5 Dallas Mavericks Who Aren't Ready for NBA Playoffs

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5 Dallas Mavericks Who Aren't Ready for NBA Playoffs
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If the playoffs started today, the Dallas Mavericks would be the No. 5 seed out West. But if you've watched them play this season, this team is a far cry from the one that rallied together to win the NBA championship with team basketball and great defense.

That's not to say they can't. After last night's 90-81 win over the Houston Rockets, the Mavs put a little distance between themselves and the lower seeds, at least for a game or two.

This is a team of streaks. It's a team that lost four straight in April last year including losses to the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers, the eventual first-round matchup. And we all know it turned out OK on that front.

However, this Dallas team has some young talent and new faces being counted on to make a trip back to the NBA Finals to defend the title. If the postseason started today, here are five Mavs not ready to bow up and fight.

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