The Mavericks’ road record was darn near as good as their home record in the regular season. They won 26 times at home and 23 times away. That lack of dominance at American Airlines Center is why they were a No. 8 seed and why they are locked in what is setting up as an epic battle with the top-seeded Spurs in the first round.
It’s also why Nowitzki is fretting.
“I’m a little worried going home,” he said. “I’d rather play Game 3 here [in San Antonio], I guess. We’ve got to figure it out at home. We can’t relax. That’s the main thing.” Unsafe at home? Mavericks' inability to 'figure it out' at AAC has Dirk Nowitzki fretting | Dallas Morning News