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Pounding The Rock 42 mins ago
Game 2 Preview: Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

Game 2 Preview: Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs aim to get their offense going early while continuing to shut down the Mavericks' stars and take a 2-0 series lead in Game 2. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasApril 23, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs Time TV: NBA TV/FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI #preview-wrapper { background-image: url('http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/836193/spurs-background.jpg'); background-position: center -40px; height: 300px; -moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px;} #preview-ptr-logo { position: relative; top: 30px; margin: 0px auto; width: 308px; height: 39px; } ...
Mavs Moneyball 13 hours ago

Dirk's bad game: What does it mean?

The big guy missed an unusual amount of shots the other day. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? In Game 1 against the Spurs, the Mavericks had two players go 4-of-14. But there's a reason we're only really talking about one of them. It's not because we expect Monta Ellis to struggle, while we don't expect Dirk to. We don't really expect Monta to STRUGGLE, we just expect him to...well...Monta. It's not just because Dirk is supposed to be the clutchest of the clutch, while Monta isn't, or that Dirk is a hero around here precisely because of his ability to elevate his game when it matters. It's all part...
Mavs Moneyball 17 hours ago

Dallas & Cents: Mavericks vs. Spurs Game 1 news and notes

A look around the web at what's being said about the Mavericks, Spurs and Game 1. As we get set for Game 2 tomorrow, we take a look around the web at what others are saying about the Mavericks and the Game 1 that almost was but wasn't and how cool would that have been but sighhhhhh. Here are some things you may have missed: Coach Nick breaks down Game 1 in video form, and says the Mavs have reason to be optimistic going forward. http://www.sbnation.com/2014/4/21/5636396/mavericks-spurs-video-breakdown-nba-playoffs-201 SB Nation's Tom Ziller talks about the Carlisle-Popovich defensive...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 21, 2014

OPEN THREAD: Playoffs!!!

Use this as your general conversation thread for the non-Mavericks playoffs games this week. Hey! There are other playoffs games being played that do not involve the Mavericks! Whatever, we don't care about those games. But some of you are probably watching them anyway so feel free to comment away below.
Hal Brown / Mavs Moneyball Apr 21, 2014

The Hangover: Mavericks vs. Spurs Game 1 reactions

Game 1 is over, and we're dealing with the hangover here at Mavs Moneyball. Here are our thoughts. Game 1 both did and didn't go exactly as we expected it to. The Mavericks lost by five, which is pretty much what we expected. The game was a defensive slugfest throughout, which we didn't expect. The Mavericks completely crapped away a lead midway through the fourth quarter, which we expected. The Mavericks were ahead by nine at one point, and led for most of the game, which we didn't expect. This was a weird game, but it shouldn't surprise anybody that the Mavs found the one way to play and...
Pounding The Rock Apr 21, 2014
GIF Breakdown: Mavericks vs. Spurs Game One

GIF Breakdown: Mavericks vs. Spurs Game One

This edition of GIF Breakdown features Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Usually we see the Spurs move the ball, turn good looks into great ones, play as a team, etc. Not so much this time as it was the Spurs' stars that secured the victory over the Mavericks with some good individual play. That's not to say that there wasn't any sharing of the ball from the good guys, but for a team that averages 25 assists per game, only notching 14 is uncharacteristic of the team. Sure, there were a bunch of missed open looks, but the ball didn't move the way we're used to seeing it move. This is a pretty...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 21, 2014

The Jae Crowder Game that wasn't: Should Crowder have played more in Game 1?

Jae Crowder only played 12 minutes in the Mavericks Game 1 loss to the Spurs on Sunday. In those 12 minutes, some magical things happened, making me wonder if he should have seen more time. It was the fourth quarter, before things went to hell on Sunday afternoon, that Jae Crowder drilled a three-pointer and then followed it up with a steal, leading to another bucket. It was such a glorious moment, one of our own proclaimed what I thought to be true: THE CROWDER GAME — Hal Brown (@HalBrownNBA) April 20, 2014 The Crowder Game. This was Jae's moment, the much maligned Maverick who's...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 20, 2014

QUOTEBOARD: San Antonio Spurs 90, Dallas Mavericks 85

I was on the road in San Antonio covering this game, and the Mavericks let their disappointment show after the game finished. Rick Carlisle On what happened after building that 10-point fourth quarter lead We struggled to get the ball in the basket, we had one or two turnovers that were costly and from that point on, we were obviously struggling to get stops. I love the way we played up until that point, and we fought the whole way, we just didn't finish. I've got to help our guys finish better. On how they can finish better I'll look at the film and evaluate that, but look, we had some...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 20, 2014
Dallas final score: Mavericks silenced by Spurs, 85-90

Dallas final score: Mavericks silenced by Spurs, 85-90

In typical, horrifying fashion the Mavericks lose to San Antonio after holding a late double digit lead In what has become standard operating procedure, the Mavericks lose a heart-breaker to the Spurs 85-90, despite leading half way through the fourth. Tony Parker carved Dallas up with 21 points and 6 assists. Devin Harris led the Mavericks off the bench with 17 points, three rebounds and five assists. After playing only one day game all season, the Mavericks started the game looking slow, old and sluggish. The Spurs jumped out to a 9-2 lead over the Mavericks on the back of Tony Parker...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 20, 2014

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (Game 1, Second Half)

More Game One Goodness. THE MAVERICKS HAVE A LEAD AT THE HALF. WHAT. Continue your #hotsportstakes here!
Pounding The Rock Apr 20, 2014

