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Raptors Lose Game and DeRozan Against Dallas. Final Score 106-102

Despite showing some late game fire, the Raptors fourth quarter rally is buried by the Mavericks' Monta Ellis. Toronto loses 106-102. Every loss this season for Toronto feels like an insult--how did the Raptors lose that? How could it be possible? And why didn't Dallas respect the purple? It was a tough game for Toronto, despite being on top of the league with a 13-2 record. After a blistering 10-0 start, highlighted by a beautiful alley-oping lay-up from Terrence Ross (the last time he was heard from in the game), the Dallas Mavericks calmly collected themselves and struck back. That was...
Mavs Moneyball 5 hours ago

Mavericks vs. Raptors final score: Dallas makes it tough but close out Toronto 106-102

The Mavericks picked up their best win of the season with a tough road win. With the most stressful and difficult ending you could imagine, the Mavericks held on to beat the East's number one seeded Raptors on Friday to move to 12-5 while giving Toronto their third loss of the year. The opening minutes of the first quarter had you wishing your afternoon, tryptophan-inspired nap from turkey leftovers had kept you awake just a few minutes longer. It was the same story -- a 10-0 run, a couple open opposing 3-point shooters, and missed open looks. Fortunately, the rest of the half was much...
Mavs Moneyball 15 hours ago

Talking Mavericks vs. Raptors with James Herbert of CBS Sports

James Herbert of CBS Sports stops by to talk about the team with the best record in the NBA. The Raptors have one of the best records in the NBA at 11-2. Are you surprised by their fast start and how sustainable is it? I would never have predicted they'd be this good -- the Raptors have made huge strides since last season -- but I expected that they'd start well. Toronto has had about a million home games, and it hasn't faced a ton of great teams. There have been a few impressive performances, though, especially the recent victories over Cleveland and Phoenix. I highly doubt the Raptors...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 28, 2014

Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors preview: Mavs meet the class of the East

The team with the best record in the NBA is ... in the Eastern Conference? The memo about the East being the worst conference in the history of the NBA must not have made it north of the border, where the Toronto Raptors have emerged as a legitimate contender. A year after they came out of nowhere to win 48 games and get the No. 3 seed, they have the best record (12-2) and point differential (+11.6) in the league. To be sure, it helps when you can beat up on division rivals like the Philadelphia 76ers, but it's not like anyone else is separating themselves from the pack out East. The...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 27, 2014

The Aftermath of Mavericks 109, Knicks 102: We're thankful for Tyson and Dirk

On Thanksgiving Eve, Tyson Chandler led the Mavericks to overtime against his former team and Dirk Nowitzki shut the door. The aftermath Happy Thanksgiving! Socially acceptable I usually present these without comment, but seriously, the above Vine is my favorite thing this season. The still image below is just fantastic. Chandler Parsons nearly causes girl sitting courtside to swoon http://t.co/DLUqgWOxPY pic.twitter.com/G4Rb4Jqs2r — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) November 27, 2014 Both fanbases are angry with Dalembert, which is the most Dalembert thing ever. — Austin (@garooya)...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 27, 2014

Quoteboard for Mavericks 109, Knicks 102: "It was a blood and guts kind of game."

Chandler put up season highs with 17 points and 24 rebounds, helping the Mavericks to a win despite mediocre play. Tyson Chandler's monstrous outing against his former team Tyson Chandler: "You know, at the beginning of the year you always look at the calendar and mark it [playing your former team], but honestly, once you get caught up in the season, it's not as big as it's made out to be. It really depends on how you're playing, how your team is playing. Like I said, this [win] is more important because we had dropped two and this is one that we felt like we should get." Dirk Nowitzki:...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 26, 2014

