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Mavs Moneyball 6 hours ago

Recap: Mavericks route Utah Jazz in home opener

The Dallas Mavericks put on an offensive clinic in the first half of their home opener on the way to a dominant win over the Utah Jazz. Rick Carlisle may have graciously said that fans couldn't have asked for a better game after the Mavericks' season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs, but I have a feeling no one's complaining after this home-opener route of the Utah Jazz. The Mavericks rode to a 120-102 victory on balanced scoring with seven players in double digits (though one exception was the scoreless Richard Jefferson, who failed to give us the revenge game we were all hoping...
SLC Dunk 9 hours ago

Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks Game Preview: The battle of winless teams

Utah Jazz (0-1) @ Dallas Mavericks (0-1) American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 6:30 pm (MT), ROOT Sports (TV), 1280 AM / 97.5 FM (Radio) This is game #2 for both of these teams, and both are still have as many wins this season as a bad church ball team. Like last night, a game where the young and inconsistent guys went up against a team built for the playoffs, we're going to see some disparate times. The Dallas Mavericks have the second best coach (in my opinion) in the league in Rick Carlisle, who has won 600 NBA games (playoffs and regular season combined). And that's just the tip of the...
SLC Dunk 16 hours ago
Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks: Jazz Jam Session with Mavs Moneyball

Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks: Jazz Jam Session with Mavs Moneyball

#UTAatDAL Jazz Jam Sessions are where all the mature ladies get two drinks for free . . . or something . . . The Utah Jazz are down 0-1 in the season so far, and the road only gets rougher with a big Texas-sized "Welcome to the NBA" game tonight where our team faces off against the angry Dallas Mavericks. In terms of history, we love the Mavs compared to how much we loathe the Houston Rockets, and we love the people over at Mavs Moneyball. So we're doubling it up with answers to our inane questions from Kirk H. and Doyle R. Let's start jammin' . 1. Tell me how the Dallas Mavericks could be...
Mavs Moneyball 17 hours ago

Talking Jazz with SLC Dunk

Our Utah counterparts over at SLC Dunk were kind enough to speak to us about the Mavericks Thursday night home opener. The great and powerful Amar (@AllThatAmar), editor-in-chief of SLC Dunk talked with us a bit about the Jazz and the Thursday night game. Once again, the Jazz are a young team with lots of potential. What are the goals for this year's Jazz team? The goals are the same ones that went virtually untouched last year: defense, discipline, and development. Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey was very public with what he was looking for last season. Instead what he got was one of the worst...
Mavs Moneyball 20 hours ago

MMB Gameday: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz

The Mavs take to the American Airlines Center court for their first home game. What did Utah do over the summer? The Jazz let a lot of people walk over the summer, most notably head coach Tyrone Corbin. In the current environment, it's no surprise that the team didn't renew his contract after coaching the team to a 25-57 record last season. Results matter and he wasn't getting them. Replacing him is Quin Snyder. So, who is Quin Snyder? Good question. I have no idea. LOL, just kidding. They don't pay me the big bucks to not keep you informed. Synder was an assistant coach with the Atlanta...
Mavs Moneyball 20 hours ago

Game Preview: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks look to notch their first win of the season as they host the Utah Jazz. What did Utah do over the summer? The Jazz let a lot of people walk over the summer, most notably head coach Tyrone Corbin. In the current environment, it's no surprise that the team didn't renew his contract after coaching the team to a 25-57 record last season. Results matter and he wasn't getting them. Replacing him is Quin Snyder. So, who is Quin Snyder? Good question. I have no idea. LOL, just kidding. They don't pay me the big bucks to not keep you informed. Synder was an assistant coach with the...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 29, 2014
J.J. Barea to sign with Dallas Mavericks, Gal Mekel to be cut to free the roster spot

J.J. Barea to sign with Dallas Mavericks, Gal Mekel to be cut to free the roster spot

The Mavericks will bring back the diminutive point guard who helped them win the 2011 championship. It's (almost) official -- J.J. Barea will join the Mavericks on a veteran's minimum deal in place of Gal Mekel this season. The Mavericks parted with their final championship player besides Dirk when they let Shawn Marion walk this season, but made up for it by bringing in Tyson Chandler. Now they have three players from the championship team on this year's roster. Tim MacMahon over at ESPN Dallas has some more information on when the decision was made. Of course, we talked a little about...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 29, 2014

Breaking down Chandler Parsons' final 3-point attempt against the Spurs

Should he have passed to Monta Ellis? Should Dirk have taken on the double team? We analyze the final play. To be totally honest, being in San Antonio at the AT&T Center was rather disorientating. I knew the Mavericks were down by one with a huge possession coming up, but I was actually shocked when the buzzer went off right after Parsons missed this shot. It just seemed so quick -- I thought there was more time on the clock. The clock wasn't in the corner of my TV screen or on the big board where I'm used to it at the AAC. But as it was, this was a game-winning shot situation. Here's the...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 29, 2014

Story quoteboard from Spurs 101, Mavericks 100: Slim margins the "world we live in"

A report from a losing locker room in San Antonio, where the Spurs open the season with a narrow victory against the Mavericks. SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs fans aren't loved around these parts, but give them credit for this: they filled the AT&T Center on Tuesday night and they were loud. The crowd noise crescendoed for the important moments. The ring ceremony. The unveiling of the championship banner. Each player walking to half court to collect their jewelry. Then the game started, and Tony Parker with a 3-pointer. Tim Duncan, with his never-aging running hook shot. But with that 101-100...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 29, 2014

