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The Mavericks playoffs chase is over

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The playoff dream is dead.

Dallas entered the month of January with about as much optimism as a 10-24 could have — anemic play from the West’s middle-tier left them 4.5 games out of eighth place, Harrison Barnes was delivering more than anyone could have imagined and the team was getting healthier.

After a comeback against a more-talented (at least at the top of the roster) Wizards to open the month, the Mavs had won five of nine and looked poised to roar back from the dead and drive a stake into the still beating tanking heart with a super-soft January schedule.