• Preview: Mavs preparing to square off against Cavs

    Preview: Mavs preparing to square off against Cavs
    CLEVELAND – Games come and go, but what happened at American Airlines Center on Dec. 27 is something the Dallas Mavericks will likely remember forever.
    That’s the day the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 20-point deficit and stunned the Mavs, 113-110. For the Cavs, the victory came when they were without three of their starters — Donovan Mitchell (illness), Darius Garland (broken jaw) and Evan Mobley (knee surgery).
    “You definitely remember that,” Mavs center Dereck L
  • Lively ready to do battle with Jarrett Allen again

    Lively ready to do battle with Jarrett Allen again
    CLEVELAND – Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II was a fresh 25 games into his NBA career when he had to face one of the game’s most dominant centers.
    It was Cleveland’s All-Star center Jarrett Allen, who has a history of chewing up opposing centers and spitting them out like they’re some worn out piece of bubble gum.
    Allen finished that Dec. 27 game in Dallas with 24 points, 23 rebounds, six assists and two steals, while Lively had four points, four rebounds and two
  • Mavs know lack of ball movement hampered them against Pacers

    Mavs know lack of ball movement hampered them against Pacers
    INDIANAPOLIS – That season-high seven-game winning streak the Dallas Mavericks recently stitched together is no more. It
    Kyrie
    tumbled by the wayside thanks to Sunday’s 133-111 road loss at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
    But there were indeed some lessons learned in what became the first loss since guard Kyrie Irving returned on Feb. 5 after missing six games due to a sprained right thumb.
    “We always try to learn something in wins and losses,” Irving said. “But wh
  • Carlisle offers high praise to Mavs for adding Gafford, Washington

    Carlisle offers high praise to Mavs for adding Gafford, Washington
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle used the adjective “tremendous” when describing the recent trades that brought Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington to the Dallas Mavericks.
    “They’ve increased their size, their skill, their depth, their toughness, and positioned themselves really well for the stretch run,” Carlisle said on Sunday prior to his team’s 133-111 win over the Mavs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. “They’re on a seven-game wi
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  • Carlisle offers high praise to Mavs for adding Gafford and Washington

    Carlisle offers high praise to Mavs for adding Gafford and Washington
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle used the adjective “tremendous” when describing the recent trades that brought Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington to the Dallas Mavericks.
    “They’ve increased their size, their skill, their depth, their toughness, and positioned themselves really well for the stretch run,” Carlisle said on Sunday prior to his team’s 133-111 win over the Mavs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. “They’re on a seven-game wi
  • Pacers ran away and hid from Mavs, winning, 133-111

    Pacers ran away and hid from Mavs, winning, 133-111
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Dallas Mavericks discovered first-hand what it’s like to play against the fast-paced Indiana Pacers. And it wasn’t good.
    Euless Trinity High School product Myles Turner finished with 33 points and eight rebounds for Indiana and the Pacers snapped the Mavs’ seven-game winning streak as they raced to a convincing 133-111 victory on Sunday afternoon at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The loss dropped the Mavs to 33-24 in the opener of a four-game road trip that con
  • Pacers ran away and hid from Mavs, 133-111

    Pacers ran away and hid from Mavs, 133-111
    INDIANAPOLIS – Living life for a day in the fast lane wasn’t very kind to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon.
    The Indiana Pacers did everything but bring out the expensive race cars at the nearby Indianapolis Speedway as they drove home a point while racing past the Mavs and dealing them a 133-111 defeat at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The loss snapped the Mavs’ season-high seven-game winning streak and dropped them to 33-24 on the season going into Tuesday’s game in Clev
  • Mavs start rugged road trip against four Eastern Conference teams

    Mavs start rugged road trip against four Eastern Conference teams
     INDIANAPOLIS – After spending this past Thursday knocking off the highly-regarded Phoenix Suns – a team some experts have representing the Western Conference in this season’s NBA Finals — the Dallas Mavericks will spend the next week matching wits with a few of the top teams the Eastern Conference has to offer.
    And it all starts Sunday at 4 p.m. at Gainbridge Fieldhouse when the Mavs (33-23) have a matinee game against the Indiana Pacers (32-25). As of now, the high
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  • ‘Being a team’ is highest priority for Jason Kidd

