Hoping to make a long-awaited splash in free agency, the Mavericks met for a few hours with free agent big person Dwight Howard on Tuesday, one of his last stops on his semi-annual You Know You Want Me Tour. If the experts are to believed, it will come down to the incumbent Lakers and two Texas tea ... More >>
At this point, putting money on where free agency will take Dwight Howard would probably be unwise. The free agent center is being courted by a significant portion of the NBA and is weighing offers from the Mavs, the Rockets, the Warriors, the Hawks, and the Lakers. He visits Dallas on Tuesday. The ... More >>
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. See also: Mark Cuban Says if ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
In four NBA Finals' fourth quarters, LeBron James has three baskets. He's been outscored in the final quarters of this series by Dirk Nowitzki, 44-9. In Game 4 he not only scored a playoff career-low 8 points -- first time in 433 games he's been held below 10 -- he let Jason Terry ... More >>
Optimator's a little darker than that, but you get the idea of how we'd like to celebrate a Mavs win tonight.Thanks to everyone who contributed their suggestions on which beer to drink in toasting a Mavericks return to the NBA Finals in this item about three upcoming beer dinners. Nick made a val ... More >>
The Mavericks haven't lost an NBA Western Conference Finals series in five years. Of course we all know what happened Dallas advanced this far -- in the 2006 NBA Finals. The come-from-ahead loss to the Heat sent the franchise into a pyschological spiral from which it is just n ... More >>
Jason Terry is lying. Watched Mavs 98, Rockets 91 last night at a local watering hole in McKinney's downtown square, and it's obvious that he thought the score was tied when he stepped to the free-throw line with 1.5 seconds left in regulation. Problem: It wasn't. Dallas actually trailed b ... More >>
A playoff preview? Remember waaaay back when the Mavericks were salivating over somehow catching the Spurs for the best record in the NBA's Western Conference and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs? Don't look now, but after last night's home loss, the goal is to somehow hold onto ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Travis HopperYou might have seen him play with The Americanos, J.D. Whittenburg or as a solo act, but, these days, Travis Hopper s ... More >>
It's not often I stay up late to watch a duel between J.J. Barea and Samuel Dalembert, but last night's 102-100 victory by the Dallas Mavericks over the Sacramento Kings was special. It kicked off the Bob Ortegel-less era with a win. And was the Mavs' 10th consecutive victory. To which ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Bare ... More >>
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 ... Yao ... More >>
The good news: Mavs win again. Their sixth in a row, this one over the Houston Rockets comfortably, 101-91, last night at American Airlines Center. Dallas is 13-4 and on one of its trademark rolls that annually leads to 50-plus wins come April. The bad news: Rookie guard Dominique Jones has b ... More >>
With the Cowboys' hopes buried, the Rangers' pursuit of Cliff Lee still a week from climax and the leftover turkey all but scarfed, time for your Mavericks to snatch our attention. If they haven't already. In case you're one of those that refuses to pay attention to basketball before Th ... More >>
Danny notes that "Smokey Robinson's eyes are supernaturally intense... like, seriously." Click to expand; see for yourself.Our Danny Fulgencio happened by the Dallas Rocks benefit Saturday night at Union Station, where Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons gathered quite the hodgepodge of celebritie ... More >>
Danny Bollinger Bite the bullet, Josh. Or your jersey. Whatever works.Before Game 1: Doubtless. After Game 1: Defiant. Before Game 2: Determined. After Game 2: Depressed. Before Game 3: Desperate? Delusional? Dead? Fine, then you tell me. For my prediction of Thuggets in 5 to remain in play, ... More >>
Danny Bollinger Dirk Nowitzki has a case of the old-school Bird Flu. Certain that my prediction of Thuggets in 5 is spot on, my head is bursting with pride. But desperately wanting my Mavericks to pull the upset, my heart is breaking with pain. Before tonight's pivotal Game 2 at De ... More >>
The Mavs have successfully avoided the noid, better known as Kobe Bryant.While you were sleeping, the Dallas Mavericks officially succeeded in their lil' game of Avoid The Noid. Thanks to the Lakers' blowout of the Utah Jazz late last night, the Mavs won't open this weekend's NBA Pl ... More >>
Because the Mavs beat one of the worst teams in the NBA, they may get to avoid playing the best. Embarrassing that the Dallas Mavericks had to pull a leftover Easter rabbit out of their hat last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. But in this economy ... sorr ... More >>
The Mavs and the Rockets square off
5-7 is looking pretty good right about now, huh? When you get a break from resurrecting the Cowboys, take a minute to not bury the Mavericks either. On the brink of a 2-8 start Monday night, the Mavericks last night beat the Rockets in Houston for their third consecutive victory. Even bett ... More >>
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