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  1. Draft lottery impactful for Mavs, Deron Williams

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks came as close as they have in a dozen years to not making the playoffs, the prize of which would have been a seat at Wednesday's NBA Draft Lottery, which moves from its longtime home of New Jersey to to the Disney/ABC Times Squar...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  2. Dirk Nowitzki recalls turning point of title run

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks were the higher seed a year ago when they entered the playoffs at No. 3 against the No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers. But, that didn't stop many from picking the Blazers to win. And after Portland rallied from a 24-point deficit l...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. Week ahead: Will it be postseason or golf season?

    Jeff Caplan

    And you thought last week was important? This week very well could mean make or break. Postseason or golf season. Four games in six days. Three on the road. "Every game now is going to be of even more significant importance," Mavericks coach Ri...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  4. Defense, committee build 16-point lead

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The passion the Mavericks left in the locker room in Game 2 has been spilled all over Oklahoma City's home court in a dominant first half that has Dallas leading 52-36. The Mavs' bulge was built with Dirk Nowitzki tied with Brenda...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  5. NBA Playoffs 2011: Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle: Oklahoma City...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle says the Thunder are the best team that the Mavs have played in playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  6. NBA Playoffs 2011: Rick Carlisle: Dallas Mavericks 'fortunate' no...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says his team is lucky to be tied 1-1, and not in an 0-2 hole.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  7. Tyson Chandler earns 2nd team All-Defense

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler added to his third-place finish in the league's Defensive Player of the Year voting by earning a spot on the NBA All-Defense second team, the league announced Monday. It's the first time in his 10-year career that Chandler...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  8. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler most lik...

    Jeff Caplan

    Caron Butler's return to the Mavericks most likely will have to wait until next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  9. Dirk Nowitzki finds shot, dominates L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is proving to be a more effective defender against Dirk Nowitzki's nearly indefensible array of fallaways and step-backs than the Los Angeles Lakers tandem of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, and ev...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. If Mavs get big lead, can they hold it?

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- So what happens if, say, the Dallas Mavericks are playing superbly in tonight's Game 1 and are up, oh, 15 to 18 points with the clock ticking down to about one minute left in the third quarter? Can they clamp down defensively and se...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  11. Will Peja be a player vs. L.A.?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Is Peja Stojakovic giving the Dallas Mavericks what they need? It's a more difficult question than it appears on the surface. Without Stojakovic's 21-point outburst off the bench in Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers on a career ...

    Blog | May 01, 2011
  12. Double-duty work for Dirk will be key

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Starting Monday night at Staples Center Dirk Nowitzki goes on double duty. He'll need to be a superstar offensively, but half his energy will be used on the defensive end. That wasn't the case in the first round when Portland Trail Blaze...

    Blog | May 01, 2011
  13. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks pin hopes on Tyson Chandler t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks pin hopes on Tyson Chandler to handle tall order against Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Top 6th men star in intriguing bench battle

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom won the award Jason Terry vowed to reclaim. Now the Dallas Mavericks' top reserve has the chance to show who the most valuable sixth man really is in a battle of the benches that includes some j...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. Feel-good night for adversity-stung duo

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry have shared plenty of postseason heartache and on Thursday night they both finally got to exhale, if only temporarily, and enjoy a playoff moment. Nowitzki scored a game-high 33 points and had 11 reb...

    Blog | April 29, 2011