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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. Mavs secure 12th consecutive playoff spot

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' title defense is on. By virtue of the Houston Rockets dropping their sixth straight game Thursday night to the New Orleans Hornets, the Mavs (35-28) clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season. They can take it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd to miss at least two more games with...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks' Jason Kidd to miss at least two more games with lower back injury

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2012
  4. 3-pointer: Awful night, but a streak lives

    Jeff Caplan

    You have to search high and low for something positive to come out of Thursday night's 93-71 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. So, here it is: Jason Terry's lone 3-pointer with 2:55 to play in the third quarter was the only one the Dallas Mavericks m...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  5. Mavs putting in extra practice time

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- When a team comes off back-to-back games the following day is typically one designated to rest the body. Players who need treatment come to the arena and there might be a film session, but there is typically no structured practice on the co...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Week ahead: Thunder, Spurs on the docket

    Jeff Caplan

    Going 1-4 through the first eight days of the 2011-12 season, the Dallas Mavericks can look forward to a relatively light week in this NBA -- only four games in seven nights followed by two much-needed days 0f rest. The other good news? The Phoeni...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Finally, will all Mavs hands be on deck?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Peja Stojakovic is still shaking off a stiff neck, but he did practice Tuesday. So did Shawn Marion, whose sprained right wrist (along with some still-tender left ribs) kept him out of Sunday's game. If the Dallas Mavericks can avoid som...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  11. Peja's 3s a welcome sight for Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Peja Stojakovic gave the Dallas Mavericks a few "what if" moments Sunday night in his return from a six-game absence because of a stiff neck. As in, what if he had been able to play in the 96-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers? And what i...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called his team soft, saying...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle had harsh criticism for the Mavs, calling them 'soft' after collapse.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  15. D must be turned up down stretch

    Jeff Caplan

    The 41-point third quarter the Memphis Grizzlies put on the Dallas Mavericks to come back from 17 down Sunday night still stings. Though not as badly had the Minnesota Timberwolves' 15-3 run to close Monday's third quarter resulted in a second consec...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  16. 26 to go: Breaking them down

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are one of four teams with 40 wins, yet the only one with a lone All-Star. They are 10 wins away from an 11th consecutive season with at least 50 wins. They are in second place in the Western Conference, six games behind the S...

    Blog | February 21, 2011