Jan 3, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) comes off the court during the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at the American Airlines Center. The Clippers defeated the Mavericks 119-112.

Dirk Nowitzki doesn't think Mavericks are a playoff team

The Dallas Mavericks have lost their last three home games including losing to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday who played the end of the game without All-Star point guard Chris Paul.

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki thinks that is a scary indicator of where the team is.

“The way we let those games slip away, I don’t think we’re a playoff team,” Nowitzki said, via Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. “We got to win those (home) games. We should be able to find a way to get some stops and protect the home court.

“This is another one we just got to have. We can’t afford to give games away and that’s what we did. We can’t afford to lose that one, with Chris Paul out. Defensively, we weren’t very good down the stretch.”

The Mavericks at 19-14 currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference.

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