• Preview: Mavs square off against Suns in win or go home Game 7

    Preview: Mavs square off against Suns in win or go home Game 7
    MAVERICKS (3-3) AT PHOENIX SUNS (3-3)
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Place: Footprint Center, Phoenix
    TV: TNT
    Radio: The Eagle, 97.1 FM; Univision 99.1 FM (Spanish)
    About the Mavericks: Luka Doncic finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and four steals and the Mavs staved off elimination at home Thursday by winning Game 6 and squaring this best-of-seven series at 3-3 in blowout fashion, 113-86. . .Also in Game 6, Reggie Bullock poured in 19 points and grabbed seven boards. Bullock, in addition, was i
  • As Mavs prepare to face Warriors, Doncic still smiling — and still un-guardable

    As Mavs prepare to face Warriors, Doncic still smiling — and still un-guardable
    SAN FRANCISCO — Luka Doncic was all smiles Sunday after the Dallas Mavericks eliminated the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semifinals with a thunderous 123-90 victory in Game 7.
    The Mavs’ superstar point guard was still smiling following Tuesday’s practice at the Chase Center. Why?
    Because Doncic and the Mavs will face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series in the Western Conference Finals. It’s a game the overwhelming
  • NBA Preview: Golden State and the Dallas Mavericks Battle in the West

    NBA Preview: Golden State and the Dallas Mavericks Battle in the West
    The last time Dallas and Golden State met in the playoffs, it didn’t go so well for the Mavericks.
  • WCF Game 1 preview: Mavericks hoping for early road magic

    WCF Game 1 preview: Mavericks hoping for early road magic
    GAME 1: DALLAS MAVERICKS (0-0) at GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (0-0)
    Time: 8 p.m., Wednesday.
    Place: Chase Center, San Francisco.
    TV: TNT.
    Radio: The Eagle 97.1 FM; Univision Zona MX 99.1 FM (Spanish)
    Format: Best-of-Seven.
    About the Mavericks: They have been very solid on the road in the playoffs, going 3-4 overall (2-1 at Utah, 1-3 at Phoenix). They will need at least one win at Chase Center to get to the NBA Finals . . . They won three of four regular-season meetings with Golden State, but that will
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  • WCF scouting report: Dealing with Steph, Luka will top each team’s to-do list

    WCF scouting report: Dealing with Steph, Luka will top each team’s to-do list
    Back in the preseason, picking Dallas, Golden State, Miami and Boston to be the final four NBA teams standing would have been tough.
    But by the end of the second round of the playoffs, it was clear these teams were playing the best basketball of anybody left.
    Talented teams playing really well at the right time.
    That’s how you get here. You try to stay lucky on the health front and play your best basketball when the stakes are highest. It’s worked for the Mavericks and Warriors.
    And
  • Carlisle saw potential in January, says now it’s ‘eerily’ similar to 2011

    Carlisle saw potential in January, says now it’s ‘eerily’ similar to 2011
    Some people saw this coming, believe it or not.
    And not just inside the Mavericks’ locker room.
    When he came through Dallas with the Indiana Pacers in late January, former Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle said it was clear to him that the Mavericks had the right stuff going for them in Jason Kidd’s first year as the franchise’s head coach.
    “They’re a major threat in the West,” Carlisle said of the Mavericks before the Pacers played them at American Airline
  • Kidd said Mavs still learning each other and finding ways to get better

    Kidd said Mavs still learning each other and finding ways to get better
    PHOENIX — Now that the Dallas Mavericks have reached the NBA’s version of the Final Four, that means they have officially arrived, right?
    “I don’t know if we have arrived the way you guys will write it,” coach Jason Kidd said. “We’re still learning each other (and) we’re still finding ways to get better.”
    The Mavs learned a lot about themselves Sunday when they went into Phoenix and totally destroyed the best team in the NBA, 123-90, in a Gam
  • Kidd: Mavs still learning each other, finding ways to get better

    Kidd: Mavs still learning each other, finding ways to get better
    PHOENIX — Now that the Dallas Mavericks have reached the NBA’s version of the Final Four, that means they have officially arrived, right?
    “I don’t know if we have arrived the way you guys will write it,” coach Jason Kidd said. “We’re still learning each other (and) we’re still finding ways to get better.”
    The Mavs learned a lot about themselves Sunday when they went into Phoenix and totally destroyed the best team in the NBA, 123-90, in a Gam
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  • First look: Can Mavericks’ trio measure up to Splash Triplets?

