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  1. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Schedule breakdown: April bounce or bounced?

    Jeff Caplan

    With the NBA's release of the 30 team schedules last Thursday, we'll periodically examine a portion of the Dallas Mavericks' 82 games. Last week we selected five games to circle. If these new mysterious Dallas Mavericks are going to be jockeying ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. Locked-out players preach united front

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Not surprisingly, the NBA players in town to play in the Josh Howard Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game stood together in their belief that if the owners' latest labor proposal is not palatable, they won't be afraid to walk away. "I thin...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  4. Dirk Nowitzki finds shot, dominates L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is proving to be a more effective defender against Dirk Nowitzki's nearly indefensible array of fallaways and step-backs than the Los Angeles Lakers tandem of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, and ev...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  5. Top 6th men star in intriguing bench battle

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom won the award Jason Terry vowed to reclaim. Now the Dallas Mavericks' top reserve has the chance to show who the most valuable sixth man really is in a battle of the benches that includes some j...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  6. Feel-good night for adversity-stung duo

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry have shared plenty of postseason heartache and on Thursday night they both finally got to exhale, if only temporarily, and enjoy a playoff moment. Nowitzki scored a game-high 33 points and had 11 reb...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  7. Game 6: Mavs vs. Blazers at 9:30 p.m.

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA has announced Thursday's playoff schedule. The Dallas Mavericks will play the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:30 p.m. in Game 6 of their first-round series. The Mavs can wrap up the series with a victory. The game will be broadcast locally on ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  8. Carlisle on pulling Roddy: 'It was time'

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Kidd said the players did not go to coach Rick Carlisle as they did early in the season to endorse DeShawn Stevenson as the starting shooting guard. They didn't have to. The Rodrigue Beaubois experiment had run its course and Carlisle...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  9. Finally: 3. Mavericks vs. 6. Trail Blazers

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It took until the stroke of midnight and then five more minutes, but after the dust settled on a crazy game in Sacramento with the Los Angeles Lakers needing overtime to finally seize the No. 2 seed, the No. 3 Dallas Mavericks learned they'...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  10. Dallas Mavericks comfortable being the hunter as they open playof...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs aren't concerned about doubters as they head into postseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  11. Cuban talks title hopes with Mike & Mike

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks welcomed Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg of ESPN Radio to the American Airlines Center Wednesday morning for a live broadcast of their show to celebrate 103.3 FM's 10-year anniversary and 10 years broadcasting Mavs basketb...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  12. Three seeds, four foes still on Mavs' table

    Jeff Caplan

    On the final night of the regular season, the Western Conference playoff race has just three of eight playoff seeds resolved. A wild Tuesday night of basketball supplied plenty of twists with the Los Angeles Lakers topping the intrigue list. Cente...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  13. How the West will be seeded

    Jeff Caplan

    Of the seeds in question in the down-to-the-wire Western Conference, the No. 6 seed could be the first to be resolved tonight when the Memphis Grizzlies, currently seventh, play at the No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers. A Portland win means the Blazers...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  14. Where will the Mavs finish?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The No. 2 seed is all but history and the Dallas Mavericks, who just days ago figured to be locked into the No. 3 seed, are being challenged by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Does it matter which seed the Mavs ultimately end up with? Only th...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  15. Mavs-Lakers: Breaking down the final 14

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers begin the final 14 games of the season Friday night tied for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed with 48-20 records. Which team has the upper hand to claim the seed, which grants homecourt advantage in a po...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  16. Potential playoff foes lined up over final 16

    Jeff Caplan

    During the Dallas Mavericks' recent five-game stretch, they are 2-0 against teams they will never face in the postseason and 0-3 against teams they very well could face beginning next month in a best-of-7 series. Losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, N...

    Blog | March 15, 2011