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  1. 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
  2. Derek Fisher says former teammate Lamar Odom damaged reputation t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Fisher said Lamar Odom has damaged his reputation among fans and NBA teams with his Mavs flameout this season, but that the forward is working to repair his personal life and is hopeful to return to the league next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  3. Pregame buzz: Brandan Wright ready

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- As limited as Brandan Wright's role might have been in a playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, it might as equally unlimited against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Each team's starting centers -- the Mavericks' Brendan Haywoo...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  4. Shawn Marion's hands full with Kevin Durant

    Jeff Caplan

    Before Thursday's finale against the Hawks, when the Mavericks still weren't sure if they would face the Lakers or Thunder in the playoffs, Shawn Marion wouldn't let his mind wander to his next defensive assignment. Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. Bl...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. Wild West: All spots clinched, matchups are not

    Jeff Caplan

    We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season. Mavs' spot in the standings: Dallas heads into its fourth consecutive day off knowing it will face either the Los Angeles Lakers or t...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  6. Playoff foe?: Metta World Peace suspended 7 games

    Jeff Caplan

    If the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, they won't see forward Metta World Peace until a potential Game 7. The NBA on Tuesday night punished World Peace with a seven-game suspension for his vicious e...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. Los Angeles Lakers would be horrible first-round matchup for Dall...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Lakers would be a horrible first-round playoff matchup for the Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  8. Mike Brown, Dirk Nowitzki downplay revenge, rivalry

    Jeff Caplan

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Revenge and a renewed rivalry as the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight for the first time since the playoff sweep, are not high on anybody's agenda. Both teams lost key players from last season's teams and ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  9. Is defensive switch at PG still an option?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks made tremendous use of switching their guards' defensive assignments last season and particularly so in playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. At a rugged, 6-foot-4, but having los...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. NBA Playoffs 2011: Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle: Oklahoma City...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle says the Thunder are the best team that the Mavs have played in playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  11. Only Game 4 replay Jet's seen is in his mind

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Think the Dallas Mavericks wanted to keep on playing after steamrolling the Los Angeles Lakers in four games? Imagine how Jason Terry feels. Terry had one of his all-time great playoff performances in Game 4, tying an NBA postseason reco...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  12. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea says he accepts A...

    Jeff Caplan

    J.J. Barea said he accepts Andrew Bynum's apology.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  13. Mavs chat, 2 p.m.

    Jeff Caplan

    Well, well, well, who would have figured that in a week's time, the Dallas Mavericks would have gone from stealing the opener of the second round in Los Angeles to sweeping the two-time defending champion Lakers out of the playoffs? And now we wa...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  14. J.J. Barea is getting job done in big way

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- J.J. Barea continues to be such a pest at both ends of the floor that he's still inducing forearm shivers out of frustration. Andrew Bynum took it to a mid-air collision danger level in Game 4, and Ron Artest specialized in the clothesline ...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  15. Run in '06 also went through Gasol, champs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' path to their lone NBA Finals appearance in 2006 went through Pau Gasol and the defending champions. Back then Gasol was the star for the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs were seeking a third title with t...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  16. Tyson Chandler earns 2nd team All-Defense

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler added to his third-place finish in the league's Defensive Player of the Year voting by earning a spot on the NBA All-Defense second team, the league announced Monday. It's the first time in his 10-year career that Chandler...

    Blog | May 09, 2011