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  1. W2W4: Mavs must look within for improvement

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- Whether Kobe Bryant plays or doesn't play in today's nationally televised matchup is irrelevant for the Mavericks. Achieving consistency and building momentum is all that matters. Dallas has won its first two games on this four-game...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  2. Coach: Lamar Odom will gain momentum

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle believes the stomach illness that left Lamar Odom sleepless and unable to eat for several days was only a temporary setback for the mercurial forward who finally seemed to be making strides. Odom played 19 m...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  3. Monster stretch awaits Mavs after break

    Jeff Caplan

    If the last nine games were all about taking momentum into the All-Star break, then the next nine are all about survival. The most wicked part of this 66-game regular-season schedule descends on the Dallas Mavericks starting Tuesday when the New J...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  4. Thunder sprint past Mavs to loose balls

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls it the 50/50 ball and the scramble, the race to loose balls that can switch possession, shift momentum or even change the course of a game. Carlisle hates losing the 50/50 ball so he keeps a running ta...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  5. Mavs show no let up, expand lead to 13

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dirk Nowitzki didn't score in the third quarter and it didn't matter. Jason Terry kept the momentum flowing in the Mavs' favor with eight points in the third. Dallas leads, 75-62, and is 12 minutes away from advancing to a second-ro...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  6. Final five games: Do they matter?

    Jeff Caplan

    Teams always talk about carrying momentum into the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry did just that before the just-completed six-game road trip. Having lost three in a row and with a .500 record in their last 16 games, momentum isn't exactly su...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  7. Chandler provided ultimatum after Spurs loss

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- We'll see if the Dallas Mavericks can carry momentum from their 101-73 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday into the final dozen games. Thursday's game against the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves likely won't provide much insight, but...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  8. LeBron has free agency at a standstill

    Jeff Caplan

    Eventually the top domino will fall and the momentum will set off the inevitable chain reaction. But, until LeBron James decides where he wants to continue his basketball career, the upper tier of free agency is at a virtual standstill. Once James...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  9. King to King: Cavs have edge, but do they?

    Jeff Caplan

    So LeBron James tells CNN's venerable Larry King that the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the edge to re-sign him once free agency finally gets here on July 1 (the full interview airs Friday night). And which edge would that be? The momentum of three con...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  10. Butler, Haywood leading blowout

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The two players from the big February trade came to play in Game 5 and the Mavericks are streaking because of it. Dallas streaked to an 8-0 run to open the third quarter and effectively stole the momentum the Spurs created with a late flurr...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  11. Mavs seek to build momentum, extend streak

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks have been known to roll out some head-scratching, low-energy performances at home this season. Jason Terry said those days are long gone as scrappy New Orleans, with Darren Collison filling in nicely for injured point guard Ch...

    Blog | February 28, 2010