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  1. Mavs reach No. 1 in key defensive category

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After the Dallas Mavericks held the league's highest-scoring team to 20 points below its season average and to 35.7 percent shooting, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl couldn't help but state the obvious. "Dallas has turned into an incred...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  2. Dallas Mavericks lose in stunning fashion, but remain upbeat

    Jeff Caplan

    Despite tough loss, Mavs have reason to be encouraged -- just ask Jason Terry.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  3. After day off, work coming Mavs' way

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tuesday was a day to re-charge and now comes, in Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle's words, "one helluva practice." After all, there's no pulling the wool over anyone's eyes here. When Carlisle was asked after Monday's 115-93 loss to the Den...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  4. Dallas done? John Hollinger thinks so

    Jeff Caplan

    ESPN.com Insider John Hollinger's computers have never really liked the Dallas Mavericks much. And after two blowouts on their home court to start the this shortened season? Well, Hollinger is ready to write off the defending champs, who have looked ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  5. So what exactly is going on here?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- This certainly isn't the Lamar Odom the Dallas Mavericks expected, especially after he posted 14 points and seven rebounds in the first preseason game just a few days after arriving from Los Angeles. Odom has scored 10 points combined in...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  6. Rick Carlisle shoulders blame of blowouts

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Consecutive stunning home blowout losses in which the listless defending champions trailed by more than 30 points in each game had a sullen Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle shouldering the blame Monday night. "Because I'm the head co...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  7. W2W4: Nene leads young Nuggets to town

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have plenty to improve upon tonight as the Denver Nuggets -- with former Mavs forward Corey Brewer and former Mavs guard that never was Rudy Fernandez -- open their season at American Airlines Center. The good news is the Nugg...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  8. Week ahead: Nuggets, OKC, Raps and J.J.

    Jeff Caplan

    The 2011-12 season has lifted off and the high-speed ride has only just begun. Following Sunday's Christmas Day opener that included a rousing championship banner-raising ceremony, there is no time to even exhale. About 27 hours after the players ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  9. 3-pointer: What happened and what's coming

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- In all three games the Dallas Mavericks have played this season -- two preseason clunkers against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Christmas Day blowout loss against the Miami Heat -- they've trailed by at least 23 points in the third quar...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. It's not as bad as it looked for Dallas Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs have lots of work to do, but it's not as bad as it looked vs. the Heat.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2011
  11. W2W4: Mavericks vs. Heat

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Finally, the banner comes up and the 2011-12 season goes off. If it wasn't a strange enough offseason, followed by a frenzied free agency period and a rushed training camp, the rare occurrence of the two NBA Finals teams meeting in the s...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  12. Will Mavs search for backup PF again?

    Jeff Caplan

    A summer ago the Dallas Mavericks made hard pushes for free-agent power forwards Al Harrington (chose to sign with the Denver Nuggets) and Udonis Haslem (re-signed with the Miami Heat). Obviously, a guy named Dirk Nowitzki has the position pretty ...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  13. Mavs to get look at the real Blake Griffin

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Of all the stupefying slam dunks and sick power drives Blake Griffin is supplying seemingly on a nightly basis, perhaps most impressive in the rock-solid rookie's arsenal -- aside from engaging enigmatic point guard Baron Davis -- is his ri...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  14. No overlooking Pistons to start big week

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It's easy to get caught up in the schedule ahead -- Wednesday at Oklahoma City, Friday at San Antonio and Saturday at home against the Super Friends (Miami Heat) -- but the Dallas Mavericks can't afford to look past the Detroit Pistons toni...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  15. Healthy, happy Chris Paul leads perfect N.O.

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- First-year New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps and first-year coach Monty Williams had to have a sit-down with star Chris Paul to convince the seemingly disgruntled point guard that they had a plan for success. Paul, the cente...

    Blog | November 14, 2010
  16. Scheduling has Mavs seeing double

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Those wacky NBA schedule-makers were are it again, kicking off the regular season with the Dallas Mavericks seeing double. They're set to face three teams twice within the first three weeks of the season, and two of the opponents in back-to...

    Blog | November 06, 2010