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  1. W2W4: Mavs on alert for consistent effort

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Consistency. Can the Dallas Mavericks capture it? With the right effort they certainly should tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers team that has no concept of the word. A supposed championship contender at the start of the season, Po...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  2. Reviewing the late-game Ian Mahinmi foul?

    Jeff Caplan

    No word out of the NBA offices in New York if Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle or point guard Jason Kidd will face a fine for voicing their displeasure with the officiating after Monday night's 95-91 loss at Oklahoma City. Carlisle was fined $35,000 the...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  3. 3-pointer: Out of break, shooting still MIA

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks nearly pulled out a win against a bad team by shooting 36.0 percent and with Brendan Haywood (season-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and 4-of-5 at the free throw line) as their most efficient scorer. The key word is "almost...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  4. Dirk Nowitzki: In his own words

    Jeff Caplan

    It's been one heck of a two-month start into this shortened, hyper-speed season for Dirk Nowitzki. First he had to digest the fact that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was not bringing the championship team back intact, first and foremost Tyson ...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  5. After day off, work coming Mavs' way

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tuesday was a day to re-charge and now comes, in Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle's words, "one helluva practice." After all, there's no pulling the wool over anyone's eyes here. When Carlisle was asked after Monday's 115-93 loss to the Den...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  6. Move over Odom, here comes The Custodian

    Jeff Caplan

    Not long after's Marc Stein broke the big story that the Dallas Mavericks had acquired Lamar Odom from the Los Angeles Lakers after the three-way trade scenario for Chris Paul collapsed, word came down that another player was in the Mavs' fo...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  7. Thunder withstand early storm, lead by one

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Oklahoma City handled the Mavericks' energy out of the gate. After trailing 8-2 and 12-6, the Thunder got a few stops and sent word that they weren't going to be content to play out the string. Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler combined for ...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  8. Deciper this: Carlisle on Thunder, Grizzlies

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Finally, the Western Conference finals matchup is hours away from being set. Who do the Dallas Mavericks want to play? Well, read coach Rick Carlisle's words and try to decipher what he thinks. Carlisle on the Oklahoma City Thunde...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  9. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks where the...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki is putting on a show while leading the Mavs closer to their goal.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  10. Mavs' words louder off court than on it

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Should the Dallas Mavericks let their words on the floor speak louder than their words off it? "We got a lot of talkers off the court," center Tyson Chandler said. "We just need them to open their mouths on the court." Off it, the Mav...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  11. How Dirk interprets Carlisle's 'P' word

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle wasn't only throwing around his lastest buzzword to the media after Tuesday's practice, but the Dallas Mavericks have been getting an earful of the "P" word, too. Persistence, persistence, persistence. "That's his favori...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  12. Rick Carlisle says persistence can give Dallas Mavericks an edge

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle is preaching persistence to the Mavs as the season winds down.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  13. J.J. Barea questionable battling a fever

    Jeff Caplan

    Word out of Phoenix is that reserve point guard J.J. Barea is battling a fever and is questionable for tonight's game. If he can't play, it would obviously put Roddy Beaubois in position to fill Barea's roll behind Jason Kidd. Beaubois played 21 m...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  14. Jason Terry backs hot play with bold words

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry entered this season vowing to re-claim the Sixth Man of the Year Award that Jamal Crawford took away last season. After a sizzling February so far, Terry thinks he's positioned himself in front. "I put a stranglehold back on ...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  15. Alexis Ajinca awaits word back at hotel

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Fourth-string center Alexis Ajinca is the odd-man out to make room on the 15-man roster for the impending signing of Peja Stojakovic. As's Marc Stein is reporting, the Dallas Mavericks are working out a trade to send Ajinca to t...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  16. Coach: Caron Butler in 'good spirits'

    Jeff Caplan

    There remains no official word on the extent of the right injury Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler suffered in Saturday night's game at the Milwaukee Bucks. Butler was scheduled to return to Dallas on Sunday evening and undergo an MRI exam, bu...

    Blog | January 02, 2011