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  1. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 112, Nuggets 95

    Jeff Caplan

    How it happened: If Saturday's win over the San Antonio Spurs was arguably the most impressive of the season, Monday's victory at Denver has to be near the top of the list. Dallas never trailed in the 106-99 win over the Spurs and trailed only 8-6...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  4. Week ahead: Injuries, Rodrigue Beaubois and tough tests

    Jeff Caplan

    Of the four teams the Dallas Mavericks face this week, three coming on the road, only the Denver Nuggets can claim to be hotter, as well as more mysterious. More mysterious? The Nuggets, winners of seven of their last 10, did just make the most st...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  5. Countdown: Best-case scenario

    Jeff Caplan

    Picture this: A quarter of a million people cram into downtown Dallas. The Mavericks ride through the streets on floats and wave to the screaming masses. Dirk Nowitzki and his teammates emerge onto the balcony overlooking the American Airlines Center...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  6. Lockout levity: No false celebrating in H-town

    Jeff Caplan

    Nothing screams Thanksgiving like a good, old-fashioned anti-trust lawsuit. That's the state of the NBA these days: No games on the court and lawsuits in the court. If you're interested in a detailed account of the players' anti-trust suit filed a...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. Rick Carlisle showers praise on players

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rick Carlisle is 2-for-2 in taking his teams to the conference finals. He guided the Detroit Pistons and then the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, but fell short each time of the ultimate goal. He gets his second ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. How the West will be seeded

    Jeff Caplan

    Of the seeds in question in the down-to-the-wire Western Conference, the No. 6 seed could be the first to be resolved tonight when the Memphis Grizzlies, currently seventh, play at the No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers. A Portland win means the Blazers...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  9. Seeds Nos. 2-8 still in play in final week

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- What a crazy week, and more is on the way as the NBA heads into the final week of regular-season basketball. We had Denver Nuggets coach George Karl publicly request a playoff meeting with the Dallas Mavericks over the Oklahoma City Thun...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  10. With 3-ball astray, so is the offense

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have a 3-point shooting problem: They're taking too many and making too few. That's bad news for a jump-shooting team that is reluctant to drive the ball to the hole. If the Mavs aren't making the 3-ball while hoisti...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  11. Must Kidd score for Mavs to go deep?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- A Friday blog entry examined Jason Kidd's recent scoring struggles and suggested that his 4.3-point scoring average and 25-percent shooting from the floor (11-of-44) and 18.9-percent (7-of-37) from beyond the arc over the last eight games c...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. Terry: Memphis loss one that really stings

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of eight games with all five coming against potential playoff foes. In just the last week, the Mavs have dropped highly anticipated measuring-stick games at home to the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. ...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  13. Mavs-Lakers: Breaking down the final 14

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers begin the final 14 games of the season Friday night tied for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed with 48-20 records. Which team has the upper hand to claim the seed, which grants homecourt advantage in a po...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. Potential playoff foes lined up over final 16

    Jeff Caplan

    During the Dallas Mavericks' recent five-game stretch, they are 2-0 against teams they will never face in the postseason and 0-3 against teams they very well could face beginning next month in a best-of-7 series. Losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, N...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  15. Dallas Mavericks know their playoff push won't be any easier desp...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks are focused on finishing strong in still-tough Western Conference.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  16. Mavs to Melo: So long, have fun out East

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- There was no hiding the Dallas Mavericks' true feelings about Carmelo Anthony's move to the New York Knicks Monday night. "That's great; great for the West," Dirk Nowitzki said. "Hopefully Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan go East next. It's go...

    Blog | February 22, 2011