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Mavs Moneyball 4 hours ago

Mavericks at Magic final score: Dallas holds off Orlando's second half rally to win 108-93

The young Magic did their best to come back from 27 points down in the second half but Dallas did just enough to hold them off in the fourth quarter. Things were looking dicey for the Mavs with under six minutes to go when Channing Frye hit a three pointer to cut the lead to five. It looked like Dallas was ready to blow a 27 point lead on the road to a young Magic team. But Monta Ellis took over from there. After a timeout, he assisted on a Tyson Chandler score then poured in six points of his own before Dirk Nowitzki hit two free throws. Over the fourth quarter as a whole, Ellis recorded...
Hot Hot Hoops 6 hours ago

GameStream: Mavs monster run beats Heat

The Miami Heat played a great first half, but let a 37-2 second half run embarrass them to another home loss, this time to the Dallas Mavericks. First Quarter Recap Mario Chalmers opened the scoring just over a minute into the first with a driving layup after misses by both teams. The next time down the floor, Hassan Whiteside forced a miss with a block off the glass. Chalmers made the Mavericks pay with a three-pointer from the left corner the next time down, followed by another Dallas miss and a Whiteside jumper from the foul stripe. Dallas finally got on the board with a dunk by Tyson...
Mavs Moneyball 6 hours ago

Rajon Rondo kneed in face, will not return

His status will be reassessed by team doctors tomorrow. UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: Rajon Rondo was diagnosed with a head injury. He will not return to the game and will be reassessed by team doctors when the Mavericks return to Dallas. Rajon Rondo went to the locker room in Orlando after he was inadvertently kneed in the face by Richard Jefferson minutes into the game. Rondo stayed down for the entirety of a timeout while bleeding from his nose. It's impossible to know for sure but the obvious fear is a broken nose or a concussion. The Mavericks are already missing Chandler Parsons, who sat out his...
Mavs Moneyball 16 hours ago

Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

Coming off a thrilling win in Miami, the Mavericks look to notch two in a row against the struggling Magic. What has Orlando done lately? The Magic have lost. A lot. They've lost their last seven games and are 15-34 on the season. All the losing has apparently began to rattle the front office. Jacque Vaughn, in his third year as Orlando's coach, is rumored to be on his way out. Scott Skiles has been mentioned as his likely replacement. However, Vaughn is still the coach for now but his time is limited. What are the Magic's biggest strength and weakness? The continued losing leads one to...
Mavs Moneyball 16 hours ago

Previewing Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic: The return of Tha Rippla?

The Mavericks will have to earn their win against an Orlando team that is good on paper but bad in reality. What has Orlando done lately? The Magic have lost. A lot. They've lost their last seven games and are 15-34 on the season. All the losing has apparently began to rattle the front office. Jacque Vaughn, in his third year as Orlando's coach, is rumored to be on his way out. Scott Skiles has been mentioned as his likely replacement. However, Vaughn is still the coach for now but his time is limited. What are the Magic's biggest strength and weakness? The continued losing leads one to...
Hot Hot Hoops Jan 30, 2015

Dallas Mavericks 93, Miami Heat 72

Hassan Whiteside collected 14 rebounds in the first eight minutes, and Miami led for three quarters before the bottom fell out of the Heat. First Quarter Recap Mario Chalmers opened the scoring just over a minute into the first with a driving layup after misses by both teams. The next time down the floor, Hassan Whiteside forced a miss with a block off the glass. Chalmers made the Mavericks pay with a three-pointer from the left corner the next time down, followed by another Dallas miss and a Whiteside jumper from the foul stripe. Dallas finally got on the board with a dunk by Tyson...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 30, 2015

Mavericks vs. Heat final score: Dallas goes supernova in second half, beats Heat 93-72

