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  1. Mavs beat turnover trouble in strange win

    Tim MacMahon

    It's a good thing for the Dallas Mavericks that they faced a glorified D-League team Friday night. It isn't often that an NBA team can commit 17 turnovers in the first half and live to tell about it, much less have a halftime lead. Actually, it...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  2. Should Mavs sweat Ellis' turnover totals?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The turnovers of the "dumbass" variety concern Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who used that term a few times after watching his team cough up the ball 17 times Sunday night, bringing Dallas' three-game turnover total to an unacceptable 53. ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Why go to Carter with game on the line?

    Tim MacMahon

    To be fair to coach Rick Carlisle, the Dallas Mavericks didn't seem to have any decent offensive options in the fourth quarter of Friday night's frustrating loss to the Atlanta Hawks. After all, the Mavs had more turnovers (five) than field goals ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 108, Magic 100

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Mavericks spread the wealth and protected the ball. Dallas had six players score in double figures and committed only eight turnovers. It's hard to lose with that kind of balance and efficiency, especially with Dallas shooting...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 107, Mavs 93

    Tim MacMahon

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Here's a quick look at the Dallas Mavericks' 107-93 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night: How it happened: Coach Rick Carlisle calls them catastrophic turnovers, the kind of offensive miscues that result in easy bu...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  6. Dalembert earns Carlisle's praise

    Tim MacMahon

    Coach Rick Carlisle had nothing but nice things to say about Samuel Dalembert after the Dallas Mavericks' second preseason game. Dalembert, whose conditioning was publicly challenged after his four-foul, four-turnover, 11-minute outing in Monday's...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  7. 3-pointer: O.J. Mayo has 'best game of the year'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - When O.J. Mayo glanced at the box score after Wednesday night's win, the career-high 12 assists in his line looked good. The zero turnovers looked even better. "Just trying to be a playmaker, you know?" Mayo said with a grin. Maybe tha...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 90, Mavs 84

    Tim MacMahon

    Meltdowns don't get much more miserable than this. It took less than 10 minutes of game action for the Dallas Mavericks' 25-point lead to disappear. Dallas turnovers fueled a 36-4 run by the Memphis Grizzlies, a stretch that included a team-recor...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. O.J. Mayo's turnovers are a clutch crisis

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Over and over again, O.J. Mayo has accepted accountability for his prominent role in the Mavericks' late-game woes. It's gotten to the point that Mayo seems to have run out of words while standing up and answering questions in the locker ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  10. O.J. Mayo's challenge: Stay aggressive, cut turnovers

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - O.J. Mayo snapped out of his shooting slump during the Mavericks' recent road trip and he thinks he has a solution to solve his turnover issues. "I've just got to be aggressive," Mayo said. "Sometimes the pass may be there or may not be t...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  11. 'Uncharacteristically stupid' Mavs must stop turnovers

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Coach Rick Carlisle has pinpointed the primary cause of the Mavericks' many turnovers on their recently completed winless road trip. "To be honest, we've done uncharacteristically stupid things," Carlisle said. Such as? "Well, you ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  12. 3-pointer: Rick Carlisle encouraged despite 28 TOs

    Tim MacMahon

    BOSTON -- You'd think 28 turnovers would make Rick Carlisle raving mad. But the Mavs' coach took a different approach after Dallas' double-overtime loss to the Celtics. "What I am is encouraged because to have 28 turnovers and to give up 34 poi...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: 76ers 100, Mavericks 98

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: An outbreak of turnovers in the fourth quarter proved fatal for the Mavericks. The Mavs committed turnovers on six consecutive possessions to fuel Philadelphia's 12-0 go-ahead run. The 76ers led the remainder of the game, which fe...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  14. 3-pointer: O.J. Mayo has made 'great strides'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Skip past the 22 points O.J. Mayo scored to find the most impressive numbers in his line from Wednesday night's win. Six assists. Zero turnovers. The Raptors wisely made Mayo, who had 62 points on 22-of-35 shooting in the previous two...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  15. Dirk Nowitzki on his ill-timed turnover: 'Just a brutal play'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki was a heck of a tennis player while growing up in Germany, but the dude never played a down of quarterback. That was painfully obvious by the terrible full-court pass Nowitzki threw out of bounds with 22 seconds remaining in...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Heat 105, Mavs 94

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Finals rematch was competitive for about six minutes. The Heat dominated every facet from the midway point of the first quarter until the fourth quarter, when a Mavs run was too little, too late. The Mavs had more turnovers th...

    Blog | December 25, 2011