Dallas Mavericks: Brandan Wright Could Learn A Lot From Tyson Chandler

During the lockout-shortened season of 2011-12, it was evident the Dallas Mavericks missed Tyson Chandler. Not just because the numbers reflected it, but because what Chandler brought in terms of energy and enthusiasm was gone. It was more evident during the playoffs when the Mavs were swept in the first round. But along the way, […] Dallas Mavericks: Brandan Wright Could Learn...
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WATCH: Brandan Wright's Huge Block Helps Send Mavericks Back to Post Season

The 37 points that Monta Ellis had a lot to do with a much needed win over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night. In the end the most important play came courtesy of Brandan Wright when he got a hand on what would have been a game-tying layup by Eric Bledsoe with 12 seconds to go.Ellis made one of two free throws on the next possession for the Maverick to make the score 101-98. Markieff...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Brandan Wright Fly High For the Putback Dunk (Video)

The Dallas Mavericks' Brandan Wright with a sweet putback slam off a missed layup from point guard Devin Harris. Wright streaked down the lane with one thing in mind, finishing the play with authority. Wright contributed eight points and three rebounds in a Mavericks loss against the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs, 109-100. The post Watch Brandon Wright High Fly For The Put...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Mavs even up on home stand, look to finish season strong

The Dallas Mavericks had a chance to pull away from the competition. They had all the opportunity in the world, but didn’t take advantage of it. Then again, it wasn’t like the Mavs just rolled over and quit, but giving it their all wasn’t quite enough. Dallas just finished its franchise-record eight-game home stand on April 1 with a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Golden...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

'Off-the-charts' Dirk and 'perfect' Brandan Wright fuel Mavs sweep of Lakers

This is where aspiring actors come to make it big. Most of them are never heard from again. And then there are the Mavericks, who came to LA as wannabe playoff participants. They passed the audition. Big time. A well-timed hot offensive streak fueled the Mavericks to a 107-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center, completing a two-night sweep of...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs’ Brandan Wright Gets Way Up To Finish Improbable Alley-Oop (Video)

Mavericks forward Brandan Wright got way up to catch and finish an improbable alley-oop from Devin Harris during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Thunder. The post Mavs’ Brandan Wright Gets Way Up To Finish Improbable Alley-Oop (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks bounce back from loss in Charlotte, grind out physical win against Pacers

With big-boy basketball going on Wednesday in the Mavericks’ finale before the All-Star break, what we learned was that they aren’t afraid of a good barroom brawl. Perhaps it was the residual sting from the previous night when they were humiliated in Charlotte, but whatever clicked in the Mavericks, they responded the way strong-willed competitors are supposed to, grinding out...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nowitzki has 26 to lead Mavs past Grizzlies 110-96

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Brandan Wright added 17 and the Dallas Mavericks used a second-half surge to grab a 110-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Nowitzki was 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, to help the Mavericks win their third straight. Samuel Dalembert and Monta Ellis had 14 points apiece and Dalembert added 10 rebounds...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Mavs start key five-game stretch with well-rounded win

The Dallas Mavericks have had an up-and-down year. At 27-21, they were fighting off the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Even though there’s a second half to be played, the Mavericks can’t find themselves too far behind with so many good teams in the West. Entering Monday, Dallas had six games left before the 2014 All-Star break...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Cavs 124-107

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away from Cleveland 124-107 Monday night, handing the Cavaliers their fifth straight loss. Nowitzki was on the bench for most of a key third-quarter stretch as the Mavericks restored a double-digit lead behind by Harris, Brandan Wright and Jose Calderon. Harris had seven points on...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs vs. Mavericks Behind The Box Score: Another inbound play failure dooms Cavaliers

After a very positive five-game road trip, the Cavaliers started their opportunity-ridden five-game home stand with a disappointing performance on Monday. Despite a furious second-half rally, they couldn’t quite get close enough and lost 102-97 to the Dallas Mavericks. Somehow, miraculously, after two missed Dallas free throws, the Cavs trailed by just three points with 2.8 seconds...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas center Brandan Wright sidelined

Dallas center Brandan Wright will miss the Mavericks' game Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs because of an undisclosed illness. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Wright would be out, but starting center Samuel Dalembert would play even though he's fighting the same illness that has been going around Dallas' locker room. Wright, who missed this season'...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright leads Mavericks over Bucks with Nowitzki, Carlisle out

