Record: 31 - 26
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: L vs. LA Clippers 75-94, (Mon); W vs. Memphis 95-85, (Wed); L vs. Portland 97-99, (Fri); L @ Memphis 89-94, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Sacramento, Tuesday (4/10); @ Golden State, Thursday (4/12); @ Portland, Friday (4/13); @ LA Lakers, Sunday (4/15)
The Mavs have sure picked an interesting time to hit rock bottom. Their season has been bipolar with long stretches of poor play followed by flashes of brilliance. But after falling behind by 20 points in the first quarter Saturday's loss to Memphis, the Mavs looked like a team in need of some soul searching. Headed into a tough four game road trip, Tuesday's game against Sacramento is a must-win, a sad storyline for the defending champs who'll have to beat the league's bottom feeding teams just to stay alive. —Sean Evans