Having shown that they can hang with the NBA's best teams, the Dallas Mavericks are in prime shape to continue improving when they host the struggling San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
Well, not so fast. Even in a swoon, you can never count out the Spurs, who are smarting after a series of close losses.
The Mavericks enter the contest on the heels of a 110-102 home win against the defending champion Toronto Raptors. Luka Doncic had 26 points, including a career-best 15 free throws in a career-high 19 attempts, 15 rebounds and seven assists in Saturday's victory.