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  1. Mavs need to clean up third-quarter mess

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- How can a starting five look so good at the beginning of games and so bad to open second halves? That's the biggest mystery of the 2-1 Dallas Mavericks' season so far. The Mavs have been magnificent in first quarters and miserable in ...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. 'Sky's the limit' for Mavs' offensive machine

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - These Dallas Mavericks will be an offensive juggernaut. That might sound like a premature declaration, considering this starting five has played a grand total of two preseason games as a unit. But just listen to LeBron James, a pretty goo...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Mavs' starters will play Friday; some will sit Saturday

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks' starting five will make its debut as a full unit in Friday's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "We're going to play our normal group Friday and we'll go from there," coach Rick Carlisle said. It is a certa...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  4. Mavs' starting five finally together

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Maybe Mavericks fans should cross their fingers, but it looks like the team's projected starting five will finally get some game action together this weekend. All of the starters are finally healthy, with Dirk Nowitzki (hip) and Monta El...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  5. Opening Tip: Mavs finally have set starting five

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle is no longer revealing a closely guarded secret 16 minutes before tipoff. There's no mystery about the Dallas Mavericks' starting lineup these days. Barring injury, there shouldn't be all season. The starting five of Jose Ca...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  6. Bernard James gets first career start

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs continue to pad their NBA lead for most starting lineups used this season. Their 17th starting five of the season will feature rookie Bernard James at center. Coach Rick Carlisle is searching for a solution at center. He benc...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  7. Dirk Nowitzki hopes to show home fans he can still play

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - There's a pretty good chance that Dirk Nowitzki will be announced with the Mavs' starting five for the first time this season Saturday night. There's a very good chance Nowitzki, who practiced with the starters Friday for the first time s...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  8. 3-pointer: Dirk Nowitzki ready to join starting five soon

    Tim MacMahon

    He looked like Dirk Nowitzki during this road trip, just in limited doses. Nowitzki, a week in a half into the process of working back into Hall of Fame form, scored 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting in 46 minutes during the Mavericks' 1-1 road trip....

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  9. Buzz: Chris Kaman, Dahntay Jones start

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Since Chris Kaman already spilled the beans after the shootaround, coach Rick Carlisle went ahead and confirmed the changes for his starting five against the Wizards. Kaman will replace Brandan Wright at center. Dahntay Jones will replace...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. Mavs' bench can't keep pace

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs consider depth one of their biggest strengths, but the opening quarter of the season didn't support that theory. The starting five led by as many as 17 points. The Mavs were up 14 when Rick Carlisle went to the bench with a litt...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  11. Mavs search for new starting five

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavs will switch up the starting lineup tonight against the Bulls, giving rookie Dominique Jones a look at shooting guard next to Jason Kidd and brining Shawn Marion off the bench. The fivesome the Mavs used down the stretch last sea...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  12. Mavs stick with old starting five

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle's policy is that he never announces his starting lineup until the league-mandated 16 minutes before tip-off. He made an exception for the preseason opener, seeing how strategy isn't exactly significant in games that ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  13. Mavs' all-time starting five

    Tim MacMahon

    To celebrate the storied histories of the franchises in the Finals, ESPN.com let fans pick the all-time starting five for the Celtics and Lakers. My immediate thought was, man, this wouldn't be nearly as fun with the Mavericks. But it's not lik...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  14. Butler's out; Beaubois starts

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES - Even with the return of Shawn Marion, the Dallas Mavericks don't have their full starting five. Caron Butler isn't playing Monday due to a right hip flexor strain. Rookie Rodrigue Beaubois replaced Butler in the starting lineup. ...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  15. Mavs' starting five should be whole

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Point guard Jason Kidd and center Erick Dampier participated in Tuesday morning's shootaround and should play against the Bucks. Kidd missed Sunday's rout of the Knicks because he had to return to Dallas to deal with a personal issue. ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  16. Ex-Mav Collison suddenly in Clips' spotlight

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Los Angeles Clippers backup point guard Darren Collison arrived at the American Airlines Center with a point to prove Friday night. Collison left the arena as the Clippers' starting point guard, at least for the next three to five weeks, ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014