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Mavs are 13-7 during this stretch of "Super Bowls''

MEMPHIS – Before the Dallas Mavericks played the Nuggets in Demver on Mar. 5, coach Rick Carlisle empathetically talked about how his team had “21 Super Bowls’’ left to play in the regular season. Now, the Mavs are only down...

Expect huge efforts tonight in Super Bowl LXXXII

The Mavericks are keenly aware of what’s at stake tonight against Memphis. Win, and they reach one of their goals of getting 50 victories this season. Lose, and they get San Antonio and their NBA-best record in the first round …

3 Points: Mavs' odds vs. Thunder instead of Spurs?

ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez will join me each week to run a three-man weave on a few questions on the minds of Mavs fans. 1. How much of a difference does it make whether the Mavs face the Thunder or Spurs? Gutierrez: It makes a dramatic difference. Dallas has the advantage in coaching and bench support against Oklahoma City. At best, they're even in those categories against San Antonio.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram 17 hours ago
Mavericks guard Ellis proving critics wrong

Mavericks guard Ellis proving critics wrong

Dallas has been rewarded by taking a chance on Monta Ellis.
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 18 hours ago

Previewing: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks

Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks

Monta Ellis: 'I love proving people wrong'

DALLAS – His critics have been quieted, but Monta Ellis can still hear them. Nobody refers to Ellis as an analytics antihero anymore or calls him a selfish gunner who values volume scoring over winning after he’s played a critical role in the Dallas Mavericks returning to the playoffs. But Ellis distinctly remembers all those who doubted whether he could be a valuable member of a winning franchise, present company included. “That’s why I go out every night and play this game of basketball – for my teammates and this organization – because all of them critics,” Ellis said...

Mavs Mailbag: Best player in team history not named Dirk?

We couldn’t ask for much better drama from a rebuilding Mavericks season. Every game will matter with the regular-season finale deciding whether the Mavericks or Memphis Grizzlies get the unenviable task of opening the playoffs in San Antonio. Frustrating as the Mavs’ inability to hold leads might be, this is a fun team to watch. It’s one of the best offensive teams in basketball, featuring a historically elite shooter in Dirk Nowitzki, one of the league’s most relentless paint attackers in Monta Ellis and some beautiful ball movement in coach Rick Carlisle’s flow system.
Stars are looking up while the Mavericks are trending down

Stars are looking up while the Mavericks are trending down

The prospects look much better for the young hockey team.Follow Mac Engel on Twitter @MacEngelProf

Dirk on Durant copying him: 'Not sure he needs it'

DALLAS – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a four-time scoring champion copying your unique training program is about as high a compliment as can be offered to an NBA player. That’s the case with Kevin Durant following in the one-legged footsteps of Dirk Nowitzki, as reported in great detail by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein. Durant, the MVP favorite whose Oklahoma City Thunder might face Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks in the first round, has gone so far as to hire a Holger Geschwindner pupil to put him through workouts similar to those that helped Dirk develop from a skinny kid...

Carlisle not concerned about losing a draft pick

DALLAS -- The dreaded acquisition of Lamar Odom three years ago could come back to haunt the Dallas Mavericks -- again. While Odom basically was a no-show in less than a season with the Mavs, the deal may end up...

Mavs not sure if they rather play the Spurs or Thunder

DALLAS --Players and coaches know they have to be careful when reporters ask them if they would rather play one team over another. And Dirk Nowitzki is no different. When the Dallas Mavericks' superstar forward was asked Monday if he...

Mavs not satisfied -- want more

DALLAS -- Just because the Dallas Mavericks have already qualified for the playoffs this year after missing out on it last year doesn't mean they're satisfied with what they've been able to accomplish. "We won a championship a couple of...

Mavericks-Grizzlies game Wednesday will decide No. 7 seed

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) reaches for a loose ball against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany,in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Mavericks won 110-96. (AP …

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    Jose Calderon

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    Vince Carter

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    Samuel Dalembert

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