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  1. Thunder come through late to get overtime win over Mavericks

    Dec 28, 2012, 12:22 AM EST

    Thunder guard Westbrook and forward Durant celebrate after taking the lead against in overtime against the Mavericks in their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma City Thunder barely had any business staying in this game, considering the lackluster effort they brought to the floor for the majority of its first three and a half quarters. But while Dallas had the energy, they simply didn’t have the execution when it mattered most, and OKC pulled away in overtime for…

  2. Darren Collison hits the one-legged three to send Mavericks to overtime in Oklahoma City (VIDEO)

    Dec 27, 2012, 11:22 PM EST

    Mavericks guard Collison drives past Thunder guard Westbrook in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Darren Collison had his best game of the season for the Mavs in Oklahoma City on Thursday, finishing with a team-high 32 points in 40 minutes, while dominating the action for his team offensively. It wasn’t enough to keep Dallas from being beaten by the Thunder in overtime, but without Collison’s buzzer-beating heroics, Dallas wouldn’t…

  3. Derek Fisher to sit out at least three games for Mavericks

    Dec 20, 2012, 12:54 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Dallas Mavericks

    Derek Fisher has been getting a lot of run at the point for Dallas — 27.9 minutes a night. And that he’s getting that while shooting 35.5 percent, turning the ball over on nearly 15 percent of the possessions he uses and not defending all that well — speaks to just what coach Rick Carlisle…

  4. Monday And-1 links: The new Jordan XX8 is… different

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:09 PM EST

    air-jordan-xx8

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Steve Novak loves the corner three. • What really got twitter buzzing on…

  5. Derek Fisher to start at point guard for Mavericks

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:24 PM EST

    Derek Fisher, Eric Bledsoe

    Derek Fisher was signed by the Dallas Mavericks this week, after beginning the season without a spot on an NBA roster. Fisher finished last year as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but found himself without a job to start the year while reportedly looking to catch on with a contender. Since no offers…

  6. Mavs Carlisle thinking of starting Fisher, benching Collison

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:29 PM EST

    fisher-kaman-flagrant-2

    Texas was not one of the states that passed legalized marijuana. Right? Because I’m generally a pretty big Rick Carlisle fan, I think he makes smart decisions as a coach. And I get he is frustrated with Darren Collison and his play, particularly on defense. And Collison is battling a finger injury. Collison was benched…

  7. Derek Fisher to sign with the Mavericks

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:06 PM EST

    Derek Fisher

    Derek Fisher was unceremoniously traded from the Lakers to the Rockets last season, before ultimately signing with the Thunder in mid-March. He played meaningful minutes while in OKC, and averaged over 22 minutes per game in the team’s Finals loss at the hands of the Miami Heat. Fisher’s services were not retained by the Thunder,…

  8. Wednesday And-1 links: Who has the better Eurostep, Wade or Ginobili?

    Nov 28, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

    Marvin Williams, Paul Millsap, Manu Ginobili

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Texans love barbecue. • Who has the better Eurostep move, Dwyane Wade or…

  9. Mavericks’ Carlisle frustrated enough with Collison to start Dominique Jones

    Nov 27, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has been frustrated with point guard Darren Collison this season — just the other day Carlisle ripped Collison’s defense. Offensively Collison’s overall numbers are pretty average for a starter — 12.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting, a PER right at the league average 15. That said, Collison is getting 30 percent…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Memphis hangs on but Spurs, Heat charging

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    If you ask me who was the best team in the NBA was last week, well, it was Denver. But they are fully capable of a winless week now, so we leave Memphis in the top spot this week. And Washington is still trying to find a win and a way out of the cellar…

  11. Three Stars of the Night: When Duty Calls

    Nov 6, 2012, 3:07 AM EST

    Marc Gasol Zach Randolph

    Points are put on a pedestal in the NBA, so what happens when a team loses its big scorer to injury or simply doesn’t have one on the roster? Other guys step up. We tend to forget, but just about every NBA player (earmuffs, Reggie Evans) can score when given enough chances. It might not…

  12. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs and Knicks movin’ on up

    Nov 5, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

    Fans celebrate as Knicks' Anthony sinks a three-point shot against Heat during NBA basketball game in New York

    The first few power rankings of the year show the most volatility — we don’t have established patterns for teams and so if someone gets hot or cold for a few games there is no context yet to put that in. It’s Small Sample Size Theatre. The Magic are 2-0 but I don’t think they…

