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  1. Sizing up the competition: L.A. Clippers

    Jeff Caplan

    Third in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers There is not a more beleaguered coach in the league than Vin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  2. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Should focus shift off Delonte West to a rebounder?

    Jeff Caplan

    Delonte West's unique personality, his, ahem, avant-garde appearance and on-court toughness quickly endeared him to Dallas Mavericks fans as much as to Dirk Nowitzki and fellow Boston Celtics draft pick coach Rick Carlisle. Mavs president of baske...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  4. Lamar Odom, feeling fresh, believes he's back

    Jeff Caplan

    Oh Lamar, we hardly knew ye, and it is most unfortunate that we will never know the real Lamar Odom the way the Los Angeles Lakers once did and maybe, just maybe, the way the Los Angeles Clippers, your new, old team, will. As you met the L.A. medi...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  5. Dirk Nowitzki lands on All-NBA third team

    Jeff Caplan

    For the 12th consecutive season -- and 12th time in his 14-year career -- Dirk Nowitzki has been selected to the All-NBA team. Nowitzki, who statistically did not have a season up to his standards, was still impressive enough to garner a spot on the ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  6. Wild West: All spots clinched, matchups are not

    Jeff Caplan

    We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season. Mavs' spot in the standings: Dallas heads into its fourth consecutive day off knowing it will face either the Los Angeles Lakers or t...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. Dallas Mavericks don't put up a fight against Los Angeles Clipper...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks must find the energy to endure with Jason Kidd sidelined.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  8. W2W4: Lob City returns in a key matchup

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' rebounding woes continued Friday night at Orlando even though the rally from 15 points down focused attention in other, more pleasing areas. The Magic outrebounded the Mavs by 10 overall and doubled them on the offensive glas...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  9. Light All-Star night for Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    Mark Cuban was hoping for, oh, three minutes for his superstar, but he'll be happy with the 14 minutes Dirk Nowitzki logged jogging up and down Dwight Howard's home floor -- tick, tick, tick -- in Sunday night's All-Star Game. In his 11th consecut...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  10. 3-pointer: Big return for Caron Butler

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler nearly put the final dagger in his former team. He had been landing darts all night. This 3-pointer for the win from the right wing looked dead-on, but skipped off the front of the rim. "It felt real good. I got my feet up u...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  11. Experience, savvy still greatest assets

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder are like the shiny sports cars with the motor revving high, waiting for the light to turn to green. Man, they're fun to watch and the publicity never stops. The Dallas Maveric...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. After 3: Clippers 76, Mavs 74

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Caron Butler's got the 3-ball working and he's got a season-high 23 points with 10 coming in the comeback third quarter. L.A. erased an eight-point lead at halftime behind three Butler 3-pointers in the period. He's 5-of-9 from back there a...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  13. At the half: Mavs 55, Clippers 47

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This one is going up and down and it's the old legs of the Mavs that continue to lead and continue to make the smart plays. The Clippers rolled early in the second quarter to cut an eight-point deficit to 33-31 and then 43-31, but Dallas en...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  14. After 1: Mavs 27, Clippers 19

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This is getting to be an old story line around: Mavs have excellent shooting first quarter and jump out to a lead. Only how they got that lead is different than most nights. Brendan Haywood found freedom in the paint, his teammates hit h...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  15. Pregame buzz: Defending against Lob City

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lob City is in town and if the Dallas Mavericks aren't careful, it could get ugly. In L.A., the Chris Paul-less Clippers still struck for five dunks and three alley-oops -- in the first half. "They have maybe the two best guys we've seen...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. W2W4: Murderer's Row and Chris Paul, too

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On Saturday night, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star reserve LaMarcus Aldridge threw down 33 points and 12 rebounds. Now comes All-Star starter Blake Griffin. "It's Murderer's Row of the power forward position," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sa...

    Blog | February 13, 2012