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Mavs Moneyball 8 hours ago
Four things we learned from the Mavericks’ 93-88 loss to the Kings

Four things we learned from the Mavericks’ 93-88 loss to the Kings

Dallas falls to 0-2 to start the season The Dallas Mavericks fell to 0-2 Friday night after losing to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. George Hill led a balanced effort from Sacramento, scoring 21 on 9 of 12 shooting and dishing out 5 assists. Harrison Barnes was the high point man for Dallas, putting up 24 in the loss. With rookie point guard Dennis Smith out for at least two games with knee soreness, the Mavericks opted for a more traditional line up with Nerlens Noel at center, Dirk Nowitzki at power forward, and Harrison Barnes sliding down to small forward. Jose Juan Barea and Wesley...
Sactown Royalty 9 hours ago
Final Score: Kings 93, Mavs 88

Final Score: Kings 93, Mavs 88

Kings win! Despite being down 12 points early, the Kings managed to come back and beat the Mavericks 93-88 for their first win of the season. George Hill hit some huge shots down the stretch for a team-high 21 points on 9-12 shooting and rookie De’Aaron Fox had 9 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and a steal in just 26 minutes. Bryant will have the recap up later, but for now, celebrate! Kings win!
NBA 11 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury

DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings with swelling in his left knee.
Sun Herald 11 hours ago

Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury

Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings with swelling in his left knee. Smith, the ninth pick in the NBA draft out …
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago
Kings vs Mavericks Preview: ROAD TRIP!

Kings vs Mavericks Preview: ROAD TRIP!

On their first game of a back to back, the Kings travel to Dallas to take on Dirk and Company. After a doozy of an opener on Wednesday night against the Rockets, the Kings have now found themselves in Dallas to face off against a Mavericks team that is much closer to bottoming out than contending. Make no mistake, Friday night’s game will in no way be a cakewalk; Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki have never been fond of playing to expectations. While Dirk is in the twilight of a Hall of Fame career, he’s found himself surrounded by a group of...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 18, 2017
Things we learned about the Mavericks during the preseason

Things we learned about the Mavericks during the preseason

Nothing definitive, but there are takeaways from the Mavs’ exhibition play. Mavericks basketball is back and at an interesting point — this might be one of the most anticipated seasons in years and the team will almost assuredly be a lottery team. A lot of that is from the natural buzz around stud rookie Dennis Smith Jr, the first young franchise building block the Mavericks have drafted since probably Dirk Nowitzki himself back in 1998. Dallas also wrapped up a much cheerier preseason compared to a year ago, going 4-2. There’s generally not much you can take away from preseason, but...
Sun Herald Oct 18, 2017

Mavericks opener spoiled despite strong start by rookie Smith

All the hype coming in was about the 19-year-old rookie Dennis Smith Jr., joining forces with Dirk Nowitzki, who is 20 years older than the new point guard. It made …
Mavs Moneyball Oct 18, 2017
3 things to watch for as the Mavericks open the season against the Hawks

3 things to watch for as the Mavericks open the season against the Hawks

Dallas will look to start the new season out with a win against a rebuilding Atlanta team. The wait is finally over. No more Summer League. No more preseason. Tonight, the Dallas Mavericks will play real basketball as they open the 2017-18 season at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Although it seems like an uphill climb for the Mavs to make the playoffs, there has been a buzz surrounding this season that hasn’t been felt in a long time. Yes, this could turn out to be Dirk Nowitzki’s final season (although he’s left the door open to return next year), but the franchise now has a future...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 17, 2017
The Mavericks versus October

The Mavericks versus October

Basketball is back, and the Mavericks don’t have it easy coming out of the gate. Basketball in October. Real basketball in mid-October. I’m still processing the schedule change. I’m honestly not ready. The NBA is stretching out the 82 regular season games over two more weeks, resulting in fewer back to backs and no four games in five night stretches. Instead of one or two games in October, the Mavericks now have eight games. Of those games, five at home with three games on the road. Along those same lines, five of the opponents are from the West with three from the East. There’s...
Denver Stiffs Oct 16, 2017
Stiff List: Social Media Wars, Suspensions and other Preseason Bloopers

Stiff List: Social Media Wars, Suspensions and other Preseason Bloopers

It was certainly an entertaining preseason... Dirk Nowitzki's charge (?) During a preseason game against the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki appeared to flop a charge. It's usually pretty obvious when a player is flopping, but in this case, it's downright blatant. Check out the clip below: Dirk Nowitzki takes charge vs. ghost pic.twitter.com/exHimA2MQ3— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 10, 2017 Timber!!!!! https://t.co/sAdIluO10n— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 10, 2017 It seems likely that perhaps he just lost his footing and tripped, or at least...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 12, 2017
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks (Preseason)

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks (Preseason)

Dallas looking for their fourth win of the preseason. WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks WHAT: Almost done with the rigors of preseason WHERE: Atlanta WHEN: 6:30 p.m. CT HOW: FSSW Plus or NBA League Pass THE STORY: Well, for some reason the NBA is doing preseason back-to-backs because they're insane, so the Mavericks begin their second preseason back-to-back tonight in Atlanta. Since it's a back-to-back, almost none of the main rotation players will be on the floor. That means no Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes, Devin Harris, J.J. Barea or Wesley Matthews. So what's the point? Well, more...
Sun Herald Oct 11, 2017

Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki's 20th season

Dirk Nowitzki just wants to have fun while joining Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with a single NBA franchise. For the big German, that means …
Mavs Moneyball Oct 10, 2017
Dirk takes to Twitter to mock himself after falling in game

Dirk takes to Twitter to mock himself after falling in game

There’s only one Dirk. Dirk Nowitzki isn’t like other superstars. While he has the accolades, records, and hardware that make him an NBA legend, one thing sets him apart from his peers: Nowitzki refuses to take himself too seriously. In fact, he might be the most self-deprecating player in the league. His reaction to a play in a preseason win over the Orlando Magic perfectly illustrates that. Early in the first quarter, Nowitzki was peddling back on defense. The Magic had just secured a rebound and were looking to push. Then, out of nowhere, the Big German trips and falls with no one...

Mavericks preview: Dallas needs Dennis Smith Jr. to take reins from Dirk Nowitzki

The passing of the torch has to happen this season if the Mavericks are going to move on
Mavs Moneyball Oct 9, 2017
Why Nerlens Noel isn’t starting for the Mavericks, even after Seth Curry’s injury

Why Nerlens Noel isn’t starting for the Mavericks, even after Seth Curry’s injury

There are actually a couple good reasons why he’s coming off the bench, even if they come with risk. Seth Curry is out indefinitely, we learned on Saturday, and while it’s not yet certain that he’ll miss time during the regular season, it seems like a reasonable bet. The Mavericks had already committed to a starting lineup with Curry next to Dennis Smith Jr., one that featured Dirk Nowitzki at center with Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews filling out the backcourt, and one that notably did not include Nerlens Noel. Even with Curry’s injury, after reading between the lines on what...

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