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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 17, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Dirk Misses. Mavs Lose. Carlisle Confounds. Again.

    ​Couldn't find the game on TV out here in the Arizona desert, but after watching the highlights I didn't need to. I've seen this Mavericks' movie a lot recently. The good guys die in the end. Last night in Portland the Mavs made their first 11 shots, hit almost 60 percent for the game, and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mavs Are the S-Word. Rinse and Repeat.

    ​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 >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    March 3, 2011

    Mavericks Getting a Teeny Tiny Bit of Help for Stretch Run with Corey Brewer

    Corey Brewer​Don't get too giddy if and when the Dallas Mavericks sign free-agent forward Corey Brewer today. Decent player at both ends of the court, but it's basically one more attempt to fill in the gaps left by the absence of Caron Butler. Maybe with the additions of Peja Stojakov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Mavs Win Again, Inch Closer to Best in West

    ​When Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry boldly claimed last week that his team was going to catch the San Antonio Spurs, we rolled our eyes. Because, one, it wasn't possible. And, two, it didn't really matter. After further review, watch out. Terry scored 30 points last night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Mavs Rally Past Raptors. Again.

    Yesterday I flipped on the Mavericks and they trailed the lowly Toronto Raptors - playing without leading scorer Andrea Bargnani - and they trailed 22-3. 22-3! I couldn't believe it. I was worried. I was ... soothed when I realized it was the Raptors. By the third quarter the Mavs l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    At the NBA Trade Deadline, Mavs are All Good. No ... Thanks?

    ​I don't expect a Dallas Mavericks' deal before this afternoon's 2 o'clock NBA trade deadline. Couple of reasons. First and foremost, the Mavs are 41-16 after last night's thumping of the short-handed Utah Jazz and have won 14 of 15 since Dirk Nowitzki's sprained knee healed. ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    The Best Trade in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    Yep, pretty much the easiest list I've ever put together. On June 24, 1998 the Dallas Mavericks drafted robust, rotund -- let's face it, fat -- Michigan forward Robert "Tractor" Traylor with the No. 6 pick in the draft. Three picks later the Milwaukee Bucks drafted a German teen named Dirk Nowitzk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Devin Harris Back From New Jersey? Fuhgeddaboudit

    ​I never wanted Devin Harris to leave the Dallas Mavericks in the first place. Now, as we get all frenzied nearing tomorrow's NBA trade deadline, I'm not sure I want him back. And you don't either. Unless, that is, you think he's the missing piece that will help this version of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    A Tale of Two Trades: How the Mavs and Stars are Affected by 'Melo and Neal

    ​The Dallas Mavericks got better today. The Dallas Stars? Hmm. With the trading of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, you can cross the Denver Nuggets off the list of NBA Western Conference powers in this spring's playoffs. Raymond Felton is a decent point guard and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    One of Ross Perot Jr.'s Suits Against Mark Cuban Gets Adiosed. Will the Other Follow Suit?

    Sam Merten​Back on July 15, 2009, Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood Center Partners sued Mark Cuban (and the Dallas Mavericks) over money made from the American Airlines Center, with Perot insisting that the AAC's profits weren't going to partners (including Perot, who still owns a 5-percent stake in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Return of Roddy: Boffo or Bust?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Mavs Win 10th Consecutive Game, Fail to Impress the Masses

    ​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 >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks: Out With the Old (Bob), In With the New (Beaubois)

    ​Coming: Roddy Beaubois. Going: Bob Ortegel. While the Dallas Mavericks got a familiar face back at practice yesterday via their athletic French guard, they also said goodbye to the only TV analyst we've heard over the last 23 years. Beaubois, who broke his foot in August and hasn't play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Whew! Mavs Escape Cavs. Barely.

    ​I covered the Dallas Mavericks in the early 1990s when they won 11 and 13 games in back-to-back seasons. It wasn't fun. For anyone. In '93 the Mav-wrecks lost 20 consecutive games, so I can imagine the despair these days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the wake of losing LeBron James, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    At City Hall, Dr. Kenneth Cooper Declares the Health of Dallas Children a "Disaster"

    Kenneth Cooper at Dallas City Hall this morning​For a good hour or so this morning, there was a parade of people to the briefing-room podium at Dallas City Hall to discuss the Mayor's Youth Fitness Initiative, funded with $1 million worth of seed money from Oncor. Among those on hand: Mike Rawling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.28.11

    ​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 >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    Brendan Haywood Finds a Way to Stop Blake Griffin; Mavs Win

    ​Blake Griffin had one highlight - his NBA-leading 100th dunk of the season off an alley-oop in the first quarter. But for the most part Tuesday night at American Airlines Center, it was same ol' Clippers. And same ol' Mavericks. Which meant, of course, Dallas 112, Los Angeles 105. The Clippe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 18, 2011

    With an Unrealistic Shot at Reaching the Summit, the Mavs Have Stopped Climbing

    ​I'm fascinated by Mount Everest and absolutely bow down to those who have reached its peak. It remains at the, ahem, top of my bucket list. Watching the Dallas Mavericks lose again yesterday -- this time to the lowly 15-26 Detroit Pistons by 14 -- I'm left to equate their demise (that's six ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    Kim Kardashian Dumps Dallas Dudes, But Comes Back for Super Bowl XLV?

