The Mavericks have finally gotten hot -- and at the right time.
Does that mean they're a legitimate contender in the NBA West when the playoffs start? Who knows?
There are still a lot of people who don't believe in the New Orleans Hornets. And when they throw up a clunker like they did at home against Utah, you start to understand a little.
Still, if seven months of basketball means anything, you have to like the Hornets' chances better than the Mavericsks.