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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…

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,…

Round Table: “Masked Tape Mavericks” Take On Durant, Westbrook

Round Table: “Masked Tape Mavericks” Take On Durant, Westbrook

    The table is set. While there were a lot of scenarios in play last night, the inevitable seemed to be right in front of our Dallas Mavericks. At the end of a historic night for the NBA, the Mavericks find themselves taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Round One of the NBA…

Mavericks unable to seal the deal, fall to Thunder 116-103

Mavericks unable to seal the deal, fall to Thunder 116-103

  For two quarters on Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks played well enough to hang with the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference Oklahoma City Thunder.   Unfortunately for Dallas (30-28), those two quarters were not the most important ones. The Mavericks were outscored 62-46 in the first and fourth quarters, stretches that included…

Game Night: Mavericks Look For Big Win Against Thunder

Game Night: Mavericks Look For Big Win Against Thunder

    Dallas, TX – Who doesn’t like story lines? I sure do, and there are plenty of them heading in to tonight’s game between our Dallas Mavericks (30-27) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (40-16). The Mavericks are tied for the sixth spot in the Western Conference with Portland, and are in front of Utah…

Game Night: Mavericks Look To Make Statement Against Thunder

Game Night: Mavericks Look To Make Statement Against Thunder

    The last time the Dallas Mavericks (25-19) and Oklahoma City Thunder (32-12) met, things got heated and the Thunder took advantage of a depleted Mavericks roster coming off an overtime loss the night before with a merciless 108-89 beatdown in OKC.   With Dirk Nowitzki questionable for tonight’s game, after some sudden swelling…

Rapid Fire: Shorthanded Mavericks Get Tangled Up With Thunder In Loss

Rapid Fire: Shorthanded Mavericks Get Tangled Up With Thunder In Loss

    The Dallas Mavericks (22-18) headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-12) after a heartbreaking loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the American Airlines Center. It was a game that went right down to the wire. How close was the game you ask? The two teams needed overtime…