Final Score: Dirk carries Mavs to a 109-102 OT win

Dirk scores a season-high 30 points in a 109-102 victory against the Knicks. Well, that was stressful. In a game where they shot 4-30 on threes, the Mavs defeated the Knicks 109-102 in an overtime thriller. Dirk led the way with 30 points, while Tyson Chandler had an impressive 17 points and 25 rebounds, which is an NBA-season high. In the first half the Mavs picked up right where they left off in the Pacers game. Their play was stagnant, uninspired, and generally a chore to watch. Someone might want to inform the Mavs that 3-pointers are worth more than twos, because they struggled...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 26, 2014

Power rankings: The Mavericks are rising thanks to their impressive offense

Without including the Pacers loss, most national folks have the Mavs firmly in the Top 8 in the NBA thanks to that potent offense. The rankings this week seem a little counter-intuitive, especially with back-to-back devastating losses fresh on the minds of most of us Mavericks fans. The Mavericks acutally held steady or rose a few spots in the rankings we looked at, which seems to be cause for optimism. Of course, these rankings don't include that Pacers game, which almost certainly would have caused some re-thinking of things. But they also include a fairly impressive win over the Wizards,...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 26, 2014

Talking Knicks with Posting and Toasting

Seth Rosenthal was kind enough to answer a few questions about the Knicks and former Mavs before tonight's game. Shane Larkin was the starting point guard for the Knicks. This may come as a surprise to casual Mavs fans who largely saw Larkin in garbage time last season. Why did Head Coach Derek Fisher peg Larkin as his starter and how has he looked? Jose Calderon returned Saturday and will start against the Mavericks. He missed the first few weeks of the season with a calf injury. Larkin did his best, but...yeah, he wasn't ready to be the lead guard in the first stages of a developing...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 26, 2014

Gameday: New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks are looking to get back on track as Tyson Chandler faces his former team that could be without its star. The New York Knicks come into Wednesday's game having lost at Houston on Monday. Since starting the season with a 2-1 record, the Knicks have rattled off a string of losses and sit on a 4-11 record. New York was without former Maverick  Jose Calderon for much of the early season who was out with a strained calf. In his absence, the Knicks turned to another former Mav in Shane Larkin to be their starting point guard. Calderon retuned from injury two games ago. As you are...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2014

Al-Farouq Aminu: the best minimum contract player in the NBA?

Aminu is the latest in a long line of Dallas Mavericks' bargain bin reclamation projects. The Mavs made a bunch of acquisitions this offseason. Many were quite flashy, but my personal favorite so far has been fellow Wake Forest alum Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu has a similar story to any number of great Mavs bench players over the years: drafted highly (8th overall in 2010), didn't live up to the hype (traded after a season, has never averaged more than 7.3 points a game in a season), and signed with the Mavs for cheap (minimum contract) in order to prove himself in a bench role. Farouq's stats...
Indy Cornrows Nov 25, 2014

Pacers, Donald Sloan open up offensively to take down Mavericks

Indiana scored a season high 111 points to stun the Mavericks on their home floor. Donald Sloan led the Pacers with 29 points with Luis Scola putting in a 14 & 10 double double. The question leading into tonight's game between the Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center wasn't whether Indiana was going to claw out a victory sans Roy Hibbert against a 10-4 Mavericks team, but whether the Pacers would be able to keep the game within single digits, tipping off as 14.5 point dogs according to Vegas odds. The Pacers showed a wealth of fight early, and despite turnover...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2014

Quoteboard for Pacers 111, Mavericks 100: "No way around it, it's an embarrassing loss"

The Mavericks lose back-to-back games for the first time this season and the nobody is pleased. The Mavericks were very bad on defense Rick Carlisle, on his thoughts on their defensive play: "Poor. When you get outscored in every quarter, that's a demolition. It was a physical demolition. We're not the most physical team, just in terms of our body types, but we've got to be real tough mentally." Tyson Chandler: "We've got to get better. We've got to correct this if we want to accomplish anything this season." Carlisle: "There's no flipping a switch in this league, I don't care who you're...
Indy Cornrows Nov 24, 2014

