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  1. Sizing up the competition: OKC Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    Fourth 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. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder Somehow, some way, the Thunder have to be moved out of the...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  2. Would Thunder run be more impressive than Mavs'?

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had high praise for the Oklahoma City Thunder after being swept out of the first round, and his opinion was likely only reinforced after OKC's impressive dismantling and elimination of the Los Angeles Lakers in fi...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Countdown: No. 11 Brendan Haywood

    Jeff Caplan

    Fifth in a 15-part series ranking the Mavericks' 2011-12 roster in importance of bringing back next season. Every athlete should have it as good as Brendan Haywood. Eleven seasons into a serviceable, yet hardly spectacular career, the 7-footer out...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkin...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins will miss the remainder of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday after leaving in the first quarter with a right hip strain.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  5. Kendrick Perkins: Haywood not himself

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Scowling Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has seen very little of heavyweight counterpart Brendan Haywood in this series. Whether that's Perkins taking Haywood out of the game or Haywood taking himself out is a point of debate,...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  6. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle wants to ign...

    Jeff Caplan

    On the brink of being swept out of the playoffs, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the beginning of what would be a historic comeback starts by eliminating distractions with the referees, starting with him.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  7. Pregame buzz: How will officiating turn?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After Game 1, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wanted the hugging and tugging and grabbing on Dirk Nowitzki whistled. The Game 2 officiating crew responded by calling 54 fouls on the two teams that resulted in 72 combined free attempts and a g...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. Brian Cardinal throws 2 cents, not weight (yet)

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In a series that turned chippy early in Game 2 with Oklahoma City Thunder's scowling big man Kendrick Perkins taking on the responsibility as ringleader, do the Dallas Mavericks need their own heavy to throw some weight around? If they d...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  9. Mavs must match OKC's unexpected heroes

    Jeff Caplan

    It's only two games and with a little late-game luck the Dallas Mavericks' 0-2 hole might have been a 2-0 cushion with the series shifting to Dallas for Thursday's Game 3. Late-game luck isn't the only difference in a postseason rematch with the O...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  10. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City Thunder says c...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma CIty Thunder coach Scott Brooks wasn't buying counterpart Rick Carlisle's claims after Saturday's Game 1 of their first-round series that Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was being held and grabbed without consequence.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  11. OKC throws double doozy at Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Serge Ibaka has grown up in more ways than one. The chiseled specimen that is the 6-foot-10, 235-pound shot-blocking machine has also learned how to play better man-on-man defense, and he showed it to Dirk Nowitzki. A year ago Iba...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  12. W2W4: Keeping cool when the Thunder roll

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder crowd is known for going bonkers, and the noise will come with the first breakaway jam. "The thing that I know for sure is that this is going to be 150 times louder than it was in Atlanta the other night," Mavericks co...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  13. Dallas Mavericks C Brendan Haywood sprains ankle

    Jeff Caplan

    Starting center Brendan Haywood rolled his left ankle on the first possession of Dallas' game at Oklahoma City on Monday night and went to the locker room.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  14. Shawn Marion hopes knee remains OK

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Shawn Marion said he's not sure how his right knee will react overnight. He said he hyperextended it when Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins rolled on his leg while both pursued a loose ball. "Let's hope not," Marion said whe...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  15. Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion suffers hyperextended knee against...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks forward hopes to be OK after hyperextending his knee against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. Dirk scolds self for losing cool, getting 'T'

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dirk Nowitzki was so peeved by an offensive foul called on him for a pick at the 3-point arc with 1:04 to play and the Oklahoma City Thunder up by two that he gave referee Scott Wall an earful all the way down the floor. And then ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011