In spite of all the off-season turmoil, in spite of the fact that Deron Williams went to Brooklyn rather than coming home, in spite of the what-might-have-been speculation about Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in green and blue, the Dallas Mavericks still came out ahead.
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Presumably, anyway, after news broke this morning that her business partner, former basketball star Lamar Odom, has "parted ways" with the Mavericks, which is an elaborate way of saying he got his ass fired for being inexplicably sad all the time.
Funny: They came because of Odom, but you could arg ... More >>
Coulda been KobeDetermining the best Mavs' pick of all-time is simple: Dirk Nowitzki.
You know the story. In 1998 then-general manager Don Nelson took the giant German in a draft-day switcheroo with the Milwaukee Bucks for the late, not-so-great Robert "Tractor" Trayor.
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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 >>
Never been happier to be wrong. And I don't care that I wasn't alone -- I admit I was wrong.
I'm stunned by the Mavs sweeping the Lakers, punctuated by Sunday's 122-86 epic shellacking. Matter of fact, I'm more surprised by this outcome than the Navy SEALs sweeping Osama.
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10. For the Mavs, a shocking 2-0 lead. For the Lakers, a Stinko de Mayo. L.A. missed its first 15 3-pointers and was booed off the court in Staples Center. As they head for Dallas and Friday night's Game 3, the Lakers are muttering things like "dispirited" and "trust issues." Surreal.
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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:
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10. There was a time when the Mavs going 3 of 17 on 3-pointers in a playoff game meant certain doom. Last night, Dallas didn't shoot particularly well, but it defended and rebounded. Wow did it rebound, to the tune of 12, 11 at the offensive end.
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Mattie StaffordAlonzo Mourning lines up a shot. For a whole slideshow from this event, click here.Zo & Magic's 8-Ball ChallengeCentennial Building in Fair ParkThe red carpet walks kicked off at 7.30 p.m., with Mourning's appearance leading the way.
Early attendees were held in a "reception ar ... More >>
Dirk looks excited about the season. You?Last time we saw our Dallas Mavericks it wasn't pretty was ugly.
Jason Terry was flopping (only 15 points per game), the defense was floundering (surrendering 115 per game) and owner Mark Cuban was flapping (his gums at Kenyon Martin's mom) in ... More >>
Mavs' fans, prepare to be nauseated.I sincerely hope I'm wrong about this, but I have a feeling we're all about to get really pissed. Watching the most athletic - and by far the most animated and arrogant - team in the NBA knock the Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs could be very ... More >>
Dirk's getting double-teamed. What's your excuse?*Unless Mark Cuban smears Swine Flu on Tony Parker, I'm afraid the desperate and prideful San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks tonight, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at American Airlines Center. Why? Because home teams down 3-1 always wi ... More >>
The good news: When the Mavs and Spurs begin their first-round playoff series this weekend it will be a renewal of a rivalry featuring talented, tested teams.
The bad news: When the Mavs and Spurs finish their first-round playoff series, the loser will go home and the winner won't be far b ... More >>
A year ago tomorrow the Mavs pulled the trigger on their controversial blockbuster, sending Devin Harris and two first-round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd.
Lookie who's in town tonight? It's those same Nets and a very different Harris, fresh off his All-Star appearance and a ... More >>
Let's don't call Laura Miller and her parade plans just yet, but the Mavericks may have found something. A luxury they haven't enjoyed since, oh, forever. Or at least since Roy Tarpley.
A mobile, athletic big man.
It was - who else? - Dirk Nowitizki's calm, fadeaway 18-footer that beat the Phi ... More >>