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Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies end regular season, beat Mavericks in OT, 106-105

Monday's playoff-clinching win against the Phoenix Suns was a whirlwind to experience, but all it meant was death by Spurs if the Grizzlies couldn't pull through tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. For some (myself included), the stakes were higher. It's almost fitting that this game was even wilder. It was the last game of the regular season, the FedExForum was booming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks settle for 8th seed in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale. Monta Ellis missed a 17-footer before Conley drew the foul driving to the basket. Dallas had one last shot, but Ellis missed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Football forever: America hooked on the NFL more than on Mark Cuban’s NBA

“The NFL Draft ratings normally do better on their second and third day than the NBA and NHL playoffs and the bigger baseball matchups of that weekend.  Remember, this is nothing more than NFL teams picking guys from college; no scores, no action, no winners or losers, but it is more popular then NBA, NHL and MLB.  Amazing!” ~ Patrick Schuster, NFL Implosion Not So Fast,...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Football forever: America hooked on the NFL more than on Mark Cuban’s NBA

“The NFL Draft ratings normally do better on their second and third day than the NBA and NHL playoffs and the bigger baseball matchups of that weekend.  Remember, this is nothing more than NFL teams picking guys from college; no scores, no action, no winners or losers, but it is more popular then NBA, NHL and MLB.  Amazing!” ~ Patrick Schuster, NFL Implosion Not So Fast,...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monta Ellis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

The Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 7 to April 13. Ellis averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds, powering the Mavs to a 2-1 record on the week. Game of the week: Ellis recorded 37 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Mavericks clinched a playoff berth with a 101...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague, Monta Ellis Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games Monday, April 7, through Sunday, April 13. Teague averaged 20.25 points and 5.75 as the Hawks went 3-1 in the week. Ellis averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 51.6 percent field-goal shooting in three games, including a 37-point performance against the Phoenix Suns
Via RealGM
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Ellis and Dirk lead Mavs to a playoff berth

This just proved why Mark Cuban elected to sign Monta Ellis to a three-year deal and pair him up in Dallas with franchise-leader Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki and Ellis combined to score 60 points, 44 in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 101-98 on April 12 to secure a playoff spot. Dallas makes a return trip to the postseason after missing out last season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Trolls His Own Player--Monta Ellis--in Hilarious Fashion

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is many things, but when it comes to his team his role is clear--he's there for his guys. He proved that when he was there for Monta Ellis Saturday night after his star player was knocked to the ground after taking a charge.However, being the fun loving guy that he is he couldn't help but poke fun at Ellis on Facebook (just a little).Late...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Good to be back in big dance’

Don’t expect that gusty wind that’s been whipping around Dallas to die down. The huge, collective exhale let loose by the Mavericks on Saturday night is bound to produce enough breeze to keep mussing hair for a few days. Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Co. are back in the NBA playoffs after the Mavericks missed out last season for the first time in a dozen years. Their 101-98...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban stands behind boisterous public-address announcer

Mark Cuban said Saturday evening that public-address announcer Sean Heath will continue with his duties as the Mavericks’ official screamer and crowd-rouser. Heath’s comments on social media cost the owner $25,000 as the NBA fined Heath for criticizing referee Dan Crawford after a close loss to Golden State. “Yeah, absolutely,” Cuban said when asked if Heath would continue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki sprains ankle in win over Suns

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns on Saturday by the score of 101-98. The win improved the Mavericks' record to 49-32, seventh in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have a playoff spot secured, but there is some concern heading in, as forward Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle during Saturday's win.cott mecum  via Wikimedia CommonsRotoworld.com reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant studying Nowitzki's game for added success

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, so Dirk Nowitzki must feel pretty good about one of the current best in the game in Kevin Durant copying his game. According to Marc Stein at ESPN, Durant has been privately training with Adam Harrington, who briefly played alongside Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks more than 10 years ago and has studied the coaching techniques...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks clinch playoff spot with 101-98 win over Phoenix

Champagne might as well have been flowing in the Dallas Mavericks’ locker room after what they were able to accomplish Saturday night. Down 13 points in the third quarter and in a tense fight for their playoff lives, the Mavs clinched their 13th postseason berth in the past 14 years with a pulsating 101-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns drop thriller to Mavs 101-98

(Credit : Sports-Kings) April 12th, 2014   Heading into Saturday night’s game vs the Dallas Mavericks, the Suns were in a ‘do or die’ situation. Win, and they’d be the 7th seed and hold the tie-breaker over Dallas. Lose, and the Suns would be the 9th and seed and be behind half a game to the Grizzlies in the standings with 2 games left. Unfortunately for Phoenix, it turned...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns go down in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) -- Monta Ellis matched his season high with 36 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 of his 23 during a second-half rally that carried the Dallas Mavericks back to the playoffs in a 101-98 victory against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki brought the Mavericks back by hitting five 3-pointers between them in less than 4 minutes of the third quarter...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Listing 12 NBA Greats Ranked Higher Than Dirk Nowitzki All-Time

As Dirk Nowitzki continues climbing the NBA’s all-time scorers list with his career winds down, naturally his all-time ranking becomes a focus of discussion. So where does Dirk rank among the NBA’s greatest players? Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle believes Dirk is top-12 all time. Carlisle had this to say about Dirk’s legacy, per ESPN (via Slam): “I think there’s...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks PA announcer punished for tweets critical of refs

Dallas Mavericks PA announcer Sean Heath was suspended two games for being critical of officials on Twitter. Heath, who (as of this writing) has a whopping 639 followers, was scheduled to miss Saturday’s game with the Phoenix Suns and either the first game of the NBA playoffs or the first game of the 2014-15 season.  Heath had his suspension rescinded by the NBA, but the Mavericks...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Lifts Suspension On Mavericks’ PA Announcer, Fines Team $25K

Dallas Mavericks public-address announcer Sean Heath will be back at his desk Saturday night, after the NBA rescinded its two-game suspension as punishment for his Twitter rant following the Mavs’ 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors April 1. The league has elected to fine the team $25,000 instead. Heath took to Twitter after the game to criticize league officials...
Via NESN.com
6 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...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA Suspends Dallas Mavericks PA Announcer For Twitter Rant

The NBA issued a two-game suspension to Mavericks public-address announcer Sean Heath after he tweeted criticism of league officials, ESPN Dallas reported Thursday. Heath’s Twitter rant came after the Mavericks suffered a tough overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 1. Golden State’s Jermaine O’Neal goaltended a shot by Dallas’ Monta Ellis in the last seconds...
Via NESN.com
6 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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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