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  1. Chandler Parsons: I'm dialed in on defense

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Chandler Parsons did not arrive in Dallas with a reputation for being a good defender. He expects that to change. "We've got a great staff that really emphasizes defense," Parsons said. "Where I'm coming from, offense was always our main...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 109, Mavs 103

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks failed to close the door on the Los Angeles Clippers, blowing a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter of a 109-103 loss Thursday night at American Airlines Center. How it happened: The high-powered Mavs offense went kaput...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Carlisle: My job to get Dirk early touches

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- No matter what, Dirk Nowitzki was going to get some shots up early during Wednesday night's win over the Utah Jazz. Nowitzki was coming off two consecutive off games and was practically a spectator while the Mavs were on offense for most...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Opening Tip: Mavs' offense a crunch-time mess

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- At some point, the offseason upgrades made by the Mavericks have to pay off during crunch time, right? Almost a quarter of the way into the season, the Mavs are a bigger mess in late and close situations than they were during their miser...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Wolves 112, Mavs 106

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks trailed most of the night in a 112-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center. How it happened: Minnesota's Kevin Martin got cooking in crunch time, when the Mavericks offense went flat ag...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Hawks 88, Mavs 87

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks fell 88-87 to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night to split the season series. How it happened: The Mavericks offense was an absolute mess in the fourth quarter. The Mavs blew a 13-point lead to the Hawks in the final frame, w...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  7. Can Vince Carter get going?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks count on Vince Carter to be their version of the "Microwave," depending on him to provide instant offense off the bench. But Carter, who was one of the few bright spots during the .500 disappointment last season, has yet to get cooki...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  8. Opening Tip: Mavs flash offensive potential

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- That was a glimpse of how good this Mavericks offense can be. It's certainly an intriguing mix of skill and talent. Dirk Nowitzki remains one of the most unique offensive threats in the league, a 7-footer who is deadly from midrange and ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Raptors 95, Mavs 74

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Mavs looked absolutely awful against a Toronto team that injured Raptors star Andrea Bargnani is on record describing as "pretty much the worst team in the NBA." It was a miserable night for the Mavs' offense despite facing a ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  10. Buzz: Mavs might put ball in O.J. Mayo's hands more

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- One solution to Darren Collison's struggles could be to put the ball in O.J. Mayo's hands more often. The Mavericks did that late in Monday's loss to the Warriors, allowing Mayo to initiate the offense. That could be the beginning of a t...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Pacers 103, Mavericks 83

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The lowest-scoring team in the league lit up the Mavs. The Dallas offense had a dismal night. That combination resulted in a pretty good butt-kicking at Bankers Life Coliseum. The Pacers seized control of the game with a 28-12 ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  12. Fresh Fit: Chris Kaman flourishing in flow offense

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Big man Chris Kaman was concerned he'd be out of sync offensively after a three-week layoff due to a strained right calf. Kaman couldn't have looked much more comfortable than he has in his first two games with the Mavericks. Kaman sho...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  13. Fresh Fit: Darren Collison attacks off dribble

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES - Darren Collison, determined to master the intricacies of the Mavericks' offense, spends much of his free time studying film of mastermind Jason Kidd's work from the last few seasons. Collison is far too polite to say it, but he didn'...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  14. Rick Carlisle wants to hand keys to Darren Collison

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- It took Rick Carlisle half a season to hand the keys of the Mavericks' offense over to future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. Carlisle doesn't plan to make Darren Collison wait that long. In fact, it's Carlisle's intention to give the Mavs'...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  15. Grieving Delonte West gets back on an even keel

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The "West willy" provided plenty of punchline fodder. The league office didn't find it too funny, deeming it a $25,000 offense, but a lot of folks laughed after watching Delonte West intentionally poke his left index finger into Gordon ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. Dallas Mavericks need to feed Dirk Nowitzki in crunch time

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki showed good things happen in crunch time when he gets the ball.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012