The Dallas Mavericks had a rough start to their season. The 1-3 record they posted in December wasn’t the most encouraging start, but it also shouldn’t have warranted a full-blown panic. January would’ve been an opportune time to set that straight, but the team quickly fell victim to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Mavericks finished the first month of the year with a record of 7-9, pushing their overall record on the season down to 8-12.
Dallas was underperforming. In February, it became winning time. A Mavericks team that was patching together lineups the previous month had quickly tightened up its rotation.