December 16, 2006 |
It's the same ritual for the 76ers over and over again: Lose a game, find a positive or two, try to build on that, come out and try again the next time. The problem is, the process has continued for the last three weeks, since their last win Nov. 24, and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight to their misery. The Sixers fought hard in coming back in the third quarter from a 20-point deficit last night but ran out of gas in the fourth, resulting in a 93-79 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks.
March 14, 2005 |
While ex-teammate Steve Nash is enjoying an MVP-type season in Phoenix, Dallas is looking for a strong push from its new point guard as the playoffs near. Jason Terry is starting to give the Mavericks what they need. Terry scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and dished 12 assists to help Dallas pull away from host Minnesota in a 102-93 victory yesterday afternoon. "Every time he shoots the ball, it looks like it's going in," said Dirk Nowitzki, who had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
March 2, 2011 |
Before Tuesday's game with the sizzling Dallas Mavericks, 76ers coach Doug Collins talked about how guard Jason Terry and forward Dirk Nowitzki created one of the best two-man games in the NBA. Then Collins saw his team damaged by this duo, which scored more than half of the Mavericks' points in a 101-93 victory at the Wells Fargo Center. The loss ended a season-best four-game winning streak for the Sixers (30-30) and extended the Mavs' streak to seven. Dallas (44-16) has won 17 of its last 18 games.
May 21, 2006 |
Three-Pointer Normally, we'd decry a 96-hour delay between playoff games. But we have to acknowledge that the league's scheduling Game 7 between the Clippers and Suns tomorrow - four days after the teams played Game 6 - works, in this case. The delay should produce what everyone should want: two well-rested teams playing for a trip to the conference finals. There won't be any excuses about Steve Nash's legs or Sam Cassell's age. Everybody should be ready to roll. Air Ball The Pistons are playing as if they're owed a trip back to the finals, not as if they have to earn it. There's been a terrible complacency in Motown during Detroit's series with Cleveland.
March 10, 2006 |
Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the visiting Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers for the second time in 3 nights, winning, 109-92, last night. Zach Randolph had 29 points for the Blazers, following up his 33-point, eight-rebound performance against Dallas on Tuesday. Jason Terry had 19 points and Devin Harris added 12 points and seven assists for the Mavericks. Reserve Sebastian Telfair had 12 points and eight assists for Portland, which has lost nine of 10 games since the All-Star break.
March 8, 2005 |
Marquis Daniels had a season-high 32 points and Jason Terry added 23 as host Dallas beat Toronto last night, 113-105. Dirk Nowitzki, averaging 26.9 points and 10.1 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, missed his second straight game because of a bruised left knee. Dallas starters Michael Finley (bruised calf) and Erick Dampier (stress fracture, foot) also were in street clothes, along with sixth-man Jerry Stackhouse (groin injury), as the Mavericks had only nine players in uniform.
May 18, 2011 |
DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki showed no rust from a long layoff, making 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last night. Jason Terry scored 24 points and J.J. Barea added 21 points as the Mavericks picked up where they left off in a sweep of the Lakers 9 days before. They broke open a tight game with a 13-0 run late in the second quarter and never trailed again, stretching their franchise-record postseason winning streak to seven games.
May 26, 2011 |
DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA Finals. Nowitzki swished a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:14 left and Shawn Marion followed with a three-point play off a steal, the pivotal plays in yet another fourth-quarter comeback, this one sending the Mavericks to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night that closed out the Western Conference finals in five games. After clawing back from down 15 with 5:04 left in Game 4, the Mavericks were down by six with 4:37 left in this one when they rallied again, outscoring the Thunder 14-4 the rest of the way. Dallas has never won a championship, and neither has any of its players.
December 27, 2013 |
PRIOR TO yesterday's five Christmas games, the NBA sent out a press release extolling all the All-Stars, former MVPs and top scorers on the rosters of the 10 teams in action. Thing is, the memo should have been updated a wee bit. Of the 36 All-Stars - a list that included nowhere-near-All-Stars Jermaine O'Neal, Rashard Lewis and Andrei Kirilenko - nine didn't play, including O'Neal, Kirilenko, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, Luol Deng and Metta World Peace. And six MVPs were to hit the floor, but only three - LeBron James, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett - got their sneakers squeaking.
July 14, 2012 |
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks won the bidding Friday to obtain two-time all-star forward Elton Brand off waivers, the latest in a series of moves to build their roster after a frustrating start in free agency. Brand was available after the 76ers this week used the one-time amnesty provision in the new CBA to let him go and not have the $18.1 million he is owed in the final season of his five-year deal count against their salary cap or luxury tax. Dallas also completed a one-year deal with 7-foot center Chris Kaman, who had tweeted two days earlier that he reached an agreement with the Mavericks.