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  1. Bird: You play to win

    Jeff Caplan

    Here's how Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird viewed the NBA All-Star Game: "You play the first half and guys get some dunks and this and that, but you get into the second half you play to win. We always said, 'We're here, we might as well win the game...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  2. Is there ever too much rest for Jason Kidd?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- We won't know if Jason Kidd is going to play in the Mavericks' regular-season finale at Atlanta until Thursday morning's shootaround, but no one seems to think it matters one way or the other. The Hawks will be out to win this one to sec...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  3. Bruised Steve Nash won't play tonight

    Jeff Caplan

    Steve Nash won't get the chance tonight to break Kevin Johnson's franchise assist record tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. Nash won't play due to a left thigh bruise near the end of Saturday's win against Memphis. Nash, averaging 9.9 assists p...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Timberwolves 99, Mavs 82

    Jeff Caplan

    How it happened: When a team plays with low energy or shoots poorly, it's tough to win in the NBA. When a team plays with low energy and shoots poorly, it's nearly impossible. The Dallas Mavericks, excited about their play in splitting their last two...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  5. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks' Rodrigue Beaubois sits Game ...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Rodrigue Beaubois, a starter until being benched in the regular-season finale, did not play in Saturday night's first-round Game 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained left foot.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Jason Kidd to play; Rockets down two

    Jeff Caplan

    HOUSTON -- With an opportunity to move past the Los Angeles Lakers and reclaim the No. 2 seed with a win tonight over the Houston Rockets, Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd will play. He said after Sunday's game that he might take tonight off, but ...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  8. Mavs persevere, but kinks persist

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called Saturday's 94-77 win against a depleted Utah Jazz team that led 70-68 with 6:21 to play a "great game." In this case, great is relative. "I felt like we were watching the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  9. At the break, have Mavs made the grade?

    Jeff Caplan

    At 38-16 with two games remaining until the All-Star break, the Dallas Mavericks have surpassed expectations. Sure, around here 50-win seasons come and go like pickups on I-35, but, hey, they have to play the regular season to get to the postseason. ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  10. Streak busters: Mavs look to do it again

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- The Dallas Mavericks might be the last team the Miami Heat want to see. Riding a 12-game win streak, the Heat play host tonight to the team that's stopped five separate streaks in barely the first two months of the season. The Heat have w...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  11. Join the Mavs chat, 12:30 today

    Jeff Caplan

    The streak is dead, but the Dallas Mavericks must play on. Let's talk about 12 consecutive wins, Dirk Nowitzki's incredible shooting stretch, Brendan Haywood's abysmal free throw shooting and whatever else you want to know about the Mavs. Join th...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  12. Daily Dime

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have their share of stars, but inspired play from two French big men translated to a 10th straight W.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  13. How high can winning streak go?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks (15-4) play at the Sacramento Kings (4-13) at 9 tonight and despite it being the second game of a back-to-back, it would figure to be a game the Mavs can win to extend their winning streak to nine games. The Kings, coached by for...

    Blog | December 04, 2010
  14. Dallas Mavericks' center Brendan Haywood suspended one game for c...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood is out against the streaking San Antonio Spurs after being suspended one game for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  15. Uneven Roddy comes through in clutch

    Jeff Caplan

    Chalk up the summer's first victory for the Dallas Mavericks squad in Las Vegas Monday night and Mr. Summer, Roddy Beaubois, made three huge plays in crunch time to pull out the 73-72 overtime win over Milwaukee. With Mavs coach Rick Carlisle watc...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  16. Houston loss turns up heat on Mavs' trip

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks found themselves in a first-half hole in all four of the games they'll play this season against the Houston Rockets. Dallas clawed back in the first two meetings from a 50-35 deficit and a 17-4 hole to rally and win handily. That brand ...

    Blog | January 01, 2010