The Dallas Mavericks have been telling us all year long that the regular season doesn't matter, it's about the playoffs. Well, since the regular season was so meaningless, the playoffs begin a month early for the Mavs. They have to beat out Golden State or Denver just to get in, and they're off to a bad start after losing in Denver. This thing is in trouble. I'm not ready to call it a sinking ship, but get the life boats ready.