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  1. Dirk vs. Duncan: 'Showcase' for two all-time greats

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Forget about the seedings for a second. Savor what we are about to witness. The Dallas Mavericks meeting the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs means we get the treat of watching living legends Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan compete against...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Dirk vs. Duncan by the numbers

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- There's only one debatable question that prevents Dirk Nowitzki from firmly declaring who deserves to be considered the best power forward in NBA history: Should Tim Duncan be classified as a power forward or a center? There is no que...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Dirk goes down Mavs-Spurs memory lane

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- They meet again. This will make a half-dozen times Dirk Nowitzki has seen the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. He's felt some agony and some ecstasy in the previous five series against the Mavericks' Interstate 35 rival, a four-time ti...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Matchups: Who has edge in Mavs-Spurs?

    Tim MacMahon

    A look at the matchups in the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs series: POINT GUARD Jose Calderon vs. Tony Parker: This is the biggest mismatch of the series. Calderon, a subpar defender, struggles to guard a lot of point guards. He really gets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. Opening Tip: Should Dirk be an All-Star?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- A midseason trip to relax on a Mexican beach isn't a bad option. Dirk Nowitzki won't hold a grudge if the coaches' vote sends him to stick his toes in the sand for a second straight year, a break from the big German's routine after makin...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Mavs 'outcompeted' as Spurs' run hits 7

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- If the Western Conference standings look the same at the end of the season, the Lone Star State's Interstate 35 rivals would meet once again in the playoffs. There's a better chance of Mark Cuban bathing in the River Walk than his D...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. Mavs must improve to rekindle Spurs rivalry

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- For years, the close proximity near the top of the Western Conference standings and on the map made the rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks one of the most intense in the NBA. The teams are still separated by less ...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  8. Opening Tip: Dirk vs. KG by the numbers

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett going back and forth on the NBA's all-time scoring list this week makes an old debate particularly timely. If Tim Duncan is classified as a center, is Dirk or KG the best power forward of their generation? It's a...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Mavs Mailbag: Does Monta Ellis have it all?

    Tim MacMahon

    Mail delivery is a little late this week -- blame my self-inflicted technical issues, aka accidentally smashing my laptop -- so let's get right to the questions. @mrana85 on Twitter: Does Monta Ellis, in fact, have it all? "Monta Ellis have it ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Opening Tip: Is Dirk done as an All-Star?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki's peers as historically elite power forwards of his generation, returned to the All-Star Game last season after a one-year hiatus. Can Nowitzki do the same after his 11-year All-Star streak was...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Cuban: Dirk elite for 'at least' three more years

    Tim MacMahon

    If Dirk Nowitzki put up his post-All-Star break numbers all season long, he probably wouldn't have been able to take a midseason vacation on a Mexican beach. Since his 11-year streak of All-Star appearances was snapped, Nowitzki has averaged 18.3 ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  12. 3-pointer: Dirk Nowitzki didn't like clutch play call

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO - Dirk Nowitzki didn't like the play call with the game on the line Thursday night at the AT&T Center. That had nothing do with Nowitzki not touching the ball. Nowitzki's issue with the pick-and-roll play was that the spacing didn't al...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 92, Mavericks 91

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan was too dominant. The Dallas Mavericks' stars in Duncan's age range couldn't match him. Duncan, who was well-rested after staying home for the San Antonio Spurs' Tuesday trip to Minnesota, had a vintage performance with 2...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. Can Mavs climb out of Lone Star cellar?

    Tim MacMahon

    HOUSTON -- If the Dallas Mavericks manage to sweep the home-and-home series with the Houston Rockets over the next four days, we can continue entertaining their slim hopes of making the playoffs. The reality, however, is that Dallas' 12-year posts...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  15. Michael Jordan puts Dirk Nowitzki in rare air

    Tim MacMahon

    One nugget from the phenomenal Michael Jordan feature written by ESPN's Wright Thompson will be especially interesting to Mavericks fans. It's Jordan's short list of current stars who could be nearly as successful in his era: LeBron James, Kobe Br...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Mark Cuban: 'No doubt' Dirk Nowitzki will be All-Star again

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Will Dirk Nowitzki ever appear in another All-Star Game? His boss would bet on it. "I don't have any doubt," Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said. "There's no doubt in my mind at all." Nowitzki's streak of 11 consecutive All-Star bids was s...

    Blog | January 27, 2013