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Denver Post Nov 28, 2015
Cold-shooting third quarter dooms Nuggets in loss at Dallas

Cold-shooting third quarter dooms Nuggets in loss at Dallas

For so many years growing up, Emmanuel Mudiay showed up to the American Airlines Center as a fan. Mainly it was of Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki. But eventually it was of the team as well.
Mavs Moneyball Nov 28, 2015

Dirk Nowitzki is in love with the "Coco"

Did we know that Dirk's moves were this good? Usually, when I take to writing about the myriad of crossovers between hip hop and the NBA, it's to discuss a player's ill-fated attempt to drop a track or an album. Though, I still think Shawn Marion's "I'm a Champion" featuring T-Pain is a banger. Other times, it's to talk about rappers referencing players in their lyrics. Lil B, Meek Mill, and Migos have all celebrated Dirk Nowitzki in one way or another in their songs. Now, while it's widely known athletes incorporate elements of hip hop into their celebrations, the recent trend of dabbing...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 26, 2015

It will never be easy for Dirk Nowitzki

Even at 37, Dirk is the center of attention for teams playing Dallas. SAN ANTONIO -- The Mavericks' penultimate possession on Wednesday against the Spurs was one we've seen a thousand times over the past decade. Dirk Nowitzki sets a quick pick, but long enough for Manu Ginobili to switch onto him. San Antonio doubles from the baseline, like they had all night, so Dirk gives it up. It goes from Zaza Pachulia to Wesley Matthews to a wide open Devin Harris, who buries the triple, bringing Dallas within one point with 38 seconds to play. In simpler terms: Dirk catches. Dirk is doubled. Dirk...

Postgame Wrap: Spurs defense comes through in win over Mavs

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Jeff McDonald provide three takeaways from the Spurs 88-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks, and hear from LaMarcus Aldridge, Gregg Popovich and Dirk Nowitzki in this Spurs vs Mavericks Postgame Wrap.
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2015

6 things from the Mavericks' loss to the Spurs, 88-83

The Mavs dropped to 9-7 on the season after an 88-83 loss to the San Antonio Spurs The Mavericks were certainly dragging on the second night of a back-to-back, and it's the reason they're now on a three-game losing streak. There were some positive takeaways from tonight's game though, as well as some big questions. JaVale McGee is a delightful surprise McGee entered the game in the first quarter, after Zaza Pachulia picked up his second foul. In for first quarter minutes, McGee managed four points and three rebounds, while helping stiffen Dallas' defense in the paint. He saw significant...

At ripe old age of 37, burden remains same for Dirk Nowitzki

At ripe old age of 37, burden remains same for Dirk Nowitzki
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2015

5 bold predictions that'll happen for the Mavericks by All-Star weekend

I have some ideas about what will happen in Dallas in the coming three months. The All-Star break serves as the two-thirds marker for the NBA season, just about. It's an arbitrary marker set up thanks to the Super Bowl stretching farther and farther into winter, but it gives us a good frame of reference for events happening in the future. If everything goes according to plan, the Dallas Mavericks won't look like the same team when they reach the All-Star break. All the preseason injuries forced some necessary but unfortunate changes to this roster throughout the opening weeks and months of...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2015

Dallas' hottest new dance craze is 'Watch me Ray Ray'

The Mavs' video guys have done it again. The Mavs' brilliant video team is at it again with a new twist on the Whip and Nae Nae: Watch me Ray Ray. It features Raymond Felton and his teammates dancing around and a very confused Rick Carlisle, Dirk and Chandler Parsons with some wholly awkward moves, and much more. The same guys who brought us "What do the Mavs say?" and "Run DMC" never cease to amaze! Check out the full video here:
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2015

The Mavs take on the Spurs' top-ranked defense

The Mavs face their old foes in San Antonio. What did San Antonio do over the summer? They really didn't do much. The only thing they actively pursued it seemed was re-signing Danny Green. Other than that they lucked into LaMarcus Aldridge. The Dallas native basically fell in their lap after the Blazers decided to rebuild around Damian Lillard. I mean, can there be rules against the Spurs landing quality players? It's not like they're even a cool team. Until I looked at his numbers while writing this it's like Aldridge ceased to exist. But I guess he went there to play "team" basketball or...
Pounding The Rock Nov 25, 2015

Game preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Lost in the DeAndre Jordan emoji war, and in the ensuing fallout that left Dallas' rotation seemingly bare, was that Rick Carlisle is still a damn good coach. Aside from Gregg Popovich, the gold standard for NBA coaching, the short list of top tier coaches includes Carlisle in some order. With an aging Dirk Nowitzki, playing less than 30 minutes a night, a makeshift backcourt (Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea) and without a legitimate rim protector to complement Nowitzki, Dallas has the third best record (9-5) in the Western Conference. Only the...
New York Post Nov 22, 2015

Kristaps Porzingis fills up stat sheet in way Dirk Nowitzki can’t

HOUSTON — Kristaps Porzingis didn’t have a Dirk Nowitzki-like game in Oklahoma City on Friday, but Saturday against the Rockets he put together a more complete game than the German superstar. Before his 24-point, 14-rebound, seven-block domination of the Rockets, Porzingis said he’s trying to add Nowitzki’s patented fadeaway, one-legged jumper. Sure enough, he tried...
New York Post Nov 21, 2015

Kristaps Porzingis dominates in jaw-dropping tour de force

HOUSTON — Alert NASA, for a very tall flying object wrecked Houston on Saturday night. The Knicks’ 7-foot-3 rookie phenom, Kristaps Porzingis, in an even more spectacular outing than Tuesday’s, inflicted major damage to the struggling Rockets in leading the Knicks every which way in a 107-102 victory at Toyota Center for their fourth straight...
New York Post Nov 21, 2015

How Afflalo’s Knicks return has silenced Jose Calderon critics

HOUSTON — Suddenly the calls for point guard Jose Calderon’s head have ceased. Partly coinciding with Arron Afflalo’s healthy return to the backcourt, Calderon has looked like a legitimate point guard the past seven games entering Saturday night’s game at Toyota Center against the Rockets. Calderon averaged 10.1 points per game in that span, shooting...
New York Post Nov 20, 2015

Porzingis gets Dirk’s seal of approval: ‘He’s for real’

The Kristaps Porzingis hype is warranted. So says Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, the foremost authority on what it takes to go from an unknown European to an NBA phenom — and a player often invoked in hopeful comparisons for the Knicks rookie. “He is for real,” Nowitzki told ESPN. “He is long. He is athletic. He is...
New York Post Nov 19, 2015

Magic Johnson/Charlie Sheen hypocrisy as sports common sense gives up

Was Robert Frost the poet or the pro golfer? Or was that David Frost? “Whose woods these are, I do not know; “But that putter, I’m sure, belongs to Henry D. Thoreau.” You’ll have to forgive me, today. My mind’s shot. Even the new toaster is too complicated. The old one worked just fine. Press it...

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