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10. As in, Ten Consecutive Narrow Escapes For Your Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks 108, Bucks 107 last night.

Partly thanks to coach Rick Carlisle's meticulous end-game sets, and sometimes because they've just been lucky, the Mavs have won 10 consecutive one-point games.

The feat ties the NBA record set by the St. Louis Hawks in 1960.

Against the Bucks the Mavs improved to 30-15 and survived when Carlos Delfino's runner caromed off the back rim in the final seconds. Not sure that Erick Dampier altered the shot, but he was definitely in the neighborhood.

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Are we impressed with the Mavs' mettle, with these games steeling their resolve toward playoff nail-biters?

Or are we alarmed that Dallas is struggling to squeak by sub-.500 teams at home?

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