Found January 27, 2012 on Basketball ]
Celebrations don't seem to be agreeing with the Dallas Mavericks and the reigning NBA champs are probably glad they can put the ceremonies in the rearview mirror as they get ready to host the Utah Jazz.

Cuban objects to NBA players in Olympics

DALLAS -- How ancient is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's opposition to the risk of NBA players participating in the Olympics? It predates Dirk Nowitzki's present conditioning concerns. It predates this decade. It predates Rodrigue Beaubois' international injury issue. Heck, the subject is so time-worn that when Cuban first broached it, Roddy B was 14 years old. It...

Dirk feeling good, hopes to return Sunday

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki says he's had a good week of work and is shooting to return to the Dallas Mavericks' lineup Sunday. Nowitzki spoke to reporters after practice Thursday, one day before the star forward will miss his fourth straight game as part of a planned hiatus to strengthen his sore right knee. Coach Rick Carlisle said last weekend that last season's...

Mavericks G Kidd dealing with strained right calf

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd exited Friday's contest versus the Utah Jazz with a strained right calf. Kidd, 38, played in just two minutes of the 116-101 victory. The severity of his latest injury was not immediately known. Kidd had missed four games with back spasms earlier in the season. The second overall pick of the 1994 draft, Kidd is averaging just 4.1 points...

Utah Jazz App Accidentally Tells Fans They Won Free Tickets

For the NBA fan, there is nothing better than winning free tickets to see their favorite NBA team in action but a blunder by one NBA team left fans thinking they had won free tickets to only have them be informed it was a mistake.Last week, the Utah Jazz had a technology snafu happen when their Utah Jazz application for mobile devices accidentally sent out a notification to fans...

The Dallas Mavericks Got Their Championship Rings Last Night

Check out the raw footage from the Dallas Mavericks Championship Ring Ceremony held before the Mavs-Timberwoves game January 25th, 2012. Every time you take a sip of coffee, think -- gotta check... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Sixers Sign Center Francisco Elson

According to Hoops Hype, the Sixers have signed free agent center Francisco Elson.

Mavericks' slumping veteran Odom 'not myself'

Lamar Odom, who has been mostly awful since arriving to the Dallas Mavericks in a salary-dump deal from the Los Angeles Lakers before the season, admits that he's "not myself yet" after another miserable performance Wednesday night.

Game Day: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks (1/27/12)

The Dallas Mavericks seem happy they don't have to worry about any more ceremonies honoring their first NBA championship. Another disheartening defeat followed a night when the Mavericks received their rings, and they'll try to regroup Friday night as they continue to play without Dirk Nowitzki when they host the Utah Jazz. Dallas (11-8) raised its championship banner before...

Utah Jazz shooters ice cold from the 3-point line

Utah Jazz shooters ice cold from the 3-point line By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 26, 2012 05:59PM MDT Even without their recent zone-busters — Deron Williams, Mehmet Okur, Wesley Matthews and Kyle Korver — the Jazz thought this season’s 3-point shooting would be adequate. So far, however, consistency on 3s has been the most glaring weakness of a team...

Dirk makes memorable call on the mic

While Dirk Nowitzki was on the mic, one of the best alley-opps of the season took place.

Live analysis: Dallas Mavericks lead Utah Jazz 58-50 at halftime

Live analysis: Dallas Mavericks lead Utah Jazz 58-50 at halftime The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 27, 2012 07:22PM MDT Dallas • The First: Jazz 30, Mavericks 30 Utah starts slow, looks wide-eyed and falls behind 9-6. But Mavs guard Jason Kidd (right calf strain) leaves the game with 9:47 left in the period and Dallas looses its rhythm. The Second: Mavericks 58, Jazz...
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