You saw the difference Tuesday night between a team that's going to make the playoffs and a team such as the Miami Heat, who have championship aspirations.
Playoff hopes fall on Dirk after Mavs settle for minor deal for Anthony Morrow.
With the trade deadline looming, Mavs must make tough decisions.
Don't expect the underdog Mavericks to make a long run in the playoffs.
Vince Carter makes the Mavs a much harder out if he provides consistent play.
Rick Carlisle has Mavs succeeding despite talks of a throwaway season.
It's too early in the season to make judgments about Dirk Nowitzki's game.
Rick Carlisle has become one of the best by holding his players accountable.