    ‘Being a team’ is highest priority for Jason Kidd
    Jason Kidd’s job is never done.
    And it’s the same for every coach in every league at virtually every level of competition.
    There’s always – always – an area that needs attention.
    When the Mavericks went through Utah earlier this season, Jazz coach Will Hardy summed up the life of a coach pretty well.
    “You never feel good when you know that no matter what happens in the game, every player is not driving home happy,” Hardy said. “That never feels goo
  • Dončić-Irving combo’s superior play overshadows improved defense

    Dončić-Irving combo’s superior play overshadows improved defense
    What the Mavericks are learning about themselves as they get healthy and the picture starts to look better than second-grade finger painting is that Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving can be an awesome force together.
    When things are right with them, the Mavericks are darn tough to beat.
    Their 70-point night on Thursday in the 123-113 win over Phoenix was more proof that the break-in period for this dynamic backcourt is complete. What we have now is a well-oiled machine – again, when e
  • Chiefs co-owner, Dan Hunt, still basking in Super Bowl glory

    Chiefs co-owner, Dan Hunt, still basking in Super Bowl glory
    Fresh off a 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in the Super Bowl less than two weeks ago, Kansas City Chiefs co-owner Dan Hunt was among the sellout crowd who attended Thursday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.
    And Hunt was basking in the glow of the Chiefs making their fourth Super Bowl appearance in the past five seasons, and winning their third Super Bowl in the last five years.
    “We’ve had this unbelievable run,” Hunt told Mavs.c
  • Mavericks rise up, sink Suns in second half

    Mavericks rise up, sink Suns in second half
    When their defense arrived back from All-Star break about an hour after everybody else, the Mavericks started their stretch drive toward the playoffs with a bang Thursday night.
    The Mavericks sent notice to the Phoenix Suns and the rest of the teams in the Western Conference that are ahead of them that the Mavs are not to be discounted as put-up-or-shut-up time arrives in the NBA season.
    With Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving on their way to a combined 70 points, the Mavericks overwhelmed t
  • Mavericks, Raising Cane’s serve up warm feelings, winter garments

    Mavericks, Raising Cane’s serve up warm feelings, winter garments
    On a brilliant 80-degree February day, the Mavericks unloaded a record number of winter coats and jackets on Wednesday at the Austin Street Center for distribution to those who need help the most.
    After all, this is Texas. If you don’t like the weather, wait a little while. It’ll change. And a whole lot of people will be better prepared for it when it does.
    The Mavericks partnered with the center and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for this year’s Winter Warm-Up to collect
  • Dallas Mavericks to Broadcast Games in Spanish on UniMás 49

    Dallas Mavericks to Broadcast Games in Spanish on UniMás 49
    Spanish Press Release
    FEB. 22, 2024 (DALLAS) – For the first-time ever, the Dallas Mavericks and TelevisaUnivision, the world’s leading Spanish-language media company, have jointly announced a new rights agreement to exclusively broadcast ten 2023-24 season games in Spanish on UniMás (Ch. 49), making the Mavericks the third NBA team with full Spanish telecasts.
    “Adding Spanish-language broadcasts for the first-time ever is very exciting for the Mavs and our growing MFFL
  • Los Dallas Mavericks Transmitirán Juegos en Español en UniMás 49

    Los Dallas Mavericks Transmitirán Juegos en Español en UniMás 49
    English Press Release
    22 DE FEBRERO DE 2024 (DALLAS) – Por primera vez en la historia, los Dallas Mavericks y TelevisaUnivision, la principal cadena de medios en español a nivel mundial, anunciaron conjuntamente un nuevo acuerdo de derechos de transmisión exclusiva de 10 juegos de la temporada 2023-2024. Estos partidos estarán disponibles para los fanáticos en el Metroplex por UniMás canal 49, convirtiendo a los Mavericks en el tercer equipo de la NBA con
  • Mavs-Suns preview: Playoffs? Approach it ‘as if we’re not in,’ Hardaway says

    Mavs-Suns preview: Playoffs? Approach it ‘as if we’re not in,’ Hardaway says
    If there was any doubt about the attitude the Mavericks must possess when they begin the stretch-run on Thursday against Phoenix, Tim Hardaway Jr. left nothing to the imagination.
    “We got to approach it as if we’re not in the playoffs right now,” he said. “We’re only in the play-in with the standings how (they are) now.
    “So we got to get back into the top six. And it starts tomorrow.”
    Approach it like they aren’t in the playoffs. Because they aren&
  • Sprint begins with treacherous schedule for Mavericks