Pacers final score: Pacers outgun Mavericks 111-100

Indiana broke 100 points for just the second time this season as they stun Dallas behind 29 points from Donald Sloan and a 14 point, 11 rebound effort from Luis Scola. The Indiana Pacers came through without Roy Hibbert, pulling out an impressive 111-100 road win against the Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers won every quarter in tonight's game, making 13 three pointers on the night and shooting over 50% for most of the night (though wrapping up at 48.1%). The Pacers trounced the Mavericks in fast break points 17-4, helping give them a rare advantage in that category. Donald Sloan was there for...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 24, 2014

Mavs play uninspired basketball, lose to Pacers 111-100

The Mavs had a letdown game against a weak East opponent. Donald Sloan led all scorers with 29, Luis Scola added 14, and four other Pacers joined them in double digits as Indiana came into the AAC and shut things down. They outrebounded the Mavericks 44-37, shot 48.1% from the floor as a team, and pretty much did whatever they wanted. Dallas never really seemed to get in rhythm, keeping things close but never getting the lead. Dirk scored 11 points in the first quarter, but the entire team looked unfocused and apathetic for the majority of the half. Dallas was down 55-50 at the half, and...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 24, 2014

Mavericks vs. Pacers injury report: Roy Hibbert out, Raymond Felton returns

Injury update for tonight's matchup. Raymond Felton will officially rejoin the team after serving a four game suspension stemming from his gun charge while in New York. He had been injured in the preseason, was deemed healthy enough to start serving it last Sunday and could be active tonight. Ricky Ledo was also called up from the Texas Legends this morning, meaning the Mavericks are at full strength. I'd expect Ledo to be sent back down Thursday before the Mavs leave for a 4-game road trip, and to play with the Legends in Friday's game. — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) November 24, 2014 On...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 24, 2014

The Parsons Dilemma: what we make of Chandler's disappointing start

The Mavericks' prize off-season acquisition has been running hot and cold this young season. After a disappointing performance against his former team, the MMB staff asks: what's going on? The initial high that came with Chandler Parsons' signing Dallas' offer sheet on the night of July 9 quickly turned into brooding anxiety for all of the Mavericks fanbase as the hours ticked away. It was only 72 of them, in theory -- but enough time elapsed before the offer sheet was officially submitted to the league office and Adam Silver set the official timer ticking down on his iPhone (it's not...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 24, 2014

Mavericks vs. Pacers preview: rebound, rebound, rebound

Dallas plays host to the Indiana Pacers Monday night looking to improve their record to 11-4 on the season. What did the Pacers do over the summer? The Indiana Pacers are certainly not the contender they have been over the past few seasons, largely in part to losing Paul George to a gruesome injury during a Team USA inter-squad showcase back on August 1. Couple that with losing Lance Stephenson to free agency, even if Indiana didn't want him back, and they're suddenly experiencing a dearth of talent at the 2 and 3. However, with Stephenson gone, the Pacers have seen second-year guard...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 23, 2014

Roundtable: Appreciating Dirk, the no. 9 all-time NBA scorer

The Big German is now the no. 9 scorer in NBA history, and there's plenty of more games left to get even higher. How far will he climb? It was all planned out: The Dallas Mavericks were going to beat the Houston Rockets, continue their winning streak and Dirk Nowitzki was going to ride on a white horse back to Dallas as the noble hero that he is. Well, yeah. About that ... But this is meant to be a happy time, nonetheless. Dirk moved up to ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 12. He is having the most efficient season of his career, especially...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Mavericks at Rockets final score: Houston outlasts Dallas 95-92

The Mavericks had a great second-half comeback, but the Houston Rockets ultimately prevailed, beating Dallas 95-92 and ending the Mavericks winning streak. This was not the game many of us expected to see. Despite facing a depleted Houston team, it took three rough quarters for the Mavericks offense to really get going, but even a strong comeback in the fourth quarter wasn't quite enough after three quarters of poor shooting (just 40 percent overall and 17 percent from three, with Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons combining for 0-13 from deep) and porous defense. The Rockets took this one...

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