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  1. Dallas Mavericks focus on surviving regular season to be fresh fo...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavs will endure some ugly regular-season moments to peak in playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  2. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Western Conference race: 'We...

    Tim MacMahon

    A 5-6 slump hasn't lowered expectations or limited swagger for the Dallas Mavericks, starting with owner Mark Cuban.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  3. Tony Parker of San Antonio Spurs says he will be fine for Western...

    Tim MacMahon

    San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker expects to be "fine" for the Western Conference finals opener after an MRI on his tight left hamstring revealed only a slight strain.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  4. Mavs playoff seeding scenarios

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks have made the playoffs. Now it's a matter of what seed they get. It's possible for the Mavs to land anywhere from sixth to eight in the Western Conference. That means first-round matchups with the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spur...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Will Mavs finally part with protected pick?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- When checking the NBA standings in the morning, Mavericks fans shouldn't just focus on the cluster of teams competing for the final couple of Western Conference playoff spots. Keep an eye on the middle of the East playoff pack, too. The ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Wild West: Mavs lead three-team race entering stretch run

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- Dirk Nowitzki figured all along the Dallas Mavericks would have to fight to make the playoffs in the deep Western Conference. He just didn't anticipate the Phoenix Suns being one of the teams in the mix. For that matter, nobody did. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Should top 16 make playoffs? Cuban unsure

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks, despite being 13 games above .500, would be the odd team out in the Western Conference if the playoffs started today. Put the Mavs in the East and they'd have home-court advantage in the first round as the third seed. Meanw...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  8. Unlike Nuggets, Mavs have mostly avoided injury bug

    Tim MacMahon

    Preseason projections put the Denver Nuggets in the pack of teams that would be fighting for one of the Western Conference's final few playoff spots. Mother Nature, the mythical force Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle often refers to when discussing i...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. Dirk: It's getting tighter behind us

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- It's not going to be easy to claim a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That comes as no surprise to the Dallas Mavericks, whose 12-year postseason streak was snapped last season, but it's been confirmed this month. The Mavs are ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Mavs mailbag: Is Andrew Bynum worth risk?

    Tim MacMahon

    Two months into the season, the Mavericks pretty much are what we thought they were. They're on pace to win 47 or 48 games and positioned to claim one of the Western Conference's last couple of playoff spots. It's not satisfying for a franchise th...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  12. Position outlook: Mavs upgraded across the board

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks didn't accomplish their ultimate mission of adding a superstar, but they did accomplish a significant goal this summer. They got better. Maybe good enough to get back into the playoffs in a loaded Western Conference. The Mavs, ass...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  13. 3-pointer: Playoff hopes shrink; Elton Brand plays big

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- This needed to be the stretch where the Dallas Mavericks made up some major ground in the Western Conference playoff race. They played seven of eight games at home with the only road trip against the lowly New Orleans Hornets. The Mavs ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  14. Dirk Nowitzki on Dallas Mavericks' playoff hopes -- 'Not looking ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki is coming to the realization that the Dallas Mavericks' 12-year streak of making the playoffs is very much in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  15. Mavs beginning a last-hope homestand

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks woke up this morning closer to the bottom of the Western Conference standings than they are to the eighth seed. Suffice to say, their 12-season postseason streak looks like it's on life support at this point. If you want to ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  16. Dirk Nowitzki: Dallas Mavericks need to be more competitive than ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki doesn't want to play for another NBA franchise, but he also doesn't want to finish his career just fighting for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013