This game was so bad degenerate gamblers took a pass. The game was an insult to teams that tank.
But, somehow, a sellout crowd of 19,801 showed up on a cold, Tuesday evening.
In the Mavs’ final game before the All-Star break, a sellout streak that began in 2001 continued but the home team was popped by the Kings 114-109.
Longtime Mavs observers all agreed - this was one of the worst games they've ever seen. The addition and thrill of new addition Doug McDermott has already worn off.
Midway through the first quarter, two fans sat in section 314 and answered that question.
You watch greatness, and a great guy, when you can.
When the season is mercifully over, the Mavs will have earned the lottery pick they will be handed in May.
The Mavs have not made the playoffs since 2016. They will finish with a sub-.500 record for a second consecutive season.