Big turnover in San Antonio

So was Game One a case of the Mavericks collapsing or the Mavericks missing their opportunity? Would San Antonio even allow Dallas another opportunity to win at AT&T Center and take control of the series? The answer was, the Mavericks did collapse and the Spurs would give them that opportunity and then some. Dallas continued switching up and fine-tuning its defense to keep San...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big turnover in San Antonio

So was Game One a case of the Mavericks collapsing or the Mavericks missing their opportunity? Would San Antonio even allow Dallas another opportunity to win at AT&T Center and take control of the series? The answer was, the Mavericks did collapse and the Spurs would give them that opportunity and then some. Dallas continued switching up and fine-tuning its defense to keep San...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Carlisle: Popovich should be 'Coach of the Century'

The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have a long-heated NBA rivalry. While the fans take this in-state battle seriously, the coaches and players have the utmost respect for what each franchise has accomplished. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA's Coach of the year on Monday, but Mavs coach Rick Carlisle believes that's not enough. "Why don't we just...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Mavs recover after blowing golden opportunity?

The prospect of the Dallas Mavericks winning four of the next six games against the San Antonio Spurs sounds pretty far-fetched. But stealing Game 2 in the Alamo City seems reasonable in the aftermath of Game 1. Can a team gain confidence after blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing 90-85? Actually, the answer's yes. The Mavs got off to a horrible start Eastern...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks blow lead in final minutes to Spurs

My theory is there is probably no one way to lose a playoff game that is more of a 'downer' than another. But in Sunday's first-round Game 1 at San Antonio, when the Mavs held a late 10-point lead but then went almost six minutes without scoring to cough up a 90-85 loss? This tests the theory - and the limits of 'downer.' The good news: The Dallas Mavericks were...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs embracing underdog role in series vs. Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks know that many experts have predicted a San Antonio sweep in this best-of-seven series. They spent part of Friday talking about having a "clean slate" against a team they haven't beat in the past nine attempts. It almost sounds like the Mavs are trying to convince themselves they have a chance. The games against the Spurs this season haven't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks looking to surprise in playoffs

The American Airlines Center will host professional sports for at least another week-and-a-half. We once took that for granted, but the Stars have been in playoff hibernation for years. Perhaps the Stars have a better chance of making it to the second round of the playoffs than the Mavs simply because hockey is more unpredictable. As the Los Angeles Kings proved a couple years ago...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Mavs' potentially 'lovely' playoff picture

DALLAS - For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. "It's lovely," said Monta Ellis after the Mavs' Saturday night playoff-clinching 101-98 win over Phoenix. "We set this goal at the beginning of training camp. Everybody doubted us. ...'' The chip-on-the-shoulder/us-against-the-world mindset is the oldest self-motivational...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: 25 Players Better Than Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks: 25 Players Better Than Dirk Nowitzki By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Dallas Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle has said that Dirk Nowitzki is one of the 12 best players in the history of the NBA. People are talking about his place among the NBA’s best and yes, he is one of the best foreign players to play in this league and the best shooting...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

According to Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki is one of NBA’s 12 best players of all time

Dirk Nowitzki may be 35 years old, and his Dallas Mavericks team may be hanging on for dear life as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, but that should not do anything to diminish the characteristically stellar year the veteran is having. Dirk is scoring 21.6 points per game on nearly 50 percent shooting from the field, 40 percent from three, and better than 90 percent from...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki is Top 12 All Time

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki recently moved into the top-10 on the NBA’s all time scoring list, forcing Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich to call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” in NBA history. Now, Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is jumping behind what Pop said, calling Nowitzki one of the top-12 players of all time. From ESPN: “I think there’s a...
Via Standing O Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlisle 'in awe' of Dirk's feat as Mavs beat Jazz, cut magic number to two

On a history-making night, the only thing that really mattered to Dirk Nowitzki was that the Mavericks moved one giant step closer to returning to the playoffs. Nowitzki moved into the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but the more important development was the Mavericks’ relatively simple 95-83 victory over the Utah Jazz to cap a season-turning 4-0 road trip. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Discuss Playing Harder Amid Slow Starts

