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  1. Mark Cuban plays nice with San Antonio

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who might be the most despised man in San Antonio, is trying to play nice during this playoff series. Cuban infamously referred to one of San Antonio's most popular tourist destinations as the "ugly-ass, ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. Dirk vs. Duncan: 'Showcase' for two all-time greats

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Forget about the seedings for a second. Savor what we are about to witness. The Dallas Mavericks meeting the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs means we get the treat of watching living legends Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan compete against...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Dirk goes down Mavs-Spurs memory lane

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- They meet again. This will make a half-dozen times Dirk Nowitzki has seen the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. He's felt some agony and some ecstasy in the previous five series against the Mavericks' Interstate 35 rival, a four-time ti...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Daily Dime: Grizzlies get a big playoff win before playoffs

    Tim MacMahon

    Grizzlies beat Mavericks in epic battle to avoid West's favorite

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  7. Mavs Mailbag: Best player in team history not named Dirk?

    Tim MacMahon

    We couldn't ask for much better drama from a rebuilding Mavericks season. Every game will matter with the regular-season finale deciding whether the Mavericks or Memphis Grizzlies get the unenviable task of opening the playoffs in San Antonio. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Dirk's workload will increase in playoffs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Over the last few weeks, Dirk Nowitzki has had five of his six highest-minutes games of the season. That will be a trend that continues into the playoffs. "It's probable that his minutes will be extended from 32 and change regular sea...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Dirk, Monta lead Mavs back to playoffs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Missing the playoffs was a bizarre, sickening feeling for Dirk Nowitzki last season, when his Dallas Mavericks had a dozen-year postseason streak snapped. It's a way-too-familiar feeling for Monta Ellis, whose teams made the playoffs onl...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 101, Suns 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks punched their playoff ticket with a 101-98 win over the Phoenix Suns. How it happened: After big nights by Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs held on in the final seconds to pull out the wild win. That duo co...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  14. Opening Tip: Mavs one win from getting in

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Never mind about magic numbers for the Mavericks. Their path to the playoffs is simple: Win and get in. All they need is one win at this point. It doesn't matter which game. The Mavs can officially clinch a playoff spot by beating...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Will Mavs finally part with protected pick?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- When checking the NBA standings in the morning, Mavericks fans shouldn't just focus on the cluster of teams competing for the final couple of Western Conference playoff spots. Keep an eye on the middle of the East playoff pack, too. The ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014