On this season of The Shark Tank ...Rob Mahoney runs The Two Man game, an ESPN-affiliated Mavericks blog, and occasionally writes about basketball for Unfair Park. Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson have never exactly run the Mavericks like an ordinary NBA franchise. They drafted a gangly German k ... More >>
Simple. If their reserve players don't perform better, the Mavericks will lose the NBA Finals. And that starts tonight in Game 4 at the American Airlines Center. Jason Terry has to be more productive than the player who has shot only 38 percent and failed to produce a 20-point game. But who ... More >>
For the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh hit a clutch jumper in Game 3. Dwyane Wade scored 39 points in Game 2. And LeBron James made the big-time 3-pointers in Game 1. For the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, it's Dirk ... or defeat. In last night's kick-to-the-crotch, 88-86 loss in American Airli ... More >>
On Mother's Day, the Mavericks' reserves combined to score 86 points. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Mavs' entire team managed only 84. Granted the Miami Heat are a bitch defensively. They are quick and fast and long and they did a fantastic job of chasing the Mavericks off the 3-point li ... More >>
Sharp shooting and shoddy predictions on the Mavs' road to the NBA Finals.
Ah, the bad ol' days. Hilarious.While the Mavs were sleeping last night, they might have won another playoff game. How's that? Because over in Memphis the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played only the sixth triple-overtime game in NBA playoff history. On the heels of Saturday's ... More >>
Some of us have waited 23 years to "Beat L.A.!" Sorry, I don't see it happening in 2011 either. When the Lakers and Mavs begin their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series tonight at 9:30 in Staples Center, there is an undeniable fact that overrides any and all X's and O's: The two ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... More >>
Game 1 at Dallas Sat. 8:30 (ESPN) Game 2 at Dallas Tue. &nb ... More >>
While I was out last week the Dallas Mavericks blew a seven-point lead in the final minute in a flabbergasting loss in New Orleans. Afterward, head coach Rick Carlisle called his team "soft." Veteran shooting guard Jason Terry bristled at the suggestion, saying "I'm not soft, not me. I don't ... More >>
Last time we saw Roddy Beaubois, we didn't see nearly enough. After a sporadic rookie season highlighted by a 40-point game against the Golden State Warriors last March, the cat-quick combo guard almost single-handedly rallied the Dallas Mavericks to a win in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference f ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>
Sure, no Dirk hurt. But Terry's 3-for-16 shooting hurt much worse last night.Two minutes and 13 seconds. That's all it took for the San Antonio Spurs to turn a two-point lead against the Dallas Mavericks into a 16-point lead with nearly nine minutes remaining in the second half. After Georg ... More >>
Some ignoamus loyal reader on this here blog recently theorized that the Dallas Mavericks sans Dirk Nowitzki could still make the NBA Western Conference playoffs. It's July 1, not April 1. Quit your kidding. Because the Mavs realize that Dirk is priority No. 1 this summer - and perhaps vice- ... More >>
Granted, he's a better player. Better defender. Better passer. Yeah, a better player. But after last week's second-round playoff flameout by the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James isn't a more accomplished player than our own Dirk Nowitzki. Consider: Both have MVPs. Both have led teams to the ... More >>