Rick Carlisle has broken down film and understands the Dallas Mavericks must get off to better starts to games. “Our activity level has not been where it needs to be,’’ Carlisle said on Friday. “I’ve just got to prepare them better. “I guess I’ve got to take it upon myself as a responsibility.’’ The Mavericks trailed by 22 less than 14 minutes into their loss...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle believes Danny Ainge can turn the Celtics around quickly

There's a breathless moment that many of us can take into account during our lives. Dreams we had during the days as a youth. Those dreams are long gone for many of us. There was always a plan "B", or even a plan "C" in certain circumstances when our dreams changed into something unreal. I would love for Danny Ainge to rub on his magic lamp again. I think...
Via Celtics Today
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs get thrashed by 'Cats as Dirk hurts ankle

The Bobcats had 60 points in the paint, totaled 42 assists, made 12 3-pointers and owned leads as large as 27 in recording a rare victory over the previously hot Mavs, 114-89. 'We deserved to get thrashed,' coach Rick Carlisle said. 'And we did.' Once upon a time, the Dallas Mavericks could do no wrong, statistically-speaking, when it comes to the Bobcats. Entering...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle gave Larry Bird DVD to Dirk Nowitzki after Mavericks hiring

It’s been about six years since the Dallas Mavericks hired Rick Carlisle to be their head coach and since that date, Dallas has an NBA title to their name. Only a few moments ago, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram told this quick story about a gift that Carlisle gave star Dirk Nowitzki after being hiring by the Mavericks: Rick Carlisle said he flew to Germany when he...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

After poor showings on defense, Carlisle hints that changes are being considered

It was clear coach Rick Carlisle was unhappy with the effort level and the concentration level after the poor defensive showing in the 117-115 loss to Houston Wednesday. On Thursday, he still wasn’t in a sugarcoating mood. In fact, he said changes are being considered while defense was a major focus at practice. “Everything’s in play, yeah, no question about it,” he said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlisle Raves About Casey’s Success In Toronto

Rick Carlisle explains his history coaching with Dwane Casey and raves about what he has accomplished so far in Toronto.
Via Hoops Addict
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs coach blames NY's 'media cesspool' for Mike Woodson's woes

Rick Carlisle gave New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson the kind of public vote of confidence neither team president Steve Mills nor owner James Dolan has been willing to do lately this season.In a unsolicited gesture during his postgame press conference, after the Knicks posted a 92-80 victory over his Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Carlisle lavished praise upon Woodson."If I...
Via The Other Paper
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First Impressions: Mavs 100, T'Wolves 98

'Shawn was the key to the game,' coach Rick Carlisle said after the Mavs' 100-98 thriller at Minnesota on Monday. 'And we didn’t run one play for him; he just produced.' Dallas produced a third straight road victory for the first time since last March. First Impressions:
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle thinks Gregg Popovich is ‘the best coach ever’

Over the history of the NBA, there have been plenty of great head coaches and one of them has to be current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Recently, Dallas Mavericks head man Rick Carlisle decided to say that Gregg was arguably “the best coach ever” according to the Dallas Morning-News: “The league is one challenge after another after another. Pop has become a...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks realize every game critical to playoff chances

It’s not even Christmas, but Rick Carlisle is making references to next April. Mind you, he’s not looking ahead to the playoffs, but rather analyzing what it will take for the Mavericks to reach the postseason. Carlisle says it starts with getting his team to understand that December games matter just as much as April’s. The Mavericks (15-10) have gained traction by winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 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

Mavs' Nowitzki, Carlisle miss game due to illness

Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle will miss the Mavericks' game Saturday night against Milwaukee because of an unspecified illness. Both missed the team's shootaround earlier in the day and were not at American Airlines Center for the game. Dallas assistant coach Monte Mathis is filling in for Carlisle. Nowitzki has played in all 23 games for the Mavericks...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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