Consider the end of the third quarter the Mavs’ “last call,” because this season if Dallas is in the lead after three, once the fourth quarter starts it’s already over.
The Mavs are 30-0 this season when leading after three quarters, per Basketball-Reference, the only perfect record in the NBA. Thirty and zero.
Over the years, Dallas has boasted some pretty awesome records when out in front after three. The club was 30-2 during the 2011-12 season, 44-3 during the 2009-10 season, 53-3 in 2006-07, and 49-4 in the 2002-03 season. But no Mavs team, not even the championship squad in 2010-11, has put together a perfect record in such instances.
As great as the Mavs’ competition has been in the Western Conference this season, especially upcoming opponents Portland and Golden State, no team’s record when leading after three compares.