Tag Archives: Pau Gasol

Free Agent Forecast: Centers

Free Agent Forecast: Centers

The center position in the NBA has now become one of the hardest positions to come by.  A good healthy, lane closing center will very rarely just be picked up in free agency. Unfortunately for the Mavs, as witnessed this past year, that is exactly what we need to play alongside Dirk. While there are opportunities…

Wrap Up: Nowitzki Leads Balanced Attack Over Lakers

Wrap Up: Nowitzki Leads Balanced Attack Over Lakers

The Dallas Mavericks (20-15) desperately needed a win on Tuesday night against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers (14-21). The Mavs, losers of their last four home games, were trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Mavs did just that too as they defeated the Lakers 110-97. How it went down:…

Mavs Game Night: Looking To Get Back On Track

Mavs Game Night: Looking To Get Back On Track

The Dallas Mavericks (19-15) are in their final game of a three-game home stand taking on the Los Angeles Lakers (14-20). The Game At Hand: The Mavs have been performing dismally as of late, winning only one of three games to start the 2014 year. Dallas faced the New York Knicks on Sunday night, losing…

Wrap Up: Deep Mavericks Squad Storms Past Lakers

Wrap Up: Deep Mavericks Squad Storms Past Lakers

The Dallas Mavericks took full advantage of a Kobe Bryant-less team on Tuesday night as they dismantled the Lakers 123-104. It was the first of four games in five nights for the Mavericks. A blowout win was just what they needed as they were able to rest guys. Monta Ellis is the only Maverick to…

Game Night: Lakers vs Mavericks

Game Night: Lakers vs Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks (2-1) continued their winning streak at home defeating the Memphis Grizzlies (2-2) 111-99 Saturday night. In a game the Mavs dominated throughout, it was Shawn Marion and his 21 points and 14 rebounds performance that sealed the victory. The Game At Hand: Looking to keep their winning streak at home in tact,…

Mavs Game Night: Mavericks at Lakers in Late Night Showdown

Mavs Game Night: Mavericks at Lakers in Late Night Showdown

The Dallas Mavericks are in Los Angeles to face the Lakers, the start of a four-game road trip. It’s a battle of two teams involved in a playoff-chasing triangle along with the Utah Jazz. Utah leads the trio and currently owns the Western Conference’s 8th and final playoff spot. This will be the fourth and…

We Need The CBA To Save Us, Not Superman

We Need The CBA To Save Us, Not Superman

For a brief moment, during the Olympics and while looking into the eyes of the USA basketball team; I caught a glimpse of something special.  I saw those millionaire superstars putting money and contracts aside and playing hard for a cause.  Playing for their country and representing our brand of basketball against the world.  Then…

NBA Releases Schedule: 5 Games To Circle

NBA Releases Schedule: 5 Games To Circle

Perhaps not since the 2003-04 season when Mark Cuban brought in Antawn Jamison and Antoine Walker have the Dallas Mavericks been a bigger mystery than they are entering the 2012-13 season. With the roster now appearing to be finalized — barring any trades before the start of training camp in late September — the re-tooled Mavs now know who and when they’ll play…

Kobe Calls Out Gasol, Lakers On Brink

Kobe Calls Out Gasol, Lakers On Brink

There was plenty of blame to go around after the Los Angeles Lakers squandered a 13-point fourth quarter lead during their 103-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night. Kobe Bryant hoped for more aggressiveness from the Lakers All-Star forward Pau Gasol. “Pau’s got to be more assertive,” Bryant said. “He’s the guy out there that we need. When he’s getting…

Lakers Supporting Cast Steps Up

Lakers Supporting Cast Steps Up

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum put up their usual big numbers. Their supporting cast came up even bigger, sealing the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 92-88 victory over Denver on Sunday night that put the Nuggets on the brink of elimination. Bryant had 22 points and Bynum added 19 to help the Lakers overcome a six-point halftime deficit and take a…