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Dallas Mavericks Get Back on Track Against Denver Nuggets

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After Wednesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the fanbase around the Dallas Mavericks was wondering how a team could come out so flat during a very important game.

Friday night, the Mavs had a chance to redeem themselves as they welcomed the Denver Nuggets to the American Airlines Center. In the midst of the longest homestand in franchise history, the Mavs are trying to hold off several teams behind them in the standings while pursuing those in front of them.

The Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies are behind the Mavs in the standings while they are chasing the Golden State Warriors for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

After blowing a five point lead in overtime to the T’wolves, the Mavericks needed to make a statement against the Nuggets, and they did just that as they won 122-106. Dallas has a tough stretch coming up, and it was important for them to get back on the winning track against Denver.

The Mavs welcome the Brooklyn NetsOklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers over the next week. As a team that is fighting for their playoff lives, it’s important for the Mavs to hold their own on there home court.

Dallas really needs to try and move up the standings if at all possible as well. The last thing they want to do is go into the playoffs and have to face a team like the San Antonio Spurs or Thunder in the first round. Dallas will try to continue this against the Nets on Sunday evening. It’s a revenge game, as the Mavs lost to the Nets earlier this year in Brooklyn.

Greg Higgins is a Dallas Mavericks writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter, Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.