Derek Fisher's signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week didn't come as a surprise to the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki returned to the lineup Monday in a 112-91 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing the previous two games with a strained right thigh muscle.
Mavericks' post-title plan was worth risk in order to keep up with rising Thunder.
Mavs need to commit to Darren Collison to allow him to become impact player they need.
The Mavs' flameout shows the need for an elite player to pair with Dirk Nowitzki.
Even with his defending NBA championship team on the verge of first-round elimination, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had no regrets about his post-lockout decision not to retain the core of last season's team.
Mavericks' season of wishful thinking complicates 0-3 deficit to Thunder.
The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks have reached a point of desperation after just two playoff games.
Brendan Haywood is still the Mavericks' starting center.
It's looking bleak, but don't expect the Mavericks to go down without a fight.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle profanely accused Thunder center Kendrick Perkins of dirty play after Monday night's heated Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
The Mavericks and Thunder are developing another Red River rivalry.
Kevin Durant's quest for title may not take long if he can be consistent closer.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, the NBA announced Wednesday.
The Mavericks stand in the Thunder's way of a potential dynasty.
As far as Dirk Nowitzki is concerned, the road out of the Western Conference still runs through Dallas.