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Lamar Odom Returns, Dallas Mavericks Try to Break Through Against the Los Angeles Clippers
March 26th, 2013 at 3:22 PM
The Dallas Mavericks are 0-2 against the Los Angeles Clippers this season, as well as just 1-13 against the Western Conference's top five teams. The Mavs get a chance to break through against a top team Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center, as the Clippers come in for their only visit to Dallas...

Dallas Mavericks Have Must-win Game on Their Hands Against Utah Jazz
March 24th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Dallas Mavericks are still trying to inch even closer to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. And on Sunday night, a matchup with the Utah Jazz will go a long way into determining whether the Mavs still have a fighting chance to make the playoffs. The Jazz...

Dallas Mavericks Must Continue to Capitilize on Home-friendly Schedule
March 17th, 2013 at 11:16 AM
The Dallas Mavericks resorted to getting a lift from little-used reserve guard Rodrigue Beaubois in order to get a comeback win on Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. And with the Mavs continuing a stretch of eight of nine home games, Dallas doesn't mind using a variety of ways to earn...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Look for First Win Against San Antonio Spurs This Season
March 14th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
The Dallas Mavericks have 19 games left on the schedule this season, and they are only 2 1/2 games out of the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. However, beginning with Thursday night's tilt with the San Antonio Spurs, a team the Mavs have not...

Dallas Mavericks Try to Win Fourth Straight: Gameday Preview
March 12th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
The Dallas Mavericks try to extend their current winning streak to four games, as they continue their current 4-game road trip Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Mavs have dropped three of four to Milwaukee (32-29), including a 95-90 home defeat February 26th. But the Mavs have been hot lately....

Dallas Mavericks Hope to Contain Houston Rockets This Time Around
March 6th, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Only three nights ago did the Dallas Mavericks let the Houston Rockets hang 136 points in a 33-point blowout loss that put a further damper on the Mavs' playoff hopes. On Wednesday night, Dallas finishes a home-and-home set with Houston. The Mavs hope to contain sharpshooting James Harden and Chandler Parsons more...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Battle Los Angeles Lakers for Ninth Place in Western Conference Standings
February 24th, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Two teams who have declared themselves champions in three of the last four seasons will battle it out Sunday afternoon, as the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers look to solidify ninth place in the Western Conference, as well as their respective playoff pushes. Both of these teams are currently on...

Dallas Mavericks Try to Regroup and Defeat Struggling Sacramento Kings
February 13th, 2013 at 11:58 AM
The Dallas Mavericks will try to rebound from a poor effort on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks as they take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center, the Mavs' fourth straight home game on their season-long five-game homestand. The Mavs will try to win their...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Looking for Third Straight Win
February 11th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
The Dallas Mavericks continue their season-long five-game homestand Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks. The 22-28 Mavs are looking for thier third straight win after getting off to a 2-0 start on the homestand, this coming after a 3-5 stretch in the previous eight games. Dallas is 6-2 in its last...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Get Third Crack at Oklahoma City Thunder
February 4th, 2013 at 11:56 AM
After two gut-wrenching losses in overtime to a developing rival, the Dallas Mavericks will get a third crack at beating the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night in OKC. The Mavs have lost two games this season to the best team in the Western Conference after having leads in the fourth quarter....

Dallas Mavericks Travel to Oregon to Take on Portland Trail Blazers
January 29th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
The Dallas Mavericks travel up to the Northwest Tuesday night to take on the Portland Trail Blazers for the first matchup of the season in Portland between the two teams. ***PHOTO1*** The Mavs are looking for their seventh victory in nine games, as well as their third straight over Portland. However, the task...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Face Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA’s Best Record
January 18th, 2013 at 11:59 AM
The team with the best record in the NBA makes a visit to American Airlines Center Friday night as the 31-8 Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas is hoping to extend its season-long winning streak to five games. The Thunder last visited Dallas when last year's first-round playoff...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Try to Extend Winning Streak to Four Games
January 16th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
The Dallas Mavericks have been playing great basketball of late, and even though some efforts have still resulted in losses, the Mavs are now currently on a three-game winning streak. ***PHOTO1*** They will try to extend that streak to four when they take on the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at the American...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Try to Keep up Recent Winning Ways
January 14th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
The Dallas Mavericks try to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the American Airlines Center. Yeah, it's only a two-game winning streak, but this is the most confident the Mavs have been in over a month, the last time they won...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Try to Avoid First Four-Game Losing Streak of Season
December 27th, 2012 at 5:07 PM
With former MVP Dirk Nowitzki back in the fold for the Dallas Mavericks, the team will try to snap its current three-game losing streak on Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas hopes to avoid its first four-game losing streak of the season, while also avoiding going five games under...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Try to Take Advantage of Lowly Toronto Raptors
December 14th, 2012 at 4:29 PM
Neither the Dallas Mavericks or Toronto Raptors will be at full strength on Friday night, but Dallas figures to still have the upper hand against a sliding Raptor team that currently sits 4-19. The Mavs and Raptors get together in Toronto for their second of two matchups this season. Dirk Nowitzki...

Shawn Marion to Play Tonight Against Jason Terry and Boston Celtics
December 12th, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Shawn Marion is back for the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night after recovering from a groin injury that kept him out the past two games. He will try to help the Dallas Mavericks beat Jason Terry and the Boston Celtics while hoping to extend Dallas' current winning streak to four games. "I'm...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Visit Boston Celtics, Old Friend Jason Terry
December 12th, 2012 at 4:20 PM
The Dallas Mavericks travel to the Northeast to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, and there will be a familiar face waiting for Dallas. Celtics guard Jason Terry will face his former Dallas team, a squad he played with for the past eight seasons, for the first time since...

Shawn Marion and Chris Kaman are Game-time Decisions for Monday Night’s Game Against Sacramento Kings
December 10th, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion, who has a strained right groin, will be a game time decision for Monday night's home game against the Sacramento Kings. Marion missed the win in Houston on Saturday night. "It feels a lot better," Marion said. Marion leads the club with an average of 7.1 rebounds a...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Look to Bounce Back Against Phoenix Suns After Embarrasing Loss to Los Angeles Clippers
December 6th, 2012 at 12:20 PM
The Dallas Mavericks never led in Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, and when you don't lead, you don't win. Dallas continued to have turnover nightmares, committing 22 turnovers resulting in 26 Clipper points. When you do that against any team, you will lose. When you do it against the...