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  1. Mavs' shooting struggles are nothing new

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- At some point admissions just have to be made. And after two poor shooting games to start the playoffs, there's no getting around the fact that the Mavericks are just a mediocre shooting team. Have been all season. Nothing has cha...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  2. NBA playoffs -- Russell Westbrook leading the charge

    Jeff Caplan

    Russell Westbrook is growing up before our eyes, and taking the Thunder with him.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  3. Defensive rebounding continues as major flaw

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavericks continue to struggle to keep big teams off the offensive backboards and those problems can be directly tied to Sunday's overtime loss to the Lakers and Monday's triple-overtime defeat at Utah. Just look at the numbers. Against the La...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  4. Dallas Mavericks stress teamwork as Dirk Nowitzki works through s...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks stress teamwork as Dirk Nowitzki works through his struggles.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  5. Mavs not alone; offense ugly all over

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks aren't alone in their struggles to put the ball through the old peach basket. The entire NBA is stinking it up, and while players keep saying offense will improve once they get their legs under them one has to wond...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  6. J.J. Barea planning on Spain next season?

    Jeff Caplan

    If the NBA labor struggle goes deep into the summer and appears headed into the fall, Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea said he might look to take his talents to Spain. "I guess my plan B would be Spain, but I hope that does not happen," Barea sai...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  7. Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea may play in Spain if a lockout lasts...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks guard J.J. Barea would think about playing in Spain if the NBA can't solve its labor crisis.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  8. Heat lead at half, 47-45, despite struggles

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- On the night he was booted from the starting lineup, DeShawn Stevenson has saved the Dallas Mavericks' bacon in the first half. He hit all three 3-pointers he's taken and has 11 points. That's the good news for Mavs fans. The bad news is...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  9. Free throw struggles prove fatal in loss

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Dallas Mavericks aren't exactly strangers to high turnover games, but poor free throw shooting? The Mavs' 13-of-23 night at the stripe certainly ranks as surprising -- and fatal. Dallas coughed up the basketball 16 times, inc...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  10. Dallas Mavericks sticking with Rodrigue Beaubois through struggle...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rodrigue Beaubois has struggled, but the Mavericks aren't giving up on him.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  11. Must Kidd score for Mavs to go deep?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- A Friday blog entry examined Jason Kidd's recent scoring struggles and suggested that his 4.3-point scoring average and 25-percent shooting from the floor (11-of-44) and 18.9-percent (7-of-37) from beyond the arc over the last eight games c...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. No rest for Dirk, but maybe time for Kidd

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Thursday night's struggle against the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves forced Dirk Nowitzki to play a team-high 36 minutes just as the Dallas Mavericks prepare for a season-long six-game road trip that features the odd and rigorous schedul...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  13. Can Mavericks close out homestand?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Shawn Marion stepped up with the big third quarter scoring 10 of his 18 points to keep the Dallas Mavericks ahead and clinging to an 81-80 lead. Jason Kidd also finally ended his shooting struggles, hitting two early shots in the quarter, i...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  14. Dallas Mavericks thrive with identity while Miami Heat struggle t...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs' easiest challenge comes against Heat, who can't seem to find themselves.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  15. Dallas Mavericks' post-streak home struggles continue with West's...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks' post-streak home struggles continue with No. 2 seed up for grabs.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  16. Another home game down the tubes

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks are in a fight for the No. 2 seed in the West, but they're hardly taking care of their home in the process. Clearly leg-weary from Wednesday's night's overtime struggle at Memphis, the Mavs were blown out by the well-rested Or...

    Blog | April 01, 2010