    First look: Can Mavericks’ trio measure up to Splash Triplets?
    The Golden State Warriors have the fancy nicknames.
    The Splash Brothers, who have morphed into the Splash Triplets. They also are known as Lethal Weapon 3, according to national NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith.
    That would be Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole.
    They make up Golden State’s three-guard attack-mode lineup that has, indeed, been quite lethal. During the regular season, they combined to average 64.4 points.
    In the playoffs, it’s been 66.6 points per game.
    The Maveric
  • Doncic was dominant, and he only worked three quarters to head up the takeaways

    Doncic was dominant, and he only worked three quarters to head up the takeaways
    PHOENIX – It was the kind of game where no one would have been surprised if the Phoenix Suns would have raised the white flag.
    At halftime.
    At the midway point of Sunday’s game at Footprint Center, the Mavs had been so thoroughly dominant that they were ahead, 57-27, after Luka Doncic drained a three-pointer when he crossed over Cameron Johnson and sent him embarrassingly tumbling to the floor.
    It was indeed an unprecedented performance by the Mavs, who led 57-27 at the half and won,
  • How the Dallas Mavericks Stunned the Phoenix Suns in Game 7

    How the Dallas Mavericks Stunned the Phoenix Suns in Game 7
    The Suns had the best record in the N.B.A. in the regular season and went to the finals last year. This time, they couldn’t make it out of the second round.
  • Dallas Mavericks Stun Phoenix Suns in Game 7

    Dallas Mavericks Stun Phoenix Suns in Game 7
    The Suns had the best record in the N.B.A. in the regular season and went to the finals last year. This time, they couldn’t make it out of the second round.
  • Mavs blowout Suns in shocking fashion, 123-90, and advance to conference finals

    Mavs blowout Suns in shocking fashion, 123-90, and advance to conference finals
    PHOENIX — The odds were stacked extremely heavily against the Dallas Mavericks. In fact, 76.8 percent of Game 7s in the history of the NBA have been won by the home team.
    In other words, the Mavs probably had a better chance of winning the Powerball than winning a Game 7 on the home court of the powerful Phoenix Suns, who easily were the best team in the NBA this season. But the Mavs took those stats, crumbled them up, threw them in the trash can and then went out and shocked the world and
  • Mavs blowout Suns in shocking fashion, 123-90, advance to conference finals

    Mavs blowout Suns in shocking fashion, 123-90, advance to conference finals
    PHOENIX — The odds were stacked heavily against the Dallas Mavericks. In fact, 76.8 percent of Game 7s in the history of the NBA have been won by the home team.
    In other words, the Mavs probably had a better chance of winning the Powerball than winning a Game 7 on the home court of the powerful Phoenix Suns, who easily were the best team in the NBA this season. But the Mavs took those stats, crumbled them up, threw them in the trash can and then went out and shocked the world and the Suns,
  • Winning non-Luka minutes huge as Dinwiddie stokes Mavericks’ Game 7 triumph

    Winning non-Luka minutes huge as Dinwiddie stokes Mavericks’ Game 7 triumph
    In hockey, they call it penalty killing.
    In the Mavericks’ universe, they call it winning the non-Luka minutes.
    Or at least surviving them.
    They did a lot more than just survive them on Sunday night on their way to a 123-90 blowout of the Phoenix Suns in Game 7, punching the Mavericks’ ticket to the Western Conference finals against Golden State.
    The Mavericks had a hugely successful run in the second quarter with Luka Dončić on the bench for his usual five or six minutes t
  • Dallas Mavericks Stun the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 Upset

