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Painful Mavericks Season Ends in Admirable Fashion

Painful Mavericks Season Ends in Admirable Fashion

Chandler Parsons was in street clothes, or whatever you call this.  Deron Williams tried to gut it out but couldn’t.  J.J. Barea tried to hop it off on one leg. Salah Mejri was a punching bag that took one too many beat downs. Justin Anderson‘s shoulder was hurting. David Lee dealt with the always troublesome…

Rapid Fire: Mavs Eliminated by Thunder in Five Games

Rapid Fire: Mavs Eliminated by Thunder in Five Games

  And there it goes.   We can officially say goodbye to the 2015-2016 Dallas Mavericks season.   Following their 118-104 loss in game five Monday night, the Mavs can finally rid themselves of the overly physical Oklahoma City Thunder and this mentally grueling, injury plagued season.   Already without the likes of Chandler Parsons and…

Game 4 Preview: You Can’t Spell “Unlikely” Without “Likely”

Game 4 Preview: You Can’t Spell “Unlikely” Without “Likely”

Through three games, the Oklahoma City Thunder are outscoring the Dallas Mavericks by 66 points. And yes we won Game 2, I promise. Albeit by the slightest of margins not denting that massive +/- set by 38 and 29 point losses, but the series is 2-1. Somehow it is.   7 for 33 shooting actually…

Rapid Fire: Mavericks overmatched and overpowered in Game 3 blowout against Oklahoma City

Rapid Fire: Mavericks overmatched and overpowered in Game 3 blowout against Oklahoma City

  Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told his players to forget about Dallas’ second-worst playoff loss in franchise history after Game 1.   He will need to tell his players the same thing after Game 3.   The Mavericks were humbled for the second time this series, this time courtesy of a 131-102 defeat…

Despite Struggles, Wesley Matthews Key to Mavs’ Success

Despite Struggles, Wesley Matthews Key to Mavs’ Success

    Sometimes it’s easy to forget the circumstances that surrounded Wesley Matthews signing with the Dallas Mavericks last summer.   Front office duo Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson were courting Matthews and Clippers star DeAndre Jordan simultaneously with hopes of adding both to their Chandler Parsons/Dirk Nowitzki duo to form a loaded starting lineup to battle…

Why Game 2 showed the Mavericks can win this series against Oklahoma City

Why Game 2 showed the Mavericks can win this series against Oklahoma City

  Let’s get something out of the way. I’m a homer. I’m a Dallas Mavericks fan. Despite being on press row during games, I internally root for them, roll my eyes when a call doesn’t go their way and mutter obscenities under my breath after losses.    But I’m also a realist. Last week I…

This Is Why We Play: We Got A Series Now

This Is Why We Play: We Got A Series Now

    Confetti reigned down at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Dallas Mavericks walked around in disbelief, some waiving their hands in the air in protest. Just 7 seconds earlier, the Mavericks led by 1, when Raymond Felton went to the free throw line. A 79% shooter and usually clutch at the line in these moments,…

Rapid Fire: Mavericks Head Back To Dallas With Home-Court Advantage Over Thunder

Rapid Fire: Mavericks Head Back To Dallas With Home-Court Advantage Over Thunder

“Very proud of how our guys responded after one of the worst playoff games in franchise history,” head coach Rick Carlisle said.  Game 1 on Saturday night was the worst playoff game in Dallas Mavericks history getting steamrolled 108-70 to their first-round opponent — the Oklahoma City Thunder.    Game 2 would be a different…

Written Off Again, Mavericks Face Uphill Battle

Written Off Again, Mavericks Face Uphill Battle

Some site I had never heard of until yesterday has called the Dallas Mavericks “Oklahoma City’s Warmup.” I will concede the fact that we are the heavy, heavy underdogs and nobody is expecting anything from Dirk Nowitzki and friends during this Western Conference first round series.   But seriously, a “warmup?” Yes, OKC won all…