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  1. Rick Carlisle right not to start Devin Harris

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- After a Game 1 loss in San Antonio, Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson made a genius adjustment, inserting speedy guard Devin Harris into the starting lineup to match up with San Antonio Spurs blur Tony Parker. That move paid major div...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Mavs mailbag: Magic number is three

    Tim MacMahon

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mavericks can almost smell the playoffs. "It's just fun to be a part of," said Dirk Nowitzki, who wasn't a postseason participant for the first time in 12 years last season. "The preparation and adjustments from day to day in...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Buzz: Mavs must adjust without Troy Murphy

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle isn't too concerned about the adjustments the Mavs will have to make with Derek Fisher as their new starting point guard. "Our adjustments are really more about how we're going to play without (Troy) Murphy," Carlisle...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  4. Better D about attitude, not adjustments

    Tim MacMahon

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- For two games in Dallas, the Thunder pretty much did whatever they wanted on offense. Oklahoma City averaged 109 points in the first two games of this series. They shot 51.4 percent from the floor. They embarrassed a Dallas squad ...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  5. OKC deserves credit for disrupting Dirk

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Thunder made smart, subtle adjustments to do a much better job defending Dirk Nowitzki without selling out. Oklahoma City doubled more often than in Game 1, but they used that strategy as a changeup with mixed results. The primary re...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  6. Shawn Marion: 'We let our guard down'

    Tim MacMahon

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- You can come up with X's and O's explanations for how the Mavs managed to blow a 23-point lead, and Rick Carlisle takes the blame for failing to make the right adjustments when Brandon Roy was blowing up in the fourth quarter. Bu...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 112, Clippers 105

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Mavericks decided to play defense at halftime. Dallas made a significant strategic adjustment - double-teaming Blake Griffin every time he touched the ball - and amped up the intensity. The result was a radical turnaround. ...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  8. Mavs don't expect another dud from Duncan

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Mavs didn't make any drastic defensive adjustments to deal with Tim Duncan after he averaged 25.7 points on 60-percent shooting through the first three games. So how do you explain Duncan scoring a grand total of 15 points on 4-...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  9. Kidd expects Parker to start Game 2

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Jason Kidd believes Tony Parker's tenure as the Spurs' sixth man is over. "They'll make adjustments," Kidd said. "We'll probably see him starting in Game 2. He's just getting back. The big thing is he's a talent. He's an All-Star who has ...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  10. Marion, not Howard, in crunch-time mix

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle made an adjustment to his finishing five. Shawn Marion checked into the game with a little more than five minutes to go. Josh Howard sat down. It's a move that makes sense, espcially with Howard (2-14 FG) in the midst of...

    Blog | January 15, 2010