The Mavs snapped their four-game losing streak by playing two completely polar opposite half's of basketball. One of times I was most sick in my life was on a 10-hour bus ride. It was in my high school days coming back from a summer camp, and suddenly absent parent supervision, I had spent the four or five days in the Texas summer ingesting entirely too much salt and sugar while barely sleeping. My immune system came crashing down on my in that Greyhound, staring blankly ahead as every bump and rattle of the road made me every decision of the last few days. Halfway through trip -- and I...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 30, 2015

Talking Heat with Hot Hot Hoops

David Ramil from Hot Hot Hoops stopped by to chat about tonight's game. Last time these two teams met it was very early in the season, and Miami was off to a surprisingly hot start. Since then the Heat have struggled a bit, coping with health issues that have included nagging injuries to (and plenty of rest for) veterans like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade and a season-ending torn meniscus for Josh McRoberts. Dallas has been dealing with its own slump lately, losing four in a row, and it seems like fans here are starting to get frustrated. What's the mood like among Miami fans these days? I'd...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 30, 2015

Mavericks at Heat: Dallas looks to end losing streak

The Mavericks will travel to Miami tonight looking to shake off their four game losing streak. What have the Heat done lately? The Heat have had a frustrating season. After a strong start despite losing LeBron James, Miami has had to contend with a host of injuries, ranging from the sort of nagging injuries that cost veterans a few games here and there to season-ending surgery. Chris Bosh has missed eight games and Dwyane Wade has had to sit for 10, including tonight's game against Dallas, which he'll miss with a hamstring strain. One of their major offseason acquisitions, power forward...
Hot Hot Hoops Jan 30, 2015

Shorthanded Heat host Dallas Mavericks

The absences of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng make defeating Dallas a tall order. When the Miami Heat went into Dallas Nov. 9, built a 22-point lead and won 105-96, it seemed like the Heat had recovered well from LeBron James' departure. Luol Deng scored 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting from the field, and Dwyane Wade had 20 points and 10 assists that night. Since that night, injuries have depleted the roster and made this season a disappointment. And Deng and Wade will not play Friday night at 8 p.m. against the Dallas Mavericks. Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Luol Deng (calf) have both been...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 29, 2015

Monta Ellis, Mavericks shut out from 2015 All-Star Game

Dallas will not have a representative in New York this year. No Mavericks will be representing Dallas at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York this year, something that was made officially with the announcement of the All-Star reserves on Thursday. Here is the official team. Western Conference: (Starters) Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol. (Reserves) James Harden, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Tim Duncan Eastern Conference: (Starters) John Wall, Kyle Lowry, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol....
Mavs Moneyball Jan 29, 2015

Both sides of the Mavericks' struggles since the Rajon Rondo trade

Is the sky really falling? Does this losing streak reflect a bigger problem with the team? Rebecca and Kate offer some points for your consideration. The Mavs are still a playoff team, and while losing four games is disheartening, it doesn't affect their ability to finish strong and make a run in the West. The trade for Rondo was still the right move. Listen, losing four games in a row sucks -- especially because as fans, we are simply not used to seeing the 2014-15 Mavericks lose with consistency. But I think through a lot of the doom and gloom, we fans -- and the outside critics for...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 29, 2015

NBA standings watch: Mavs' 4-game losing streak drop them into tie with Spurs

Four straight losses is all it takes. The Western Conference shows no mercy. Just a week ago, we were wondering if the Mavericks could take advantage of LaMarcus Aldridge's injury and sneak past Portland into the no. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Now, with six losses in their last 10 games, Dallas is 30-17 and tied with San Antonio for the no. 6 seed. The Spurs play a home game against the Clippers on Saturday, but their nine-game rodeo road trip is quickly approaching. On the other hand, the Mavericks have a three-game stretch at home leading into the All-Star Break. Here is the full...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

Mavericks vs Rockets final score: Mavs drop fourth straight in 99-94 Rockets loss

