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Larry Brown Sports:
Dirk Nowitzki appeared in his first game of the season for the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs, but the result was the same one Dallas has seen for much of the year. Nowitzkiâ€™s absence through the first 27 games of the season certainly made life more difficult for the 12-16 Mavs, but the 11-time All-Star said it is the absence of Jason Kidd that has really hurt the team.
â€śOur basketball IQ obviously went down a little bit with J-Kidd leaving,â€ť Nowitzki said according to ESPNDallas.com. â€śI think thatâ€™s pretty obvious. We donâ€™t make the right play on defense. I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s selfishness. Maybe we donâ€™t react quick enough or maybe itâ€™s not natural enough to the guys yet, all the calls, the switching of coverages. Youâ€™ve got to pay attention; youâ€™ve got to be smart out there. â€¦
â€śOffensively, our decision-making has been brutal. Weâ€™re averaging 20 (turnovers) a night. Itâ€™s impossible to win, especially on the road.â€ť
The Mavericks allowed a season-high
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Dallas Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki recently played one-one-one against a young boy at a Dallas-area hospital. Here is a video clip from that aforementioned occurrence to serve as proof.Seen here is the 7-foot superstar and Will Kolassa engaging in a little impromptu basketball affair on a miniature goal. As you can see, Will nails the first bucket he attempts. It isn...
He's a bit tall to play Santa, but Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki made the holidays extra special for one patient at Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
Wearing a surgical mask, gown and gloves, "Santa Dirk" walked into the room of young Will Kolassa and presented him with an iPod.
Kolassa was polite but shy in accepting the gift, captured in a video posted...
Will Kolassa did what many NBA players still struggle to do â€” give Dirk Nowitzki all he could handle.
Kolassa met Nowitzki during the NBA starâ€™s recent visit to Childrenâ€™s Medical Center in Dallas. The two talked some hoops, but their relationship quickly extended beyond small talk, as a pickup game of 1-on-1 mini basketball suddenly broke out.
Nowitzki, who stands at 7-feet...
Dirk Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 19.
Not even the return of Dirk Nowitzki could have stopped the San Antonio Spurs from blitzing the Dallas Mavericks from the three-point line in their recent tussle.
The Spurs set a franchise-record 20 three pointers made in a game eclipsing their previous record of 19 three-pointers made versus the Bobcats earlier this season.
The Spurs were led by Danny Green's 7-8 from...
Over the years, the Dallas Mavericks have provided us with some classic holiday videos and their latest featuring players getting gift from "Santa Dirk" is an instant classic to watch on this Christmas Eve.Check out Chris Kaman, O.J. Mayo, Elton Brand and a host of others open their presents to receive some comical gifts.Clearly, Shawn Marion should ask for the receipt...
Two weeks ago, we shared with you the story of WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan visiting a sick little boy in the hospital and letting the kid tap him out. It was heartwarming, and a reminder that sometimes the world of sports can be good to people, and not just soul-crushing and full of sex tapes.In that spirit, hereâ€™s a clip of Dirk Nowitzki visiting Will Kolassa at the Dallas Childrenâ€™s...
Post Game Recap
Final Score: Knicks: 99 Â Suns: 97
Without Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton the Knicks did everything they could to lose the game tonight. But when it came down to it, J.R. Smith would not allow that to happen as he knocked down a game winning jump shot to give the Knicks a 99-97 win over the Suns.Â It was the second time this season Smith won a game for...
Knicks 99 Suns 97
The shorthanded Knicks came into tonightâ€™s game with a new line up and a determination to move the ball. The Knicks and Suns battled in the Valley of the Sun tonight. It was the Knicks who prevailed tonight on the backs of Jason Kidd and of course JR Smith. Knicks win 99-97.
The 1st quarter started with an obvious energy that I have not...
When the Dallas Mavericks heard Jason Kidd was going to sign with the New York Knicks, there was a level of optimism (in public anyway) that Dallas might be better off with a younger point guard to run the show next to star Dirk Nowitzki.
After all, Kidd isn't close to the player he used to be. He's slower and forced to become a spot up shooter in the game. Darren Collison...
The NBA is pushing itâ€™s Christmas day lineup hard and for good reason (see below for the impressive lineup).Â First it was Carol of the Bells performed with bouncing balls, this one was uniquely good.Â Now they give us James Harden, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin singing their tone def version of Jingle [...]
PHOENIX The Suns, still searching for that one critical stop, that one critical hoop, came up a Santa Claus whisker short again Wednesday against a depleted New York Knicks team that was teetering toward its second loss in a row.
But it did not happen the Knicks made the plays in the final 10 seconds to salvage a 99-97 victory when J.R. Smith hit a forced 20-footer from the left...