    Sprint begins with treacherous schedule for Mavericks
    As Jason Kidd said Tuesday afternoon, what the Mavericks have in front of them now is no longer a marathon.
    It’s a sprint.
    It’s 27 games to the regular-season finish line and a spot in the playoffs if the Mavericks finish strong.
    To say it starts off with a challenging stretch would be an understatement.
    While Luka Dončić got an extra day to exhale after his extensive All-Star Weekend obligations, the rest of the Mavericks got back to business on Tuesday with an afternoon p
  • Former Mavs forward A.C. Green discusses his Iron Man days

    Former Mavs forward A.C. Green discusses his Iron Man days
    INDIANAPOLIS – If there is an NBA game to be played, the odds are very high that A.C. Green will show up for work and play in that particularly game.
    No matter if he was hurt, wasn’t feeling well, bruised or had his teeth knocked out, Green was hellbent on punching the time clock and putting in an honest day’s work. That’s why Green is considered as the NBA’s Iron Man.
    In fact, from Nov. 19, 1986 until he retired from the NBA on April 18, 2001, Green played in 1,192
  • Luka Dončić rolls all sevens in record-setting All-Star game

    Luka Dončić rolls all sevens in record-setting All-Star game
    INDIANAPOLIS – It was all sevens for Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Dončić at the NBA All-Star game Sunday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
    In the starting lineup for the Western Conference in this glitzy midseason classic, Dončić scored seven points, grabbed seven rebounds and distributed seven assists. And his jersey number is 77.
    Unfortunately, the odds didn’t stack up in favor of Dončić and his teammates as the Eastern Conference went on a record-s
  • Luka Dončić finished with all sevens in recording-setting All-Star game

    Luka Dončić finished with all sevens in recording-setting All-Star game
    INDIANAPOLIS – It was all sevens for Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Dončić at the NBA All-Star game Sunday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
    In the starting lineup for the Western Conference in this glitzy midseason classic, Dončić scored seven points, grabbed seven rebounds and distributed seven assists. And his jersey number is 77.
    Unfortunately, the odds didn’t stack up in favor of Dončić and his teammates as the Eastern Conference went on a record-s
  • NBA commissioner Silver commends Cuban’s impact as Mavs’ owner

    NBA commissioner Silver commends Cuban’s impact as Mavs’ owner
    INDIANAPOLIS – In his annual press conference with the media Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium during All-Star Weekend, NBA commissioner Adam Silver paid homage to the 24 years Mark Cuban served as governor of the Dallas Mavericks.
    “In terms of Mark, he’s had an incredible impact on this league,” Silver said. “I have been with the league through his entire tenure of his ownership — from his earliest days in the league. He pushed us hard. He came in as a tech
  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver pay homage to Mark Cuban

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver pay homage to Mark Cuban
    INDIANAPOLIS – In his annual press conference with the media Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium during All-Star Weekend, NBA commissioner Adam Silver paid homage to the 24 years Mark Cuban served as governor of the Dallas Mavericks.
    “In terms of Mark, he’s had an incredible impact on this league,” Silver said. “I have been with the league through his entire tenure of his ownership — from his earliest days in the league. He pushed us hard. He came in as a tech
  • Luka Dončić preparing to play in his fifth NBA All-Star game

    Luka Dončić preparing to play in his fifth NBA All-Star game
    INDIANAPOLIS — Luka Dončić will be making his fifth NBA All-Star appearance Sunday at 7 p.m. at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in just his sixth season in the league. And for the fifth time during Saturday’s Media Day, the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar point guard heard practically every question from the ridiculous to the sublime.
    Dončić is one of those generational players who can turn a team’s fortunes around for the better for many years to come. So far
  • Dereck Lively II shoots perfectly in Rising Stars Challenge

    Dereck Lively II shoots perfectly in Rising Stars Challenge
    INDIANAPOLIS – It didn’t take Dereck Lively II long to tell anyone within listening distance what he’ll remember the most about playing in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
    “My first dunk,” Lively proudly said. “Being able to come out here and actually score the ball, and being able to get comfortable with the mask on is amazing.
    “I didn’t know how the game was going to go, I didn’t know what type of defense and
  • Dereck Lively II acquitted himself well in Rising Stars Challenge

