Mavs can't climb out of every hole

Habit of falling behind catches up to Dallas as win streak comes to screeching halt

Updated: March 16, 2010, 12:59 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It's no fun to nitpick a team in the midst of equaling the NBA's longest winning streak of the season.

How about now that the Dallas Mavericks' run ended in ridiculous fashion? Well, a team that lets the lousy New York Knicks walk out of their building with a 34-point win deserves to be nitpicked, if not worse.

It was stunning that the Mavs' 13-game winning streak ended with a 128-94 loss to a team they routed by a franchise-record 50 points on the road earlier this ...

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