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  1. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers speaks with team's front office...

    Dave McMenamin

    After openly questioning Lakers management and declaring he has no patience for a rebuilding effort in L.A., Kobe Bryant has since opened up communication with the Lakers front office, the 18-year veteran said in a conversation with ESPN's Darren Rovell.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Monta Ellis, Mavericks cruise to send Magic to 8th straight loss

    Monta Ellis scored 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Orlando 107-88 on Monday night, extending the Magic's longest losing streak of the season to eight games.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  4. Mavs had to work too hard for this win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are good enough not to feel great about a win like this. Mavs 103, Jazz 93 didn't need to be nearly that close. For a half, Dallas did what a playoff contender should do against a team fighting for the first overa...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers join Dallas Mavericks in race for Andrew Bynu...

    Marc Stein

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have joined the Dallas Mavericks as a prime team to watch in the race to sign free-agent center Andrew Bynum.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2013
  7. Mark Cuban has two-year plan to turn Dallas Mavericks into title ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban's goal is to make the Dallas Mavericks a championship team again within a two-year window.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  8. Clippers-Mavericks Preview

    Clippers-Mavericks Preview

    Preview | March 25, 2013
  9. New York Knicks are legitimate championship contenders, after ano...

    Ian O'Connor

    After a second win over the Spurs, it's official -- the Knicks are contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  10. Daily Dime

    Tim MacMahon examines the ways Dallas has departed from the dynastic path of its opponent Thursday

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 115, Mavericks 89

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Los Angeles Lakers looked like championship contenders, not a team that hadn't won on the road this season until Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks just looked awful, especially considering that this was the Lakers' fourth g...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  12. Who are the NBA's top title contenders this season? And who's tra...

    Zach Lowe

    Determining the Association's tiers of success - or lack thereof - after a wild offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  13. Dallas Mavericks' acquisitions are hard to get excited about

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Even with recent additions, Mavs are closer to mediocrity than title contention.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. 3-pointer: Is Brendan Haywood on way out?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Last week Charles Barkley joined ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Galloway & Co. and said adding Deron Williams alone to complement Dirk Nowitzki won't be enough to return the Dallas Mavericks among the Western Conference contenders. Barkley s...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  15. Weekend Dime -- For title contenders, flaws show

    Marc Stein

    Very superstitious? All the top teams have shortcomings on Friday the 13th

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  16. W2W4: Mavs on alert for consistent effort

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Consistency. Can the Dallas Mavericks capture it? With the right effort they certainly should tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers team that has no concept of the word. A supposed championship contender at the start of the season, Po...

    Blog | April 06, 2012