Full Coverage: Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks head to San Antonio to face the league-best Spurs in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasApril 20, 2014, 12:00 PM Spurs Time TV: TNT - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI #preview-wrapper { background-image: url('http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/836193/spurs-background.jpg'); background-position: center -40px; height: 300px; -moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px;} #preview-ptr-logo { position: relative; top: 30px; margin: 0px auto; width: 308px; height: 39px; } #preview-game-preview {...
Canis Hoopus Apr 20, 2014

NBA Playoffs: Mavericks-Spurs, Bobcats-Heat, Wizards-Bulls, Blazers-Rockets

Four more series get under way today. We saw some surprises yesterday; what's in store next? Talk about the playoff games, and whatever else comes to mind, here. Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs12:00 pm CentralTNT The renewal of a rivalry, as these two Texas squads have been winning a lot of games for the last couple of decades. Of course, the Spurs have been the more successful, with four championships and an endless string of great seasons. They once again have finished with the best record in the league.  They do it with terrific execution at both ends of the court, the best 3...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 20, 2014

Breaking down the Spurs-Mavericks SportsVU statistical preview

Figuring out what the advanced SportsVU player tracking stats mean in context of this series. The NBA's SportsVU data is one of the coolest things that has happened this year. Before it was introduced to the public, I never knew how much I wanted to know who ran the most miles in the NBA, or who did it at the fastest speed. I didn't realize how cool it would be to know that Monta Ellis led the league with 596 drives to the basket this year. I wasn't aware that Dirk scoring 680 points on catch and shoot jumpers would be a metric we could ever measure so precisely. So good job, SportsVU. Way...
Pounding The Rock Apr 20, 2014

Game 1 Preview: Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks head to San Antonio to face the league-best Spurs in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasApril 20, 2014, 12:00 PM Spurs Time TV: NBATV/FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI #preview-wrapper { background-image: url('http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/836193/spurs-background.jpg'); background-position: center -40px; height: 300px; -moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px;} #preview-ptr-logo { position: relative; top: 30px; margin: 0px auto; width: 308px; height: 39px; } #preview-game-preview...
Pounding The Rock Apr 20, 2014
Playoff Scouting Report: Dallas Mavericks

Playoff Scouting Report: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are the eighth seed in the West, and the Spurs' first opponent in this NBA postseason. The Mavs went 49-33 in the 2013-14 regular season behind a high-octane offense. Dallas' offensive principles The Dallas Mavericks run one of the best executed offenses in the league, as designed by coach Rick Carlisle. According to Synergy Sports, the Mavericks score .98 PPP (points per possession), good enough for the 4th best in the league. Similar to other current high-powered offenses, their scheme involves a heavy doses of pick-and-roll. Every guard that plays many minutes is...
Pounding The Rock Apr 19, 2014

Playoff Predictions: Spurs to throttle Mavericks

The Spurs earned home court advantage throughout the playoffs, and their efforts are rewarded in the first round as they get to play ... a 49-win Mavericks team. 1) San Antonio Spurs vs. 8) Dallas Mavericks It would've been so much better if Dallas had beaten Memphis to capture the seventh seed and a date with Oklahoma City. So symmetric. The circle of life and all that jazz. Back in 2007, the Mavs were Oklahoma City, a squad that ran roughshod over the league on the way toward a 67-15 record, including three wins in four tries against the Spurs (with the final one being the infamous...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 19, 2014
Four-Pointer: Previewing the San Antonio Spurs

Four-Pointer: Previewing the San Antonio Spurs

Clasp your hands together and pray. IT'S THE PLAYOFF FOUR-POINTER! LIKE, ZOMG! MUCH PLAYOFF! SO DIRK! WOW! Wait, the Mavericks are playing the Spurs? They don't match-up well against them at all. Do the Mavs even play defense? But...playoffs, right? I mean, that's really cool. They didn't get there last season despite Darren Collison being a badass. PUJIT for days! So, yeah, PLAYOFFS...!! What have the Spurs done lately? /weeps uncontrollably /pauses /continues to weep Playoff Stream Here's all your Mavs-Spurs coverage StoryStream Game previews, recaps and reactions will all be...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 19, 2014

Once more unto the breach: Mavericks and Spurs meet in the playoffs so we can go crazy again

The Mavericks and Spurs have a rivalry that shaped how I watch basketball right now. It turns us into crazy, deranged lunatics and also makes us happier then we can ever imagine. "GET OUTSIDE AND STAY OUT THERE!" That's what I yelled to one of my friends about eight years ago. We were huddled in his TV room, watching Game 7 of the playoff series between the Mavericks and the Spurs in 2006. My friend, who isn't a particularly big sports fan, would pop into the room and each time, something bad to the Mavs would happen. A Spurs three-pointer, a Mavs turnover. Just something bad. The game...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 18, 2014

Scouting the San Antonio Spurs: what can the Mavs expect from Popovich & Co.?

Hot sports take: they are really good at basketball. After fighting and clawing all season to sneak back into the playoffs, the Mavs were given the reward of a first-round series with the Spurs, a team who swept them in the regular season. While Dallas is one of the most unbalanced teams in the NBA, San Antonio has the league's third rated defense and seventh rated offense. They have the best record and best point differential in the NBA - there aren't many obvious weaknesses to attack. With Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in their 30s, the Spurs don't beat teams with athleticism,...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 18, 2014

AMA with Western Conference playoff team managers starting now (including me!)

Hey guys, I'm diving into the world of Reddit for an AMA, short for Ask Me Anything, about the Mavericks and the Western Conference Playoffs in general. Yesterday, you might have noticed (although you probably didn't) this AMA by the SB Nation Eastern Conference site managers -- those in the playoffs, at least. I'll be participating in the Western Conference side of things starting at 1 p.m. CST today along with seven fellow SB Nation-ers. So yeah, basically right now. .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%; } .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage img...

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