Found March 10, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
While he hasn't quite returned to his All-Star form, Dirk Nowitzki has hit some big shots lately to breathe some life into the Dallas Mavericks' playoff hopes. Dallas seeks its fourth win in five games on Sunday night when it visits the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost seven of eight. Since starting out 1-8 in December once Nowitzki returned from preseason knee surgery, the Mavericks (28-33) have turned things around with a 14-9 record since Jan. 10 with the 7-footer in the lineup. Nowitzki had just 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting on Friday, but drilled a pair of jumpers down the stretch to key a 102-99 win at Detroit. Nowitzki is averaging 15.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting -- his lowest scoring average since his rookie season -- but has scored 18.5 per game while hitting 50.4 percent from the field in his last eight. Thanks to Utah's loss at New York on Saturday, the Mavericks have moved within three games of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. St...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Will the Dallas Mavericks Ever Shave These Beards?

Will the Dallas Mavericks Ever Shave These Beards?: The Dallas Mavericks may be looking a little scruffy right now, but it is for a good cause—team unity. A few weeks ago a few members of the Dallas Mavericks decided to do something. They wanted to help build unity; do something to bring the team together. So they started growing beards. Yes, Sports Fans—beards...

Mavericks-Timberwolves Preview

While he hasn't quite returned to his All-Star form, Dirk Nowitzki has hit some big shots lately to breathe some life into the Dallas Mavericks' playoff hopes. Dallas seeks its fourth win in five games on Sunday night when it visits the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost seven of eight. Since starting out 1-8 in December once Nowitzki returned from preseason knee surgery...

Mavericks waive G Jones, creating roster spot

The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Dominique Jones, creating an open spot on their roster. The former first-round pick was in his third season with Dallas, averaging four points and 2.9 assists in 29 games. He started three times. The 24-year-old Jones played in just five of 30 games before he was let go as Mike James' role expanded behind Darren Collison. James has started...

Mavs Waive Dominique Jones

The Dallas Mavericks waived former first-round pick Dominique Jones (guard) on Saturday. Jones, the 25th pick in the 2010 draft, averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 assists in 29 games with the Mavs this season. According to ESPN: Sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that patience with Jones had been dwindling for some time. When the Mavs wanted to send Jones back to the D-League for another...

Mavs HC Rick Carlisle To The Media: “Go F*ck Yourselves”

The Dallas Mavericks are going through one of their more frustrating seasons in a long time.  Dallas is 27-33, and head coach Rick Carlisle is frustrated with having to use so many lineups. Injuries have forced Carlisle to use 19 different lineups, and he lost his cool with some media members after being asked about the constant changes.   Carlisle actually did use 31 different...

Mavericks 100, Timberwolves 77

Vince Carter had 22 points and nine rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Brandan Wright added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mavericks, who have won three straight and four of their last five in a last-ditch push for the playoffs. They entered the day in 11th place in the...

Mavs To Sign Chris Wright From D-League

After release Dominique Jones, the Dallas Mavericks are expected to sign PG Chris Wright to a 10-day contract.  Wright was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March of last year after losing control and falling during sprints at practice and continues to play through the disease that attacks the Central Nervous System. Wright says that since doctors caught the MS in the early...

Dominique Jones Refused D-League Assignment Before Release

The Mavericks released Dominique Jones on Saturday after reaching a point of complete frustration with his inconsistent play and off-floor issues.

Mavericks HC Rick Carlisle to the Media: Go F*ck Yourselves

The Dallas Mavericks have struggled this season. Currently sitting at 27-33, the Mavs have found themselves on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs go. One can only imagine how the struggles in Dallas have taken a toll on the team and coaches. Injuries have taken their toll on the team and has [...]

Carter leads Dallas to win over Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Vince Carter had 22 points and nine rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Brandan Wright added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mavericks, who have won three straight and four of their last five in a last-ditch push for the playoffs. They entered the day...

Mavericks In Market For Player To Fill Final Roster Spot

Dominique Jones was selected by the Mavericks with the 25th pick of the 2010 draft.
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.