    Dereck Lively II acquitted himself well in Rising Stars Challenge
    INDIANAPOLIS – It didn’t take Dereck Lively II long to tell anyone within listening distance what he’ll remember the most about playing in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
    “My first dunk,” Lively proudly said. “Being able to come out here and actually score the ball, and being able to get comfortable with the mask on is amazing.
    “I didn’t know how the game was going to go, I didn’t know what type of defense and
  • Sam Perkins believes Mavs have what it takes to win it all

    Sam Perkins believes Mavs have what it takes to win it all
    INDIANAPOLIS – Sam Perkins is a really big fan of the way the Dallas Mavericks are currently constructed.
    “They have the talent,” said Perkins, who played for the Mavs from 1984-‘90. “It just comes to a point where they have their lows in shooting or defense, especially.
    “It’s just a matter of them putting it together, because the Western Conference is stacked.”
    The Mavs are currently in seventh place in the West with a 32-23 record, but they&rsquo
  • Anatomy of a win streak: Numbers tell the Mavericks’ story

    Anatomy of a win streak: Numbers tell the Mavericks’ story
    You don’t win six games in a row in the NBA by accident.
    Usually, there is numeric evidence that supports why a run of success happens. And there are some clear indicators for the Mavericks, who rolled into the All-Star break with six consecutive wins – three against really good teams, three against really bad teams.
    Three at home. Three on the road.
    There is nothing to apologize for about this streak. It’s legitimate. The Mavericks have played better than just about anybody in
  • Wembanyama has been a force in his rookie season

    Wembanyama has been a force in his rookie season
    San Antonio rookie Victor Wembanyama has been everything he was advertised to be when the Spurs took him with the No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s draft.
    It seems like a long time ago that the 7-4 Frenchman made his NBA debut against the Mavericks on opening night in San Antonio. His progress has been constant and consistent as Wembanyama has averaged better than 20 points and 10 rebounds pretty much all season. And he’s doing it in just 28.4 minutes per game, roughly 10 minutes l
  • Mavericks breeze by Spurs, win sixth in a row

    Mavericks breeze by Spurs, win sixth in a row
    The Mavericks are like every other NBA team. They are super-happy that the All-Star break has arrived and they get a weeklong break from the grind of a long, long season.
    But there has to be a part of them that wishes they could just keep on playing right now, because business most certainly is good for them.
    The Mavericks won their sixth consecutive game, overcoming an early deficit and crushing the San Antonio Spurs 116-93 Wednesday night at American Airlines Center.
    Kyrie Irving was dazzling
  • Mavs bring the love at Children’s Health — Plano

    Mavs bring the love at Children’s Health — Plano
    PLANO – Moving from one room to another and from one floor to another, Dallas Mavericks players A.J. Lawson, Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Brandon Williams kept spreading a little love to the young patients at Children’s Health Plano on Tuesday afternoon.
    The move by the Mavs – in conjunction with ShiftKey – was to help celebrate Valentine’s Day and bring some smiles to some patients who are unable to get out of the hospital to enjoy this precious day with their famil
  • Mavs-Spurs preview: Wemby makes last stop in Dallas for this season

    Mavs-Spurs preview: Wemby makes last stop in Dallas for this season
    The San Antonio Spurs aren’t a great NBA team right now. But they do have a plan.
    His name is Victor Wembanyama.
    And fans like plans, even if they include a lot of losses in the short term, which the Spurs certainly are providing. Even the most storied franchises must go through rough times. And with their dreadful record, the Spurs are the definition of rough.
    But anytime a generational talent comes along, he’s worth our attention. And Wembanyama checks all the boxes of being a gene
  • Tough-guy Dončić, fourth-quarter mastery highlight comeback win

    Tough-guy Dončić, fourth-quarter mastery highlight comeback win
    It’s been a long, long time since the Mavericks were thought of as tough guys.
    Like, maybe, never.
    But with more than a dash of humor, Jason Kidd was quick to stick up for his team in the physicality department after Monday’s 112-104 victory over Washington.
    Luka Dončić emerged with a few stitches in his chin, courtesy of a wayward elbow on Corey Kispert’s drive to the bucket. This after he broke his nose a couple games ago.
    That on top of the broken schnoz belonging
  • Washington coach remembers ‘terrific year’ Gafford had with Wizards

