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Phoenix Suns

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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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    May 17, 2011

    Mavs in the West Finals: We've Done This Before

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Crafty Mavericks Lose Again, on Verge of Avoiding Lakers in NBA Playoffs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    December 16, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Oh Yeah, About Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​The Rangers are back in the playoffs. The Cowboys are back in the race. And look now, but the Dallas Mavericks are back in training camp. Yes, already. Just five months after they walked off the court in the wake of another disappointing first-round playoff loss (this one to the San Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Lakers Over Celtics: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. With a combined 32 championships, isn't this the all-time greatest rivalry in sports? Thought so.  9. Kobe Bryant may be one of the greatest players of all time, but don't be shocked if Boston point guard Rajon Rondo is the best player on the court. 8. The Dallas Mavericks ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: We're (Almost) No. 2!

    ​Get ready for Mavs-Spurs. And I don't mean just in Wednesday night's regular-season finale at American Airlines Center. I mean in the playoffs. Yes, again. With a walk-in-the-park, 23-point win over the ridiculous Clippers Monday night in Los Angeles, the Mavericks clinched at least the ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Mavericks 109, Nuggets 93: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Is this really progress? Looked around American Airlines Center in the first quarter last night and seemed like everyone was not watching the game on the court, but rather looking down at the phone in their hands. Texting. In general, we've evolved to the point of going to games and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    January 7, 2010
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    December 9, 2009

    Dirk Nowitzki: In His Own Words

    Danny Bollinger​I wish Fox Sports Southwest did more of these because they're usually pretty damn good. If his 33 points and 8 rebounds in last night's victory over the Phoenix Suns merely left you wanting more of Dirk Nowitzki, tune in to FSSW Friday at 10 p.m. for In My Own Words. Du ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009
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    March 16, 2009

    The Maddening Mavericks

    I give up. I admit, I expected the Dallas Mavericks to lose at Phoenix, lose at Portland, beat Golden State and get blown out by the Lakers. I went 0-4. In typically unpredictable, unsettling fashion, they went 2-2. I'll go on Channel 52 tonight at 6:30 - fingers crossed - and fake like I can a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Dear Cynical Mavericks Fans: Ya Nevuh Know.

    Danny Bollinger What if he stays hot for four months? Could happen.Look, I can be as jaded as anyone. Cynical. Smartassy. Surly. Down right skeptical. Especially - in case you haven't been paying attention - when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks. But tonight's last night's 93-89 victory in P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Mavs (Virtually) Clinch a Playoff Berth

    For the first time in a long time - at least away from American Airlines Center - the Dallas Mavericks played like a team that wanted in the NBA Playoffs. And wanted to avoid a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Their reward: With only 18 games remaining in the regular season, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Mavs or Stars: Who Has a Better Chance of Making Noise?

    These guys used to battle for a spot in the NBA Finals. Now? Just the 8th seed.The Dallas Mavericks can clinch a playoff spot tonight. Plain and simple. Leading the Suns by a full four games in the race for 8th in the NBA's Western Conference, if the Mavs win in Phoenix tonight they'll own a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Your Dallas Mavericks are the Second-Best Team in the NBA ... Sorta

    While twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Mavericks - or anyone - to make a significant, deadline-beating NBA trade, I wondered just how good Dallas has been this millenium. Calculator 10 minutes elbow grease = Yahtzee! Answer: Damn good. Second-best good. From the beginning of owner Mark Cuban' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    October 30, 2008
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    May 6, 2008

    At Least I Got Two Predictions Right

    Who knew this trade would be disastrous? Um, yours truly. I thought the Internet was a fad. I was convinced Tom Landry would never ever never get fired (or die). And I just knew Anna Kournikova was built to win at least one Grand Slam. But last winter, even this blind squirrel found two nuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Nash Vegas

    See the Mavs take on the Suns

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Meet the Dallas Mavericks -- They're, Like, "Underdogs." Riiiight.

    The guy in the mohawk, that’s Devean George. The big dude dragging his injured shoulder, Erick Dampier. The two with longer hair since the last time you saw them, they’re Dirk Nowitzki and Avery Johnson. And the team that’s walking around and reacting to last spring’s colossal collapse with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007

    Dirk's the NBA MVP!

    Well...not really -- at least, not so far. But according to an "exclusive survey" of NBA general managers just posted at RealGM.com, Dirk Nowitzki did snatch the Most Valuable Player award, just edging out Phoenix Sun and former Mavs teammate and drinking buddy Steve Nash. Dirk got 17 first-place vo ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Definitely Dallas

    The Mavs will win the championship. Right?

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    April 12, 2007

    Get Some

    The Mavs go for the kill

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    How Many Times Does a Guy Have to Say "No," Anyway?

    At this moment, 836 people want Mark Cuban to own the Chicago Cubs; it's science, you can look it up. Now you can add to that list Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, who this morning goes where Radar Online's has gone before: to the Cuban's buying the Chicago Cubs well. See, yesterday the Tribune C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007

    Check That, Mavs Win!

    The last time the Mavs won a division, the team looked a whole lot different. I know, the Mavericks played like April fools in Phoenix Sunday afternoon. But the day wasn't a total loss. In fact, it was a major win. How's that? After Dallas' ugly loss, the San Antonio Spurs went and lost to the crap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    December 29, 2006
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    December 28, 2006
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    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

    Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first

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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 >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Proud Papa

    Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Bye-Bye Baboon

    At last dispatching their 800-pound gorilla, Mavs will soon be NBA's big banana

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    May Madness

    Dirk Nowitzki is humming David Hasselhoff. Steve Nash digs Nelly Furtado. And Michael Finley, well, he's singing the blues. Those three once had perfect harmony as the Dallas Mavericks' Big Three, but in a cruel act of irony it's Finley--the one forced out of Dallas--who'll be forced to watch as Dir ... More >>

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Dirk's Little Secret

    In an exclusive investigative report, we discover another all-star facet to the main Mav

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    March 14, 2006
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Maverick

    Steve Nash

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999

    Net gain

    Things are looking up for the Mavs -- of course, everything's up from the bottom

  • Culture

    March 19, 1998

    March Mav-ness

    Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    One-on-one

    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

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