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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. Schedule breakdown: April bounce or bounced?

    Jeff Caplan

    With the NBA's release of the 30 team schedules last Thursday, we'll periodically examine a portion of the Dallas Mavericks' 82 games. Last week we selected five games to circle. If these new mysterious Dallas Mavericks are going to be jockeying ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Where will Mavs fit Corey Brewer?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Don't get used to seeing Corey Brewer in the starting lineup. They lanky, 6-foot-9 small forward got his first start of his Dallas Mavericks career Friday -- at shooting guard -- and did not disappoint. He played alongside the ever-strug...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  6. Where will the Mavs finish?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The No. 2 seed is all but history and the Dallas Mavericks, who just days ago figured to be locked into the No. 3 seed, are being challenged by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Does it matter which seed the Mavs ultimately end up with? Only th...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  7. Jason Kidd will get some needed rest

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry and Jason Kidd are the only Dallas Mavericks that can still play in all 82 games this season. It appears coach Rick Carlisle will make sure his 17-year point guard does not. Kidd, who has missed fewer than a half-dozen games ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  8. Final five games: Do they matter?

    Jeff Caplan

    Teams always talk about carrying momentum into the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry did just that before the just-completed six-game road trip. Having lost three in a row and with a .500 record in their last 16 games, momentum isn't exactly su...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Huge trade hits Mavs more ways than one

    Jeff Caplan

    In a mind-blowing, out-of-the-blue trade Wednesday morning, the Dallas Mavericks lost out on two hoped-for point guards. The Mavs had interest in bringing back Devin Harris in a steal in the short-term (before Thursday's trade deadline) and, like eve...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  12. Dallas Mavericks at All-Star break: Surprises, disappointments, o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Shawn Marion has been the glue holding the Mavericks together in the first half.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  13. How high can Mavs take this streak?

    Jeff Caplan

    Six games remain before the All-Star break. The Dallas Mavericks play two at home and four on the road. Only one opponent has a winning record. So can the Mavs (34-15), riding an eight-game winning streak, match this season's earlier streak of 12 ...

    Blog | February 06, 2011
  14. Team-first Jason Terry comes up big again

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The last remaining members from the Dallas Mavericks' 2006 Finals team are Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry. Their run started together in 2004-05 when Terry replaced Steve Nash. Nash and the Phoenix Suns wound up beating the Mavs in six ga...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  15. Breakdown: Will Mavs make it another 50?

    Jeff Caplan

    The NBA handed the Dallas Mavericks a schedule that divides the season into two distinct halves: The home portion followed by the away portion. The Mavs will play 19 of their first 31 games at American Airlines Center, but will be put to the test ...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  16. Two shots for Mavs to get No. 2 seed tonight

    Jeff Caplan

    For tonight, at least, the Dallas Mavericks will root for the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. Two scenarios tonight could clinch the No. 2 seed for the Mavs: If the Nuggets win at the Phoenix Suns, the Nuggets will win the Northwest D...

    Blog | April 13, 2010