    Washington coach remembers ‘terrific year’ Gafford had with Wizards
    The damage Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford did to Washington on Monday night was no surprise to Wizards interim head coach Brian Keefe.
    Less than a week ago, Keefe was Gafford’s coach, and Gafford was overpowering opponents, snatching rebounds and blocking shots while manning the paint for the Wizards. But last Thursday the Mavs traded Richaun Holmes to the Wizards for Gafford, and now the five-year veteran is overpowering opponents, snatching rebounds and blocking shots for Dallas.
  • Keefe remembers the ‘terrific year’ Gafford had with Wizards

    Keefe remembers the ‘terrific year’ Gafford had with Wizards
    The damage Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford did to Washington on Monday night was no surprise to Wizards interim head coach Brian Keefe.
    Less than a week ago, Keefe was Gafford’s coach, and Gafford was overpowering opponents, snatching rebounds and blocking shots while manning the paint for the Wizards. But last Thursday the Mavs traded Richaun Holmes to the Wizards for Gafford, and now the five-year veteran is overpowering opponents, snatching rebounds and blocking shots for Dallas.
  • Winning streak hits five as Mavericks snap to life in fourth quarter

    Winning streak hits five as Mavericks snap to life in fourth quarter
    This could have been a perfect storm working against the Mavericks.
    They know the sand and sea are just a few days away with the All-Star break looming. They were facing the woebegone Washington Wizards, owners of the second-worst record in the NBA.
    The Mavericks have been rolling lately. Maybe a bit of a letdown was to be expected.
    And yet, the Mavericks survived it.
    After the Wizards had them on the ropes virtually all night Monday at American Airlines Center, the Mavericks rescued themse
  • Dončić wins NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award

    Dončić wins NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award
    Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić won the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award for his performance last week. In four games last week, Dončić averaged 31.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.8 steals as the Mavs posted a 4-0 record.
    Here’s the press release announcing the honor Dončić’s won.
     
    LUKA DONČIĆ NAMED WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
     
    DALLAS – The NBA announced today that Mavericks guard Luka Do
  • Mavericks-Wizards preview: Gafford set to face his former team

    Mavericks-Wizards preview: Gafford set to face his former team
    It seems to happen a lot.
    When an NBA player gets traded or changes teams for whatever reason, invariably there’s a game with his former team coming up fast on the schedule.
    Really fast, in the case of Daniel Gafford.
    He spent most of his first five seasons with Washington, who the red-hot Mavericks will host at American Airlines Center Monday night for the Wizards’ only visit of the season.
    Just five days ago, Gafford was still a Wizard. And the way he found out about the trade &nda
  • Davis, Russell were key in Lakers’ victory over Mavs

    LOS ANGELES – When it wasn’t Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis giving the Mavericks trouble from inside the paint on Wednesday night at Crypto.com Arena, it was guard D’Angelo Russell beating them from outside the paint.
    Russell scored 29 points, and Davis collected 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers ran away and hid from the Mavs in the second half and wound up winning, 127-110. Russell was 11-of-20 from the field, including 5-of-7 from behind the three
  • Friday’s Mavericks-Warriors game postponed

    The Mavericks’ game at the Golden State Warriors, scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, has been postponed because of the death of Warriors’ assistant coach Dejan Milojevic.
    The NBA made the decision Thursday morning to push back the game to a later date.
    The Mavericks’ next scheduled game is Monday against Boston at American Airlines Center.
    The Mavericks played Wednesday night in Los Angeles, losing to the Lakers 127-110. The game at Golden State was supposed to be the finale of a sho
  • Midseason report: Mavericks stayed afloat amid injuries, now will search for consistency

    They call the NBA season a marathon.
    But if ever a half-marathon has failed to produce any evidence as to how the Mavericks are going to finish this race, the first 41 games were it.
    They reached the midpoint of the regular season on MLK Day with a 125-120 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans at American Airlines Center. It completed what has been an absolute rollercoaster ride from the start in the first 41 games.
    The bottom line, though, is that the Mavericks survived a plethora of injuries t
  • Green declares Irving as one of the game’s best finishers

    When asked how he prepares to defend Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving, New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green said: “Pray.”
    Other than some divine intervention, Green knows Irving creates all sorts of problems for opposing defenses. And it’s not easy trying to corral one of the game’s best players.
    When Green was an assistant with Golden State from 2016-’19, the Warriors met the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 and ’18 NBA Finals. Irving was playing with the Cavs
  • Jalen Brunson played against Mavs in Dallas for the first time

