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Despite poor start, Dallas Mavericks’ playoff chances aren’t DOA after all

The Dallas Mavericks haven’t let a rough start stop their chances of making the NBA Playoffs. Ravaged by injuries to start the 2016-17 season, the Dallas Mavericks won just three of their first 16 games. Starters Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut missed action, while unproven backups Salah Mejri, Seth Curry and Dorian Finney-Smith logged big minutes. Dallas was dead...
Via The Comeback
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams’ mastery of Mavs’ offense can be credited to Year 2 in Rick Carlisle’s system

DALLAS — After battling a nagging left calf strain that sidelined him for nine games from Nov. 6-23, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams has begun to recapture the elite form that he displayed during the 2015-16 season. Last season, Williams averaged 14.1 points, a team-high 5.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 65 games, making 63 starts while shooting 41.4 percent from...
Via Mavs.com
7 hours ago

Superhero Night: Who’s Your Favorite Maverick?

  On January 20th the Dallas Mavericks faced off against the Utah Jazz and the concourse at AAC had never been safer.  While there were a few villains walking the halls, dozens of Avengers, X-Men, and Justice League Members1 were on hand to defend the AAC should anything go south. Everyone has been asked, “Who’s your favorite Superhero?” But when do you get to turn the...
Via Mavs Fanatic
7 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea Out “Weeks, Not Days”

Just when almost everyone was healthy, the Dallas Mavericks watched J.J. Barea go down with another calf injury on Friday night. After appearing in just 17 games this season due to a previous calf injury, Barea found himself suiting up for his eighth straight game on Friday night against Utah. Barea had scored in double […] Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea Out “Weeks, Not Days...
Via The Smoking Cuban
8 hours ago

Photos: Giovanni Mazza performs at halftime with the Dallas Mavericks Dancers

       
Via Mavs Fanatic
16 hours ago

Photos: Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers

       
Via Mavs Fanatic
16 hours ago

Luke Walton rips Lakers after 'embarrassing' 49-point loss

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history Sunday, and needless to say, head coach Luke Walton was not a happy camper.After a 122-73 drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, Walton went off on his guys for their “embarrassing” performance and said that the team as a whole “wasn’t ready to play,” per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki starts Mavericks toward 122-73 rout of Lakers

DALLAS (AP) Justin Anderson scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 13 to help the Dallas Mavericks rout the Los Angeles Lakers 122-73 on Sunday. It was the Mavericks' 13th straight win over the Lakers, who have lost six of their last seven games this season. The game was close for 10 minutes, with Dallas leading 23-22 before the Mavericks scored the next 15 straight to blow...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Take Easy Win After Big First Half

The Dallas Mavericks took a 34-point lead into the 2nd half against the Los Angeles Lakers on their way to a big win. After tough back to back losses against the Miami Heat and the Utah Jazz, the Dallas Mavericks came out with some conviction in today’s afternoon game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Dallas […] Mavericks Take Easy Win After Big First Half - The Smoking Cuban ...
Via The Smoking Cuban
23 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks Top 10: #3- Michael Finley

When it comes down to the top three Dallas Mavericks in the 21st Century, there is still some wavering, but the consensus pick goes to former Mavs forward, Michael Finley. As far as Dallas Mavericks go, Michael Finley is one of very few that can truly be called a franchise player at some point in […] Dallas Mavericks Top 10: #3- Michael Finley - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Cuban softens stance on superstar status of Westbrook

One of Mark Cuban’s more controversial and curmudgeonly statements that he has stuck to for a while now is the argument that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is not a superstar.According to the Dallas Mavericks owner, a superstar can walk into any team and lead them to a 50-win season, and Westbrook hasn’t shown he can do that yet. After an incredibly impressive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Baylor guard Jackson rejoins Mavs on 10-day contract

DALLAS (AP) Former Baylor guard Pierre Jackson is returning for a second stint in Dallas after signing a 10-day contract with the Mavericks. Jackson was originally signed from the team's NBA Development League team on Dec. 27. He was waived less than two weeks later after appearing in four games, averaging 3.0 points in 7.1 minutes. The 25-year-old Jackson has averaged a D-league...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban ‘would love’ an NBA team in Mexico

Like the NFL, the NBA has its thoughts on global expansion. The NBA’s NBA’s Global Games series has helped grow the league’s presence around the world. Along with this comes a growing sense of some important names within in the league hinting that teams outside of the United States could be a good thing. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is now one of the biggest supporters...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Lamar Odom coaching Lakers not close to happening

Lamar Odom is out of rehab and reportedly doing much better. There even is some talk about him potentially helping the Lakers as a coach. TMZ Sports caught up with Odom this week and asked whether the former Sixth Man of the Year had interest in coaching the Lakers. He said he did. In fact, first-year Lakers head coach Luke Walton confirmed on Tuesday that he and Odom had spoken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs center Andrew Bogut has no desire to stay in Dallas

The season is not playing out well for the Dallas Mavericks, and center Andrew Bogut is ready to get himself out of there at the first possible opportunity. That’s how it seems at least based on recent comments made in an interview with Sky Sports Radio in Australia. Bogut made sure to mention he will be a free agent at the end of the season and referred to himself as a tradeable...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Will this be Dirk Nowitzki’s last season?

Dirk Nowitzki has a number of accolades to his name such as: 2007 NBA MVP, 2011 NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion, 2011 Best Male Athlete and NBA Player ESPY Award, 13 time NBA All-Star, franchise leader for all-time points, and he currently sits sixth all-time in scoring. The power forward holds career averages of 21.9 points per game (ppg), 7.9 rebounds per game (rpg), 2.5 assists per...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza, teammates wanted to confront Salah Mejri after insults and flagrant fouls during game

Apparently Trevor Ariza and Salah Mejri don’t like each other very much. Ariza’s Rockets took down the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday in a chippy affair containing plenty of trash talk and ejections. After getting ejected, Ariza and his teammates apparently waited outside the Marvericks locker room for Mejri, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon: Trevor Ariza, joined by several teammates,...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rockets-Mavericks the next big NBA rivalry?

The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. The Rockets at 24-9 are third in the West while the Mavs at 9-23 are in the cellar of the West. Despite their opposite places in the standings, the two teams could be barreling toward the next big NBA rivalry. On Tuesday, the Rockets beat the Mavs in Dallas 123-107 to improve to 4...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Bogut flattens James Harden, gets flagrant foul

Andrew Bogut isn’t a player who usually gets into it with his opponents, but he lowered the boom on James Harden during Tuesday’s game, and paid for it. Bogut set a screen for Harrison Barnes in the second quarter of the game, and then slid over and lowered his body a bit as Harden tried to fight through it. Harden ran into him and hit the floor hard, and stayed down for a brief...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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