    ​In the past year -- in the wake of Reggie Bush -- Kim Kardashian has dated Dallas athletes Miles Austin, the Cowboys' receiver, and then Kris Humpries, who played briefly for the Mavericks. Apparently she hasn't, after all, moved on to Kanye West. While hotties like Jennifer Aniston,&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    In the Wake of Losing Caron Butler, the Dallas Mavericks Land ...

    ​Carmelo Anthony Sasha Pavlovic. The former first-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz is far from the answer for the reeling Dallas Mavericks. He'll likely just get a shot via a 10-day contract after the team last week cut role player Steve Novak. Word today is that if the New Jersey Nets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Sans Dirk Nowitzki and an Effective Jason Terry, Mavs Lose 99-93 to Spurs

    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 >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    No Carlisle, No Dirk, No Problem: Mavs Stay Hot With 103-93 Win Against Thunder

    Caron Butler hasn't been as productive as he was in Washington, but he's getting there.​Without their head coach and best player for most of the game, the Dallas Mavericks improved to 17-1 since November 20 with a 103-93 victory last night in Oklahoma City. Six Mavs chipped in with double-digit po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Think I'm Nuts For Calling Mavs the NBA's Best? I've Got Your Power Rankings Right Here.

    ​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. One of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Butler and Chandler Lead Mavs to Best Road Start in Franchise History; Nowitzki Passes Larry Legend on All-Time Scoring List

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    After Big Win in Miami, Mavs Look Like the Best Team Out There. Yup, I Just Said That.

    Sam Merten​The Mavericks are calling themselves streak busters after ending the Heat's 12-game winning streak in Miami, but they should be calling themselves the best team in the NBA at this point in the season. After all, it was Mark Cuban who dubbed the Heat as the league's best team a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Grandma Got Run Over By the Mavericks

    ​On the other side, the Dallas Mavericks square off against the worst Christmas song of all time. They do not win.

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    December 15, 2010

    Pedestrian Playlist: What Does Dallas Maverick DJ Whiz T Listen To?

    Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.DJ Whiz T at work.​The Dallas Maverick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    And to Top It All Off, the Mavericks Lose ... To the Bucks

    ​Cowboys lose to Eagles? Check. Rangers lose Cliff Lee? Check. Mavericks lose to the medicore Milwaukee Bucks? No way in hell. Check?! I was hoping the Mavericks, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped in a head-scratching 103-99 loss, could push it to 15 entering Monday's game against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Are You Dallas's New Graffiti Czar?

    Patrick Michels​No? Shame. No matter: He or she will be named tomorrow! From the city, this just in:Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will announce a new initiative to fight graffiti in Dallas at the Wednesday, December 15th City Council briefing. He, along with District 1 Councilmember Delia Jasso will di ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Hey, the Dallas Mavericks are Finally Winners!

    ​Where were you on October  11, 1980? I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise. At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Dirk, Dallas Doing It Again. But Even Better.

    ​After Dirk Nowitzki's one-legged, fadeaway, high-arcing, 18-foot shot - off the glass, no less - Friday night in Utah, TV analyst Hubie Brown was almost speechless. "C'mon!' he exclaimed. "Some of the things this guy does at seven feet is just unfair." Nowitzki was again brilliant over the w ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    What Do the Mavs Have to Do to Get You Invested?

    ​I'm in. After watching the Dallas Mavericks win seven in a row and vault to the NBA's second-best record I've officially got my basketball Jonesing. ESPN believes, as they have the Mavs ranked No. 4. So does Sports Illustrated, who shoves Dallas all the way to No. 1. I know a win over the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Mavs Win. Fan Makes Half-Court Shot. Ho and Hum.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ready or Not, Here Comes Basketball Season

    ​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 >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 18, 2010
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    November 18, 2010

    Dirk Screws Up, Mavericks Lose

    Dirk vs. David? Ugh.​Love me some Dirk Nowitzki, the most underrated, under-appreciated athlete in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth sports. Behind him and his finesse game of around 25 points and 10 rebounds this season, the Mavs will win 50-55 games and make the NBA's Western Conferen ... More >>

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