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Posting and Toasting Apr 28, 2016

Playoff open thread: 04/28/16

Only one game tonight, folks ... though I certainly would not be averse to watching Boston get knocked out of the postseason, would you? Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 8:00 PM - Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics Celtics Free Agents: Evan Turner (UFA), Jonas Jerebko (UFA), Tyler Zeller (RFA), Jared Sullinger (RFA) Hawks Free Agents: Al...
Daily Thunder Apr 26, 2016

Tuesday Bolts – 4.26.16

Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com: “For most of Dirk Nowitzki’s career, a first-round exit in the playoffs qualified as a major disappointment for the Dallas Mavericks. This season is different. Nowitzki held his head high as

Dirk Nowitzki among the ailing Mavericks

Head coach Rick Carlisle said Tuesday that Nowitzki bruised his right knee when he fell early in the Mavericks’ 85-84 Game 2 win at Oklahoma City in a first-round playoff series that is tied 1-1. Guard Devin Harris is playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb and Dallas went into the series without another starter in versatile forward Chandler Parsons, who is out for the season following the second surgery on his right knee in less than a year. The Suns have retained Earl Watson as their head coach, removing the interim tag he’d had since replacing Jeff Hornacek on Feb. 1.
Mavs Moneyball Apr 19, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki listed as day-to-day with bone bruise in knee

The Mavs are dinged up heading into Game 3. Rick Carlisle told reporters Tuesday afternoon that Dirk Nowitzki is listed as day-to-day. Nowitzki suffered a bruised knee in the Mavs' thrilling 85-84 Game 2 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. An MRI revealed that it's a bone bruise. Carlisle is hopeful that the injury won't cause him to miss any time. With this injury, Dirk joins a number of his teammates who are dealing with injuries. Deron Williams, who is dealing with a sports hernia, was listed as doubtful before Game 2. He eventually started but was held out in the second half. His...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 19, 2016

The 9 best photos from the Mavericks' Game 2 win

The Mavericks' Game 2 was improbable and incredible and so tense during the final quarter that your muscles nearly exploded, probably. Here's the nine best photos in our photo tool. 9. Cuban and Mejri, True Detective Season 3? Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports 8. See what I mean? Photo by J Pat Carter/ 7. En route to 26 misses Photo by J Pat Carter/ 6. Almost, buddy Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports 5. Almost! Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports 4. When you realize you forgot to file your...
Welcome to Loud City Apr 18, 2016

Game 2 Preview: Can Thunder continue dominance of Mavericks?

The Mavs' hopes may rest on the injury status of David Lee and J.J. Barea. In their first 2016 playoff game against the Thunder, the Mavericks looked seriously bad. Dirk Nowitzki had an efficient shooting night, but nobody else did. Dirk was the only player who could create his own shot, and he could only do it half the time. Meanwhile, Steven Adams was shutting down all forays to the rim, and everyone was doing a good job of covering their individual matchup. The Thunder were quicker, more athletic, and happened to do well from three. By the time the whole thing was through, the Thunder...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 17, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki on game 1 loss: "We got embarrassed tonight"

Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki dish on the Mavericks' horrendous game one loss. Rick Carlisle Opening statement I've got to get these guys ready to play. It's pretty clear. We had some struggles early. We were not the team we've been the past two weeks and I take a great deal of responsibility for that. I gotta do a better job getting ready for game 2. On Justin Anderson's lack of playing time during the first three quarters We were playing veterans. We played veterans predominantly during the Utah game, which was the biggest game of the year. He's obviously going to more involved going...
Posting and Toasting Apr 16, 2016

Playoff open thread: 04/16/16

So many potential free agents Hey there, Knicks fans! It's playoff time in the National Basketball Association. Since we already know the Warriors are going to win the title, let us instead use the next few weeks as a chance to scout prospective free agents. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 12:30 PM - Indiana Pacers at Toronto...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 14, 2016

The ultimate Mavericks-Thunder playoff preview

There once was a team who was picked by everyone to finish at the bottom of the Western Conference. They were a ragtag collection of players recovering from injuries, players who were cast off by other teams and rookies. But: they also had the NBA's sixth-leading scorer of all time. And so here we are. This Mavericks team has been fun, they've been frustrating, they've been inexplicable, they've defied expectations. We've lived through #ContractYearRaymondFelton and Wesley Matthews somehow leading the team in minutes played and Dirk Nowitzki's highs and lows and Chandler Parsons taking a...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 11, 2016

Mavericks clinch playoff spot with extraordinary 101-92 win against the Jazz

With just one game left on the schedule, Dallas secured a playoff berth with a hard-fought victory on the road. On a night when the Mavericks needed -- and received -- a vintage performance from Dirk Nowitzki, it was the three point shooting of Wes Matthews that made the difference in the second half. Matthews hit four of 10 three point attempts in the game. Those long range field goals included a shot to end a 10-0 Jazz run at the end of the third quarter and another to put Dallas up double digits with just 2:21 left. Deron Williams also threw in 23 points and 6 assists, hitting from...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 11, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki lights into Joe Ingles after a foul, leading to double technicals

In a critical game between the Mavericks and Jazz, Joe Ingles fouled Dirk Nowitzki after some contact at the three-point line, leading to jawing between the two and double technicals being dealt to each sides. Ingles was unhappy with the foul call, and immediately went to the referee to complain. Nowitzki, not appreciating what seemed like an obvious foul (and probably feeling he had been fouled earlier in the possession), fired back at him a little. The two had to be separated as they jawed at each other. Look, Ingles is a serviceable role player. He probably shouldn't be messing with the...

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