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  1. Free-agency preview: Centers

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks made a major upgrade in the middle before free agency began by trading for Tyson Chandler. They have a productive backup on the roster in Brandan Wright, the lanky, high-leaping lefty who has ranked among the league's most eff...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Lack of D wastes Dirk's flash of dominance

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- For the first time this postseason we saw a glimpse of the Dirk Nowitzki, who carried the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA title a few years ago. Nowitzki morphed into 2011 mode in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night against the San Ant...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Mavs miss chance to end misery vs. Spurs

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Want to put on positive spin on the Dallas Mavericks' Game 1 loss? OK, neither do the Mavs. But at least Dallas proved it can play against the San Antonio Spurs, a franchise that has dominated its Interstate 35 rival for the last fe...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 90, Mavs 85

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs slammed the door on the Dallas Mavericks' Game 1 upset bid, as the West's top seed dominated down the stretch of a 90-85 win. How it happened: The Mavs became a mess after building a double-digit lead. After...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  6. Matchups: Who has edge in Mavs-Spurs?

    Tim MacMahon

    A look at the matchups in the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs series: POINT GUARD Jose Calderon vs. Tony Parker: This is the biggest mismatch of the series. Calderon, a subpar defender, struggles to guard a lot of point guards. He really gets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  7. Opening Tip: Mavs among offensive elite

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- One of the best offensive teams in the NBA will be on display at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. No, not the Golden State Warriors, who are surprisingly mediocre offensively despite superstar guard Stephen Curry fronting a...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. Mavs mailbag: If you could pick a playoff opponent ...

    Tim MacMahon

    I'm skipping all the questions about the trade deadline this week. I simply don't see the Mavs pulling off a deal of any significance. Maybe they surprise me, but all I could offer at this point is speculation, and I've already done plenty of that...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. Mavs 'outcompeted' as Spurs' run hits 7

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- If the Western Conference standings look the same at the end of the season, the Lone Star State's Interstate 35 rivals would meet once again in the playoffs. There's a better chance of Mark Cuban bathing in the River Walk than his D...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. Buzz: Carlisle paid big to be problem solver

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle readily admits that the Dallas Mavericks' roster has many flaws. He just wasn't in much mood to discuss them in detail after the Mavs' 116-107 loss Thursday night to the San Antonio Spurs. He preferred to poke a littl...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  11. Blair fired up for chance against Spurs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mavericks center DeJuan Blair will have plenty of opportunity Thursday night to make the San Antonio Spurs regret letting him go. There might not be another Mavs big man in the building who has been getting regular minutes. Samuel Da...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  12. 3-pointer: O.J. Mayo's woes vs. West's best continue

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - O.J. Mayo has been at his worst against the West's best. Not coincidentally, so have the Mavs. Dallas is 1-12 against the Western Conference's top four seeds this season after Sunday's loss completed the Oklahoma City Thunder's sweep o...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  13. 3-pointer: Mavs three games out of playoff picture

    Tim MacMahon

    At first glance, the math doesn't look too daunting. After winning four of the last five games, the Dallas Mavericks are only three games out of eighth place in the Western Conference. They've given themselves a slim chance at extending the franch...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  14. W2W4: Grizzlies present big problems for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavs will probably have some big problems in Memphis. That would likely be the case against the Southwest Division-leading Grizzlies regardless of the circumstances. However, it certainly doesn't help matters that the Mavs will face Zach Rando...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  15. Did Eddy Curry do enough to stay in Dallas?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- By Mavericks big man standards, Eddy Curry earned himself an eight-figure contract extension Friday night. Don't think so? Just look at the roster of the losing Charlotte Bobcats, where bad Dallas big man contracts go to die. Curry at le...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  16. Eddy Curry to start preseason finale

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Center Eddy Curry went from the waiver wire to the Dallas Mavericks' starting lineup, at least for the preseason finale. With the Mavs' frontcourt depleted by injuries, Curry will start Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a day a...

    Blog | October 26, 2012