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Detailing the Dallas Mavericks' Downward Spiral Since 2011 NBA Finals
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During the 2011 NBA postseason, the Dallas Mavericks scratched and clawed their way to the franchise's first ever NBA championship. They made it past the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat.

Since then, it has been nothing short of a stunning downward spiral.

The Mavericks finished the 2011-12 regular season at 36-30. They ended up being swept out of the first round by the same OKC team that they defeated one year prior.

In 2011-12, the Mavs have started at a mere 13-20.

The question is, how did Dallas go from such a monumental high to such a devastating low in a matter of one year? In order to answer that question, B/R has broken down the biggest turning points over the past two seasons.

So, where did it all begin?

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