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The Lazarus Mavs Vs. The Lame Lakers

The Lazarus Mavs Vs. The Lame Lakers

Long-distance psychoanalysis comes with no guarantees. But as the playoff-minded Mavs travel to LA seeking a win that would tie the season series at 2-2, Dallas seems loose enough to be poking at its owner (Dirk jokes that Mark Cuban is a 'moron') while, at least injury-wise, the Lakers seem to be coming apart at the seams.

The Dallas Mavericks are 36-37 and as they boarded the plane immediately following Monday's practice at the AAC bound for LA, they trailed both the Jazz (in action Monday vs. Portland) and the Lakers -- both teams at 38-36. "Yeah, this is a big game, as big as it gets this season,'' said Dirk Nowitzki, who is rising to the moment by coming off a week during which he averaged 29.7 points and...

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