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  1. Mavericks trying to move on

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Mavericks are down 2-0 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the teams' best-of-7 first round series. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the series' physical brand of play will continue, but his team needs to move on from the first two games ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  2. Rick Carlisle: Tactics can't be overlooked

    Calvin Watkins

    Rick Carlisle wasn't as mad Tuesday, a day after accusing Kendrick Perkins of dirty play during the Mavs' Game 2 loss at Oklahoma City, but you could sense he was still irked. The Mavericks coach exchanged words with Perkins during the game and pr...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  3. Brendan Haywood is active for Game 6

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said center Brendan Haywood will be active for Game 6. Haywood strained his right hip flexor in the fourth quarter of Game 2. He was inactive for Games 3 and 5 and played just three minutes in Game 4. ...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  4. LeBron James responds to Mavs comments

    Calvin Watkins

    DeShawn Stevenson and LeBron James have attacked each other verbally for years. It's moved to an NBA Finals level now, with Stevenson saying James "checked out" of the fourth quarter of Game 4. At Thursday's shootaround, James was asked about S...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  5. Mavs-Heat lineups: JJ starts for Stevenson

    Calvin Watkins

    Game 4 has some lineup changes and the Mavericks will sit DeShawn Stevenson for JJ Barera. You could call this a desperate move considering how badly Barera has played in this series. It's clear the Mavs want to push the offense and coach Rick Ca...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  6. Brendan Haywood will be active

    Calvin Watkins

    Mavericks center Brendan Haywood, who missed Game 3 with a strained right hip flexor, will be active for Game 4. "The plan is that we'll give it a shot and hopefully it will go well," coach Rick Carlisle said. "But we'll see. He's worked hard to r...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  7. Carlisle won't confirm Barea starting

    Calvin Watkins

    During his pregame news conference, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won't confirm that backup point guard J.J. Barea will move into the starting lineup over DeShawn Stevenson for Game 4 of the NBA Finals. "I'm not going to confirm that," was all Car...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  8. Brendan Haywood out; Roddy Beaubois in

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks will not have center Brendan Haywood, who has a strained right hip flexor, for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said his team will have to play small, and that means guard Rodrigue Beaubois will be ac...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  9. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki to wear splint...

    Calvin Watkins

    While it shouldn't be a surprise that Dirk Nowitzki will play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals with a torn tendon in his left middle finger, the Dallas Mavericks forward plans on wearing a splint Thursday night to protect it.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  10. Rick Carlisle: We have to be opportunistic

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said his big men have to perform better and overall his team must be consistent with its shot following a Game 1 loss at Miami. The Mavs shot 37.3 percent from the floor and were outrebounded, 46-36. The benc...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  11. Rick Carlisle preparing for Haslem to start

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is preparing for Heat forward Udonis Haslem to start in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Haslem, 6-8, 235 pounds, played in only 13 regular season games as he recovered from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his l...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  12. Mavs-Heat starters: Udonis Haslem sits

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- We have the starters for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle thought Miami forward Udonis Haslem would start in Game 1, but he's not. Here are the starters: Dallas F Shawn Marion F Dirk Nowitzki C Tyson Chandler ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  13. Rick Carlisle: 'We have a lot of work left to do'

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history. Against the young Oklahoma City Thunder, the Mavs won the Western Conference finals, 4-1, clinching things with a 100-96 victory on Wednesday night. ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  14. Could Reggie Miller have duplicated rally?

    Calvin Watkins

    What the Mavericks did on Monday night was amazing. When Kevin Durant made a 3-pointer with 5:06 to play in the fourth quarter it gave Oklahoma City a 99-84 lead. Then things went haywire. The Mavericks tied the score and even had a chance to w...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  15. Rebounding concerns Carlisle

    Calvin Watkins

    After one of the more memorable comebacks in NBA playoff history, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wasn't basking in the glow of the 112-105 overtime victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead, Carlisle was talking about the rebounding strugg...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  16. DeShawn Stevenson sets tone early

    Calvin Watkins

    The Mavericks' players of the game were Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki. But DeShawn Stevenson should get a little credit for setting the tone early for the Mavericks. With Rodrigue Beaubois out with a sprained foot, coach Rick Carlisle started Steve...

    Blog | April 17, 2011