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  1. Opening Tip: Mavs aim to finish off 4-0 trip

    Tim MacMahon

    SALT LAKE CITY -- There's one really good way to recover from a 4-4 homestand that was a major disappointment for a Mavericks team fighting for a playoff spot. Follow it up with a 4-0 road trip. "We know we had to," Vince Carter said. "We neede...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Wild West: Mavs lead three-team race entering stretch run

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- Dirk Nowitzki figured all along the Dallas Mavericks would have to fight to make the playoffs in the deep Western Conference. He just didn't anticipate the Phoenix Suns being one of the teams in the mix. For that matter, nobody did. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Mavs set for move after surviving Clips

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES - For a few moments, this game felt like a horror movie that had already had too many sequels. Were the Dallas Mavericks seriously going to let the Los Angeles Clippers pull off another late rally? Could the Clippers really come stormi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Kidd's success comes as no surprise to Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks who earned championship rings figured it was just a matter of time for their former floor general. Coach Jason Kidd, the former Mavs point guard who will be wearing a suit and no tie on the Brooklyn Nets' bench Sunday night ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Dirk fighting Father Time in fourth quarters

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Father Time is an especially tough foe during fourth quarters. Dirk Nowitzki, the 12-time All-Star who has more than held his own with the aging process, knows that as well as anyone. Nowitzki cemented his status as one of the elite NB...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. LeBron: Mavs are 'reason I am who I am today'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Thank goodness for the Dallas Mavericks that they landed a knockout punch on LeBron James when they could. Then again, the Mavs' title a few seasons ago at the Miami Heat's expense helped create this monster. Those 2011 NBA Finals, wh...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  9. Spoelstra: Heat pushed to greater heights by 2011 Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- For coach Erik Spoelstra, the Miami Heat's annual trip to Dallas is a reminder of a title lost and lessons learned. The 2011 Mavs, who remain the only team to beat LeBron James' Heat in a playoff series, might have delayed a Miami dynast...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. Opening Tip: Dirk's hate for Heat still strong?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki described his feelings for the Miami Heat this summer as "probably about as close as it gets" to hate for him. Nowitzki got sweet revenge by clinching the 2011 title in Miami, crossing off the final line on his NBA legend to...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 81, Pacers 73

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a major upset in their final game before the All-Star break, fighting off the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers for an 81-73 win. How it happened: The Mavs followed up one of their worst defensive performanc...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  12. NBA admits officials missed foul call at end of Minnesota Timberw...

    Tim MacMahon

    The NBA admitted Tuesday that officials missed a foul call that would have given the Minnesota Timberwolves a chance to tie the score with one second remaining in a 100-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  13. Red-hot Dirk didn't get chance to hit dagger

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks made boosting their basketball IQ a major offseason priority because of late-game situations like Friday's. That didn't keep the Mavs from crumbling in their first crunch-time opportunity of the season. Give LeBron James credit fo...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Heat 110, Mavs 104

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks fell 110-104 to the Miami Heat on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena. How it happened: A vintage Dirk Nowitzki performance at the site of the Mavericks' greatest triumph wasn't enough to lift Dallas to an upset win over the two-...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  15. Opening Tip: Mavs put D back in Dallas?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks left for Miami as an average defensive team. That's quite an accomplishment, given the team's personnel flaws and start to the season. Dallas is coming off its two best defensive performances as it prepares to face the two-time defe...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  16. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks expresses hate toward Miami Hea...

    Tim MacMahon

    Hate is too strong a word for Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki's feelings about the Miami Heat -- but not by much.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013