    Dallas Mavericks Stun the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 Upset
    The Suns had the best record in the N.B.A. in the regular season, and went to the finals last year. This time, they couldn’t make it out of the second round of the playoffs.
  • Mavs blow out Suns, 123-90, and advance to Western Conference Finals

    Mavs blow out Suns, 123-90, and advance to Western Conference Finals
    PHOENIX – The greatest two words in sports – Game 7 – turned out to be an enormously great night for the Dallas Mavericks.
    Luka Doncic finished with 35 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 30 points and Jalen Brunson added 24 points and six rebounds, and the Mavs completed an improbable comeback Sunday by hammering the Phoenix Suns, 123-90, at Footprint Center in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.
    Thus, the Mavs won this best-of-seven series, 4-3, and will
  • Kidd wants everyone on his team to stay in character for Game 7

    Kidd wants everyone on his team to stay in character for Game 7
    PHOENIX – From Jason Kidd’s perspective, there’s no need for his team to get too high just because a pivotal win-or-go home Game 7 is the next game on his team’s schedule.
    Kidd, in fact, doesn’t believe there’s any pressure surrounding Game 7.
    “I think it’s basketball and you got to have fun with it,” the Dallas Mavericks’ coach said after Saturday’s practice session. “I think the team that’s closer to executing their
  • Expecting ‘the best’ out of CP3, Mavericks ready to bring theirs, too, in Game 7

    Expecting ‘the best’ out of CP3, Mavericks ready to bring theirs, too, in Game 7
    After the Phoenix Suns got spanked by 27 points on Thursday at American Airlines Center, there was the usual amount of respect offered by Chris Paul and company.
    And a good bit of defiance, too.
    As Paul said: “We’ve been here before and seen it. The best thing about all of these playoff games is that you don’t carry a 20-point lead into the next game. Each game has a personality of its own and now it’s down to one game.”
    The Suns are 3-0 on their home floor in this
  • The Phoenix Suns Weren’t Supposed to Get Pushed to Game 7

    The Phoenix Suns Weren’t Supposed to Get Pushed to Game 7
    The Suns have been off their game against Dallas. (So. Many. Turnovers.) But the Mavericks are flawed, too. They have one last game to get it together.
  • Mavs want to take their tremendous Game 6 performance into Game 7

    Mavs want to take their tremendous Game 6 performance into Game 7
    Game 7.
    It’s what NBA players live for when they were kids growing up playing basketball in the park, in their backyard or in their local gym. It’s the pressure surrounding the game, the fanfare, the adulation, and the oohs and aahs attached to a game with so much on the line that makes Game 7 a must-see TV event.
    In a way, Game 7s are where reputations are made – good or bad. And it’s where memories are hatched and forever etched in everyone’s mind, and to be repea
  • Morning-after thoughts: Luka, Bullock, depth all factored into Game 6 blowout

    Morning-after thoughts: Luka, Bullock, depth all factored into Game 6 blowout
    The NBA has a longstanding rule of thumb that the team that plays better almost always wins a playoff series.
    Notice that theory doesn’t say that the better team almost always wins.
    Right now, nobody can say with certainty who the better team is in this Western Conference semifinals between the Mavericks and Suns. But the team playing better – at the moment – is the Mavericks, thanks to their 113-86 spanking of the Suns in Game 6 Thursday.
    Phoenix’s gaudy 64-18 regular-se
  • Following a talk with his mom, Bullock delivered in spectacular fashion

    Following a talk with his mom, Bullock delivered in spectacular fashion
    After not scoring a single point in Tuesday’s 30-point loss to the Phoenix Suns, Reggie Bullock knew there was one conversation he undoubtedly had to have.
    A conversation with his mom.
    Whatever Bullock’s mom told him, it worked. With the encouragement from his mom, Bullocks poured in 19 points and collected two steals Thursday and the Dallas Mavericks tied their best-of-seven series against the Suns at 3-3 with a convincing 113-86 victory at American Airlines Center.
    “I just kn
  • Mavericks stay strong at home, force Game 7 with blowout win

