At 20-28, the Dallas Mavericks are having their worst season in recent memory and certainly haven't met the expectations that the fans or the organization had for them coming into 2012-13.
Despite having a disappointing season up to this point, the Mavs must remain focused for their remaining 34 games.
With plenty of basketball left to play, the Mavericks shouldn't be positioning themselves for a lottery position just yet. Dallas is a team with plenty of veterans and proven players in the NBA, and they have the talent to make up the ground they need to in the standings.
Although it might be difficult, Dallas making the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season is still an attainable goal for the 2012-2013 season.