5 observations from the Dallas Mavericks 101-100 loss in San Antonio

After a night to sleep on it, some thoughts about the first game of the season. 1. Tyson Chandler is really, really important to what Dallas wants to do this season You're probably thinking "duh," but it's important to understand that his impact goes well beyond what the box score reflects. His eight points and ten rebounds were important, but he didn't get statistical credit for all of his back taps generating extra possessions*, his screens (and subsequent rolls to the hoop), and his general activity on defense. 2011 seems like such a long time ago but it took half a quarter to remember...
Pounding The Rock Oct 29, 2014

Morning Rehash: Ring Night

The Spurs get their 5th ring, a little bit of luck, and a 101-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. A championship ring ceremony is a spectacle to behold. At the beginning of the 1999-2000 season, when I was 6, I attended the first of the Spurs' five such ceremonies. My mother was lucky enough to secure two seats a few rows behind the Philidelphia 76ers' bench, right next to the tunnel entrance next to their locker room. Because I was so young, I don't remember much of that game, but I recall two things with perfect clarity. The first thing was how close up I saw the Sixers team,...
Hal Brown / Mavs Moneyball Oct 28, 2014

Recap: Mavericks Fall to Reigning Champs In Ring Ceremony Opener

The Mavericks lost an incredible and close game to open the NBA season to the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, 101-100 In Dallas' return to San Antonio where they hoped to spoil the Spurs' ring/championship celebration, the Mavericks fell to the reigning champs 101-100. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 26 on 11-21 shooting, though Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had 23 and 20 respectively. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 on 7-11 shooting. For the beginning of the first quarter, both teams were having a rough go of it, clearly struggling to shake off the offseason rust. It took almost 2 minutes for either...
Pounding The Rock Oct 28, 2014

Full Coverage: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

The defending champs return to the AT&T Center to raise up banner numero cinco. They'll be short-handed, with Leonard, Mills and Splitter out, and taking on a Mavericks squad that could be ready to contend in the West. No one ever said winning back-to-back titles was easy. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXOctober 28, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs TimeTV: TNT, RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Run it back! Whether you spent your summer intently following an eventful NBA offseason, catching some of the FIBA World Cup from your desk, or doing something, um,...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 28, 2014

Talking Spurs with Ian Dougherty of Pounding the Rock

Ian Dougherty from Pounding the Rock joins us to discuss all things Mavs-Spurs before tonight's opener. Last Spring the Mavs and Spurs played another classic playoff series. The Mavs really had no business pushing the Spurs to a game seven, but Carlisle worked some of his warlock magic. How did that series shape the way you looked at the Mavs and at the Spurs playoff run? That series made me gain so much more respect for Rick Carlisle. I knew he was a great coach, but him putting his guys in a position to go 7 with that Spurs team was truly incredible. For the Spurs, that series raised a...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 28, 2014

Injury Report: Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter ruled out for season opener against Dallas

The Spurs will also be without Patty Mills tonight. Tiago Splitter, Patty Mills and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will all be in suits for the San Antonio ring ceremony in tonight's season opener against Dallas. Leonard missed all but one preseason game with a nasty right eye infection, while Splitter didn't play at all, nursing a calf injury. Neither player is expected to miss a serious amount of games, but they won't be available on Tuesday night. Mills' absence was expected after he underwent shoulder surgery this offseason. His return will likely come in January. What it means for...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 28, 2014

Division Preview: the San Antonio Spurs are still the best

People have finally gotten past the whole "the Spurs are finally going to be too old this year" meme, and now everyone just assumes (justifiably) that the Spurs will be contenders every season. 2014-2015 is no different. [Ed. note: In lieu of a traditional quick preview, we decided to run the final division preview as the game preview. We'll be back to quick previews for Thursday's game.] The Spurs are again the favorites in the West. After two straight Finals appearances, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, especially considering that last year's title team returns completely intact....
Mavs Moneyball Oct 28, 2014

MMB Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs

LET'S BASKETBALL. [Ed. note: In lieu of a traditional quick preview, we decided to run the final division preview as the game preview. We'll be back to quick previews for Thursday's game.] The Spurs are again the favorites in the West. After two straight Finals appearances, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, especially considering that last year's title team returns completely intact. While no one should underestimate the Spurs, two straight Finals appearances is a lot of extra basketball on a team featuring more than a few older legs. In a Western Conference that is tougher than ever,...
Pounding The Rock Oct 28, 2014

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

The defending champs return to the AT&T Center to raise up banner numero cinco, before taking on a Mavericks squad that could be ready to contend in the West. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXOctober 28, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs TimeTV: TNT, RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Run it back! Whether you spent your summer intently following an eventful NBA offseason, catching some of the FIBA World Cup from your desk, or doing something, um, not-basketball-related, seeing the familiar faces of your San Antonio Spurs receive their championship rings tonight should get you...
Pounding The Rock Oct 27, 2014

Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard out for opening night

It's official, the Spurs will be down two of their starters for the season opener against the Mavericks. Tiago Splitter is still nursing his calf and Kawhi Leonard is still fighting off a pesky eye infection. Patty Mills is expected to be out for the foreseeable future while he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The night will start with the Spurs getting their rings and hanging up the franchise's fifth championship banner, but the good times will quickly end as the new look Dallas Mavericks will be out to make a statement after pushing the Spurs to seven games in the first round of...
Pounding The Rock Oct 27, 2014

Spurs old guard preparing for season opener against rival Mavericks

The good news is it won't count as Game 8. Though they looked anything but championship worthy through the preseason --the Spurs will be the first ones to admit they've got miles to go to get back to form-- they certainly haven't lacked for effort in putting all that behind them. The regular season opens against a Dallas Mavericks squad that pushed them, unexpectedly, to the seven game limit in the first round last season. The team had a looooong Sunday practice and followed it up with another on Monday, the latter specifically geared with a scouting report for Dallas in mind. "We did a...

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