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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. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. Jason Kidd strains calf, won't return

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Kidd left Friday's game in the first quarter with a right calf strain and will not return. It was Kidd's seventh game back after he sat out four games with back spasms. Kidd, 38, has struggled this season, averaging just 4.3 points...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd exits in first quarter with right ca...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs point guard Jason Kidd left in the first quarter against the Jazz with a right calf strain and did not return.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  5. Injury updates: Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On his 35th birthday, Vince Carter practiced Thursday and said he is not ruling out a possible return in Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz. As for Dirk Nowitzki, he's not completely ruling in a return on Sunday against the San Anton...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  6. Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter may return Friday; Dirk Nowitzki o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Originally scheduled to miss only four games with a sore right knee, Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki could possibly be out longer, he said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  7. Week ahead: Home slate toughens without Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    Before Saturday's big announcement that Dirk Nowitzki will sit out four games while he pursues an overall conditioning program, the week ahead, with four home games and no back-to-backs, seemed like a great opportunity to put some distance between .5...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  8. Odds and ends before playing two in L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    After a day of R & R in Phoenix on Monday and a practice in the desert today, the Dallas Mavericks will take their four-game winning streak to Los Angeles for the second set of three consecutive back-to-backs on this season-long, six game road tr...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  9. Defense, offense trying to blend together

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- The start to this season-long, six-game road trip is off to a 2-0 start. It hasn't been pretty against two troubled teams rising only in lottery position, but here's what the Dallas Mavericks take with them into a two-day break in the dese...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  10. Is time running out on Corey Brewer?

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Corey Brewer and Dominique Jones were the last two Dallas Mavericks on the Energy Solutions Arena floor as the rest of the team headed for the bus. Brewer and Jones were shooting with coach Rick Carlisle. Jones, who is recovering...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  11. Mavs' turnover woes must go

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are not a high turnover team. Averaging 13.7 a game, they rank ninth in the NBA in fewest turnovers per game. However, they had struggled through spells where they cough it up with the worst of them. On some occasions bloated ...

    Blog | March 19, 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. 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
  15. Dallas Mavericks know their playoff push won't be any easier desp...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks are focused on finishing strong in still-tough Western Conference.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 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