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This isn't the same Oklahoma City team that lost to Dallas in five games in the Western
Conference finals last year. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sees more than just a
contender. "They're a great young team," Carlisle said. "And the thing that impressed me the most
about them is that they have a certain look in their eye right now. Not just that they
belong, but that this could be their time." If so, all it takes is looking back to the fourth quarter as proof. The Thunder could
have been satisfied going back to Oklahoma City with a 3-1 lead after falling behind 81-68
going into the fourth. After all, the chances of the Mavericks winning at Chesapeake Arena on Monday night
were slim. But the Thunder buckled down in the final quarter and ended the series in
stunning fashion, sweeping the defending champions 4-0. "We were down. That third quarter, I didn't like the fact that they came out and they
really got into us,"...
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Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle had a little temper tantrum in the first quarter of Thursday night's playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Carlisle ran onto the court in the middle of live action to scream at the referee about an offensive interference play by the Thunder that was not called, drawing a technical foul on himself.
Carlisle had a legitimate...
It’s been a rough series for Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. His team has lost two games they probably should’ve won and his frustration has forced him into cursing on live television.
So seeing Carlisle momentarily lose his mind early in first quarter after a blown call shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the team expects to retain coach Rick Carlisle, even though he is at the end of a four-year contract, ESPNDallas.com reported Sunday. "He likes us, we like him and those situations generally get worked out," Nelson told ESPNDallas.com on Sunday. "Rick isn't going anywhere. This is certainly...
Donnie Nelson continues to insist that Rick Carlisle will remain with Dallas next season despite being in limbo on his contract.
It's another of Cuban’s odd-but-effective Mavs policies: He doesn't renew the coach’s contract until it expires. The policy is in place even for Rick Carlisle, who ‘led us to the Promised Land,’ as Dirk says, but who joins half the roster in contractual limbo. ‘Rick's not going anywhere,’ swears Donnie. But the situation deserves a visit with Dirk, some dollars...
With nothing left to play for but pride, Dallas gave everything it had. And it still wasn’t enough. OKC left the AAC with a 102-97 win in Saturday's sweeping 4-0 win because of James Harden’s delayed breakout and because, in the end, as Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said, 'The better team won.'
DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks are being scattered into pieces and we don't mean that as a metaphor.
Foundation players Jason Terry and Jason Kidd have uncertain futures. MVP Dirk Nowitzki is offering ideas for what needs to happen to next year's roster, and that means more changes. And even coach Rick Carlisle followed Saturday's 102-97 loss to Oklahoma City which completed...