The Mavericks are at their worst moment of the season right now, fumbling away a loss to another division rival. We are in the nadir of the Mavericks season right now. Dallas looks lifeless at times, incompetent at others and lost their fourth straight game on Wednesday night, getting beat 99-95 by the Rockets in Houston. Dallas had a pretty good start to the game, leading 21-11 behind a balanced attack. Tyson chipped in some dunks, Dirk threw in a 3 and Parsons and Monta both had some buckets. The defense seemed sound enough, but it didn't last. The Mavericks offense dried up after the hot...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

Jason Terry on playing the Mavs: "Kick 'em while they're down"

There's no love lost between JET and his former team. Jason Terry is one of the most beloved players to ever wear a Mavericks jersey. He tattooed the Larry O'Brien Trophy on his bicep the summer before the Mavs won their first and only title. It was a bold statement and he backed it up. It was this swagger and trash talking that endeared him to many fans. However, Terry, who spent eight seasons with Dallas, is now with the Houston Rockets. He knows the Mavs are currently struggling heading into Wednesday night's meeting between the two teams and took the opportunity to throw some...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

Power Rankings: Mavs hold steady despite losing streak

Despite recent losses, the Mavericks mostly hold steady in this week's rankings. The Mavericks have had a tough week, losing three games in a row, including close ones against Chicago and New Orleans and a blowout at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies, although that last one was played after these rankings were released. Still, Dallas is still firmly in the top 10 in each of this week's power rankings, where concerns linger about the impact of the Rondo trade on the offense even while his defensive contributions are appreciated. Also, it sounds like everyone was a little shaken up by the...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

MMB's Mavs notebook: breaking down cool plays and appreciating awesome basketball

A quick and dirty look at what does and doesn't work well for the boys in blue. We're trying something new -- myself and possibly a few other writers are going to occasionally highlight things we see Dallas do that we like, but aren't really worthy of a full post. They can all be found in this stream. The Mavericks adore the high pick-and-roll with Monta Ellis. Of all his NBA gifts, his quickness stands above them all, and starting him 30 feet from the basket has been one of Dallas' pet plays since last year. This play worked exceedingly well with a dead-eye shooter at the other guard...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

Chandler Parsons' role keeps changing in Dallas, and it shows

Even though his overall numbers are good, the perception is that Parsons has struggled -- but that's not entirely true. Early on in the season, Rick Carlisle said this about Parsons: "By the time All-Star break rolls around, people are going to look at him and say this is one of the best young players in the league." After early season struggles, a blockbuster trade, and the All-Star break around the corner, it may be time to expect a better and more consistent Chandler Parsons to suit up for the Mavericks. Hidden behind Dirk Nowitzki' recent resurgence is the improvement in the Mavs'...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

The Dream Shake explains the Rockets' new acquisitions, argues James Harden for MVP

I chat with Ian Jacoby of SB Nation's The Dream Shake about a variety of Houston topics. Mavs Moneyball: Like the Mavericks, the Rockets had to adjust mid-season to incorporate Josh Smith, Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved. Have they completely adjusted to the new team? Is it weird seeing so many players out there that Houston didn't start the season with? Ian Jacoby (@IanJacoby): It's hard to say what a complete adjustment would look like. One would like to think that over time we'll see less Josh Smith threes (shooting 22 percent) and a better application of Shved than the garbage time that...
Mavs Moneyball Jan 28, 2015

Mavericks at Rockets preview: Will Chandler Parsons have his revenge?

The Mavericks travel to Houston for the second time this year, giving Chandler Parsons another crack at his old team. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. CT on Fox Sports Southwest at the Toyota Center. What have the Rockets done lately? The Rockets won both of their games over the weekend (they're coming off of two days rest) and are currently tied with the Clippers for fourth in the West, just one game ahead of Dallas. Perhaps the most notable move the Rockets have made recently, though, was signing Josh Smith at the end of December after he was waived by Detroit, a decision that has seemed to pay...

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