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Mavs Moneyball 1 hour ago

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 23 hours ago

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...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Injury Update: Devin Harris should return, Dwight Howard likely out

Still waiting on the official word, but the Mavericks look likely to catch a break Saturday. The Mavericks look like they'll have an advantage Saturday night when they face the Rockets for the first time this season in Houston. There's a strong possibility that Dwight Howard, who has been dealing with strained right knee, will miss the game. Howard would not put a timetable on how long he'd be out. Said "we'll see how it feels tomorrow." Still, Rockets talking as if he's out Sat. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 21, 2014 For the Mavericks, the team's hoping to get Devin...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Is Rick Carlisle the reason Maverick point guards can't play passable defense?

A recent podcast called out Carlisle and Tyson Chandler for the Mavs' defensive struggles, and for a somewhat checkered history with point guards. Matt Moore and Zach Harper spent some time in the Eye on Basketball podcast this week questioning the performance of Rick Carlisle and Tyson Chandler for the Mavs' defensive performance ... with no mention of the role guys like Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd and DeShawn Stevenson played on the championship team. Then, during the Bulls-Kings game on Thursday -- a game in which former Mav Darren Collison recorded 17 points, 12 assists and six...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Watch Dirk and Monta Ellis combine for 43 points and 12 assists

The Mavericks make it look easy and put up 140 against the Lakers.
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Talking Houston Rockets with The Dream Shake

Ethan Rothstein from The Dream Shake shares some candid thoughts on Chandler Parsons and talks about the Rockets' improved defense and early-season offensive woes. The Rockets defensive turn-around this year has been pretty remarkable. Even in what was arguably Houston's toughest match-up (the loss to Golden State), you guy managed to hold a very good offense to under 100 points. Where did that come from? Has there been a shift in strategy around team defense? Or if it's just effort, do you have any sense of what inspired that? Was it James Harden's Foot Locker commercial? James Harden has...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Mavs at Rockets preview: Offense versus defense

Tonight in Houston, the Mavericks' league-best offense will meet Houston's number one defense. Who'll come out on top? Tonight's game in Houston will see Chandler Parsons face his old team for the first time in the regular season, as Dallas' league-leading offense takes on the Houston's number one defense. On the other end of the court, Dallas' defense has been slowly improving over the last few games, while the Rockets' offense continues to struggle, hampered by a depleted frontcourt lineup (and lots of turnovers). Let's hope these trends hold up on the second night of a back-to-back for...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 21, 2014

Dirk, Monta and the Mavericks annihilate Lakers, 140-106

Dallas absolutely crushed Los Angeles, and the hapless Lakers couldn't do anything about it. We all knew the Lakers' defense was bad, but this bad? No idea. The Mavericks brought back memories of Game 4 with a   beatdown of Los Angeles. It was the fifth game this season where Dallas held a 30+ point lead, and was their __ win by more than 20 points this season. Dallas extended their winning streak to six games, their longest streak since February 2012. It was also Dallas' fifth win by 20 or more points this season. Neither team seemed very interested in playing defense in the first half, as...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 21, 2014

Gameday: Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Despite a 3-9 start, the Lakers are winners of two straight. What did Los Angeles do over the summer? There's a really interesting article by Tom Ziller which asks the question: are the Lakers secretly tanking? It's an interesting thought. Regardless of whether or not they're tanking, the Lakers are off to a terrible start, and it's largely due to their inactivity in the offseason. However, they did hire a new coach this offseason, bringing in former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott to lead this rag tag bunch. Personnel-wise, L.A. added former Kentucky monster Julius Randle through the NBA...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 21, 2014

Mavericks vs. Lakers preview: is LA heating up?

The Lakers are off to an abysmal 3-9 start, but they have won their last two games. What did Los Angeles do over the summer? There's a really interesting article by Tom Ziller which asks the question: are the Lakers secretly tanking? It's an interesting thought. Regardless of whether or not they're tanking, the Lakers are off to a terrible start, and it's largely due to their inactivity in the offseason. However, they did hire a new coach this offseason, bringing in former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott to lead this rag tag bunch. Personnel-wise, L.A. added former Kentucky monster Julius...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 21, 2014

Lakers vs. Mavericks preview: Swag on Mark Cuban's team

The Lakers have had way too much swag for teams to handle on the road. Can they make it a hat trick? The Los Angeles Lakers have prospered on their three-game road trip and have a chance to sweep the trio of games when they visit the Dallas Mavericks Friday night. The Lakers haven't lost since superstar Swaggy P returned to save the day, and that record will be put on the line against a very good Dallas team. If you want to look at two teams on the opposite end of the spectrum the Lakers and Mavericks are mirror images of each other. Dallas has a 9-3 record and the best offense in the NBA,...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 20, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki keeps holding off time, isn't slowing down