    If anyone knows Jalen Brunson best, it’s probably New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.
    Brunson’s dad – Rick Brunson – was an assistant coach on Thibodeau’s staff with the Chicago Bulls from 2010-’12, an assistant on his staff with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2016-’18, and has been on his staff with the Knicks since 2022. And every now and then, Rick used to take Jalen to practice with him.
    It’s as if Thibodeau is a part of the Brunson family.
    &
  • Short-handed Grizzlies defeat short-handed Mavs, 120-103

    Tuesday was not a pleasant night at the office for the Mavericks.
    Fresh off upsetting the second-best team in the entire NBA on Sunday – the Minnesota Timberwolves – the Mavs fell victims to a depleted Memphis Grizzlies squad that has the third-worst record in the Western Conference, losing 120-103, before a stunned American Airlines Center sellout crowd of 20,116.
    To make matters worse, the Grizzlies were playing without their two best players – All-Stars Ja Morant and Jaren J
  • Mavericks rally late for crucial win over Timberwolves, 115-108

    Everybody knew the numbers.
    The Mavericks came into Sunday’s match against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 2-9 record against the six teams in the Western Conference that they are either behind or tied with in the standings.
    That made this as good a place as any to make a stand.
    And what a stand it was.
    With Kyrie Irving and Luka Dončić providing heroic efforts at both ends of the floor, the Mavericks overcame a six-point deficit in the final 3:30 by scoring 11 consecutive poin
  • Mavs had several players miss game against Blazers

    Almost half of the Mavericks’ roster incredibly were not available to play Friday against Portland due to an injury, an illness or for personal reasons.
    That includes point guard Luka Doncic (right ankle swelling), center Dereck Lively II (left ankle sprain), guard Dante Exum (right heel contusion), forward Grant Williams (right ankle sprain) forward Markiefff Morris (illness), forward Richaun Holmes (personal reasons) and forward Maxi Kleber (right small toe dislocation). That’s a h
  • Mavs open season-high seven-game home stand against Blazers

    The Mavericks have a great chance over the next 13 days to climb up the Western Conference ladder.
    During that nearly two-week span, the Mavs will play seven games. And all seven games will be played at American Airlines Center.
    It’s the longest home stand of the season for the Mavs, who own a 19-15 overall record following Monday’s 127-90 loss in Utah. The home stand opens with games Wednesday and Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers, and continues with games Sunday against Min
  • Depth, Luka’s awesome December highlight Mavs’ win over Warriors

    SAN FRANCISCO – As he emerged from the visitors’ locker room at Chase Center more than an hour after the final buzzer of a 132-122 win over the Golden State Warriors, Luka Dončić sounded like somebody who believes the Mavericks made good use of Kyrie Irving’s time away from the court.
    It’s been since Dec. 8 that Dončić’s running mate in the backcourt has played in a game.
    In that span, a lot of other Mavericks have gotten chances to play –
  • Takeaways from Cavs’ game: Shots stopped falling, Allen was impressive

    With a measuring stick road date Thursday night with the second-best team in the NBA in the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Mavericks desperately wanted to arrive in the Twin Cities with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in their back pocket.
    But after starting fast and building a seemingly comfortable 20-point lead early in the second quarter on Wednesday, the Mavs floundered down the stretch and wound up losing to the Cavs, 113-110, at American Airlines Center.
    The Mavs (18-13) put up a whopping
  • Mavericks-Suns preview: After early Christmas presents, Luka goes for 10K

    Things are going so well for Luka Dončić that he even outdid Santa Claus.
    As his teammates retreated to their locker room after clubbing the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night, they arrived in the plush surroundings to find dozens of electric bicycles lined up.
    The pricy bikes were a gift from Dončić to the team, coaches, support staff.
    “Everybody,” as Tim Hardaway Jr. said.
    As if dishing out 10 assists as part of his triple-double in the 144-119 win over the Spurs
  • Add Doncic and Exum to the growing list of Mavs not playing against Rockets

    HOUSTON – The Mavericks will be heavily short-handed when they take on the Houston Rockets on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Toyota Center.
    Three Mavs starters will sit out Friday’s game, including guards Luka Doncic (left quad strain) and Kyrie Irving (right heel contusion), along with rookie center Dereck Lively II (left ankle sprain). Meanwhile, reserves Dante Exum (left lower leg contusion), Josh Green (right elbow sprain) and Maxi Kleber (right small toe dislocation) also won’t p

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