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Mavs Moneyball Feb 28, 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...

Nowitzki’s good health is an excellent sign

Of all the Dallas Mavericks who weren’t available against Atlanta – and the list went four-deep – the one player you figured was a no-brainer to sit out was Dirk Nowitzki. It was a bit surprising when he was on …

After Rick Carlisle/Rajon Rondo heated exchange Dirk Nowitzki recalls a 2011 “dustup” that worked out well

Though Tuesday night’s heated verbal exchange between Rick Carlisle and Rajon Rondo probably shocked many, Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki pointed out that he’s seen others. “In my time now, in 17 years, I’ve been a part of a few,” Nowitzki …

Key plays: Dirk gets hot, Mavericks claw back in win over Toronto

Feb 24, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson (3) during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki’s longtime mentor works with Mavericks PG Rajon Rondo

Dirk Nowitzki’s longtime mentor Holger Geschwindner (File photo). Dirk Nowitzki’s longtime mentor Holger Geschwindner wrapped up his … [visit site to read more]
Mavs Moneyball Feb 21, 2015

Mavericks injury update: Chandler Parsons likely out vs. Hornets

Good news is that Dirk said he's fine after a minor elbow injury. Chandler Parsons is not expected to play in Sunday's home game against the Charlotte Hornets after a bone bruise and sprain to his left ankle, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Parsons stayed in initially after twisting the ankle in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Rockets, but went to the locker room early in the fourth quarter. He's been mostly healthy this season, only missing three of the team's 57 games. Dirk Nowitzki also went to the locker room briefly after he fouled James Harden hard and tweaked...

Parsons will get MRI on left ankle; Dirk right elbow OK

DALLAS – Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will undergo an MRI on Saturday afternoon to determine the severity of the sprain to his left ankle. Parsons injured the ankle during the third quarter of Friday’s 111-100 win over the Houston Rockets when he landed awkwardly after a rebound, twisting the ankle to the inside. “It just kind of gave out and started throbbing,” said Parsons, who left the American Airlines Center in a protective boot.

Bad signs were everywhere in blowout loss to Oklahoma City

The Dallas Mavericks weren’t happy with the way they returned from the All-Star break. Not just because they lost big against Oklahoma City. It’s the way they lost. Tyson Chandler didn’t like the effort. Dirk Nowitzki didn’t like the lack …
Mavs Moneyball Feb 17, 2015

The Dirk Hair Tournament: (1) Beard Dirk vs. (3) Finals Dirk

The final showdown is here, featuring a couple versions of Dirk that let it all go in the best possible way. Beard Dirk Duration: February to April 2012 as part of the Beard Pact Signature Moment: Game-winning 3-pointer against Chicago Why this is Dirk's best look: Basketball Jesus Lives! This is the only time Dirk has ever looked as good as he played. Just beautiful. All of his spectacular game-changing talent visualized in a mangy beard. Perfect. The beard came to be from a team-wide challenge to grow beards until the Mavs reached a +500 record. Super sad, I know. But only Dirk can...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 16, 2015

Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan: Style

They never go out of style

Dirk on lob dunk: 'Hey, that's what I do'

What, you were surprised when Dirk Nowitzki soared almost a full foot off the Madison Square Garden hardwood to throw down a lob pass from Golden State’s Stephen Curry during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game? "Hey, that's what I do," Nowitzki cracked to Marc Stein in an ESPN Radio interview after the West’s 163-158 win. The fact of the matter is the face of the Dallas Mavericks’ franchise matched his dunk total all season when he sprinted down the left side of the floor in transition, caught the scoop lob from Curry and squeaked it over the rim.

Duncan freaks over Dirk’s alley-oop

Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki have had their battles over the years, but the former's affection for the latter came through loud and clear with his reaction to
Mavs Moneyball Feb 15, 2015

Lack of All-Star buzz a sign Monta Ellis' old rep still sticks

Monta Ellis is averaging 19.8 points and 4.5 assists for the 36-19 Mavs but appeared to get little consideration for the All-Star game. When Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki suits up his thirteenth All-Star game tonight, he'll have matched the total appearances of all but eight players in NBA history. Only three active players--Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett--will have more appearances than Nowitzki. That's a reflection of just how impressive his career has been. But you can count his coach, Rick Carlisle, among the observers who don't think Dirk was particularly deserving of the...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 14, 2015

2015 NBA All Star Weekend: Dirk Nowitzki heads to New York

A last minute injury addition, Dirk will take part in his 13th All Star Game on Sunday. Here's all our All Star Weekend coverage you need. Outside of Dirk Nowitzki, any Dallas Mavericks participating in events during All Star Weekend have been a sporadic affair. That's not to say that the Mavs haven't been decently represented, but only nine players other than Nowitzki have played in the All Star Game itself. Beyond that, seven Mavericks have appeared in the 3-Point Contest who weren't named Dirk. He won it in 2006. And six Mavs other than Nowitzki have played in the Rookie-Sophomore Game,...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 14, 2015

Michael Finley's 1995 Dunk Contest performance was odd

Finley's cartwheel dunk is a symbol of a forgotten era. Outside of Dirk Nowitzki, any Dallas Mavericks participating in events during All Star Weekend have been a sporadic affair. That's not to say that the Mavs haven't been decently represented, but only nine players other than Nowitzki have played in the All Star Game itself. Beyond that, seven Mavericks have appeared in the 3-Point Contest who weren't named Dirk. He won it in 2006. And six Mavs other than Nowitzki have played in the Rookie-Sophomore Game, now called the Rising Stars Challenge. However, only two players have represented...

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