Luka Doncic called out the Dallas Mavericks' effort following their 120-101 loss to the Utah Jazz.
The Mavs had now lost seven out of their last nine games, with five losses coming in double digits.
"I never felt like this ... I would say right now it's looking like we don't care, honestly, if we win games or not. We just [need] more energy, more effort, dive for every ball, box out, everything," said Doncic following the game.
Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, and Maxi Kleber have all missed time this season due to COVID-19 protocols.
Rick Carlisle added that the team needs to stick together during their slump.
"It's just a tough stretch and we've got to play through it. Right now, it's about sticking together and fighting our way through this thing."