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  1. Popovich praises 'clever' Rick Carlisle

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The eighth-seeded Dallas Mavericks pushing the San Antonio Spurs to seven games served as a reminder that Rick Carlisle is among the league's elite head coaches. Just ask the man Carlisle calls the Coach of the Century. "I am cer...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. Back to the wall? Dirk usually at his best

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Bet on a big game by Dirk Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks facing elimination Friday night. That prediction feels much safer a couple of days after witnessing the first burst of Dirk dominance during this first-round series against the...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. 3 Points: Revised Mavs-Spurs predictions

    Tim MacMahon

    ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez will join me each week to run a three-man weave on a few questions on the minds of Mavs fans. 1. What's your revised series prediction? Gutierrez...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Dirk yet to flash Hall of Fame form in series

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Several players in the Mavericks-Spurs series have Hall of Fame resumes and, one by one, they've flashed the greatness that should grant them basketball immortality in Springfield, Massachusetts. With one exception. We're still waitin...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Why the Dirk duds? Spurs daring him to drive

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- He's the sweetest-shooting 7-footer in NBA history, but the most memorable plays in Dirk Nowitzki's career have come off the dribble. Who could forget the future Hall of Famer's two game-winning drives during the 2011 NBA Finals? He spun...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Mavs, Spurs consider anti-Sterling gestures

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Players across the NBA are repulsed by racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs are no exception. "Disappointing, very disappointing," Mavs star Dirk Nowitzk...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  7. Pop: Mavs playing harder than Spurs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Whether he really meant it or just used it as a motivational ploy, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich played the "Mavs want it more" card Sunday morning. With the Spurs down 2-1 in the first-round series against the eighth-seeded Dal...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  8. Cuban on Sterling: The obvious is the obvious

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn't consider it productive for him to provide commentary on the racist remarks allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. "Sometimes people think you have to comment on everything in this...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  9. Carlisle has upper hand on Pop so far

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Gregg Popovich, who tends to receive praise with all the grace of a one-man fast break featuring 270-pound DeJuan Blair, refused to believe Rick Carlisle was sincere with his Wednesday morning declaration that the San Antonio Spurs' si...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  10. Rick Carlisle says Gregg Popovich should be coach of the century

    Tim MacMahon

    As far as Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, NBA Coach of the Year isn't enough of an honor for San Antonio Spurs counterpart Gregg Popovich.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  11. Does Ellis on Leonard have a side effect?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- As smart as three-time Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich is, it's stunning that the San Antonio Spurs didn't exploit their biggest mismatch against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1. Dallas got away with using undersized shooting guard Monta...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  12. Mailbag: Preferred 2nd-round opponent?!?!

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - I'll readily admit that a certain sort of cynicism flows through my veins. For example, it's hard for me to look at the San Antonio Spurs' recent dominance of their old Interstate 35 rivals and envision anything other than the West's top ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  13. 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
  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. Opening Tip: Spurs have Dirk's number?

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Perhaps it's not surprising that Dirk Nowitzki's worst offensive performance of the season came against the San Antonio Spurs. Nowitzki was held to a season-low eight points in Wednesday night's loss, matching his poorest shooting n...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  16. Can Mavs climb out of Lone Star cellar?

    Tim MacMahon

    HOUSTON -- If the Dallas Mavericks manage to sweep the home-and-home series with the Houston Rockets over the next four days, we can continue entertaining their slim hopes of making the playoffs. The reality, however, is that Dallas' 12-year posts...

    Blog | March 03, 2013