November 14, 2014 |
DALLAS - So much for getting a lift. The 76ers were humiliated Thursday night in a 123-70 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. The 53-point setback was their worst since a 56-point loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1993. The Sixers are winless through eight games for the first time since the dreaded 1972-73 season. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility record. Based on their last two losses by a combined 85 points, this season's squad is on pace to break that record.
July 5, 2014 |
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the 36-year-old German star. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. New contracts cannot be signed until next Thursday. Nowitzki just completed a four-year deal worth $80 million. The 2011 NBA Finals MVP put off finalizing the deal until after the Mavericks met Wednesday night with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony.
March 26, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed tanking, saying that NBA commissioner Adam Silver was wrong to deny it exists. "No one thinks it doesn't exist, it's just a question of whether or not it's effective," Cuban told CBSSports.com's Matt Moore. "And when so many teams tank in one conference, it's not effective. " Cuban was talking, of course, of the Eastern Conference, where tanking has become a competitive sport. Which brings us to the Sixers, who have dropped 25 straight games.
December 8, 2013 |
Most complete-album shows are celebrations of commonly agreed-on landmarks, victory laps for established classics that send audiences home humming their music collections. But Mavericks , the first album by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, is more like a buried treasure. But at World Cafe Live on Thursday night, the founding members of North Carolina power-pop quartet the dB's - whose 2012 Falling Off the Sky was the original lineup's first album in 30 years - weren't commemorating a neat anniversary or hawking a "deluxe" reissue.
November 20, 2013 |
DALLAS - This one had to hurt. The 76ers had the Dallas Mavericks down. But in end, too many missed layups and poor foul shooting led to the Sixers' seventh loss in nine games. The Mavs took their first lead late in the third quarter and went on to seize a 97-94 victory Monday night at the American Airlines Center. "We shot ourselves in the foot tonight," Sixers center Spencer Hawes said. "I don't know how many layups, free throws, a combination of the two we missed. "But if you can't make those, you don't deserve to win. " The Sixers (5-7)
September 16, 2013 |
BRADDOCK, Pa. In this gritty borough near Pittsburgh, Mayor John Fetterman is doing what the Philadelphia and New Hope mayors won't - officiating at weddings of gay and lesbian couples who got their marriage licenses in Montgomery County. Last week's Commonwealth Court ruling ordering the county to stop issuing licenses won't stop him, either, as long as the couples got their licenses legally. "If a couple wants to go ahead and do it, I would as well," Fetterman, 44, said after the ruling Thursday.
February 28, 2013 |
ZACH RANDOLPH scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 as the Memphis Grizzlies matched their largest comeback in franchise history, rallying to beat visiting Dallas, 90-84, on Wednesday night. Quincy Pondexter finished with 12 and Austin Daye added 10, all in the first half, for Memphis, which trailed by 25 points in the second quarter but stormed back to win its eighth straight. Gasol had 12 rebounds and Randolph 10 as Memphis outrebounded Dallas, 46-34. Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 16 points, Elton Brand finished with 12 off the bench, and O.J. Mayo added 11, despite going 5-for-13 from the field.
February 10, 2013 |
The Denver Nuggets won their ninth straight game with a 111-103 victory Saturday night over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The Nuggets, who have won 15 of 17, are on their longest winning streak since posting 10 straight victories in 2005. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points, and Kenneth Faried added 17. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points, but was plagued by foul trouble. The all-star guard picked up his fourth foul with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and went to the bench with the Nuggets leading by 72-61.
December 31, 2012 |
DIRK NOWITZKI grabbed a loose ball in the backcourt and started the fast break himself, pulling up for a three-pointer just like the days before his first knee surgery. The difference this time: The Dallas Mavericks star threw up an airball. Nowitzki will need more time to work his way back from a surgery that cost him the first 27 games of the season. Even then, it may not be enough to keep up with the San Antonio Spurs and their Big Three. Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists, Manu Ginobili had several key baskets among his 20 points and the Spurs handed the Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 111-86, on Sunday night.
December 24, 2012 |
DIRK NOWITZKI wasn't expecting to play much during his season debut Sunday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Still, after missing the Dallas Mavericks' first 27 regular-season games, he didn't expect to take a seat on the bench after 20 minutes with the game completely out of hand. "In the middle of the third we were down by 80, so I didn't really have to go back in," Nowitzki said, exaggerating the Mavs' largest deficit just a bit. Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points and the Spurs spoiled Nowitzki's season debut with a 129-91 rout of the visiting Mavericks.