For all their talk about tanking, the Mavericks are just 2.5 games out of playoff position.
That might be a half game closer if they’d gotten correct officiating down the stretch of their 100-98 loss to the Suns on Saturday.
Chriss (PHX) makes contact with Nowitzki (DAL) that affects his SQBR.
Phoenix was in the penalty, so a correct call would’ve given Nowitzki – who’s making 88% of his free throws this season and for his career – two attempts from the line.
(An earlier Suns possession included two incorrectly uncalled violations, according to the league: A Harrison Barnes foul and Booker travel. The foul would have preempted the travel, and Booker scored anyway. That’s a wash.)