Found May 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Slumped in his chair, microphone in hand, Dirk Nowitzki struggled to find the words to explain the 95-79 defeat the Dallas Mavericks had just suffered to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their first round series. Sitting for about seven minutes in the press conference room at American Airlines Center, Nowitzki spoke about what went wrong during the prior couple of hours. And despite everything he had to say about the game, perhaps his most interesting quote -- which was also his last -- had nothing to do with one game. The question: What makes Oklahoma City a better team than they were last year? The answer lasted one minute, describing how point guard Russell Westbrook has become "stellar," how center Serge Ibaka has "took a step forward" and how the role players in Oklahoma City have done their jobs. And then Nowitzki, who finished with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting, followed with: "I don't think we took a step forward as a team. We took a st...

West: If we go out, we're going down swinging

According to Mavericks guard Delonte West, the Oklahoma City Thunder didn't make a statement Thursday night at American Airlines Center. En route to taking a commanding 3-0 series lead, the Thunder fired on all cylinders from the opening minute, never trailing, leading by as many as 26 and winning 95-79. "You can win by two or 30, it's all the same thing," West...

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle loses it over non-call

Just when you thought that Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was a peaceful individual, he decided to have an epic coaching meltdown last night.It happened in the second quarter of last night's game three between the Mavericks/Thunder after a lack of an offensive goal-tending call on Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins sent him into a rage not seen before.Carlisle needed...

Mark Cuban is not pleased with the Mavericks performance

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DALLAS For half a decade, the Dallas Mavericks have mastered the art of winning close games. For this bastardized season, they've painted outside the lines as the most wobbly close-game combatants among playoff teams. But for one game on Thursday Game 3 in this first-round playoff series against a blossoming Oklahoma City team the ability to arrange for close games and the...

Khloe Kardashian reportedly thinks Lamar Odom has to play in L.A. for their marriage to continue

If you’re a subscriber of the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” theory, you have to believe Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are having some marital issues. While most of us feel like Odom being traded has sent his basketball career into a downward spiral, a recent report would seem to indicate the sudden change did more than just that. According to, Khloe...

Thunder On Verge Of Sweeping Mavericks, Win Game Three 95-79

After defeating the Dallas Mavericks by a total of four points to grab the first two games of their opening round Western Conference Playoff series, the Oklahoma City Thunder took charge early in Thursday night’s game at the American Airlines Center beating the Mavericks 95-79 to take a 3-0 lead in their best of seven match-up. Kevin Durant led five Thunder players in double-figures...

Oklahoma City Thunder Sweep Dallas Mavericks

The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to win Game 4 with a 103-97 victory on Saturday and sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder trailed in the fourth quarter by 13 points before James Harden rallied the team and scored 15 of his 29 points in the quarter. Kevin Durant added 24 points and 11 rebounds while Russell Westbrook scored 12 points with 6 assists.   For...

Thunder get decisive win in Dallas, lead 3-0

DALLAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant finally found his postseason shooting touch to get Oklahoma City off to a quick start, and the Thunder never trailed on the way to a 95-79 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night for a commanding 3-0 series lead over the defending NBA champs. After two close games on their home court, the young Thunder ran away with Game 3. They will run...

Thunder 95, Mavericks 79

DALLAS -- The defending champions are 48 minutes from elimination. The Oklahoma City Thunder put a pounding on the Dallas Mavericks that likely has signaled a changing of the guard in the Western Conference. The Thunder's 95-79 romp Thursday has the young upstarts one victory from advancing to the second round. The Mavericks, down three games to none in the best-of-seven...

Mavs disappointed with offseason changes

DALLAS Many had thought it but it was confirmed after Saturday's season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder the players in the Dallas Mavericks locker room were not happy about team owner Mark Cuban's decision to let Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and DeSahwn Stevenson walk in free agency. The faces of the team -- Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd -- all gave...

Was Letting Chandler Walk The Right Move?

Tyson Chandler will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon. Remember him? You may have a faint recollection of the man who became the defensive anchor for the Dallas Mavericks last season as they won their first ever championship.
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