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  1. Sizing up the competition: San Antonio Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 4 San Antonio Spurs Perhaps no team was lavished upon more last season than the Sp...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  2. Dirk Nowitzki picks Spurs, praises Pop

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dirk Nowitzki can't play in it, he's darn sure going to watch the Western Conference finals between the Dallas Mavericks' oldest rival and their newest. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder tip off on Sunday night. Who's Dirk got? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Should Rick Carlisle earn top dollar?

    Jeff Caplan

    Contract disputes are about money. The person seeking the contract always wants more than the person handing out the contract wants to give. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle might not yet describe this lingering contract s...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Week ahead: Mavs must take first two

    Jeff Caplan

    And so it's back to work after the most grueling and disappointing stretch of the season for the Dallas Mavericks. As Jason Terry said after Saturday's third consecutive loss that dropped Dallas to 23-20 with 23 games left in the regular season, i...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  6. Pregame buzz: Pop likes Lamar Odom addition

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN ANTONIO -- It certainly appeared as though the San Antonio Spurs were prepared to use the amnesty provision on Richard Jefferson to make room to sign former Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler. And then Butler chose to sign with the Los Ange...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. Spurs join Mavs in first-round infamy

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry was right. The Mavericks did catch the Spurs, it's just not how Terry had envisioned. The Mavs' sixth man thought the two rivals might eventually meet once again in a rugged postseason showdown. That won't be case after the Zach Randol...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  8. Dallas Mavericks manage to notch third win in row

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs had to admit this win was ugly, but it still put them in second place.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  9. Is Rick Carlisle legit COY candidate?

    Jeff Caplan

    Yes, I said it last week on Galloway & Co.: Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle deserves to be on the short list of NBA Coach of the Year candidates. And I'm sticking to it. In his third season, Carlisle has the club at a record of 40-16 a...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  10. Rick Carlisle: 'Dirk's back ... all the way back'

    Jeff Caplan

    Before Wednesday night's home game, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Dirk Nowitzki was definitely coming around, but Cuban still didn't think his star was all the way back from the sprained right knee that sidelined him for nine games in late D...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  11. Dallas Mavericks see opportunity to dominate Western Conference v...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs saw their chance to cruise through the Western Conference vanish.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  12. Rick Carlisle has pushed right buttons

    Jeff Caplan

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- As long as MVP candidates are discussed barely one-third into the season, why not coach of the year candidates? In that regard, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has to be high on the list. Throw in Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  13. Role reversal, the 3-ball for division foes

    Jeff Caplan

    Weird doings are going down with the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs won championships boring legions of NBA fans with defense and fundamental offense. So what in the name of Gregg Popovich is going on this season with the Spurs ...

    Blog | November 25, 2010
  14. Hill was glad to see Beaubois sit in fourth

    Jeff Caplan

    During the third quarter of Thursday's Game 6, a spectacular shootout was unfolding between San Antonio's sensational second-year guard George Hill and the Mavericks' slashing rookie Roddy Beaubois. Beaubois started the second half and played the ...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  15. Terry: 'We're coming back ... we have to'

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS - Never short on bravado, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry said the first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs will go the distance. The Mavericks took the first step in climbing out of a 3-1 hole with a 103-81 victory in do-or-die ...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  16. 2010 NBA playoffs: Former Washington Wizards Caron Butler and Bre...

    Jeff Caplan

    Ex-Wizards Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood work their magic for the Mavs.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2010