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  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Dirk's Fever > Miami's Heat

    ​Fittingly, sitting courtside at American Airlines Center last night: Emmitt Smith. What he witnessed was perhaps Dallas-Fort Worth's gutsiest individual performance since, well, his own masterpiece 17 years ago. Yep, on a night when he fought a 101-degree fever, Dirk Nowitzki will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 4 -- Mavericks 86, Heat 83: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Could tell something wasn't right with Dirk Nowitzki early in the second quarter. He didn't look good on the bench. Peaked even. Towel over head. Two warm-up jackets draped over him. Gulping liquid out of two water bottles. Not involved in coach Rick Carlisle's huddle. Then at half ... 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 >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    March 30, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks in L.A.: Tonight the Salad; Tomorrow the Steak

    If only that guy on the left was still a part of this team ​Over the past decade the Dallas Mavericks have been the NBA's best team at winning games they were supposed to win. In building a legacy of 11 consecutive seasons with 50 wins and playoff appearances, the Mavericks rarely lose aga ... 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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • News

    October 7, 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

    March 31, 2010

    Mavs Down the Stretch: 6-2 Gets You No. 2

    ​Sure, the Dallas Mavericks produced an epic victory Monday night. Whipping the Denver Nuggets gave the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But that momentum, that achievement - that seeding - could all be lost in the next 48 hours. Tonight the Mavs vis ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Dirk is Worried About the Mavericks. Are You?

    ​The Dallas Mavericks fell apart in the fourth quarter last night in Utah. In the last 12 minutes they had more turnovers (7) than baskets (5). Not good. A lead vanished into a four-point deficit and, ultimately, a blowout loss to a Jazz team playing without Carlos Boozer. Yikes. That's three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Best 12 Minutes Ever By a Dallas Maverick. Take a Bow, Dirk Nowitzki.

    ​I remember watching Mark Aguirre go off on the Denver Nuggets in March of 1984. In scoring 24 points in a quarter, the ball just seem to magically, directly commute from hand to hoop. He launched a wing jumper and you knew it was going in. Measured. Smooth. Beautiful. Nothing, in other words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Happy Basketball! Do You Believe in These Dallas Mavericks?

    Dirk looks excited about the season. You?​Last time we saw our Dallas Mavericks it wasn't pretty was ugly. Jason Terry was flopping (only 15 points per game), the defense was floundering (surrendering 115 per game) and owner Mark Cuban was flapping (his gums at Kenyon Martin's mom) in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Mavs-Nuggets: Irrationally Optimistic Game 3 Preview

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Relax Mavs Fans, Dallas' First-Round Loss Won't Be to the Lakers

    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 Playoffs as a no-way-in-hell-8th-seeded-underdog against Los Angeles. Not exa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    How the Dallas Mavericks Can Avoid the Lakers

    Not saying Dirk and the Mavs are sitting pretty. But they have a chance.About a month ago in this cover story Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told me his team didn't fear a first-round NBA Playoff matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. "The Lakers don't intimidate us at all," Cuban maintains ... 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

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Your ’08-09 Dallas Mavericks: Still Good. Still Not Good Enough.

    Make-or-break year for him. And his team. Don’t believe it. The Mavericks, overnight, did not grow old and tired and shitty. Everywhere you surf entering tonight’s opener against the Houston Rockets – especially here – you hear how Dallas will be lucky to win 45ish games and lucky to ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    It's Time for Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson to Deliver

    If the team continues to erode, the coach must go

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    "Dirk, You're Out." Sounds Better When Heidi Klum Says It.

    First, view the video above from Monday's Mavs-Jazz game. Then read the media release just posted by the National Basketball Association: Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki Suspended NEW YORK, March 5, 2008 – Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks has been suspended one game without pay, and his Flagrant Fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Deal or No Deal?

    NBA.com Keith Van Horn, now more useful than ever All this dramatic transaction has been missing is Howie Mandel, 25 suitcases and a stage full of models. But now -- maybe, just maybe -- it’s over. With the NBA’s league office pondering the Mavericks’ reconfigured trade for Jason Kidd at this ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Mavericks Meander into the Season

    With minimal upgrades and a fragile psyche, this season could stroll off in any ol' direction

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007
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    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    C'mon, But What About Rodney McCray? Or Fat Lever? Or Alex English?

    At first glance, it's cool that a former Dallas Maverick is up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. What's that I say? Don't tell me you forgot that Adrian Dantley played a whopping 76 games here after the trading of Mark Aguirre in 1989. Well, he did. But even if he's selected among a ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Be Like Mike

    The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    The Who?

    Little Grizzly finds itself, and its new album, somewhere along the way

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sports Moment

    Dallas Mavericks beat Utah Jazz in playoffs

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • 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

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