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  1. Pregame buzz: Rick Carlisle to free agency?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- With the prospect of the Mavericks playing their final game of the 2011-12 season, coach Rick Carlisle is coming to the end of his four-year contract. It figured to be a slam dunk that Carlisle would sign an extension after last season's...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 95, Mavs 79

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- How it happened: Oklahoma City built a 15-point lead in the first and second quarters, and the Mavericks could never keep a run going long enough to make it a game. The defending champions are truly up against it, down 3-0. To avoid a hu...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  3. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Dallas Mavericks have taken a step back this...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks have taken a step back toward an uncertain future.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  4. Best first-round foe: Clippers or Thunder?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks first have to get into the playoffs before they can worry about who they'd prefer to face. So, we'll do it for them. For me, The Los Angeles Clippers present the best bet for the Mavs to avoid becoming the first defending c...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  5. The Dallas Mavericks' only playoff option is just get in

    Jeff Caplan

    If Mavs take care of business at home, they should get rest before playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  6. W2W4: Rebounding must be top priority

    Jeff Caplan

    Since the playoffs unofficially started for the Dallas Mavericks last Saturday, they're 2-1, twice beating the Houston Rockets, a team now on the outside looking in, and enduring a throttling Thursday by the Miami Heat, a favorite to win it all. N...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  7. Mike Brown, Dirk Nowitzki downplay revenge, rivalry

    Jeff Caplan

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Revenge and a renewed rivalry as the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight for the first time since the playoff sweep, are not high on anybody's agenda. Both teams lost key players from last season's teams and ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Is defensive switch at PG still an option?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks made tremendous use of switching their guards' defensive assignments last season and particularly so in playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. At a rugged, 6-foot-4, but having los...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. J.J. Barea is important piece to re-sign

    Jeff Caplan

    With so much free-agent talk revolving around the Dallas Mavericks' must, as in must re-sign Tyson Chandler, there's no time to lose focus on the overall importance of the young man named J.J. Barea. The 2011 playoffs served as a breakout party fo...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  11. 2011 NBA Finals: Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks bend but don't b...

    Jeff Caplan

    Flexible Rick Carlisle made all the right moves in the Mavs' championship run.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  12. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks trio making life difficult on M...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks trio of DeShawn Stevenson, Shawn Marion and Jason Kidd have made things tough on LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2011
  13. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks' Brendan Haywood active for Gam...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood was active for Sunday night's Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2011
  14. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks' Brendan Haywood to give playin...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood said Saturday that he believes he can play in Game 6 despite an ailing right hip that has sidelined him for all but three minutes of the last three games.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2011
  15. Dirk's getting it done at free throw line

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki's next fourth-quarter free throw will break a tie with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade for most fourth-quarter free-throw attempts in a postseason since 2003. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Dallas Mavericks forwa...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry talks big, ba...

    Jeff Caplan

    Brash guard Jason Terry backed up his talk with big plays to close out Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011