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  1. Title won, Mark Cuban breaks his silence

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was having a ball. He yelled at the refs, cheered with his team and got a champagne bath. "Did anybody inform you guys? We're world champions," Cuban told reporters after the Mavs ended the NBA Finals with a 10...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  2. Jason Kidd: It's a dream come true

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- When the final buzzer was about to sound, Jason Kidd wanted the one thing point guards love to have: the basketball. Standing near the scorers table, Kidd got the ball for the final dribbles of the 2010-11 season. The Dallas Mavericks kno...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  3. Erik Spoelstra: Neither team deserved it more

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra congratulated the Dallas Mavericks for winning the NBA title on Sunday night but said something a little strange in doing so. "Neither team deserved this championship more than the other," Spoelstra said. "...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  4. Dirk Nowitzki reacts to the title

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- We'll have more with Dirk Nowitzki, but here's a quick reaction from the Mavericks superstar forward on winning the NBA title on Sunday night. "If I would have won one early in my career, maybe I would have never put all the work and the ...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  5. Game 6 lineups: Mavs-Heat

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Only one change to the lineups in the NBA Finals. Out is Mike Bibby and in is Mario Chalmers who has been a physical presence during the series. The Mavericks have no changes to their lineup, expect, Brendan Haywood (hip) is active for Game ...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  6. Brendan Haywood is active for Game 6

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said center Brendan Haywood will be active for Game 6. Haywood strained his right hip flexor in the fourth quarter of Game 2. He was inactive for Games 3 and 5 and played just three minutes in Game 4. ...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  7. Mavericks mixing up the defenses

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- In the first game of the NBA Finals, the Mavericks used a zone defense early in the game to confuse the Heat. As this series has moved on, the Mavs mixed up the coverages with positive results. Instead of just calling for the zone defense...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  8. Defending Dirk Nowitzki is a problem

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Other than talking about fake coughs and whether or not it can salvage the season on Sunday night, the Miami Heat are having problems defending Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. In the five games, Nowitzki is averaging 27 points while shoo...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  9. Playoff run could help Chandler stay with Mavs

    Calvin Watkins

    Jason Kidd, the oldest player participating in these NBA Finals at age 38, was talking about the business of basketball late Thursday night. Kidd, who has played with several teams and is on his second stint with the Mavericks, understands that seaso...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  10. Title close for former Mavs owner Donald Carter

    Calvin Watkins

    Don Carter walked through the bowels of the American Airlines Center getting cheers as if he was a player. He walked past the two-story bar inside the arena and fans were banging on the glass yelling at the 77-year old man who was the first owner of ...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  11. Praise gets heaped upon Jason Kidd

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- There is so much love for Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd. After the Mavericks' 112-103 Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night, Kidd was holding court near his stall in the locker room just talking basketball. New Jerse...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  12. Key defensive plays help Mavericks

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- In another tight game, the Mavericks had to come up with some key defensive plays in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. With the Mavericks clinging to a 102-100 lead, forward Tyson Chandler drew a char...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  13. Dirk Nowitzki among Texas HOF nominees

    Calvin Watkins

    Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is one of 20 nominees for 2011 class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Other notables on the list include the Spurs' Tim Duncan, the recently retired Shaquille O'Neal, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, Texas football...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  14. Mavs-Heat lineups: J.J. remains a starter

    Calvin Watkins

    Game 5 of the NBA Finals is at the AAC and the lineups are the same as they were for Game 4. J.J. Barea gets his second consecutive start. Dallas F Shawn Marion F Dirk Nowitzki C Tyson Chandler G J.J. Barea G Jason Kidd Miami F LeBron Jam...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  15. LeBron James responds to Mavs comments

    Calvin Watkins

    DeShawn Stevenson and LeBron James have attacked each other verbally for years. It's moved to an NBA Finals level now, with Stevenson saying James "checked out" of the fourth quarter of Game 4. At Thursday's shootaround, James was asked about S...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  16. Fanspeak: Mavs have nothing to worry about

    Calvin Watkins

    While Michael Irvin won't make a prediction, the word around local barbershops is that LeBron James is tired and the Mavs will win it all....

    Blog | June 09, 2011