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  1. Darren Collison, Chris Kaman should help offense

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' "flow" offense last season didn't exactly live up to its name. It was often a grind, ranking 19th in scoring (95.8 points a game), 19th in field-goal percentage (44.3 percent) and, particularly telling, 15th in assists (20.9). ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  2. No Tyson Chandler, but Brendan Haywood steps up

    Jeff Caplan

    That the Dallas Mavericks rank in the top five in three critical NBA defensive categories -- opponent field goal percentage, points per game and defensive efficiency -- defies logic. That the Mavs shared the top spot in opponent field goal percent...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  3. Dallas Mavericks defense maintains beat after Tyson Chandler's de...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks defense maintains beat after departure of Tyson Chandler.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  4. After 3: Mavs 83, Bucks 63

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavs started the third quarter on 14-2 tear to take as much as a 27-point lead. Milwaukee went stone-cold and finally made its first field goal of the third quarter with 6:36 to play. Dallas has five players scoring in double figures...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  5. Fouls aplenty puts focus squarely on defense

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Defense is going to be a constant hot topic with the new-look Dallas Mavericks. In Sunday night's preseason pummeling by the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Mavs, a top 10 defense last season in scoring and field goal percentage, offered up 106 ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  6. Rapid react: Mavs 118, Jazz 99

    Jeff Caplan

    How it happened: Give the reeling Utah Jazz credit for hanging in for a half just hours after the stunning trade of All-Star point guard Deron Williams. But the Mavericks' full offensive arsenal was on display with a season-high 57.9 field goal perce...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  7. All tied up heading to fourth, 68-68

    Jeff Caplan

    NEWARK, N.J. -- The Mavericks struggled through their second four-minute-plus field-goal drought of the game, yet they managed to pull out of the ugly third quarter tied against the Nets, 68-68. Who's going to want this one more? Dallas went fr...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  8. Hot start goes cold as Nets lead after one

    Jeff Caplan

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Tyson Chandler was a dunking machine in the first quarter, but his two-handed slam with 4:18 to go in the period would be the final field goal the Mavericks could muster against the woeful New Jersey Nets, who happened to put 26 point...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  9. Spreading the (scoring) wealth key to success

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- As the Mavericks continue to buckle-down defensively, holding team's to an average of 92.3 points a game (fourth in the NBA) and 43.5 percent field-goal shooting (sixth), they're scoring average keeps slipping. Entering Tuesday's home ga...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  10. Cold-starting Jet says he's good with his shot

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry missed his first six shots and didn't make his first field goal in Game 1, an 8-foot floater, until the 6:05 mark of the fourth quarter. He hit a 3-pointer with less than two minutes to go in the game and finished 2-of-9 from th...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  11. Mavs need Butler to bust out of funk

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Aside from barking apparent expletives at fans in Portland (netting a $25,000 fine from the league), Caron Butler hasn't done much talking. He made a quick escape after Thursday's off-night in which he was held without a field goal and he b...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  12. Mavs back up by 13, 90-77

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavs shot 28.6 percent in the third quarter, yet for the game they were still at 54.5 percent. The Mavs' shooting slump went from 6:22 of the third quarter to 10:18 of the fourth without a field goal, a total of 12 consecutive missed...

    Blog | February 28, 2010
  13. Mavs displaying more energy than L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavs didn't hit a field goal until 6 1/2 minutes into the fourth quarter, but they were getting to the free throw line and able to keep a lead. Dirk Nowitzki is about to try to complete an and-1 after the timeout. He just hit a difficul...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  14. Mavs turning up the D

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavs are making OKC work for everything on the offensive end. They held the Thunder to 16 points in the third quarter and OKC's field-goal percentage is on a continual downslide, now at 42.4 percent. A perfect example of how solid de...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  15. FG, anyone?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The clock shows 6:54 left in the first quarter and the Mavs have not hit a field goal, going 0-4. They're fortunate to be down just 12-6. Drew Gooden just clanked another, make it 0-of-5. And there it is, Josh Howard inside with 6:06 ...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  16. Dallas Maverick's skid puts division lead in jeopardy

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks' recent lethargic play has put their division lead in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2010