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  1. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkin...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins will miss the remainder of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday after leaving in the first quarter with a right hip strain.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  2. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd to sit out regular-season finale

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd, the fourth-oldest player in the league this season and the oldest set to enter the postseason, will do so with at least seven full days of rest.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  3. Mavs secure 12th consecutive playoff spot

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks' title defense is on. By virtue of the Houston Rockets dropping their sixth straight game Thursday night to the New Orleans Hornets, the Mavs (35-28) clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season. They can take it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Dallas Mavericks lose in stunning fashion, but remain upbeat

    Jeff Caplan

    Despite tough loss, Mavs have reason to be encouraged -- just ask Jason Terry.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Jason Terry finds his game, confidence

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jet wouldn't be Jet without a little drama. So, with 2:55 to go and the Portland Trail Blazers trailing just 91-87 in an eerily similar comeback march as the Game 4 debacle, Jason Terry took an inbounds pass near midcourt and pro...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. Someone's happy not to be playing Mavs?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl might have wanted to play the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, but one of his players who watched Saturday night's opener between the Mavs and the Portland Trail Blazers isn't so sure about that. Seco...

    Blog | April 17, 2011
  9. Three seeds, four foes still on Mavs' table

    Jeff Caplan

    On the final night of the regular season, the Western Conference playoff race has just three of eight playoff seeds resolved. A wild Tuesday night of basketball supplied plenty of twists with the Los Angeles Lakers topping the intrigue list. Cente...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Dallas Mavericks will have to wait for the playoffs to prove thei...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs' only chance to prove their worth will have to come in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  12. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd to sit out games to rest for playoff...

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Kidd, who has played every game this season for the Dallas Mavericks, could sit as many as two of the remaining five regular-season games to rest up for the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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