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  1. Can Mavs measure up to West's best?

    Tim MacMahon

    The goal the Dallas Mavericks set for the regular season is to earn one of the top four seeds in the Western Conference playoffs. That's going to be awfully hard to do if the Mavs can't beat any of their competitors for home-court advantage in the...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Tyson Chandler felt like scapegoat 'at times' with New York Knick...

    Tim MacMahon

    Center Tyson Chandler felt like a scapegoat "at times" for the failures of the New York Knicks last season.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  3. PG minutes crunch not a concern for Carlisle

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks roster features three point guards with experience as starters for playoff teams. This is a positive, not a problem. "I get a lot of questions about the minutes crunch," said coach Rick Carlisle, who hasn't declare...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. 2014 NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs head into West finals with h...

    Tim MacMahon

    Tony Parker is one of the Spurs who could use some rest while awaiting the Clippers-Thunder winner, writes Tim MacMahon.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  5. Ex-Mav Collison comes through in clutch for Clippers

    Tim MacMahon

    Here are four words that might confuse Dallas Mavericks fans: Darren Collison, playoff hero. Collison, the scapegoat for many of the Mavs' crunch-time failures during their miserably mediocre 2012-13 season, keyed the Los Angeles Clippers' comebac...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  6. 2014 NBA playoffs -- DeJuan Blair of Dallas Mavericks suspended 1...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dallas Mavericks backup center DeJuan Blair has been suspended for Game 5 of the first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  7. Series even, but Mavs not scared of Spurs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- A 10-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs didn't strike any fear in the Dallas Mavericks, so the Mavs definitely weren't going to let something like a little 20-point deficit faze them. They made a furious comeback. In the end,...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. Carlisle: 'No-show' in first half inexcusable

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The NBA playoffs are no place for moral victories, and coach Rick Carlisle really wasn't in much of a mood to discuss his Dallas Mavericks' courageous comeback attempt Monday night. Carlisle was too focused on how Dallas could dig a 20-p...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. Dallas-San Antonio déjà vu? 'Felt like 2006'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The sixth playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs feels like the good ol' days to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, or at least it did when he was giddy after a thrilling Game 3 win. "It felt like 2006 in that war tha...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Dalembert had 'different motor' in Game 3

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - In a playoff game featuring all-time greats Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki, the big guy who made the biggest impact was Samuel Dalembert. Yes, the same Samuel Dalembert who bounced to five teams over the last five seasons and was picked up ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  11. Monta Ellis rises to the moment

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Finally on the playoff stage with a team that has a fighting chance, Monta Ellis is making the most of the opportunity after all those miserable years. But Ellis, a man who has admitted that the waves of criticism of his game fueled his ...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  12. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 109, Spurs 108

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The scrappy, eighth-seeded Dallas Mavericks pulled out a high-drama, 109-108 win to take a 2-1 series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. How it happened: A phenomenal game came down the final few seconds. The differe...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  13. Marion rushes home for baby's birth

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- This will be one of the most memorable nights of Shawn Marion's life. His massive contributions to the Dallas Mavericks' first playoff win since they popped champagne bottles in Miami a few years ago were a mere footnote. Marion ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Rick Carlisle says Gregg Popovich should be coach of the century

    Tim MacMahon

    As far as Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, NBA Coach of the Year isn't enough of an honor for San Antonio Spurs counterpart Gregg Popovich.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  15. Dirk (bruised knee) needs extra day of rest

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS -- Here's a little positive spin about the Dallas Mavericks' ending up with the eighth seed: It gets them an extra day of rest before the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki especially needs it. The Mavs' 35-year-old star played a season-high 46 mi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  16. Opening Tip: A lot on the line for Mavs in Memphis

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Not one member of the Dallas Mavericks has publicly discussed their desire to avoid the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. Some truths don't need to be said out loud. The chance to claim the seventh seed in the Western Confere...

    Blog | April 16, 2014