Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki returned to the lineup Monday in a 112-91 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing the previous two games with a strained right thigh muscle.
Mavericks' post-title plan was worth risk in order to keep up with rising Thunder.
Mavs need to commit to Darren Collison to allow him to become impact player they need.
The Mavs' flameout shows the need for an elite player to pair with Dirk Nowitzki.
Mavericks' season of wishful thinking complicates 0-3 deficit to Thunder.
Brendan Haywood is still the Mavericks' starting center.
The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks have reached a point of desperation after just two playoff games.
It's looking bleak, but don't expect the Mavericks to go down without a fight.
The Mavericks and Thunder are developing another Red River rivalry.
Kevin Durant's quest for title may not take long if he can be consistent closer.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, the NBA announced Wednesday.
The Mavericks stand in the Thunder's way of a potential dynasty.
As far as Dirk Nowitzki is concerned, the road out of the Western Conference still runs through Dallas.
Mavericks establish themselves as comeback kings during postseason run.
Jason Terry's tattoo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy could be temporary. If his Dallas Mavericks don't beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, Terry said he would have the tattoo removed from the inside of his right biceps.
Mavs need to finish off Thunder, who have the look of a perennial contender.