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  1. 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
  2. Mavs mailbag: Better off with a lottery pick?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks moved back a couple of hours on the clock and moved up a couple of spots in the Western Conference standings Wednesday. Just another day in the wild, wild West. We've got drama with seven games to go. The Mavs have a slim shot to ...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Mavericks move up after dream day off

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- What a sweet Sunday it was for the Dallas Mavericks. They woke up ninth in the Western Conference standings, perhaps relaxed by a pool all day with no practice scheduled and moved up two spots before going to sleep. How did that happe...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Mavs' DNA almost leads to disaster

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Western Conference standings do not feature a category for style points. That qualifies as good news for the Dallas Mavericks after they got away with a bad performance against a worse team in Saturday night's 103-100 win over the in...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  5. 5 to 9? Playoff seeding wide open for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Coach Rick Carlisle wants the Mavericks' players focused on the task at hand each day, not caught up in checking the scoreboard and Western Conference standings. Of course, Mavs owner Mark Cuban can do whatever he pleases, and he sees sig...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. Mavs make lots of calls but stand pat

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks had a bunch of conversations but no close calls before standing pat at the trade deadline. As is the norm, the Mavs explored every potential opportunity in recent weeks. If a player's name has been mentioned in trade rumors,...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Mavs must improve to rekindle Spurs rivalry

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- For years, the close proximity near the top of the Western Conference standings and on the map made the rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks one of the most intense in the NBA. The teams are still separated by less ...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. 3-pointer: Jet grounded in AAC return

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Jet never really got off the runway during his return to the American Airlines Center. Jason Terry, the man coach Rick Carlisle refers to as Mavericks royalty, received a standing ovation when he checked into the game but never made much...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  10. O.J. Mayo's turnovers are a clutch crisis

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Over and over again, O.J. Mayo has accepted accountability for his prominent role in the Mavericks' late-game woes. It's gotten to the point that Mayo seems to have run out of words while standing up and answering questions in the locker ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  11. Mavs beginning a last-hope homestand

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks woke up this morning closer to the bottom of the Western Conference standings than they are to the eighth seed. Suffice to say, their 12-season postseason streak looks like it's on life support at this point. If you want to ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Mavs set sights on playoffs, not necessarily standings

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki watches a lot of NBA games, but he's not in the habit of scoreboard watching or checking the standings on a daily basis midway through the season. "Coach comes in every day and reminds us what we have to do," Nowitzki said. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  13. Dirk Nowitzki: 'The goal is still playoffs'

    Tim MacMahon

    It's been a long time since the Mavericks have been so far down in the standings this deep into a season. It hasn't happened since 1999-2000, which not coincidentally is the last time the Mavs didn't make the playoffs. At 12-18 and three and a ...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  14. 3-pointer: O.J. Mayo struggles in return to Memphis

    Tim MacMahon

    The fans at FedEx Forum welcomed Grizzlies-ex O.J. Mayo back to Memphis with a standing ovation before Friday's game. "It was cool," Mayo said. "I had a lot of great times here and great experiences." There weren't any great times for Mayo afte...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  15. Dallas Mavericks fans, Mark Cuban must disregard Jason Kidd's has...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavericks fans, Mark Cuban must disregard Jason Kidd's hasty exit and cheer his return as member of Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  16. Shawn Marion tries to fill Mavs' leadership void

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - For the time being, Shawn Marion is the only man standing in the Mavs' locker room who contributed to the 2011 title run. A major responsibility comes with that status. Marion considers it his duty to hold his teammates to the franchise's...

    Blog | November 20, 2012