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  1. Sizing up the competition: Seven and down

    Jeff Caplan

    Two weeks ago I shared my 2012-2013 Western Conference rankings, in which I put the Dallas Mavericks sixth. Last week I analyzed what's changed with the five teams ranked ahead of them and how the new-look Mavs match up. The most push back I recei...

    Blog | August 27, 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. Vince Carter likely in; Delonte West could be out

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Having missed the last five games with a sprained left foot, Vince Carter participated in Friday morning's shootaround and is a game-time decision tonight against the Utah Jazz. If the veteran swingman does play -- and coach Rick Carlisl...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  4. W2W4: Mavs' D looks to get it back together

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS --In their seven home games prior to Wednesday's 15-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Dallas Mavericks allowed an average of just 80.1 points a game. And then Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love paced the T'Wolves to 105 points, dropping...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  5. Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter may return Friday; Dirk Nowitzki o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Originally scheduled to miss only four games with a sore right knee, Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki could possibly be out longer, he said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  6. Week ahead: Home slate toughens without Dirk Nowitzki

    Jeff Caplan

    Before Saturday's big announcement that Dirk Nowitzki will sit out four games while he pursues an overall conditioning program, the week ahead, with four home games and no back-to-backs, seemed like a great opportunity to put some distance between .5...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  7. Route 66: Easiest stretch of games

    Jeff Caplan

    There aren't many portions of the 66-game schedule that can be described as "easy," mostly because of the frequency of games and because the Western Conference -- which accounts for 48 games -- is still pretty darn tough. But there is a favorable ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  8. Mavs persevere, but kinks persist

    Jeff Caplan

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called Saturday's 94-77 win against a depleted Utah Jazz team that led 70-68 with 6:21 to play a "great game." In this case, great is relative. "I felt like we were watching the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  9. Mavs-Lakers: Breaking down the final 14

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers begin the final 14 games of the season Friday night tied for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed with 48-20 records. Which team has the upper hand to claim the seed, which grants homecourt advantage in a po...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  10. 26 to go: Breaking them down

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are one of four teams with 40 wins, yet the only one with a lone All-Star. They are 10 wins away from an 11th consecutive season with at least 50 wins. They are in second place in the Western Conference, six games behind the S...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  11. Something must give with streaking teams

    Jeff Caplan

    The Utah Jazz have undergone some changes. Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver defected to Chicago. But, in came big Al Jefferson and veteran agitator Raja Bell, and the Jazz might be better than ever. With arguably the league's best point guard, Deron ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  12. 400: Rick Carlisle climbs all-time wins list

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle won his 400th career game Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He becomes the 38th coach in NBA history to reach that milestone. In his third season as the Dallas Mavericks coach, Carlisle is 119-63, already surpassin...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  13. Board work makes easy work of Wolves

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler has this habit of sometimes perceiving his energy and level of play as unacceptably low, and then taking that annoyance out on his opponent. Latest example: Wednesday night, third quarter, Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  14. Will Mavs get caught in a T-Wolves trap?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The phrase "trap game" is part of the sports lexicon for a reason. It happens. Take Team A. Team A is playing very well of late, say, riding a six-game win streak. On the horizon still two days away is a big road game at Team C, which...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  15. Another busy week greets rolling Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks just completed a phenomenal week in which they swept four games in five nights. In the NBA, there's little rest for the weary. The team took Sunday off to recharge for another busy week, this time four games in six days. At le...

    Blog | November 28, 2010