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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. Jason Witten: 'We've got to play better'

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The NFL standings don't keep track of style points, so the Dallas Cowboys (5-4) won't complain about their comeback win over the Minnesota Vikings (1-7). However, the 24-hour rule of celebrating a win might not have been necess...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  10. Hatcher last Dallas D-line starter standing

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Nobody anticipated that Jason Hatcher would be the headliner of the Dallas Cowboys' defensive line. Many, including the Dallas coaching staff and front office, considered Hatcher to be the biggest question mark among the front fou...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Angels 3

    Tim MacMahon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers continued their climb up the American League West standings with their eighth win in the past nine games. They are now only one game back of the division-leading Oakland A's. The Rangers' hot str...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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