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Pounding The Rock Mar 25, 2015

Spurs wither against Mavericks

After a familiarly-dominant 1st quarter, the Spurs looked awful for an extended stretch against the Mavs. What started out as another promising night ended up largely forgettable. After storming out of the gates in the first quarter for a 12-point lead (extending their streak of double-digit leads to 13 games), and briefly extending that in the second quarter to 14, it looked like the good times were continuing to roll. There was a point where the Mavericks, and specifically new father Dirk Nowitzki, looked like they didn't know how play any defense. Tim and Tiago were deftly weaving balls...

4 in the morning: Dirk getting serious with 10 games left

Here’s our four game-night morsels of knowledge about the Dallas Mavericks’ 101-94 victory over San Antonio Tuesday at American Airlines Center. Dirk sending a message: If you think it was coincidental that Dirk Nowitzki had just his sixth double-double of …
Pounding The Rock Mar 25, 2015

Spurs fade after good first quarter, lose to Mavericks 101-94

The Spurs started the game playing as well as they have recently but old problems resurfaced and led to a deflating loss. It was comforting to see the Spurs start this game as they have started most lately: with a concerted effort on defense and good execution on offense. Tiago Splitter led the way once again, using his herky-jerky post game to punish Nowitzki on one end and his length to contain him on the other. Kawhi Leonard, meanwhile, wreaked havoc on defense and created live ball turnovers while San Antonio made no mistakes of its own. The 12-point lead the Spurs carried into the...

Dirk: 10,000 rebounds 'pretty unbelievable'

DALLAS -- Add another milestone to the Hall of Fame resume of proud father Dirk Nowitzki. The night after the birth of his second child and first son, Max, Nowitzki pulled down the 10,000th rebound of his career in Tuesday night's 101-94 win over the San Antonio Spurs. He became the 37th player in NBA history to hit five figures in rebounding, quite an accomplishment for a guy who many stereotyped as a soft Euro for much of his career. "That's pretty unbelievable," said Nowitzki, who happily reported that his wife, Jessica, and baby boy are both doing well.

Though sleep-deprived after birth of son Max, Dirk Nowitzki crosses 10K career rebound threshold

When he arrived at American Airlines Center for Tuesday’s game against the Spurs, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki found several packages of disposable, mitten-shaped baby wipes on the floor of his locker stall. Yep, Nowitzki and his wife Jessica welcomed their …

Congrats, Dirk: It's a boy

DALLAS -- Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki had a heck of an excuse to skip Tuesday morning's shootaround. His wife, Jessica, delivered birth to a baby boy on Monday. He's the couple's second child, joining their toddler daughter. The proud father is expected to play Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
Mavs Moneyball Mar 22, 2015

Before Steve Nash changed the NBA, he changed the Mavericks

Steve Nash became an emerging star in Dallas. His departure was a defining moment for his career and the Mavericks franchise. It's fitting that the Mavericks are preparing for a road game in Phoenix as Steve Nash. Nash's decision to leave the Mavs and sign with the Suns as a free agent in 2004 is still maybe the defining moment in his relationship with Dallas -- even more than all the playoff victories and clutch last minute shots. Nash, along with Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley, Don Nelson and novice owner Mark Cuban, returned a franchise that had been a laughingstock for more than a...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 21, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu gives the Mavs' closing lineup needed flexibility

Some nights, it will be important to have his defensive ability on the court late in games. Here's an idea. It might sound crazy, but the reasoning for this idea has some validity. What if Al-Farouq Aminu was used to close games? What if he was on the floor, with five minutes left? It's a weird lineup, but it's not absurd. The Mavericks have done it twice in the past two weeks. Of course Aminu won't suddenly start closing out every game, but on some nights, against some opponents, he's a better option than Dirk Nowitzki or perhaps even Chandler Parsons. Before everyone grabs their torches...

