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  1. Vince Carter takes reins as old man of the squad

    Jeff Caplan

    Vince Carter used to leap the tallest centers in a single bound and dunk on their heads. Those days are long gone except for the occasional rev-up Carter can still breathtakingly pull off in any given game. "I'm not really into trying to jump over...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  2. Dallas Mavericks play waiting game with extension for Rick Carlis...

    Jeff Caplan

    Why Rick Carlisle doesn't have deal yet to coach Mavs next season is perplexing.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  3. Pregame buzz: Rick Carlisle to free agency?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- With the prospect of the Mavericks playing their final game of the 2011-12 season, coach Rick Carlisle is coming to the end of his four-year contract. It figured to be a slam dunk that Carlisle would sign an extension after last season's...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  4. Trying to limit Serge Ibaka's free dunks

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three of Kevin Durant's four assists went to Serge Ibaka for dunks. Russell Westbrook added a dish for an Ibaka dunk, too. Dribble penetrations led to the Mavericks' bigs being forced to help and leaving the 6-foot-10 Ibaka to cat...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 112, Warriors 103

    Jeff Caplan

    How it happened: Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called a 20-second timeout less than two minutes into the game. The Golden State Warriors had a 4-0 lead and scored on a putback and fastbreak dunk. If Carlisle had to remind his troops of the ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  6. 3-pointer: Centers doing heavy damage

    Jeff Caplan

    Recap | Box score | Shot chart | Photos MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mavericks center Brendan Haywood notched consecutive double-figure scoring games for the first time in a couple seasons. He had 10 points Wednesday, and not just on put-backs and dunks. Hi...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  7. After 1: Nets 28, Mavs 23

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks' top-five defense remained on All-Star break. And their offense wasn't great either. Native son Deron Williams led a slam-dunk attack in the opening period as the Nets shot 52.2 percent and didn't have to live and die with ...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  8. Pregame buzz: Defending against Lob City

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Lob City is in town and if the Dallas Mavericks aren't careful, it could get ugly. In L.A., the Chris Paul-less Clippers still struck for five dunks and three alley-oops -- in the first half. "They have maybe the two best guys we've seen...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  9. Mavs avert blowout and trail by just four

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- How is it possible that the Mavericks trail by four, 75-71, heading into the fourth quarter? The Heat dominated the third quarter with a flurry of dunks and suffocating defense. Yet just as Miami looked to be setting the Mavs up for an ea...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  10. Shawn Marion, again, ties up Kevin Durant

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant's fifth consecutive basket to start Game 4, a resounding dunk that put the quick-trigger Thunder up 18-8 at the 7:24 mark. Thirty seconds later, Shawn Marion, the primary defender on Durant, took a seat to think things o...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  11. Mavs' fast start results in only 5-point lead

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Kidd got the Mavericks off and running, draining a couple of 3-pointers and a pair of crowd-pleasing alley-oop dunks to Tyson Chandler. Seven Mavs scored in the quarter and Dirk Nowitzki needed only seven points to help the Mavs put u...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  12. Mavs succeed in cutting out the alley-oop

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks shored up some problem areas from Game 1. First on the list was reducing the number of Portland Trail Blazers alley-oops, which stood at six in Game, five to LaMarcus Aldridge. Those dunks accounted for 15 percent of...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  13. Mavs look to limit Blazers' alley-oop

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks weren't happy about giving up six alley-oop dunks in Game 1, including five that finished in the man-hands of LaMarcus Aldridge. But, Aldridge told the Mavs to take heart because a half-dozen lobs really isn't all that ...

    Blog | April 17, 2011
  14. Mavs to get look at the real Blake Griffin

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Of all the stupefying slam dunks and sick power drives Blake Griffin is supplying seemingly on a nightly basis, perhaps most impressive in the rock-solid rookie's arsenal -- aside from engaging enigmatic point guard Baron Davis -- is his ri...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  15. Tyson Chandler, ill, might not return

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler's return tonight appears to be short-lived. The 7-foot-1 center can't shake this week-long illness and after playing 7:31 of the first quarter, which included a massive, two-handed dunk, his night might be over. Chandler h...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  16. Sixers won't go away, 64-62

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Each time the Dallas Mavericks look ready to put away the 76ers, the visitors make an unexpeted charge. Jason Kidd got off to a quick start in the third quarter with three assists, one to Tyson Chandler for a second alley-oop dunk in the ga...

    Blog | November 12, 2010