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Mavs spoof 'Zoolander' with 'ZooChandler' and, of course, Dirk

The Dallas Mavericks' media team gets jiggy with it yet again with this pretty awesome spoof of the movie "Zoolander." The Mavs' version, "ZooChandler," stars none other than forward Chandler Parsons and, of course, his buddy Dirk Nowitzki, who was last seen on Dallas' jumbo video board impersonating Donald Trump.Mavs shooting guard Wesley Matthews also makes an appearance as does...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks return home, back on track with win over Nets

DALLAS (AP) -- Chandler Parsons had 19 points and a season-high 10 rebounds while Deron Williams struggled in his first game against his former team and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 91-79 Friday night. Parsons led the Mavericks in scoring for the fifth time in six games and is averaging 24 points during that span. He appears close to a full recovery from offseason...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavs get Zaza Pachulia back as they end tough month

Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.Dallas is looking to break a two-game skid after going 1-2 on a road trip without Pachulia, who is averaging a double-double with 10.4 points and 10.7 rebounds a game.During Pachulia's absence, which came against Houston, the Lakers and Golden State, Dallas' defense...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets-Mavericks Preview

Although he avoided the wrath of potentially angry Nets fans last month, Deron Williams' recent play has started to resemble that of his last two seasons in Brooklyn. Williams is expected to face his former team for the first time when the Dallas Mavericks try to avoid their fourth loss in five games and deal the visiting Nets a 12th loss in 14 on Friday night. After averaging...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA To Reevaluate All-Star Game Voting Process

Adam Silver will reevaluate how the NBA conducts its All-Star Game voting process. “On (fan) balloting, it’s something we’ll continue to look at,” Silver said. ”We love the fact that fans have input into who the All-Stars are. As social media changes the world and is disruptive, it’s been mildly disruptive to our balloting systems as well. I know that’s something we’ll...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson's season-high 45 lead Warriors past Mavs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored a season-high 45 points, Stephen Curry got going after halftime and so did the Golden State Warriors, who avenged one of their four losses this season by beating the Dallas Mavericks 127-107 on Wednesday night. Curry hit three quick 3-pointers after intermission as Golden State overcame a sluggish first half, and the reigning MVP finished...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks unable to keep up on the road with Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Klay Thompson scored a season-high 45 points, Stephen Curry got going after halftime and so did the Golden State Warriors, who avenged one of their four losses this season by beating the Dallas Mavericks 127-107 on Wednesday night. Curry hit three quick 3-pointers after intermission as Golden State overcame a sluggish first half, and the reigning MVP finished...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Cousins sets Franchise high of 56 in a tough loss

DeMarcus Cousins made a statement last night, hell he’s been making statements all year. In the gut-wrenching 129-128 double overtime loss against the Charlotte Hornets, Cousins set a franchise record with 56 points. Combined with his then-career-high performance against the Pacers on Saturday when he put up 48, he now has recorded 104 points in the past two games. Heading into...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Lakers Preview

Though they've engaged in their share of scoring duels over the past 17 years, Dirk Nowitzki's Dallas Mavericks have had the upper hand on Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers in recent seasons. The future Hall of Famers will face each other one last time as the visiting Mavericks try to avoid matching their longest skid of the season and extend a nine-game winning streak in this series...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia Nearly Becomes All Star Starter

For the first time in 10 years, Zaza Pachulia is an everyday starter.  After spending the majority of his career in Atlanta and a short two year stint in Milwaukee, Pachulia, 31, found himself in a starting role in Dallas.  Doubtful, however, that he thought he would find himself finishing fourth amongst Western Conference front court players in All Star voting, falling by only...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' Draymond Green had to brace himself for mom's reaction to All-Star snub

Last season, especially during the NBA playoffs, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's mother Mary Babers-Green gained a large following for her unabashed trash-talking and live-tweeting of Warriors games.In his fourth pro season, Draymond is leading the NBA in triple-doubles (8), averaging 14.5 points per game, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists, however fan voting left Green...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The very strange, but true story of ZaZa Pachulia's All-Star uprising