4 in the morning: Coming up small and lamenting that first quarter

Here’s our four game-night thoughts on the Dallas Mavericks’ 112-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night at American Airlines Center. The Little Three: Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons are relied upon to give the Mavericks much of …

Whatever reason, 'he looks like Dirk again'

DALLAS -- Put your shovels down. Stop tossing dirt on Dirk Nowitzki. His days as a dangerous scorer in the NBA apparently aren't done yet. Oh, there had been plenty of reasons for Dirk doubt. Nowitzki's scoring averages had dipped each month of this season and were still trending in the wrong direction before the big German got back in the groove during this homestand, helping the Dallas Mavericks string together a three-game winning streak. But that famous rainbow jump shot is suddenly a thing of beauty again.
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 16, 2015

Lakers draft 2015: Kristaps Porzingis, the next european stretch big man

Porzingis could be the next Nowitzki...or Bargnani The latest in a long line of sweet-shooting European big men, Kristaps Porzingis oozes NBA potential as well as some of the feared warning signs that have limited international players in the past. Despite being given lottery assurances, he pulled out of the 2014 NBA draft at the last minute and has re-entered this year after a strong season in Spain and some additional international experience. Porzingis is an athletic 7 foot, 220 pound Latvian who is still growing; he's also one of the youngest players in the draft. While his size would...
Clips Nation Mar 13, 2015

Clippers-Mavericks Game Thread

Discuss away. Go Clippers. 2014/2015 NBA Regular Season at 42-23 41-25 March 12, 2015, 5:30 PM American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas) NBA TV, Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Southwest, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown (2014-2015) 14-11 East 20-8 28-12 West 21-17 8-3 Division 6-6 24-9 Home 21-11 18-14 Road 20-14 18-19 .500+ 16-20 24-4 .500- 25-5 1-1 OT 5-0 6-4 L10 5-5 Probable Starters Chris Paul PG Rajon Rondo J.J. Redick SG Monta Ellis Matt Barnes SF Chandler Parsons Spencer Hawes PF Dirk Nowitzki DeAndre Jordan C Tyson...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 7, 2015

We discuss whether Dirk Nowitzki could be the Mavericks' sixth man

The staff email discussed the unlikely scenario of Dirk coming off the bench and came to a clear conclusion. Our staff email at Mavs Moneyball sometimes (often) deviates from work talk into Whataburger rankings, general life discussion and -- yes -- some random Mavericks basketball talk. On Friday, the conversation shifted to the crazy idea of moving Dirk to sixth man. This is an article advocating it, but just a discussion of the situation. I'm going to bold this and put it in all caps just in case: NO, DIRK WILL NOT COME OFF THE BENCH THIS SEASON. It's just an idea we played around with...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 1, 2015

Dallas Falls to Brooklyn, 104-94

Dallas drops its second straight game, this time to a 23-33 Brooklyn Nets squad. Dallas struggled in the second half, and missed Tyson Chandler terribly, en route to a 104-94 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The Mavs came out with one of the most ridiculous starting lineups this season, due to Tyson being out of the lineup, with Rondo, Barea, Ellis, Jefferson and Dirk making up the first five Mavs out on the court. Despite maintaining a lead for the majority of the first half, Dallas just couldn't pull away. After the Mavs worked their way to a 39-31 lead with 7:11 left in the second quarter the...

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Mavericks Player News

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    Richard Jefferson

    Jefferson likely to play tonight vs. Spurs; Barea eyeing Sunday return

  • Rajon Rondo

    Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

  • Chandler Parsons

    Mavericks-Spurs scouting report: Chandler Parsons must give Kawhi Leonard his full attention

  • Monta Ellis

    Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • Dirk Nowitzki

    Though sleep-deprived after birth of son Max, Dirk Nowitzki crosses 10K career rebound threshold

  • Al-Farouq Aminu

    Al-Farouq Aminu gives the Mavs' closing lineup needed flexibility

  • Devin Harris

    Devin Harris may play Tuesday; J.J. Barea will not

  • Tyson Chandler

    Dirk to Tyson: Welcome to my world

  • J.J. Barea

    Injury Report: Barea out, Harris questionable

  • Bernard James

    Bernard James signed for remainder of season