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  1. 2013 NBA Playoffs - NBA's best floor spacers

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle breaks down which players are the NBA's top league spacers. Nicolas Batum, with his combination of long-range and shooting ability, leads the list.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  2. Mavs' glory days seem so long ago

    Tim MacMahon

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The 2011 Western Conference finals, when the savvy Dallas Mavericks schooled the young Oklahoma City Thunder in clutch basketball, seem so long ago. Heck, even the 2012 first round, when the Thunder got revenge by sweeping the Mav...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  3. NBA Playoffs: Ranking the greatest series ever, 36-40

    John Hollinger

    We're ranking the 50 greatest playoff series of the post-merger era.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  4. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 100, Thunder 96

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The savvy, old Mavs schooled the young Thunder in crunch time once again. Two days after erasing a 15-point deficit in the final five minutes, the Mavs finished off the Western Conference finals with a 14-4 run Wednesday night. ...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  5. 2011 NBA playoffs: Magical rally symbolizes Dallas Mavericks' pla...

    Tim MacMahon

    The improbable Game 4 rally is symbolic of the Mavericks' magical season.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  6. NBA Playoffs 2011: Dallas Mavericks' Rick Carlisle: Oklahoma City...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rick Carlisle says the Thunder are the best team that the Mavs have played in playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  7. NBA Playoffs 2011: Rick Carlisle: Dallas Mavericks 'fortunate' no...

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says his team is lucky to be tied 1-1, and not in an 0-2 hole.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  8. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voices displ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voices displeasure over Game 2 officiating to referee supervisor.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  9. Three ways to stop Dirk Nowitzki

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    How do you defend a player who has averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for his playoff career? That's the question the Oklahoma City Thunder will ask as they face Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. Nowitzki...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Friday night could be a big moment in Mavericks' history. Here's why: If the Oklahoma City Thunder can win Game 6 of its series with Memphis , it will push that franchise into the Western Conference finals aga...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  11. Rick Carlisle showers praise on players

    Jeff Caplan

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rick Carlisle is 2-for-2 in taking his teams to the conference finals. He guided the Detroit Pistons and then the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, but fell short each time of the ultimate goal. He gets his second ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic seeing decline in minutes

    Dave McMenamin

    The Lakers play the Suns in Phoenix on Friday and there's a chance that some key players from the 2010 Western Conference Finals series won't see playing time.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  13. Top 10 Lakers playoffs moments: Kobe-to-Shaq cements Game 7 comeb...

    Brian and Andy Kamenetzky

    The Threepeat era is often remembered as an era of instant gratification. Phil Jackson arrives in 2000. The Lakers capture the title that season, then reel off another two in succession. No fuss, no muss. But the glare of three trophies can blind on...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  14. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Amare Stoudemire and his future home

    J.A. Adande

    What would it take for Amare Stoudemire not to leave the only team he's known? J.A. Adande weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  15. John Hollinger's PER Diem: April 7, 2009

    John Hollinger

    With the Spurs hobbled, who will make it to the West finals?

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2009
  16. Blazers' owner foresees 'a few turns in the road'

    Chris Sheridan

    Chris Sheridan reports from Portland on the problems facing the once-proud Trail Blazers.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2006