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    April 3, 2014

    NBA: Dallas Mav Monta Ellis' Could've-Been Game Winner Vs. Warriors Was Goaltended

    It's cold comfort now, a day-and-a-half after Stephen Curry's game-ending dagger lifted the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over the Mavs at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night, but the NBA has ruled that the Jermaine O'Neal "block" that set the stage for Curry's heroics wasn't ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    In Luring Dwight Howard, All Dallas Can Do Is Wait, and Hope His Accountant Has His Ear

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Khloe Kardashian is Leaving Dallas

    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 >>

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    January 24, 2012

    The Mavs May Survive This Dirk-less Stretch, Thanks to a Crappy Batch of Opponents

    Sometimes all you can do is take the win and move on. The Mavs were at home Monday night against the Suns, winning 93-87 in an ugly game in front of a seemingly disinterested crowd. It was the Mavs' second straight game without Dirk Nowitzki, who is sitting out at least four games (and maybe more) ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    June 30, 2011

    The 2011 Mavs Vs. the '88 Version, In a Battle of Smooth Vs. Smothering

    The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?

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    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft: Meh.

    Derrick Williams -- The best player available​Arizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks. And that's it. The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    From Our Archives: "Crocodile Nowitzki"

    Not quite as good as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, sure, but slightly better than this.​Last night I finally had the chance to read the new issue of Rolling Stone, which happens to feature a feature by former Observer-er Jesse Hyde, who decamped for his native Utah a couple of years bac ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 5: Feels Like Game 7 Don't it LeGone James?

    ​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 >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Top 10 Wins in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​With any luck we'll be re-writing this list in the coming week. But for now, last night's pulsating win at American Airlines Center certainly is among the best in Dallas Mavericks franchise history: 10.  6.2.88 -- Mavs 105, Lakers 103: Led by Sixth Man of the Year Roy Tarpley's 20-point ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Final Destinations: 2

    Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.

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    May 13, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.13.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    The Most Memorable "Fights" in Dallas-Fort Worth Sports History

    ​When the Lakers' Empire imploded on Mother's Day in Dallas, it did it in surreal style -- under a barrage of 20 Mavericks' 3-pointers, and punctuated by cheap-shot thuggery from Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum. Was thinking about Bynum's chicken-shit elbow to an exposed J.J. Barea. Other t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    What If Dirk Nowitzki Weren't White?

    His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.

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    April 14, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​Game 1   at Dallas       Sat.                    8:30 (ESPN) Game 2   at Dallas       Tue.    &nb ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    With Three Consecutive Losses, Dallas Mavericks Going Nowhere Fast

    ​And over here -- in the opposite corner from your red-hot Texas Rangers -- sit your Dallas Mavericks. Bruised. Bloodied. Slump-shouldered. Ready for the NBA Playoffs? At a time when they should peaking, the Mavs are pratfalling. After winning the first three games on their western road tri ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Mavs Win, Clinch 11th Consecutive Playoff Berth

    ​I know the big news over the weekend for the Dallas Mavericks was another home loss to another potential playoff opponent - this time to the San Antonio Spurs - but the fine print after last night's blowout of the lowly Golden State Warriors was a clinched playoff spot. Some of you say ho-hu ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Apparently Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones misunderstood. The NFL lockout hasn't yet commenced. While the Washington Redskins signed O.J.Atogwe and Bob Sanders lan ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    In Light of Bissinger vs. Cuban, I Present the NBA's All-White Team

    ​Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Roddy's Return: A For Amusing

    ​As promised, Roddy Beaubois did something amazing last night: He made us watch a mid-February Dallas Mavericks game against the lowly Sacramento Kings. And, unless you're expectations were irrationally optimistic, he did not disappoint. In his first NBA game action since last April, the seco ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Mavs Win; Jason Kidd Scores; Jason Terry Gets Carried Away

    ​Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not. Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement: Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, H ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Caron Butler's Injury Doesn't End the Mavs' Season, But it Alters Expectations

    ​When Tony Romo broke his collar bone on October 25, the Dallas Cowboys' season was kaput. When Caron Butler tore a tendon in his knee on January 1, it may not have ended the Dallas Mavericks' season but certainly the bar has been lowered. What ended as such a promising 2010 ha ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Mavericks-Nuggets: Biggest Game of the Year. So Far.

    ​Tonight at American Airlines Center is the biggest Dallas Mavericks' game of the season. In the coming weeks, there will be plenty more. Fighting for the NBA Western Conference's No. 2 seed and a possible sidestep of the Los Angeles Lakers until the conference finals, the Mavs host the Denve ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    New Sportatorium Feature: The Totally Unsubstantiated Rumor Mill

    Okay gang, I'm swamped up to here this week working on a Dallas Observer cover story for later this month. So I don't have the luxury of pouring economically dripping my usual time and/or effort into tracking down whispers. That said, I'd also never prevent a good rumor from potentially blossom ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    It's the Year of the Ox! Is that Good for the Mavs?

