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Chandler: 'We're all in this together'

Tightly bonded Mavericks focused on taking care of business, not doubts of skeptics

Updated: April 27, 2011, 1:52 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- In the postgame fog of the debacle in Portland, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sat on the dais, pointed the finger of blame at himself and then hit on the central theme of this season, imploring his team to "stick together."

No matter the circumstances -- Dirk Nowitzki's sprained knee or Caron Butler's blown-out one, the six-game losing skid or Jason Terry's bench feud with J.J. Barea, the monthlong mediocrity to end the season or Game 4's flummoxing finish -- the Mavs have ...

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