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  1. Terry on 'other side' of Mavs-Rockets rivalry

    Tim MacMahon

    HOUSTON - Jason Terry proudly wears Houston Rockets red these days, happy to have a chance to play with a contender again at the age of 37. But "Jet," who spent half of his 16 NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, readily admits that there's stil...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Tyson Chandler: 'This team is close' to title

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler, the finishing piece of a championship puzzle during his lone season in Dallas, doesn't think the Mavericks are far from being legitimate contenders for another title. For proof, Chandler points to the Mavs pushing the San...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. If not Mavs, who for Marion, Carter, Harris?

    Tim MacMahon

    They'd love to come back to Dallas, but the veteran free agents on the Mavericks' roster will all be willing to listen to any contenders interested in their services this summer. The mutual interest is strong enough that it's a decent bet that Sha...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Mavs had to work too hard for this win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are good enough not to feel great about a win like this. Mavs 103, Jazz 93 didn't need to be nearly that close. For a half, Dallas did what a playoff contender should do against a team fighting for the first overa...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  8. What might Mavs miss while waiting for Dwight decision?

    Tim MacMahon

    As Dwight Howard clears his mind in the mountain air, all the Mavericks can do is wait and hope. They have to hope that Mark Cuban and crew's three-hour pitch was strong enough to sell Howard on a two-year plan to rebuild a contender in Dallas. If...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  9. Mark Cuban has two-year plan to turn Dallas Mavericks into title ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban's goal is to make the Dallas Mavericks a championship team again within a two-year window.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 109, Clippers 102 (OT)

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: Dirk Nowitzki proved he can still slam the door on a contender. Nowitzki dominated the overtime period to carry the Mavs to a much-needed upset over the Los Angeles Clippers in a wild game that featured a Western Conference playof...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 115, Mavericks 89

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Los Angeles Lakers looked like championship contenders, not a team that hadn't won on the road this season until Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks just looked awful, especially considering that this was the Lakers' fourth g...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  12. Jason Terry could see himself with Miami Heat next season

    Tim MacMahon

    Add Jason Terry to the list of players who can see themselves joining the Miami Heat next season.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  13. Scout doubts Mavs as legit title contender

    Tim MacMahon

    A scout's take on the Mavs, from Marc Stein's ESPN.com Weekend Dime, which is required weekly NBA reading: "I see them as the Orlando of the West right now. Could they knock the Thunder off in Round 2? Sure. They could pull that off. But to battle...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  14. Dallas Mavericks shouldn't be counted out

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavs endured a wretched stretch, but it's premature to count them out.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  15. W2W4: Mavs try to start new streak vs. struggling Celtics

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks had their six-game winning streak snapped in a Sunday matinee at Madison Square Garden. The Boston Celtics arrived in Dallas with much bigger problems. The Celtics have been contenders ever since they pulled off deals to acquire Kevi...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  16. Lamar Odom's focus is on contributing for a contender

    Tim MacMahon

    Lamar Odom might not put up big numbers, but he can be key 8th man.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012