The Dallas Mavericks may have gotten Dirk Nowitzki back on the court, but the German big man hasn't made much of a difference as he gets back into the swing of things. The Mavericks lost to the Denver Nuggets on Friday and the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday as Nowitzki averaged 6.5 points and hit just 5-of-19 shots from the field.
Dallas' losing streak has reached six games in a row following the defeat at the hands of the Spurs, and around the NBA, the weekend was filled with quirky outcomes involving notable streaks.
The Washington Wizards ended their own eight-game losing streak on Friday with a 105-97 win against the Orlando Magic, and the Charlotte Bobcats' 98-95 loss on Saturday to the New Orleans Hornets, who were helped by the return of guard Eric Gordon, was Charlotte's 18th straight loss.
Meanwhile, the 11-19 Kings got a buzzer-beating shot from James Johnson to drop the New York Knicks, 106-105, on Friday before Sacramento handed the Boston Celtics their third consecutive loss with a 118-96 win on Sunday.
As far as winning streaks are concerned, the Los Angeles Clippers continue as the hottest team in the league. They had a come-from-behind, 116-114 win against the Utah Jazz on Friday before winning a Sunday rematch with a final score of 107-96 on Sunday.