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  1. Jason Kidd: It's a dream come true

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- When the final buzzer was about to sound, Jason Kidd wanted the one thing point guards love to have: the basketball. Standing near the scorers table, Kidd got the ball for the final dribbles of the 2010-11 season. The Dallas Mavericks kno...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  2. Title won, Mark Cuban breaks his silence

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was having a ball. He yelled at the refs, cheered with his team and got a champagne bath. "Did anybody inform you guys? We're world champions," Cuban told reporters after the Mavs ended the NBA Finals with a 10...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  3. Erik Spoelstra: Neither team deserved it more

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra congratulated the Dallas Mavericks for winning the NBA title on Sunday night but said something a little strange in doing so. "Neither team deserved this championship more than the other," Spoelstra said. "...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  4. Defending Dirk Nowitzki is a problem

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Other than talking about fake coughs and whether or not it can salvage the season on Sunday night, the Miami Heat are having problems defending Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. In the five games, Nowitzki is averaging 27 points while shoo...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  5. Playoff run could help Chandler stay with Mavs

    Calvin Watkins

    Jason Kidd, the oldest player participating in these NBA Finals at age 38, was talking about the business of basketball late Thursday night. Kidd, who has played with several teams and is on his second stint with the Mavericks, understands that seaso...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  6. Title close for former Mavs owner Donald Carter

    Calvin Watkins

    Don Carter walked through the bowels of the American Airlines Center getting cheers as if he was a player. He walked past the two-story bar inside the arena and fans were banging on the glass yelling at the 77-year old man who was the first owner of ...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  7. Praise gets heaped upon Jason Kidd

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- There is so much love for Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd. After the Mavericks' 112-103 Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night, Kidd was holding court near his stall in the locker room just talking basketball. New Jerse...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  8. Key defensive plays help Mavericks

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- In another tight game, the Mavericks had to come up with some key defensive plays in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. With the Mavericks clinging to a 102-100 lead, forward Tyson Chandler drew a char...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  9. Dirk Nowitzki is feeling better

    Calvin Watkins

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki had a fever of about 101 on Tuesday morning. It was clear Nowitzki struggled with his shot in Game 4 on Tuesday night. He was short on a few jumpers and didn't finish some drives to the basket. Nowitzki finis...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  10. Backed into corner, Jason Terry responds

    Calvin Watkins

    Jason Terry is never one to back down from a fight, especially in the NBA Finals. His teammate, star forward Dirk Nowitzki, called Terry out for not making clutch shots in the Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat. His other teammate, point guard Jason Ki...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. Shawn Marion sits for bulk of fourth quarter

    Calvin Watkins

    Shawn Marion had another strong NBA Finals game on both ends of the floor Tuesday night. The Mavericks forward scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field in 25 minutes. He was also part of a contingent of players who put the clamps on Mia...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  12. Chris Bosh stays in the hotel

    Calvin Watkins

    Chris Bosh is the hometown guy coming back to play in the NBA Finals. Of course, Bosh has played against the Mavericks numerous times as a member of the Toronto Raptors and now this season for the Miami Heat. But Bosh is not visiting family mem...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  13. Mavericks try to handle turnovers

    Calvin Watkins

    The off day for the NBA Finals had several of the Mavericks talking about turnovers. In the Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday, the Mavericks turned the ball over 14 times, resulting in 19 points for the opponent. In the three games, the Mave...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  14. Jason Terry and J.J. Barea are struggling

    Calvin Watkins

    Jason Terry seemed surprised to hear a question about his struggles. The Mavericks' sixth man responded by telling the reporter he didn't know what he was talking about and might need to watch the film. But the fact is Terry is shooting a disma...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  15. Peja Stojakovic is disappearing

    Calvin Watkins

    Peja Stojakovic was one of the more dangerous shooters during his prime. Now 33, he has provided only a few fleeting moments. In his first NBA Finals, Stojakovic is struggling mightily. A liability on defense, Stojakovic scored his first points...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  16. Dirk Nowitzki on shot: 'As good as you can get it'

    Calvin Watkins

    This shot didn't go down for Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki, who scored a game-high 34 points in Dallas' 88-86 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, has been clutch all postseason. So it was no surprise tha...

    Blog | June 05, 2011