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  1. Rapid Reaction: Bobcats 114, Mavs 89

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks' momentum came to a crashing halt with a 114-89 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. How it happened: The Mavs had an off night offensively and were awful defensively. It certainly didn't help matters that Dirk Nowitzki sprained ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Jazz 81

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks kept their momentum rolling Friday night with a 103-81 rout of the Utah Jazz. How it happened: The Mavs put together another remarkably efficient offensive performance and played solid defense to overpower a Jazz tea...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  3. Brandan Wright plans to keep momentum going with Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    Brandan Wright wants to continue building on a good thing. That's why he determined that re-signing with Dallas was the best decision for him despite interest from several other teams as a free agent this summer. He didn't want to leave an organiz...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Tough tests coming; can Mavs keep momentum going?

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Can we be completely honest? OK, good. It took great restraint not to roll our eyes when Rick Carlisle went on and on about his enthusiasm for this team the day after the Dallas Mavericks got routed on the road by the Houston Rocke...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. Dallas Mavericks need fresh legs more than anything

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavs could use momentum and continuity, but staying fresh is key.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  6. 3-pointer: Mavs see flashes of 'something special'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks packed something they hadn't had yet this season for their short flight to San Antonio. It's called momentum. A defending champion that stumbled out of the gates in historic fashion suddenly looks like a pretty good team ...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. Mavs built momentum, have guns blazing

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- A case could be made that the Mavericks have the most momentum of any team in the Western Conference playoff bracket. That sounds strange for a team that hit a major lull in March and early April, losing more than half of the time during...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  8. Mavs building a bit of momentum

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs, a team that certainly didn't satisfy its thirst for swagger and confidence on the recent road trip, needed a couple of games like these. No, they were not against playoff-caliber competition. These wins came against teams that...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. Dirk: Selfishness stopped Mavs' momentum

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs' comeback chances died when they lost trust in each other. That's the opinion of Dirk Nowitzki, who blamed himself as much as anybody. According to Dirk, selfishness set in after the Mavs made a run to slash the Spurs' lead f...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  10. Blazers nab momentum at end of half

    Tim MacMahon

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Mavs played 22 minutes of decent basketball despite their jumpers not falling. But their last two minutes were terrible. Portland pulled within three by scoring the last seven points of the first half, a run capped by Brandon...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  11. Does momentum really matter to Mavs?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs firmly believe that they need to build some momentum entering the playoffs. "You can't just flip the switch," Rick Carlisle said. Dirk Nowitzki mentioned that he prefers to have to fight for playoff positioning until the fin...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  12. Can Roddy B. earn a rotation spot?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - As great as Jason Kidd was, it took a kid getting off the bench to shift momentum in the Mavs' favor in Tuesday night's win over the Clippers. Rookie Rodrigue Beaubois, whose stints on the floor have been rare recently, seized this opport...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  13. Mavs seize momentum, lead

    Tim MacMahon

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The run stands at 14 straight points 98 seconds into the fourth quarter. The Mavs have scored on all three of their possessions in the fourth -- with Brendan Haywood heading to the line after an and-1 dunk -- to take the lead. The...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  14. Mavs enter fourth with momentum

    Tim MacMahon

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Mavs closed the third quarter with a 7-0 run to trim Orlando's lead to four. The Mavs' top two closers provided all the points during the spurt, with Dirk Nowitzki knocking down a pair of jumpers and Jason Terry hitting a 3-po...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  15. Jackson kills Mavs' momentum

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The AAC crowd came alive when Dirk finished a pick-and-roll with a tomahawk dunk. MFFLs really got fired up when Jaosn Terry hit a floater the next possession. But Stephen Jackson made sure the Mavs didn't take momentum into the fourth q...

    Blog | December 12, 2009
  16. Mavs' defense collapses in third quarter

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Dirk Nowitzki had a dozen points during the third quarter, and it really didn't matter. That's because the Dallas Mavericks' defense fell apart. It seemed like the Mavs were on the verge of seizing momentum when Dirk had a six-poin...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009