    Don't know how I missed it - maybe it's because I'm from Duncanville - but Monday was the Chinese New Year. And 2009, as if you didn't know, is the Year of the Ox. In the name of Wang Zhi-Zhi, what could that possibly mean for our Dallas Mavericks? *So far it means this: The Mavs are undefeat ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    What Do the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons Have in Common?

    A good Friend of Unfair Park says I missed something while perusing this week's issue of Sports Illustrated: the magazine's poll of 190 NBA players. In it, the question was, "Which is the most overrated team in the NBA?" I think you can see where this is headed. Answers after the jump. --Robert Wilo ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 12, 2008

    Oh and Three

    Last time the Mavs stumbled out of the gate this bad at home, he was their best player. Dirk Nowitzki can’t blame his team’s lack of effort. But he can blame himself. Two days after calling out the Mavericks for half-assed play in an ugly loss to the Clippers, Dirk air-balled a 3-pointer ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    A Ranking You’ll Find Hard to Believe

    Nein danke?! Dirk Nowitzki isn’t one of the 10 most popular NBA players in Europe. I know. What gives? Technically, I guess, it’s his uniform that isn’t so loved as Dirk’s No. 41 isn’t among the NBA’s just-released list of most popular jerseys across the pond. Kobe Bryant is ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    A Whoozie to the Whatsis?

    Till there's fresh meat, courtesy tonight's Mavs-Hornet's Game 2 tipoff set for 6 p.m. , plenty of folks are still gnawing on Saturday night's leftovers. The question remains, apparently: Should Dirk Nowitzki have socked David West, after the Hornet stung Dirk with a love tap, or did he do the right ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008

    Now That Basketball Season's Almost Over, Guess It's Time For Baseball. Joy.

    Kevin Millwood, the Rangers' ... um ... ace? Sure, we'll go with "ace." One season commencing and another, um, crashing? Tonight on Fox Sports Net Southwest you can watch Your Texas Rangers begin another march toward mediocrity in their season opener against the Seattle Mariners at 5:40, followed b ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Are We Golden?

    Or are the Mavs just Kidding around?

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    October 17, 2007

    Cuban Dancing Around Kobe

    For those who missed it last night, ESPN interviewed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the rumors that Kobe Bryant might be leaving Los Angeles for Dallas. Cuban talks about the Mavs being "opportunistic" and willing "to explore" their options, but the best part of this brief segment: It was t ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007
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    May 1, 2007

    Nellie and Cuban and the Love Lost

    On the front page of this morning's Wall Street Journal, you will find a story detailing the relationship -- or, rather, rift -- between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and his former coach, Golden State's Don Nelson. Maybe their falling-out was over money -- the $6.6 mil Nellie claims Cuban owes ... More >>

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    April 23, 2007

    Schmoes 1, Pros 0

    Avery Johnson is still scared of Don Nelson. Yeah, this is gonna be a long series. Toldja. The Dallas Mavericks will eventually win this war, but ol’ pal Don Nelson has already won an important battle. See, when Nellie used to coach the really crappy Mavs in the ‘90s and they’d come up against ... More >>

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    April 12, 2007

    Get Some

    The Mavs go for the kill

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    March 15, 2007

    Noooooo-Witzki

    Maybe it's time the Mavs' would-be MVP got his Dirk out of the box and played some friggin' crunchtime ball. You can talk about Steve Nash's heroics, Amare Stoudemire's monster game or countless, game-changing, mind-boggling, heart-palpitating plays in what was undoubtedly the best NBA game of the s ... More >>

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    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Mavs Can't Win a Damned Thing

    If you thought things weren't going well at Reunion Arena last night, check out how triple poorly they went at the American Airlines Center, where the Maverics unveiled the Western Conference Championship banner. Kind of. Sort of. This was just before Don Nelson's Golden State Warriors took the Mavs ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    A Banner Night?

    Tonight the Dallas Mavericks take the first step of what they hope is an eight-month journey to the NBA Championship. Dirk Nowitzki will resume his climb to MVP. Avery Johnson will continue to preach "basket-BAWL." Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs will again provide the major obstacle. And, of c ... More >>

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    August 29, 2006

    Whoa, Nellie?

    Don Nelson's getting back to basketball. Coulda sworn he quit forever when he left Dallas. Hunh. So now we know exactly how much Don Nelson disliked Mark Cuban. After quitting the Mavericks and saying he was just tired of the travel and ready to settle down with his wife on a beach, the former Dall ... More >>

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    June 1, 2006

    The Son and the Suns

    Tractor traded: Do you remember Robert Traylor? He's the backbone of the Dallas Mavericks. No, seriously. Before holding onto our chairs and grabbing our throats during tonight's Apocalyptic Game 5 of the Mavs-Suns NBA Western Conference Finals at the American Airlines Center, let's take a second to ... More >>

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