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  1. Dirk vs. Duncan: 'Showcase' for two all-time greats

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Forget about the seedings for a second. Savor what we are about to witness. The Dallas Mavericks meeting the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs means we get the treat of watching living legends Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan compete against...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Dirk vs. Duncan by the numbers

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- There's only one debatable question that prevents Dirk Nowitzki from firmly declaring who deserves to be considered the best power forward in NBA history: Should Tim Duncan be classified as a power forward or a center? There is no que...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Dirk goes down Mavs-Spurs memory lane

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- They meet again. This will make a half-dozen times Dirk Nowitzki has seen the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. He's felt some agony and some ecstasy in the previous five series against the Mavericks' Interstate 35 rival, a four-time ti...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Spurs big favorites over Mavs? 'It's a new season'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- You might have heard that the San Antonio Spurs take a nine-game winning streak over the Dallas Mavericks into the first-round series between the Interstate 35 rivals. That's a fact the Mavs are trying to forget. "It's a new season, c...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. Matchups: Who has edge in Mavs-Spurs?

    Tim MacMahon

    A look at the matchups in the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs series: POINT GUARD Jose Calderon vs. Tony Parker: This is the biggest mismatch of the series. Calderon, a subpar defender, struggles to guard a lot of point guards. He really gets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. Dirk (bruised knee) needs extra day of rest

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS -- Here's a little positive spin about the Dallas Mavericks' ending up with the eighth seed: It gets them an extra day of rest before the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki especially needs it. The Mavs' 35-year-old star played a season-high 46 mi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Griz 106, Mavs 105 (OT)

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The fight to avoid the Western Conference's 8-seed went down to the wire, with the Dallas Mavericks landing there after a 106-105 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. How it happened: The Grizzlies pulled out a heart-pounding ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  8. Opening Tip: A lot on the line for Mavs in Memphis

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Not one member of the Dallas Mavericks has publicly discussed their desire to avoid the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. Some truths don't need to be said out loud. The chance to claim the seventh seed in the Western Confere...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Monta Ellis: I love proving people wrong

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- His critics have been quieted, but Monta Ellis can still hear them. Nobody refers to Ellis as an analytics antihero anymore or calls him a selfish gunner who values volume scoring over winning after he's played a critical role in the Dal...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. Mavs Mailbag: Best player in team history not named Dirk?

    Tim MacMahon

    We couldn't ask for much better drama from a rebuilding Mavericks season. Every game will matter with the regular-season finale deciding whether the Mavericks or Memphis Grizzlies get the unenviable task of opening the playoffs in San Antonio. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. Dirk on Durant copying him: 'Not sure he needs it'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a four-time scoring champion copying your unique training program is about as high a compliment as can be offered to an NBA player. That's the case with Kevin Durant following in the one-le...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. Dirk's workload will increase in playoffs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Over the last few weeks, Dirk Nowitzki has had five of his six highest-minutes games of the season. That will be a trend that continues into the playoffs. "It's probable that his minutes will be extended from 32 and change regular sea...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  13. Might Mavs rest in Memphis?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- How much difference will Monday's NBA action make to the Mavericks' approach Wednesday night in Memphis? There's a decent chance that the Mavs could be locked into the Western Conference's seventh seed by the time their heads hit the pil...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Nowitzki not worried about sprained ankle

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- With the Dallas Mavericks' season on the line, Dirk Nowitzki didn't have time to deal with this ankle sprain. With a little less than three minutes remaining, Nowitzki rolled his left ankle when Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green stepped on...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  16. Dirk, Monta lead Mavs back to playoffs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Missing the playoffs was a bizarre, sickening feeling for Dirk Nowitzki last season, when his Dallas Mavericks had a dozen-year postseason streak snapped. It's a way-too-familiar feeling for Monta Ellis, whose teams made the playoffs onl...

    Blog | April 13, 2014