Tag Archives: Rick Carlisle

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…

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…

Game Night: Mavericks Host Spurs, Look To Move Up Standings

Game Night: Mavericks Host Spurs, Look To Move Up Standings

    Dallas, TX – While the top of the Western Conference standings are set in stone, the bottom half of the playoff picture is a toss up. The Dallas Mavericks (42-39) managed to clinch a playoff berth on Monday night with their 101-92 victory over the Utah Jazz, and have climbed into the 6th…

Rapid Fire: Mavericks extend winning streak, now one victory from playoff berth

Rapid Fire: Mavericks extend winning streak, now one victory from playoff berth

  J.J. Barea, the reigning Western Conference player of the week and starting Dallas point guard left the game with a strained right groin in the first quarter, returned, and then left for good.   The Mavericks (41-38) still found a way to get it done. What else is new?   Behind a career-high 19-point,…

Game Night: Mavs Look to Stay Hot vs. Grizzlies

Game Night: Mavs Look to Stay Hot vs. Grizzlies

  After an electrifying win over the rival Houston Rockets at home Wednesday night pushed their winning streak to five games, the Dallas Mavericks (40-38) will look to continue their recent hot streak Friday night when the Memphis Grizzlies (42-36) roll through the American Airlines Center.   The Mavs’ win-streak paired with an incredibly rough…

Rapid Fire: Mavs Ride 3rd Quarter Surge Past Wolves

Rapid Fire: Mavs Ride 3rd Quarter Surge Past Wolves

  It’s funny how much can change in a week.   Last Sunday, the Mavs were annihilated by the Kings in Sacramento and fell to a season low three games under .500 at 35-38.  It was the low point for the season and things looked insanely bleak for Dallas’ playoff chances.   One week later,…

Rapid Fire: Mavericks rally to beat Knicks, move back into playoff picture

Rapid Fire: Mavericks rally to beat Knicks, move back into playoff picture

  In a must-win game with playoff implications, the Dallas Mavericks picked up a victory.   Only this time, instead of the normal heroes coming through in the clutch, it was the bench and role players, as the Mavericks (37-38) knocked off the New York Knicks 91-89.   Down as much as 11 points, Dallas…