Eventually, the greatest Maverick in franchise history is going to start looking his age. But it isn't happening yet and it might not anytime soon. Last night was just another reminder. Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. If you've seen Christopher Nolan's latest epic, Interstellar, you are no doubt familiar with this old Dylan Thomas poem. It's used repeatedly throughout the film and represents a major theme of how mankind must explore uncharted territory to prevent its extinction. I won't spoil...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 20, 2014

The Aftermath of Mavericks 105, Wizards 102: Too much Jose Juan

FIVE IN A ROW, WHAT UP. The aftermath The Mavericks didn't play great, I don't think. They played good, in large part to an unsustainable but fantastic performance by J.J. Barea, but Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons shot 33 percent on 24 shot attempts while Jameer Nelson ... well, let me get to Jameer in a second. Point is, the Mavericks didn't play their best basketball and still notched their best win of the season. The Wizards aren't world beaters and I wouldn't place them higher than fourth-best in the Eastern Conference, but after loses to the prior three playoff teams from last...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Mavericks outlast Wizards 105-102 after wild fourth quarter

Dallas ends a short east coast road trip with a 2-0 record, putting away the Wizards 105-102. After three ugly quarters of basketball, Washington and Dallas put on a show in the final period, with the Mavericks coming out on top 105-102. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 34 points. Bradley Beal led the Wizards off the bench with 21 points. After three straight games reigning fire on opponents early, the Mavericks cooled considerably in the first quarter against the Wizards. Washington jumped out to an early lead by isolating Dirk Nowitzki while the Mavericks missed a ridiculous number of...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Read some awesome stuff from 2005 when Dirk was breaking the 10k points barrier

We saw Dirk Nowitzki pass the 27,000 point barrier this week, but in 2005, nobody realized just how good he could be. Back in 2008, when I decided the Mavericks were cool and basketball was neat, I joined the message boards at dallas-mavs.com. It's a good place, and it taught me a lot about basketball. I still try to visit occasionally, and today, I stumbled across an absolute gem. One of the best features of a message board is that any thread, no matter when it was created, can be revived to the top of the conversation. Today, likely in honor of Dirk passing 27,000 points in his career,...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Mavericks vs. Wizards injury update: Devin Harris out, Bradley Beal will make season debut

As Dallas loses a guard, Washington gains one. After missing the second half of Monday's win against the Hornets, Devin Harris will not play in tonight's game against the Wizards. From Rick Carlisle post shootaround, Devin Harris is out tonight vs Washington Wizards with lower right leg soreness — Mark Followill (@MFollowill) November 19, 2014 Some more info. Devin Harris says hopefully tonight is the only game he'll miss. Adds the pain is from his calf down to his ankle. #DALatWAS — Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) November 19, 2014 Meanwhile, the Wizards are adding a guard --...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards

The Mavericks will face the Washington Wizards in DC tonight with both teams on winning streaks. What did the Wizards do over the summer? The most newsworthy move of the Wizards' offseason was the signing of Paul Pierce, but they made a number of quieter moves as well. Washington decided to part ways with veteran power forward Trevor Booker, who signed with the Utah Jazz, and wing Trevor Ariza, who went to the Houston Rockets in a sign-and-trade that was part of the three-team deal that sent former Houston center Omer Asik to New Orleans. The Wizards used this cap space to shore up their...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 18, 2014

Power Rankings: After dropping last week, the Mavs are moving back up

After taking a few hits following losses to Miami and Portland, the Mavericks' dominant offense has them moving back up in the rankings. The Mavericks may have taken some hits following their losses to Miami and Portland, but after an impressive comeback against the Kings, a record-setting victory over the Sixers, and a 131-point blowout of the Timberwolves, Dallas is climbing the rankings. As always, these rankings do not include last night's game, and to see the full rankings for any of these sites, just click on "what they said." The consensus seems to be somewhere between eighth and...
At The Hive Nov 18, 2014

Hornets vs Mavericks Quick Recap

The Hornets were routed by the Mavericks and their league-best offense, 107-80. The Dallas Mavericks brought their top-ranked offense into Charlotte and showed just how dangerous they can be, shooting 51.2% from the floor, including 10 3-pointers. But even that undersells how thoroughly the Mavericks controlled every aspect of the game against the Hornets. The Mavericks won the rebounding battle 50-35, had 32 assists to the Hornets 22, and 7 steals to the Hornets sole 1 by Brian Roberts. The Hornets did match the Mavericks in 3-pointers, hitting 10 of their own, and even had a...

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