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  1. Draft talk: Assessing No. 34 picks

    Bryan Gutierrez

    As the NBA Draft approaches on June 26, ESPN Dallas examines the draft through the Dallas Mavericks' perspective this week. With the No. 34 pick in this month's NBA draft, Dallas will have one of the earlier picks in the second round. The Mavs ac...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Miracle Mavs positioned for stunning upset

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Is this series seriously headed back to San Antonio for a Game 7? Didn't believe the Mavs could make this a competitive series, huh? Hey, no hard feelings. "Well, I can't really blame any of the so-called experts, you know?" Mavs star...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  3. Playoffs 'lovely,' but Mavs have loftier goals

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- This isn't baseball, so the Dallas Mavericks didn't pop any champagne bottles in the locker room after clinching a playoff berth Saturday night. There weren't any wild celebrations, but there was a sense of temporary satisfaction. "Ah...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Kevin Durant's secret weapon: Dirk Nowitzki

    Marc Stein

    All those gaudy numbers. All those wins without Russell Westbrook. All those tweets and "SportsCenter" graphics telling us, over and over, that Kevin Durant's season has been legitimately Jordanesque. All of that, when you add it all up, is why th...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  5. Monta Ellis slams door on Denver

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Monta Ellis put the Dallas Mavericks on his back late in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive game. This time, it was enough to deliver a win. There was a serious threat of the Denver Nuggets completing a season sweep...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Monta Ellis leads Mavs' rout of Nuggets with 26; Dirk Nowitzki ha...

    Monta Ellis scored 26 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 21 and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away from the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter of a 122-106 victory Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  7. Opening Tip: Mavs' competitive character tested

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki couldn't hide how much Wednesday's loss hurt him. "This feels like a playoff loss," Nowitzki said after the 123-122 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. "It really does." The Mavericks didn't have much time to lick their ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Nuggets-Mavericks Preview

    Nuggets-Mavericks Preview

    Preview | March 20, 2014
  9. Mavs' slow start stuck in Carlisle's craw

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks probably didn't need a reminder about the danger of stumbling to a slow start before the Denver Nuggets came to town. They got one anyway, courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves torched the Mavs for 37 p...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. Mavs begin marathon homestand

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle can't recall ever seeing an eight-game homestand on a team's schedule during his three decades in the NBA. Until now. The Mavericks don't leave Dallas the rest of the month, beginning their marathon homestand Monday night ag...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. Facing debacle, Mavs fight for win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Other than some groans and a few fans shuffling for the exits, the sellout crowd at the American Airlines Center was almost silent with 4 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in Friday's game. LaMarcus Aldridge had just ferociously finished an ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  12. When is enough enough for Dirk in a loss?

    Tim MacMahon

    DENVER - After a timeout with 1:57 remaining, Dirk Nowitzki walked back out onto the Pepsi Center court to line up for a pair of Randy Foye free throws with the Mavericks trailing the Denver Nuggets by 13 points. Why was the Mavs' 35-year-old supe...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  13. Mavs facing crisis after failure to compete

    Tim MacMahon

    DENVER -- Sound the alarm. Press the panic button. There's no such thing as overreacting to a loss as dreadful as the Dallas Mavericks' 115-110 setback Wednesday night in Colorado. OK, so it's not a season ender. But maybe some shouting and ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. Opening Tip: Can Mavs slow star PGs?

    Tim MacMahon

    DENVER -- San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker's return from his midseason rest came just in time to torment the Dallas Mavericks. Now comes the Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson, who didn't look real rusty in his first game back after missing a few ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Unlike Nuggets, Mavs have mostly avoided injury bug

    Tim MacMahon

    Preseason projections put the Denver Nuggets in the pack of teams that would be fighting for one of the Western Conference's final few playoff spots. Mother Nature, the mythical force Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle often refers to when discussing i...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. Mavs have to hold own vs. heavyweights

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Mavericks' move up to the NBA's heavyweight division hasn't gone well so far. Dallas didn't get knocked out by the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, but they still lost both bouts. Never mind the Mavs, who beat up a bunch ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014