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  1. W2W4: Don't sleep on these Pacers

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle coached the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals and through the much darker days during the aftermath of the brawl in Detroit. He loves the way team president Larry Bird has re-built a team that has only Danny G...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  2. Dirk nears 23,000 points, top 20 all-time

    Jeff Caplan

    The milestones are coming fast and furious for Dirk Nowitzki. Through the first 10 games, he has already reached 8,000 career field goals, 1,200 career 3-pointers and he played in his 1,000th career game. Tonight against the Boston Celtics, the 7-...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  3. NBA Finals 2011: Jason Terry believes Dallas Mavericks can take c...

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry is certain the Dallas Mavericks will finally break out of their shooting funk against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  4. Carlisle on Dirk: 'One of the toughest . . .'

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki shot 51.7 percent this season, the best mark of his career, and averaged 23.0 points, his lowest scoring average since the 2003-04 season. Through two playoff games against the Portland Trail Blazers, Nowitzki is shooting 3...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  5. Dirk Nowitzki becomes the 24th player in NBA history to record 22...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki became the 24th player in NBA history to reach the 22K-point plateau.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  6. Dirk Nowitzki closes in on another milestone

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Dirk Nowitzki is set to hit yet another career scoring milestone tonight. He needs 13 points to become just the 24th player in NBA history to record 22,000 points. He'll likely do it at the most hallowed venue in the NBA, Madison Squar...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  7. Larry Bird reaches out to new No. 25

    Jeff Caplan

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- On the Dallas Mavericks' first possession of the fourth quarter, Dirk Nowitzki sized up a 3-pointer and knocked it down. Those three points knocked Boston Celtics great Larry Bird down to 26th and Nowitzki up to 25th on the NBA's all...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  8. Dirk Nowitzki passes Larry Bird for 25th on all-time scoring list...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird to move into 25th on the NBA's all-time scoring list Tuesday in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  9. Fast start has Mavs up six after one

    Jeff Caplan

    ORLANDO -- It's another fast start for the Dallas Mavericks who will take a 27-21 lead into the second quarter at the new Amway Center against the revamped Orlando Magic. Dirk Nowitzki continued to close in on Larry Bird and 25th place on the NBA ...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  10. Dirk Nowitzki closes in on Larry Bird

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- Dirk Nowitzki is 36 points away from tying Larry Bird for 25th on the NBA's all-time scoring list, a feat the 7-foot Dallas Mavericks forward will likely accomplish during this two-game trip through Florida. Nowitzki, Dallas' all-time lea...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  11. Two stars shooting in opposite directions

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki has been on an unbelievable shooting spree. He shot 70 percent from the floor in three games last week to earn the Western Conference Player of the Week award for a second time this season. During the Dallas Mavericks' 12-g...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  12. Could Roddy B be a lot like Jalen Rose?

    Jeff Caplan

    Year 1 for Dallas Mavericks guard Roddy Beaubois highlighted his abilities as a two-guard. Entering his second season, he'll still get the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while the Mavs continue to groom him into a point guard to follow 37-...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  13. Mavs close book on unsuccessful Williams trade

    Jeff Caplan

    Where is Shawne Williams anyway? Let's hope he's figuring out how to get on with a life outside of basketball. Quite frankly, he didn't do a very good job of getting on with life while in the NBA, squandering his career. The Dallas Mavericks final...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  14. Dallas Mavericks give draft pick to Indiana Pacers to complete Sh...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks finally closed the book on their unsuccessful trade for troubled forward Shawne Williams by sending the Indiana Pacers their 57th pick in the upcoming NBA draft, Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  15. Bird: You play to win

    Jeff Caplan

    Here's how Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird viewed the NBA All-Star Game: "You play the first half and guys get some dunks and this and that, but you get into the second half you play to win. We always said, 'We're here, we might as well win the game...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  16. Million-dollar All-Star dunk-off?

    Jeff Caplan

    Last year LeBron James cast the bait and then reeled us all in. Participate in the Slam Dunk Contest he playfully hinted. Oh really? Psyche. Shaquille O'Neal couldn't even entice NBA superstars to dunk for Haiti. Instead, fans at All-Star Satu...

    Blog | February 10, 2010