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DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki was a baby-faced kid barely old enough to drink the last time the Dallas Mavericks missed the playoffs.
Now he's a bearded veteran who can't shave because he and others vowed not to until the team got back to .500.
Dallas still has a shot at a break-even record, but will be watching the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
An unexpected loss to lowly Phoenix put the Mavericks on the brink of postseason elimination Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers finished them off a couple of hours later by beating Portland.
Just two years removed from the franchise's first championship, the Mavericks simply never recovered from Nowitzki missing the first 27 games after the first knee surgery of his career.
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The Dallas Mavericks have labored through two sub-par seasons by their standards in a row. Franchise player Dirk Nowitzki, has made it clear that for him to re-sign after next season, there would have to be a significant overhaul of the current roster.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, isn’t used to seeing his team clear out their lockers before the playoffs begin, but that’s a...
Dallas Mavericks Out of the Playoffs for First Time This Millennium:
The only bad thing about a good run is that eventually it has to come to an end—like it did for the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night.
It was not the plan to bring in a bunch of talented players on short term deals in hopes of creating a playoff team. The team did not want to play the first 27 games...
Will the Dallas Mavericks Finally Get to Shave?
It’s been a long time coming, and highly unlikely that anyone thought for a moment that when the ‘No Shaving’ pledge was made that it would take the team this long to actually get back to .500 again.
However, with the season winding down and just a few games left it looks like the Dallas Mavericks will be able...
With the New York Knicks securing the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1994, plenty of speculation has surfaced regarding their capability of winning a NBA Championship. Carmelo Anthony has once again placed himself in the Most Valuable Player discussion in the midst of the Knicks impressive 13-game winning streak. Carmelo actually missed the Knicks first win against the...
Nikola Mirotic has drawn comparison to Dirk Nowitzki.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got himself some publicity last week by saying he'd consider drafting Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner in this year's NBA Draft. A few days later, UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma strongly disagreed with Cuban's idea that the 6-8 post player could play professionally against men.
During a conference...
Mark Cuban told reporters that the Dallas Mavericks would consider drafting Brittney Griner with a second round pick in the upcoming draft. Many people have spoke out against this idea including, Geno Auriema and several analysts among the basketball hierarchy. Now as a fan I’d love if my team had a forward thinking owner like Cuban, plus you have to respect his passion for his...
The Mavericks will miss the playoffs for the first time during a full season in which Mark Cuban has had ownership of the franchise.
“I have to go to the army.” — Dirk Nowitzki, age 18 Its the gift and the curse of living in the day and age where Youtube, camera phones and TMZ exist. Its a gift because we get to see so much, so fast by just stroking a few keys on the keyboard or just [...]The post The Day An 18-Year Old Dirk Nowitzki Gave Scottie Pippen 52 Points, As Told By Charles Barkley appeared first...
DALLAS (AP) -- P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, including two key baskets in the closing minutes, and the Phoenix Suns pushed the Dallas Mavericks to the brink of playoff elimination for the first time since 2000 with a 102-91 victory Wednesday night.
The Suns blew a 14-point lead in the second quarter and almost did it again in the fourth before hanging on to snap a 10-game losing...
While the odds are against them, the Dallas Mavericks are still alive in the Western Conference playoff race.
A matchup against the struggling Phoenix Suns should only help their chances.
The Mavericks go for a four-game season sweep and 11th consecutive home win over the Suns, who try to avoid an 11th straight loss Wednesday night.
Occupying 10th place in the West, Dallas (38...