  13. Mavericks utilize Guerrilla Warfare; spoil Nash and Howard debuts

    Oct 31, 2012, 3:26 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Hanging out in the shadows cast by the debuts of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, the Princeton Offense and the return of Kobe Bryant was the Dallas Mavericks, a team everyone assumed would play the role of wrestling jobber — hang around for a few minutes, show off a few moves, and then take that fall…

  14. Three Stars of the Night

    Oct 31, 2012, 1:39 AM EST

    VAREJAO_ANDERSON

    Basketball is back! Hockey? Well, not so much. That doesn’t mean we can’t pay homage to the guys on ice by handing out the Three Stars of the Night, basketball style. Tonight’s stars feature a few familiar faces in new places, and a player who did something that hasn’t been done in 25 years: Third…

  15. PBT Power Rankings: Heat start season on top, Bobcats in cellar

    Oct 29, 2012, 4:56 PM EST

    Chris Bosh,Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    It’s that time of year — the PBT’s NBA Power Rankings are back. Power Rankings before a single game is played are admittedly a bit silly, but then again the NBA has playoffs to determine which team is best so really all power rankings are silly and just for the entertainment value. It would take…

  16. Pacers’ George Hill could miss season opener with sore hip

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:54 AM EST

    George Hill

    After George Hill took control during the playoffs last year, the Indiana Pacers let Darren Collison walk and gave Hill the starting point guard job this season. Except, he may not be able to start the season. Coach Frank Vogel is trying to remain optimistic he’ll be there, he told the Indy Star. The Pacers…

  17. Seven players who need to answer doubters, have big years

    Oct 24, 2012, 6:37 PM EST

    John Wall

    It’s time gentlemen. Step up or be swept to the side. There are a lot of players in the NBA who need to answer questions we have about them, but maybe none more than the seven below. These are players who either need to show how good they are to get paid next summer; or…

  18. NBA Season Preview: Dallas Mavericks

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts after hitting a three point shot during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz  in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Last Season: Coming off their incredible championship season, the Mavericks let defensive anchor Tyson Chandler go to New York in order to retain future cap flexibility. While that decision certainly hurt the chances of a true title defense, the acquisition of Lamar Odom probably buried it altogether. Despite those massive offseason failings, the veteran Mavs…

  19. Quote of the Day: Carlisle compares Mavs turnovers to “Kama Sutra”

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:31 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks

    “We’re doing it every way you can do it. If we were a sex manual it’d be a best-seller.” —Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle discussing the rash of Mavericks turnovers this preseason, speaking to the Star Telegram (hat tip to SLAM). The Mavericks are averaging 19.2 points per game this preseason. They are doing it…

  20. Dirk Nowitzki has knee surgery Friday, out six weeks

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

    BKB-GER-US-ALBA-MAVERICKS

    Rather than wait and hope it heals like it did last season, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are being proactive. Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery to his right knee Friday morning and will be out for about six weeks, the team announced Friday. That timeframe has him returning around the start of December. That would…

  21. Roddy Beaubois injures ankle in Mavs’ first preseason game

    Oct 6, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Rodrigue Beaubois, Goran Dragic

    Rodrigue Beaubois injured his ankle in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ exhibition matchup Saturday against Alba Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Beaubois came down wrong trying to defend on a drive and just buckled. Video courtesy of Eye on Basketball: Beaubois has had injuries derail his potential the last few years, and it was thought…

  22. With John Wall out for a while, what is Plan B in Washington?

    Sep 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    John Wall, Wizards, Heat

    By Thanksgiving, maybe Washington can get back to what they pictured their offense would look like this season — John Wall running the break, Wall passing to Nene on the block, Wall driving and kicking out to Trevor Ariza, and of course Wall scoring a lot. But due to a stress fracture on his patella…

  23. NBA Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:55 PM EST

    Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan

    Last season: The Pacers made moves to become a top-tier team in the East and they worked out. Roy Hibbert and Paul George both took some big steps forward, while David West added the consistent scorer they were looking for and George Hill provided balance with Darren Collison, though the two didn’t work well together.…

  24. Is this the year Roddy Beaubois breaks out?

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:51 PM EST

    roddybeaubois

    His rookie year, Rick Carlisle didn’t trust Roddy Beaubois until it was too late and the playoffs were lost (not that he would have changed the outcome, but we’ll never know). No less than Mark Cuban said the Mavericks were going to start giving Beaubois some real run, but then a broken foot and surgeries…

  25. Mark Cuban thinks we all need to chill on anointing Lakers

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban is very, very good at promoting Mark Cuban and with that the Dallas Mavericks. In a marketing world where you increasingly need to be your own brand Cuban is way ahead of the curve. And if there are rival brands to your Mavericks brand — say, the Los Angeles Lakers and their new…

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