Caplan on Terry, Nowitzki, Cuban

April 15 2012 at 9:40pm CDT By Ryan Raroque

After today's loss against the Lakers, the Mavericks currently hold just two less losses than the ninth-place Suns and the tenth-place Jazz. Denver's win against Houston tonight places them only a half-game behind the Mavericks for the sixth spot, and the Rockets would be 1.5 games behind. Luckily for the Dallas, they own the tie-breaker against the Nuggets, Suns, Rockets, and Jazz. However, both Utah and Houston will still have their chances to spoil the Mavericks' standing in the Western conference as their respective matchups against Dallas this week could have major implications. Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas presents the hot topics surrounding the team tonight: 

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