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 >>
For the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh hit a clutch jumper in Game 3. Dwyane Wade scored 39 points in Game 2. And LeBron James made the big-time 3-pointers in Game 1.
For the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, it's Dirk ... or defeat.
In last night's kick-to-the-crotch, 88-86 loss in American Airli ... More >>
Charles Barkley is 3-0 picking the Mavericks in playoff series this spring. ESPN's Bruce Bowen is 0-3 picking against them.
Me? 2-1. I picked Mavs over Blazers and Thunder but had them losing to the Lakers.
In Miami for tonight's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, I'm having difficulty viewing ... More >>
Flula Borg and Outkast's Big BoiLast night, at the end of the first quarter of Mavs-Thunder, I spoke on the phone with Flula Borg -- yes, that Flula Borg. The man behind "His Name is Dirk (Nowitzki)," who, according to the press release one of his friends sent out last night, is pushing to make h ... More >>
10. Dirk Nowitzki was obviously unstoppable with 48 points and an NBA playoff-record 24 of 24 free throws, but the Mavs were stagnant and stale offensively until J.J. Barea entered the game in the second quarter. As Thunder coach Scotty Brooks said afterward, "He's a handful." I'm stil ... More >>
Some of us have waited 23 years to "Beat L.A.!" Sorry, I don't see it happening in 2011 either.
When the Lakers and Mavs begin their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series tonight at 9:30 in Staples Center, there is an undeniable fact that overrides any and all X's and O's:
The two ... More >>
10. %$#@&*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!9. I was there on April 6, 1997 when the Mavs set an NBA record with two points in the third quarter of a loss to the Lakers in The Forum. Those two points? Derek Harper free throws. But this 23-point monumental Mavs meltdown was even more embarrassing.
8. We ... More >>
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.
The Mavs survived an ugly g ... More >>
10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... 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 >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Finally some good news for Texas Rangers fans. After whiffing on Cliff Lee and having face-of-the-franchise Michael Young demand a trade, locking up Josh Hamilton for two years relieves some ... More >>
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 >>
Sam MertenThe 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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End (Fish's Tales?):
*A note from Rangers Ballpark: LeBron James fell out of the upper deck while reaching for more attention.
*If police have this right, the mayor of Coppell leaves notes scattered a ... More >>
Wednesday night's Dallas Mavericks' victory over the San Antonio Spurs wasn't exactly reason to plan a parade. But definitely reason to throw a party.
After the game, players such as Shawn Marion and Caron Butler attended Chris Arnold's party at Deux Lounge in Mockingbird Station. The atmosphere was ... More >>
New Mav Caron ButlerThree years ago to the day I loved Josh Howard. But this morning I'm thrilled that he's no longer a Dallas Maverick.
Because lost in the parties and record-setting crowd of NBA All-Star Weekend was a seven-player trade that both re-shaped the Mavs' roster and re-bo ... More >>
Shawn Marion. Drew Gooden. Roddy Beaubois. Quinton Ross.
Count ABC among the non-believers in your new-and-maybe-sorta-somehwhat improved Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavs' schedule for next season has them appearing nine times on ESPN, seven times on NBATV, four times on TNT and, um, zero tim ... More >>