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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That sound you just heard? That was any and all illogically bloated expectations for the Mavericks' season hitting the ground with a thud.
This isn't your typical championship defense. The Mavs made it clear in the off-season that they weren't content to merely bring back all of the components of ... 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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Weird game at American Airlines Center last Saturday night. In Game 1 of the Mavs-Blazers first-round series, Jason Kidd made six 3-pointers, Marcus Camby had more assists than Dallas' point guard and the Mavs shot 19 fourth-quarter free throws to Portland's two.
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This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong.
When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ...
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After the Dallas Mavericks disposed of the Miami Heat for the second time last week, I boldly said they were the NBA's best team at the time. My opinion stood firm as they overcame 26 points and 23 rebounds from Dwight Howard to beat the Orlando Magic before taking a five-day break.
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Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>
Elf and Dwight HowardI've been listening to Mark Elfenbein longer than I care to remember, dating way back to his days as a Bottle Rocket on KERA-FM (90.1) with co-host Steve Shapiro. For the last 17 years, of course, he's been a Sunday-morning staple on The Ticket and co-hosts the Dallas Maveric ... More >>
No Jason Kidd. No Erick Dampier. No momentum.
Was dilly-daddling around the house yesterday with a rare Sunday off (thanks, Cowboys). Had the Mavs-Knicks on the TV and it was something like 35-30 early in the second quarter. Next thing I know Roddy Beaubois is raining 3-pointer ... More >>
The Mavs are Pole dancing. Got your $1s ready? We can no longer confuse the Dallas Mavericks' silence with inactivity.
Let's hope we never confuse Marcin Gortat with the franchise's legacy of Great White Nopes.
The Mavericks last night agreed to re-sign 36-year-old point guard Jason Kidd ... More >>
So DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell will have a ring but Dirk Nowitzki won't. Yeah, that seems fair.The only drama: When his Orlando Magic are dismantled by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, will Dwight Howard shake hands or pull a LeBrat James?
We all wanted Kobe vs. LeBron. Instead, s ... 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 >>