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  1. Rapid Reaction: Griz 106, Mavs 105 (OT)

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The fight to avoid the Western Conference's 8-seed went down to the wire, with the Dallas Mavericks landing there after a 106-105 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. How it happened: The Grizzlies pulled out a heart-pounding ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Might Mavs rest in Memphis?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- How much difference will Monday's NBA action make to the Mavericks' approach Wednesday night in Memphis? There's a decent chance that the Mavs could be locked into the Western Conference's seventh seed by the time their heads hit the pil...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 101, Suns 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks punched their playoff ticket with a 101-98 win over the Phoenix Suns. How it happened: After big nights by Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs held on in the final seconds to pull out the wild win. That duo co...

    Blog | April 12, 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. Mavs mailbag: Better off with a lottery pick?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks moved back a couple of hours on the clock and moved up a couple of spots in the Western Conference standings Wednesday. Just another day in the wild, wild West. We've got drama with seven games to go. The Mavs have a slim shot to ...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Andrew Bogut out, David Lee doubtful for Golden State Warriors

    Tim MacMahon

    The Golden State Warriors arrived at the American Airlines Center with a drastically depleted frontcourt.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  9. Mavericks move up after dream day off

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- What a sweet Sunday it was for the Dallas Mavericks. They woke up ninth in the Western Conference standings, perhaps relaxed by a pool all day with no practice scheduled and moved up two spots before going to sleep. How did that happe...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. Mavs' DNA almost leads to disaster

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Western Conference standings do not feature a category for style points. That qualifies as good news for the Dallas Mavericks after they got away with a bad performance against a worse team in Saturday night's 103-100 win over the in...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 5 to 9? Playoff seeding wide open for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Coach Rick Carlisle wants the Mavericks' players focused on the task at hand each day, not caught up in checking the scoreboard and Western Conference standings. Of course, Mavs owner Mark Cuban can do whatever he pleases, and he sees sig...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Mavericks better avoid Spurs in first round

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Mavericks' visit to San Antonio on Sunday evening illustrated just how important it is for Dallas to earn the Western Conference's sixth seed. That's because the Spurs appear extremely likely to be the second seed, waiting in th...

    Blog | March 02, 2014