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  1. Nowitzki not worried about sprained ankle

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- With the Dallas Mavericks' season on the line, Dirk Nowitzki didn't have time to deal with this ankle sprain. With a little less than three minutes remaining, Nowitzki rolled his left ankle when Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green stepped on...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 101, Suns 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks punched their playoff ticket with a 101-98 win over the Phoenix Suns. How it happened: After big nights by Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs held on in the final seconds to pull out the wild win. That duo co...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  3. Opening Tip: Mavs one win from getting in

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Never mind about magic numbers for the Mavericks. Their path to the playoffs is simple: Win and get in. All they need is one win at this point. It doesn't matter which game. The Mavs can officially clinch a playoff spot by beating...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  4. Speedy, surprising Suns still shining

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Phoenix Suns' rise is one of the remarkable stories in the NBA this season. Coming off a 25-win season, the Suns were considered by many to be among the tanking teams this season, having traded starting center Marcin Gortat for injur...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Only one true winner in West's last race

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The final two playoff spots will be up for grabs when the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies play a serendipitously scheduled round-robin tournament of sorts over the final five days of the regular season. But let's not...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Opening Tip: Eighth seed won't do for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Never mind the magic number for the Dallas Mavericks. The bare minimum for making the playoffs doesn't do the Mavs much good. Does opening the postseason with a stay on San Antonio's Riverwalk, clean as it as these days, sound like any fu...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Wild West: Mavs lead three-team race entering stretch run

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- Dirk Nowitzki figured all along the Dallas Mavericks would have to fight to make the playoffs in the deep Western Conference. He just didn't anticipate the Phoenix Suns being one of the teams in the mix. For that matter, nobody did. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Dirk: I'm rooting for Steve Nash

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Mavericks front office's fears for Steve Nash finally came true eight seasons, two MVPs and one franchise later. The point guard's body has broken down. After a tremendously successful stint with the Phoenix Suns that followe...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Mavericks move up after dream day off

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- What a sweet Sunday it was for the Dallas Mavericks. They woke up ninth in the Western Conference standings, perhaps relaxed by a pool all day with no practice scheduled and moved up two spots before going to sleep. How did that happe...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. 5 to 9? Playoff seeding wide open for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Coach Rick Carlisle wants the Mavericks' players focused on the task at hand each day, not caught up in checking the scoreboard and Western Conference standings. Of course, Mavs owner Mark Cuban can do whatever he pleases, and he sees sig...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Mavs mailbag: Time to sit Dirk?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks have lost two of the last three games. Dirk Nowitzki looks old. If the playoffs started today, the Mavs would be back in the lottery. Last week's feel-good mailbag seems so long ago. At this point, it seems most MFFLs are a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  12. Opening Tip: 'Not the time to panic'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Halfway through this marathon homestand, this is hardly the way the Dallas Mavericks hoped it would go. They're 2-2 so far during their extended stay in Dallas. Both losses have come in overtime, adding extra minutes to the old legs of v...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. Opening Tip: Mavs feasting in February

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks' success this month shouldn't come as a surprise. They're supposed to be one of the NBA's hottest teams. Just look at their February schedule. Give the Mavs credit for going 8-2 so far this month, the NBA's third-best February rec...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  14. Value of picks painful lesson for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Draft picks have never been more precious commodities in the trade market. That's one conclusion reached by owner Mark Cuban as the Mavericks do their annual due diligence of exploring any possible opportunities to upgrade their roster. ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  15. 3 Points: Odds Mavs win a playoff series?

    Tim MacMahon

    ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez will join me each week to run a three-man weave on a few questions on the minds of Mavs fans. 1. What odds do you give the Mavs of winning a playof...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  16. Calderon suffers right knee contusion

    Tim MacMahon

    Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon suffered a right knee contusion during Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Calderon did not return to the game after early in the fourth quarter. That left rookie first-round pick Shane Larkin as t...

    Blog | January 17, 2014