No Dirk Nowitzki. No Rick Carlisle. No problem. Even without their superstar and head coach, the Dallas Mavericks had more than enough power to handle the hapless Milwaukee Bucks. With Brandan Wright leading the charge in his first game of the season, the Mavs opened a three-game homestand Saturday by upending the Bucks 106-93 at American Airlines Center. Wright scored a game...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs beat Bucks 106-93 without Nowitzki, Carlisle

Brandan Wright led Dallas with 19 points in his season debut, Jose Calderon scored 18 and the Mavericks shrugged off the absence of Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night. Nowitzki and Carlisle missed the game with an undisclosed illness. Carlisle has been fighting an upper respiratory problem since before a four-game road trip that...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks center Wright appears ready to go against Bucks

Barring a last-minute, unforeseen setback, Brandan Wright will make his season debut for the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night when they host the Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Center. Wright has been sidelined since suffering a small fracture of his left shoulder during an Oct. 8 practice. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound center officially listed himself as a game-time decision for...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks' Brandan Wright appears ready to return

Brandan Wright was a key component coming off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks last season, but has yet to play this season due to a non-displaced fracture in his left shoulder on October 8. But Wright is hoping that he can return to the lineup on Saturday.As reported by Tim MacMahon at, Wright feels fine physically, admits to being a bit rusty, but hopes to be...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs sorely miss Brandan Wright

After what occurred against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, Brandan Wright's value to the Dallas Mavericks just increased twofold. Wright is the backup to starting center Samuel Dalembert. But Wright is out indefinitely with a small, non-displaced fracture of his left shoulder after incurring that injury during an Oct. 8 practice session. Wright's value surfaced when...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Center is the Mavericks' primary concern as team heads into regular season

The Mavericks are ready to be done with the tedious preseason and they’ll bid a thankful farewell to games that don’t matter Friday night at American Airlines Center against Indiana. The exhibition season is a pain to most players and a bore to some especially for an older team like the Mavericks. But the eight-game preseason serves a purpose. And if the Mavericks were true...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks work around injuries in 98-88 victory over Hawks

The rotation coach Rick Carlisle rolled out during Wednesday’s 98-88 victory over Atlanta at American Airlines Center will likely be the same rotation he’ll unveil when the Dallas Mavericks open the regular season in six days against these same Hawks. For now the Mavericks are without Brandan Wright (shoulder) Devin Harris (toe) and rookie Shane Larkin (ankle). Wright and Harris...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Recap… 10/19/13

Last night’s NBA schedule had five games in all, however all but one had former UNC Basketball players in them, a pair of those with head to head match ups. As we all know, be it one former Heel or all sixteen, if there is a game with players that once called Chapel Hill the next day there will be the “Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Style” recap. So, without further ado, let’s...
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks lose Brandan Wright due to shoulder fracture

The Dallas Mavericks will lose Brandan Wright for an indefinite period of time after Wright fractured his left shoulder in practice on Tuesday. As reported by Kurt Helin of, the Mavericks announced that Wright sustained a “small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder”.  The good news it the injury will not require surgery, but Wright will be checked weekly...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright’s injury creates opportunities for other Mavericks

Rick Carlisle wasn’t trying to be insensitive. But the Dallas Mavericks coach knows Brandan Wright’s injury which will keep him sidelined indefinitely means more opportunities for Samuel Dalembert Bernard James Fab Melo DeJuan Blair and Renaldo Balkman. Wright suffered a small nondisplaced fracture to his left shoulder during Tuesday’s practice and will be evaluated weekly...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks go 1-1 in preseason this week, but lose Brandan Wright

The Dallas Mavericks started their 2013 season with the beginning of the preseason, first facing off with the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Oct. 7 and then going to Memphis for a game with the Grizzlies on Oct. 9. The Mavs finished the opening week 1-1, but may have lost more than just one game. Backup center Brandan Wright was 7-of-8 from the field and scored 14 points in just...
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks' Brandon Wright out indefinitely with shoulder fracture

Mavericks backup center Brandan Wright is out indefinitely after injuring his left shoulder in practice. The team said he sustained a small fracture Tuesday but will not need surgery. He will be evaluated weekly and there is no timetable for his return. The 6-10 Wright re-signed with Dallas in the offseason after averaging career highs of 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. He's the...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' Wright out indefinitely

Mavericks backup center Brandan Wright is out indefinitely after injuring his left shoulder in practice. The team said he sustained a small fracture Tuesday but will not need surgery. He will be evaluated weekly and there is no timetable for his return. The 6-foot-10 Wright re-signed with Dallas in the offseason after averaging career highs of 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. He'...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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