Shawn Marion, DeJuan Blair get physical, help Mavericks even series with 113-92 win

A couple of guys who don’t take any lip or any guff from anybody dragged the Mavericks back into their first-round playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs. Shawn Marion and former Spur DeJuan Blair pushed first and pushed hard as the Mavericks controlled Game 2 Wednesday night for a thoroughly dominating 113-92 victory over the Spurs at AT&T Center. Leveling the series...
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Dallas Mavericks settle for 1-1 tie heading to Big D

In a year where seedings mean absolutely nothing in the postseason, the Dallas Mavericks are leaving San Antonio feeling like this isn’t a typical 1-8 match up. Dallas tied the series at one, but know it should be up 2-0 heading back to the American Airlines Center for Game 3 on April 26. The Spurs, who have dominated recent history with their in-state rivals, finished Game 1...
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Can Mavs recover after blowing golden opportunity?

The prospect of the Dallas Mavericks winning four of the next six games against the San Antonio Spurs sounds pretty far-fetched. But stealing Game 2 in the Alamo City seems reasonable in the aftermath of Game 1. Can a team gain confidence after blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing 90-85? Actually, the answer's yes. The Mavs got off to a horrible start Eastern...
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Monta Ellis hits over-the-head backwards trick shot

There are few things that we love here more at That NBA Lottery Pick than epic trick shots and back on Sunday, Monta Ellis delivered us an impressive one. Before the start of game one of the Mavericks-Spurs series, Monta decided to head out onto the AT&T Center court to pull of an epic trick shot. Watch as Monta throws an over-the-head backwards three-pointer that gets nothing...
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Dirk Nowitzki Leaves With Elvis

Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Nowitzki is a missing person, at least in a basketball sense.  Nowitzki sure wasn’t at the AT&T Center against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1.  He left the building before game time with Elvis. Nowitzki only contributed 11 points against the Spurs, far below his 25.9 points per game career playoff average.  The usually accurate German was only...
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Five thoughts on Mavericks loss in Game 1 to Spurs

What a terrible time to struggle from the field. The Dallas Mavericks went about as cold as any playoff team could possibly go in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon, missing 12 of their final 13 shots. Here are my thoughts on the Mavericks dropping the first game of their opening round series with the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, 90-85. 1.) The Mavericks had a phenomenal chance...
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WATCH: Mark Cuban looked disgusted during Spurs' big run

Earlier today, the San Antonio Spurs finished off the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series with a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter. During the game, TNT cameras decided to pan over to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for a reaction and well, he provided one: Poor Mr. Cuban… *** Cuban shakes his head [Caleb Saenz] Cuban image courtesy of Getty Images
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Mavericks looking for a first-round upset over rival Spurs

After suffering an overtime loss in their season finale, the Dallas Mavericks are set to face off with the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2014 postseason. The Mavericks are making their 13th appearance in 14 years while the Spurs are in the postseason for the 17th straight year, every year of Tim Duncan’s career. It will mark the sixth playoff match up...
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Dallas Mavericks fan has Dirk Nowitzki face-painted toe nail

There are many ways to show off your team pride for the upcoming NBA playoffs but one Dallas Mavericks fan decided to go beyond the call of duty for her team. Earlier today, a Twitter user by the name of Ashley Jordan decided to post an image of her foot which shows an image of Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on one toe-nail and Re-Dirkulous on the other: My toes are playoff ready!...
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Mark Cuban thinks Bucks selling for $550M is a ‘bargain’

Tweet Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been shy. He also knows business, and thinks the Milwaukee Bucks were sold well below their value. The Bucks were sold by long-time owner Herb Kohl to a couple of investors for $550 million, about half of what Cuban believes NBA franchises are worth. “I think they got off cheap,” Cuban said via ESPN Dallas. “I think that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Monta Ellis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

The Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 7 to April 13. Ellis averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds, powering the Mavs to a 2-1 record on the week. Game of the week: Ellis recorded 37 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Mavericks clinched a playoff berth with a 101...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Mavs' potentially 'lovely' playoff picture

DALLAS - For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. "It's lovely," said Monta Ellis after the Mavs' Saturday night playoff-clinching 101-98 win over Phoenix. "We set this goal at the beginning of training camp. Everybody doubted us. ...'' The chip-on-the-shoulder/us-against-the-world mindset is the oldest self-motivational...
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Dallas Mavericks: Ellis and Dirk lead Mavs to a playoff berth

This just proved why Mark Cuban elected to sign Monta Ellis to a three-year deal and pair him up in Dallas with franchise-leader Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki and Ellis combined to score 60 points, 44 in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 101-98 on April 12 to secure a playoff spot. Dallas makes a return trip to the postseason after missing out last season...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA admits refs blew critical call in Mavericks-Warriors game

NBA President Rod Thorn acknowledged that GoldenSate Warriors center Jermaine O’Neal should have been called for goaltending on a critical block of Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis’ go-ahead shot late in the Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, at American Airlines Center. “Upon review at the league office, we have found that a shot taken by Dallas’...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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