Dirk's Return Doesn't Lift Mavs

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DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have lost a lot of games this season.

But coach Rick Carlisle said Saturday's 99-96 overtime loss to the New Orleans Hornets made him feel as though his team hit rock bottom.

It was the Mavs' 11th loss in their past 13 games and dropped their record to 13-21. Five of those losses during that period came in overtime.

In fact, the Mavs have lost seven overtime games this season and an NBA-record tying 10 consecutive overtime losses dating to last season.



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