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Before the Mavs-at-Lakers season-opening tipoff Tuesday, Dallas GM Donnie Nelson told me the goal 'is to protect the hill until our Big German cannon is back in our arsenal.' And then the Mavs won, 99-91, and Dirk Nowitzki tweeted from back home in Dallas: '1-and-0. As expected. On to the next one.'
And for one night, at least, the hill is protected. The hill is owned. The Dirk-less Mavs are the king of the hill.
An "expected victory" for the Dallas Mavericks?
That's really not the way we foresaw this one, and we don't believe that Dirk -- sitting at home with his surgical-repaired knee elevated on the ottoman -- viewed it that way, either.
But sometimes, David slays Goliath. And when he does, David lovers everywhere get to celebrate into the night and day and trip to the second night of a back-to-back, which is coming Wednesday in Utah.
Things might change quickly; We don't know what Dallas will do in the "bad city" of Utah an...
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New Lakers point guard Steve Nash expressed frustration following the team's sub-par performance in its season-opening loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday.
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In light of an 0-2 start, the Lakers superstar says that the team has "some things we have to shore up" and that he's not pleased with the early season slump.
The Dallas Mavericks waived guard Delonte West, who was suspended twice this month, to cut their roster down to the 15-player limit Monday.
The Mavericks released West to make a roster spot for center Eddy Curry.
Curry will likely start the season-opener against the Los Angleles Lakers because Chris Kaman and Brandon Wright are out with injuries.
The Mavericks felt West was...
Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Nicolas Batum had 26 points and the Blazers led by as many as 19 in handing the Lakers their second straight loss to open the season. Damian Lillard, the sixth overall pick in the June draft, had 22 points and 11 assists...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of work to do, and less than 24 hours in which to do it. Otherwise, their most promising season in a few years will be off to an 0-2 start. They were beaten by the Dallas Mavericks 99-91 in their season and home opener, and will take on the Blazers in Portland Wednesday nighta place in which the Lakers have had much trouble winning over...
The Lakers finally get the season started Tuesday night, hosting the Dallas Mavericks.
Kobe Bryant announced on his Facebook page that he is "feeling good enough to play" and will be in the Lakers' lineup tonight.
Earlier today, Bryant said he was "85" sure he would play after missing more than a week with a bruised foot. Jodie Meeks was expected to be in...
Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Dallas Mavericks on the NBA's opening night and Dwight Howard put together a solid performance in his first regular season game.However, D-12's first dunk attempt with the team didn't exactly go as planned.Watch as he tries to throw it down on Elton Brand but ends up missing it: At the end of the day, it wasn't all...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant expects to play opener vs.
Dallas Mavericks despite sore foot.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Lakers fans looking for a savior from their miserable start should probably avoid uttering the name of coach Phil Jackson. Hes not likely to come back, says a man who knows Jackson well.
I dont think hell coach again, said Cavaliers forward Luke Walton, who spent seven seasons under Jackson with the Lakers. I think he'll get involved in basketball -- but...
Are the Lakers in trouble?
No, the Lakers are not in trouble.
They will make the playoffs but their playoff success is in question
with the fact, they have not won a single game in 11 tries. Even great teams who are trying to get comfortable
with each other will win an ugly game or two.
Mike Brown is the one in trouble in this situation. He appears...
First it was the lensless hipster glasses, now it appears that man purses could be the next big fashion trend among NBA players in 2012-2013. At least it appeared that way on opening night in Laker Land when two big named Lakers showed up to the Staples Center with a “murse” in tow. Kobe Bryant (who is no stranger to weird fashion) carried his on a chain while a Bill Nye-looking...
The Mavericks were unable to agree to a buyout with Delonte West.