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  1. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Mavs pass assist mantle to surging Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel opened the season by imploring his team to become an unselfish, ball-movement offense like the champion Dallas Mavericks. But when he told his team Sunday prior to its Game 4 against the Miami Heat to pass like cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  3. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd out a week, Dirk Nowitzki returns

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki returned for the Mavs, but Jason Kidd is out for at least a week.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  5. W2W4: The 3-ball and Dirk Nowitzki's return

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The last time the Dallas Mavericks saw the San Antonio Spurs they were buried under an avalanche of 3-pointers. The Spurs made 11 of their 16 in the first half to cruise to a 93-71 win. The Mavs made 1-of-19. Since that Jan. 5 game in Sa...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  6. Jason Kidd injury update will come Sunday

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Saturday afternoon that he will provide an update of Jason Kidd's injury on Sunday, prior to the team's game against the San Antonio Spurs. Kidd strained his right calf in the opening minutes of Friday's 1...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  7. Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd exits in first quarter with right ca...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs point guard Jason Kidd left in the first quarter against the Jazz with a right calf strain and did not return.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter may return Friday; Dirk Nowitzki o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Originally scheduled to miss only four games with a sore right knee, Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki could possibly be out longer, he said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  9. Week ahead: Home slate toughens without Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    Before Saturday's big announcement that Dirk Nowitzki will sit out four games while he pursues an overall conditioning program, the week ahead, with four home games and no back-to-backs, seemed like a great opportunity to put some distance between .5...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  10. Week ahead: Thunder, Spurs on the docket

    Jeff Caplan

    Going 1-4 through the first eight days of the 2011-12 season, the Dallas Mavericks can look forward to a relatively light week in this NBA -- only four games in seven nights followed by two much-needed days 0f rest. The other good news? The Phoeni...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  11. Odds and ends before playing two in L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    After a day of R & R in Phoenix on Monday and a practice in the desert today, the Dallas Mavericks will take their four-game winning streak to Los Angeles for the second set of three consecutive back-to-backs on this season-long, six game road tr...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  12. Chandler provided ultimatum after Spurs loss

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- We'll see if the Dallas Mavericks can carry momentum from their 101-73 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday into the final dozen games. Thursday's game against the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves likely won't provide much insight, but...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  13. Mavs' turnover woes must go

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are not a high turnover team. Averaging 13.7 a game, they rank ninth in the NBA in fewest turnovers per game. However, they had struggled through spells where they cough it up with the worst of them. On some occasions bloated ...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  14. Mavs-Lakers: Breaking down the final 14

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers begin the final 14 games of the season Friday night tied for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed with 48-20 records. Which team has the upper hand to claim the seed, which grants homecourt advantage in a po...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  15. Potential playoff foes lined up over final 16

    Jeff Caplan

    During the Dallas Mavericks' recent five-game stretch, they are 2-0 against teams they will never face in the postseason and 0-3 against teams they very well could face beginning next month in a best-of-7 series. Losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, N...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  16. Jet can't help himself, goes Ali on Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Two days after saying the the Dallas Mavericks will catch the San Antonio Spurs one way or another, whether it be in the regular season or postseason, Jason Terry, a man who turns a quote with the ease of tossing a 3-ball, took the Spurs-Ma...

    Blog | February 24, 2011