Dallas Mavericks center ZaZa Pachulia came within fewer than 15,000 votes of one of the greatest All-Star upsets of all-time.The 13-year veteran who has mostly come off the bench until this season when he became a desperation acquisition by Dallas following DeAndre Jordan's summer jilt-job, fell just short of being voted into the 2016 All-Star Game as a Western Conference starter...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia came incredibly close to starting the NBA All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant’s All-Star starting spot is such bologna, right? Kobe deserves to be nowhere near that honor, and his success in the fan vote totally robbed the next-highest vote getter… Zaza Pachulia. When the NBA announced its All-Star starters, the biggest surprise was the performance of Pachulia, who finished ahead of Draymond Green and only 14,000 votes behind Kawhi Leonard...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard voted as NBA All-Star Starter

San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard has been voted as a Western Conference All-Star starter, the first in his young career. Leonard received 782,339 votes to give him the edge over Warriors’ Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia. He will be the first Spurs All-Star starter since Tim Duncan. Leonard has been leading the team with Spurs in […]
Via Project Spurs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ZaZa Pachulia got more All-Star votes than all but one Warrior

Yes, Steph Curry was voted a starter in the All-Star Game. The fans definitely nailed that gimmie.But how can you explain how Dallas Mavericks center ZaZa Pachulia earns more votes than everyone on the best team in the NBA except the reigning MVP?That's right, Pachulia, averaging 10.5 points and 10.8 rebounds, garnered more votes than Draymond Green and Splash Brother Klay Thompson...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard Among All-Star Game Starters

Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are the five starters for the Western Conference in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. Leonard beat out Zaza Pachulia and Draymond Green for the final frontcourt spot. Pachulia overtook Green in the voting before the final return. LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry are the Eastern...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA admits crucial mistake that might've cost Celtics a win

The Boston Celtics miraculously forced overtime in Dallas on Sunday night before losing a close contest. But according to the NBA's Last Two Minute Report, things never should've gone that far. Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia blatantly traveled with 2.6 seconds left in the game, but the refs missed it:Boston would've had the ball and plenty of time for Brad Stevens to design an ingenious...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA says referees missed 2 calls down the stretch in last night's Celtics game vs. Mavericks

In the NBA's Last Two Minute Report on last night's Celtics vs. Mavericks game, they admit to missing two calls, with each going against the Celtics. These reports aren't made available for all NBA games, but they are for what they define as close games.Below is the league’s assessment of officiated events that occurred in the last two minutes of last night’s games which were...
Via Celtics Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw posts photo of Patty Mills getting oil checked

Zaza Pachulia got up close and personal with Patty Mills during Sunday’s Spurs-Mavericks game. A little too close, in fact. Boris Diaw posted a photo of this screencap to his Facebook page showing his San Antonio teammate Mills getting the oil check business from Pachulia, and it went viral. His caption was: “Sorry for what happened to you @balapat Definitly a flagrant foul...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas pulls off the win late in overtime, snapping Boston's winning streak 118-113

This one was ugly in the first half, but things picked up in the second. Boston had to claw for a lead and got it in the second half, though Dallas picked it up late in overtime to win 118-113. That's a testament to how well teams coached by Rick Carlisle play, as the Mavs had great ball movement and didn't have as many turnovers compared to what Boston usually does.Boston's lack...
Via Celtics Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics-Mavericks Preview

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle rested plenty of his starters the last two times his club played in the second half of back-to-back contests. That probably won't happen this time since most of his stars got plenty of rest in a blowout loss in the first game. The Mavericks figure to be at full strength as they look to bounce back Monday night by defeating the visiting Boston...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

ZaZa's little boy drains a 3, then channels Mavs guard Wes Matthews

Dallas Mavericks center ZaZa Pachulia spent eight seasons playing for the Atlanta Hawks and the last two with the Milwaukee Bucks. He's only been in Dallas for half of a season, but it sure didn't take long for Pachulia's young son to admire his dad's new teammates.In particular, shooting guard Wes Matthews.As NBA fans know, Matthews has his own little celebration after making a...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder cruise past Mavericks; Westbrook ejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the Mavericks 108-89 Wednesday night. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter after getting his second technical foul following skirmishes with J.J. Barea. Westbrook went scoreless, but had had eight assists and...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant scores 29, Thunder beat Mavericks; Westbrook ejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the Mavericks 108-89 Wednesday night. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter after getting his second technical foul following skirmishes with J.J. Barea. Westbrook went scoreless, but had had eight assists and...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ZaZa will be the only Mavs starter to go against the Thunder

For the second time in two weeks, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle will send out his 'B' team on the second night of a back-to-back Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.According to an ESPN report, Mavs center ZaZa Pachulia will be the team's only active starter.Dallas lost in overtime Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Guards Deron Williams and Wes Matthews, plus forward...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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