After the Dallas Mavericks won five out of their last nine games, the optimism shared throughout the organization was slowly starting leak into the fan base. The team was getting healthy and they just beat up on the Wizards at home.
Then Phoenix and Atlanta came to town where they slowly started to let the air out of the playoff balloon for Dallas. Then a trip up to Minnesota on Monday night all but popped it for the majority of fans.
But the balloon isn’t completely out of air yet.
Believe it or not, the Mavericks still sit just 4.