    Mavericks stay strong at home, force Game 7 with blowout win
    If pride goes before the fall, the Mavericks are still standing tall.
    They may or may not escape this tough-as-nails playoff series with the Phoenix Suns, but they got out of Game 6 with their dignity intact because their season did not end on their home floor.
    And the way they played to avoid elimination Thursday night suggests the good times might not end for quite some time.
    The Mavericks evened the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals at three wins apiece with a 113-86 victory Thursda
  • Mavericks’ show of force at home sets up Game 7

    Mavericks’ show of force at home sets up Game 7
    If pride goes before the fall, the Mavericks are still standing tall.
    They may or may not escape this tough-as-nails playoff series with the Phoenix Suns, but they got out of Game 6 with their dignity intact because their season did not end on their home floor.
    And the way they played to avoid elimination Thursday night suggests the good times might not end for quite some time.
    The Mavericks evened the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals at three wins apiece with a 113-86 victory Thursda
  • Mavericks’ show of force at home forces Game 7

    Mavericks’ show of force at home forces Game 7
    If pride goes before the fall, the Mavericks are still standing tall.
    They may or may not escape this tough-as-nails playoff series with the Phoenix Suns, but they got out of Game 6 with their dignity intact because their season did not end on their home floor.
    And the way they played to avoid elimination Thursday night suggests the good times might not end for quite some time.
    The Mavericks evened the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals at three wins apiece with a 113-86 victory Thursda
  • Midday Game 6 primer: Luka says ‘we like challenges’

    Midday Game 6 primer: Luka says ‘we like challenges’
    The Mavericks are facing their first potential elimination game of this year’s playoffs tonight at American Airlines Center.
    Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals is upon them and of course the stakes, the pressure and the tension go up another level when you are down 3-2 and trying to defend your home court.
    “We’re happy to be here,” Luka Dončić said Thursday morning after the Mavericks’ shootaround. “It’s this game, and then we can play
  • Game 6 preview: Do-or-die time has arrived

    Game 6 preview: Do-or-die time has arrived
    GAME 6: PHOENIX SUNS (3-2) at DALLAS MAVERICKS (2-3)
    Time: 8:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Place: American Airlines Center, Dallas.
    TV: ESPN.
    Radio: The Eagle 97.1 FM; Univision Zona MX 99.1 FM (Spanish)
    Format: Best-of-Seven.
    About the Suns: They are 3-0 at home and 0-2 at AAC. Chris Paul had particular problems last weekend in the two games in Dallas. He had seven turnovers in Game 3 and fouled out in 23 minutes in Game 4, scoring one less point than the six fouls he accumulated . . . The Suns were in th
  • Dončić, Booker, Paul: Three stars at different points in their career going for the prize

    Dončić, Booker, Paul: Three stars at different points in their career going for the prize
    In the classic Queen hit We Will Rock You, a boy makes a big noise, a young man is going to take on the world and an old man is going to make him some peace someday.
    Meet Luka Dončić, Devin Booker and Chris Paul.
    Three NBA superstars at different junctures of their careers. All of them want the same thing.
    The Mavericks have the young boy, relatively speaking, as 23-year-old Dončić figures out his way in the league he’s dreamed about dominating his whole, basketball-cen
  • 2022 MAVS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS

    2022 MAVS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS
    Mavs Academy, in partnership with Chick-fil-A DFW, will host a variety of summer camps for kids with all interests, including Hoop Camp, Dance Camp, Development Camp, Gaming Camp, and All-Girls GEM Hoop Camp. Mavs Academy will continue to monitor the guidelines from various government orders, health experts and the NBA to develop appropriate protocols (which may include social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitization) for the camps.
    Mavs Academy camps are open to boys and girls of al

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