Dallas Mavericks


A few weeks ago, there was legitimate reason to worry about the San Antonio Spurs.


The best teams don't tolerate nonsense, even if it's from an established, respected All-Star and NBA champion such as Rajon Rondo.


Can the Wizards make it three in a row? After Monday's 96-80 rout of the Orlando Magic, who lost the season series 4-0, the Wizards (33-20) have one more game before the All-Star break.


Most of the NBA season is complete and the playoff landscape looks favorable some but not others.


Rick Carlisle, before he coached his Dallas Mavericks to a blowout victory vs. the Wizards last month, had a sense of what it would take to beat them. "This is a great rebounding team.