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  1. 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
  2. Mavs-Grizzlies will decide West's 7, 8 seeds

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The loser has to see the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. That's what will be on the line during the Dallas Mavericks-Memphis Grizzlies regular-season finale Wednesday night at the FedExForum. The Grizzlies made s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Playoffs 'lovely,' but Mavs have loftier goals

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- This isn't baseball, so the Dallas Mavericks didn't pop any champagne bottles in the locker room after clinching a playoff berth Saturday night. There weren't any wild celebrations, but there was a sense of temporary satisfaction. "Ah...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Mavs playoff seeding scenarios

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks have made the playoffs. Now it's a matter of what seed they get. It's possible for the Mavs to land anywhere from sixth to eight in the Western Conference. That means first-round matchups with the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spur...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Only one true winner in West's last race

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The final two playoff spots will be up for grabs when the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies play a serendipitously scheduled round-robin tournament of sorts over the final five days of the regular season. But let's not...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Opening Tip: Eighth seed won't do for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Never mind the magic number for the Dallas Mavericks. The bare minimum for making the playoffs doesn't do the Mavs much good. Does opening the postseason with a stay on San Antonio's Riverwalk, clean as it as these days, sound like any fu...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. 3 Points: Potential Mavs playoff predictions

    Tim MacMahon

    ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez will join me each week to run a three-man weave on a few questions on the minds of Mavs fans. 1. What's your prediction if the Mavs meet the Oklahom...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. Wild West: Mavs lead three-team race entering stretch run

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- Dirk Nowitzki figured all along the Dallas Mavericks would have to fight to make the playoffs in the deep Western Conference. He just didn't anticipate the Phoenix Suns being one of the teams in the mix. For that matter, nobody did. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 93, Kings 91

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings made the Dallas Mavericks sweat again, but the Mavs pulled out a 93-91 win to help boost their playoff hopes. How it happened: The Mavs managed to hold off the Kings despite monster performances by Kings stars De...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  10. Should top 16 make playoffs? Cuban unsure

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks, despite being 13 games above .500, would be the odd team out in the Western Conference if the playoffs started today. Put the Mavs in the East and they'd have home-court advantage in the first round as the third seed. Meanw...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 128, Thunder 119 (OT)

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks emerged with a 128-119 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a wildly entertaining game that had a playoff feel. How it happened: Maybe the third time was the charm for the Mavs. Playing in overtime for the thir...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  12. How Mavs match up with potential playoff foes

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks head into the All-Star break as one of the NBA's hottest teams, winning six of their last seven games, a run punctuated by beating the big, bad Indiana Pacers in a brawl. As Dirk Nowitzki heads to New Orleans and his teammates scatte...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  13. Mavs mailbag: If you could pick a playoff opponent ...

    Tim MacMahon

    I'm skipping all the questions about the trade deadline this week. I simply don't see the Mavs pulling off a deal of any significance. Maybe they surprise me, but all I could offer at this point is speculation, and I've already done plenty of that...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  14. Mavs 'outcompeted' as Spurs' run hits 7

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- If the Western Conference standings look the same at the end of the season, the Lone Star State's Interstate 35 rivals would meet once again in the playoffs. There's a better chance of Mark Cuban bathing in the River Walk than his D...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  16. Mavs handling business at home

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - A pretty good way to get your tickets punched for the playoffs is to dominate on your home court. All indications are that the Dallas Mavericks are going to be awfully hard to beat at the American Airlines Center this season. It hasn't...

    Blog | November 21, 2013