The Mavericks finished their road trip with a 1-2 record.
They face Denver again on Friday at the AmericanAirlines Center.
“Overall, it was mostly the bench playing. We’ve got a deep team and on nights like tonight we want to give ourselves a chance to win,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said after Wednesday night’s loss at Denver.
“The early deficits got us in trouble, but we had a chance in the last two minutes. But we just couldn’t quite get over the hump.”