6 funk and serious slippage on D."