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  1. Opening Tip: A lot on the line for Mavs in Memphis

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS -- 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 -- and not be forced to make ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 101, Suns 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks punched their playoff ticket with a 101-98 win over the Phoenix Suns. How it happened: After big nights by Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs held on in the final seconds to pull out the wild win. That duo co...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  11. Carter now No. 25 on all-time scoring list

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- A friendly face joined Dirk Nowitzki among the top 25 scorers in NBA history. Dallas Mavericks teammate Vince Carter passed Adrian Dantley on a 3-pointer with 9:23 remaining in the second quarter of Saturday night's game against the Phoe...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  12. Speedy, surprising Suns still shining

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Phoenix Suns' rise is one of the remarkable stories in the NBA this season. Coming off a 25-win season, the Suns were considered by many to be among the tanking teams this season, having traded starting center Marcin Gortat for injur...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 109, Mavs 100

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The San Antonio Spurs' dominance of the Dallas Mavericks continued with a convincing 109-100 win by the visitors Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. How it happened: The Spurs dominated the third quarter and improved their re...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. Pop: Dirk 'arguably best pure shooter' ever

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, the coach who has faced Dirk Nowitzki the most, pretended not to be impressed by the big German bumping Oscar Robertson out of the top 10 on the NBA's all-time scoring list. "Well, you shoot it that much, yo...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. Monta Ellis' toughness sets tone for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    SALT LAKE CITY - For the first time all season, Monta Ellis didn't bounce back up when one of his drives ended with him hitting the hardwood. Ellis crashed to the court, his tailbone unforgivingly breaking his high-speed fall, when Utah center Der...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  16. Mavs where they want to be after 4-0 trip

    Tim MacMahon

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Dallas Mavericks have a clear view of the finish line after wrapping up a 4-0 road trip. As Dirk Nowitzki said after Tuesday's 95-83 win over the Utah Jazz, this was just what the Mavs needed after a disappointing 4-4 homestan...

    Blog | April 08, 2014