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  1. 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
  2. The race for the sixth seed, or is it seventh?

    Jeff Caplan

    UPDATED: 9 a.m., Friday. The Dallas Mavericks clinched a playoff berth Thursday with New Orleans' win over Houston. Now attention turns strictly to seeding and matchups. With the Mavs (35-28) -- back in action tonight for their home finale agai...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Odds and ends before playing two in L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    After a day of R & R in Phoenix on Monday and a practice in the desert today, the Dallas Mavericks will take their four-game winning streak to Los Angeles for the second set of three consecutive back-to-backs on this season-long, six game road tr...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  6. Dirk: 'D' should be there in playoffs

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- The Dallas Mavericks believe they are regaining a defensive presence that should serve them well in lower-scoring, tightly contested play0ff games. The jury is still out on that as Dallas has taken advantage of a string of games against...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  7. More big FT games like in Jazz win needed

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Utah Jazz Saturday night by17 points and beat them at the free throw line by 16. The Mavs held a 32-17 advantage in free throw attempts and a 26-10 edge in free throws made. The discrepancy in attempts ...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  8. Rotation starting to come into focus

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- As the Dallas Mavericks quickly turn their focus to the Phoenix Suns for tonight's nationally televised game on ESPN, a rotation that had been in flux all of March due to injury, is finally starting to take shape. "Coach [Rick Carlisle]...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Potential playoff foes lined up over final 16

    Jeff Caplan

    During the Dallas Mavericks' recent five-game stretch, they are 2-0 against teams they will never face in the postseason and 0-3 against teams they very well could face beginning next month in a best-of-7 series. Losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, N...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  12. Huge trade hits Mavs more ways than one

    Jeff Caplan

    In a mind-blowing, out-of-the-blue trade Wednesday morning, the Dallas Mavericks lost out on two hoped-for point guards. The Mavs had interest in bringing back Devin Harris in a steal in the short-term (before Thursday's trade deadline) and, like eve...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Dallas Mavericks at All-Star break: Surprises, disappointments, o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Shawn Marion has been the glue holding the Mavericks together in the first half.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  15. Streak busters: Mavs look to do it again

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- The Dallas Mavericks might be the last team the Miami Heat want to see. Riding a 12-game win streak, the Heat play host tonight to the team that's stopped five separate streaks in barely the first two months of the season. The Heat have w...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  16. Leads built, lost, but Mavs like 5-1

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The longest homestand of the season is history. So what did the Dallas Mavericks learn other than they're the best team in Texas? Thank you, Sir Charles. "I thought it was a great homestand, 5-1," Jason Kidd said. "We hadn't been playing...

    Blog | December 18, 2010