Tag Archives: Rick Carlisle

Mavs Trying to Avoid First Losing Season in 17 Years

Mavs Trying to Avoid First Losing Season in 17 Years

  All-Star Weekend has come and gone, the NBA trade deadline is later this week (Thursday at 2:00 p.m. CT), and there are only 26 games remaining for the Dallas Mavericks to avoid their first losing season since 1999-2000. With a current record of 22-34, the Mavs definitely have their work cut out for them….

Streaking Mavs shoot for third straight victory

Streaking Mavs shoot for third straight victory

  After registering back-to-back wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks look to continue their winning ways tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. from the American Airlines Center.   The surging Mavs have secured victories in four of their last five contests. Despite falling to Oklahoma City last…

Dirk Nowitzki Addresses His Lingering Achilles Injury

Dirk Nowitzki Addresses His Lingering Achilles Injury

  On the court, Saturday night’s 107-82 win over the Chicago Bulls was a season-high in terms of good vibes for the Mavericks.  Off the court, the pre and post game feelings weren’t as positive.   About forty five minutes before tip-off, Mavs.com beat writer Earl K. Sneed shared on Twitter that Dirk Nowitzki would address…

This Mavericks Season Can Still Be Salvaged, But Not in the Way You Think

This Mavericks Season Can Still Be Salvaged, But Not in the Way You Think

  2016 has been one of the most insane years in recent memory.  From the tragic death of Harambe to the insanity of the Presidential Election, this terrible start to the season for the Mavericks has just fit the theme of this dark year.   Pretty much since when it was announced that Dirk Nowitzki would…

Dallas Mavericks 2016-2017 Schedule Breakdown

Dallas Mavericks 2016-2017 Schedule Breakdown

  MFFL’s and NBA fans got their early Christmas presents Thursday when the NBA released its 2016-2017 schedule. No more wondering when and where the Mavs will begin their season.  No more sleepless nights pondering when Dallas will get their first crack at taking down the”Splash Family.”  All the answers are here.   Here’s a month-by-month breakdown…

Who Made the Grade? 2015-2016 Dallas Mavericks Report Card

Who Made the Grade? 2015-2016 Dallas Mavericks Report Card

  When the Mavs fell to the Thunder on Monday night, it officially ended their season and began their long summer vacation.  It was an up and down year for Dallas; injuries to key players and the occasional big win that would give you hope for this team.  It’s all over now and it’s time…

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…