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  1. Sizing up the competition: San Antonio Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Second in a series looking at the five teams ahead of the Dallas Mavericks in our early 2012-13 Western Conference rankings and how the revamped Mavs match up. No. 4 San Antonio Spurs Perhaps no team was lavished upon more last season than the Sp...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  2. Ranking the West: Lakers once again team to beat

    Jeff Caplan

    After what seemed an eternity, the Dwightmare is over. Team USA giddily won gold in London. And the Los Angeles Lakers are again the envy of the NBA. When U.S. star of stars and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant squeezed Spain foe and L.A. teammate Pau Gaso...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Dirk Nowitzki cool with Father Time, Barkley

    Jeff Caplan

    No Charles Barkley comment this season stirred more local debate than his "Father Time, bro" remark regarding Dirk Nowitzki's inevitable slippage that the Round Mound said was officially under way. It's true that Nowitzki struggled out of the gate...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  4. Dirk Nowitzki picks Spurs, praises Pop

    Jeff Caplan

    If Dirk Nowitzki can't play in it, he's darn sure going to watch the Western Conference finals between the Dallas Mavericks' oldest rival and their newest. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder tip off on Sunday night. Who's Dirk got? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  5. Mavs pass assist mantle to surging Spurs

    Jeff Caplan

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel opened the season by imploring his team to become an unselfish, ball-movement offense like the champion Dallas Mavericks. But when he told his team Sunday prior to its Game 4 against the Miami Heat to pass like cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  6. At the half: Mavs 51, Spurs 40

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks are showing the Spurs what depth is all about. The Dallas bench has an 18-4 scoring edge and as a whole Dallas is the quicker team that's shooting a heck of a lot better. The Mavs can't buy a 3-ball, but the Spurs can't buy...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  7. Where's Dirk Nowitzki on first All-Star returns?

    Jeff Caplan

    Tim Duncan is no longer a threat and Carmelo Anthony is in the East. But, there is a new hurdle standing between Dirk Nowitzki and a starting spot on the Western Conference All-Star team for the first time via the fan vote. His name is Blake Griff...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 93, Mavs 71

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN ANTONIO -- How it happened: The Dallas Mavericks didn't have a chance from the start and for the third time in eight games were blown out by halftime. This time it was against the rival San Antonio Spurs, who were on the run from the start and...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  9. W2W4: Mavs wary even with no Manu Ginobili

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki has been through far too many battles with the San Antonio Spurs to take anything for granted. So, when he was asked what he expects from the San Antonio Spurs without leading scorer Manu Ginobili, who is out with a fractured hand, N...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  10. 8,000 club: Dirk joins more elite company

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- With his pretty, 10-foot step-back jumper with 7:40 to go in Monday night's second quarter, Dirk Nowitzki reached 8,000 career field goals. He is one of only four active players to hit the mark, joining Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  11. Caron Butler visits San Antonio Spurs amid report Richard Jeffers...

    Jeff Caplan

    Caron Bulter met with the Spurs amid a report that San Antonio will cut Richard Jefferson.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  12. Title in hand, approach the same for Dallas Mavericks

    Jeff Caplan

    A new Mavs era begins, but much the same for team built on consistency.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  13. NBA labor issues cloud Dallas Mavericks' plan to stay together

    Jeff Caplan

    A looming lockout casts a shadow over the Mavs' plans to keep things together.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  14. Tyson Chandler can't let fouls beat him

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The linchpin to Dallas Mavericks postseason success is -- sorry, Mr. Beaubois -- 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler. The Mavs know it. "He's the key to our success, you know that," guard Jason Terry said. "He's been that way all season lo...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  15. How impressive is Kevin Love's streak?

    Jeff Caplan

    Minnesota Timberwolves third-year forward Kevin Love scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The double-double, his 51st in a row, tied him for the all-time lead with Moses Malone, who set the mark during th...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  16. Mavs to Melo: So long, have fun out East

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- There was no hiding the Dallas Mavericks' true feelings about Carmelo Anthony's move to the New York Knicks Monday night. "That's great; great for the West," Dirk Nowitzki said. "Hopefully Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan go East next. It's go...

    Blog | February 22, 2011