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  1. Wild West: All spots clinched, matchups are not

    Jeff Caplan

    We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season. Mavs' spot in the standings: Dallas heads into its fourth consecutive day off knowing it will face either the Los Angeles Lakers or t...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  2. Playoff foe: Brandan Wright's Laker dilemma

    Jeff Caplan

    Players always say they don't care who they face to open the playoffs. Don't believe it. Brandan Wright, for one, knows which one of the three options still open he wants no part of when he makes his postseason debut this weekend, and for good rea...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  3. Wild West: Mavs-Thunder rematch grows closer

    Jeff Caplan

    We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season. Mavs' spot in the standings: Idle Dallas can check the San Antonio Spurs off its list of potential first-round playoff foes. The Spur...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban not worried about Dirk Nowitzki...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no long-term concerns about Dirk Nowitzki's right knee and suggested the 7-footer could miss more than four games if necessary -- and that other players could be held out of games as the compacted schedule unfolds.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  7. Dallas Mavericks sluggish in loss to San Antonio Spurs, but must ...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs may have been tired after 4 games in 5 nights, but it's the norm now.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  8. Jason Kidd's steals pile up, lead league

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jason Kidd is defying age and, quite frankly, the odds this postseason. He's obviously a steady presence on offense, averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 assists. It's at the other end of the floor where Kidd's performances have been eye-op...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  9. Run in '06 also went through Gasol, champs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' path to their lone NBA Finals appearance in 2006 went through Pau Gasol and the defending champions. Back then Gasol was the star for the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs were seeking a third title with t...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  10. Dallas Mavericks' DeShawn Stevenson: Los Angeles Lakers took foul...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs starting shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson called the fouls taken by Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum "disrespectful."

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Roddy B could suit up for first time

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A year ago in Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs, Rodrigue Beaubois had the breakout game of his young postseason career, getting rare playing time in the series as the Mavs dug a huge hole. Of course, everyone knows that his h...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Mark Cuban won't 'beg' for fans after Dallas Mavericks' meltdown

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said watching his team melt down in Game 4 wasn't as painful afterward as he figured it would be, and he invited fans skeptical of the franchise's playoff history to feel free to jump off the bandwagon.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  15. DeShawn Stevenson ready for challenge

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rodrigue Beaubois (sprained left foot) is out for tonight's Game 1 and DeShawn Stevenson is jacked for his first meaningful playoff action in three years when he was with the Washington Wizards. Stevenson, who has never advanced past the...

    Blog | April 16, 2011
  16. Dallas Mavericks comfortable being the hunter as they open playof...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs aren't concerned about doubters as they head into postseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011