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March 4, 2021


Luka Doncic, Mavericks set to welcome rested Thunder

Sports Illustrated
In the second quarter of Monday’s eventual win at Orlando, Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic didn’t exactly go by the book. Doncic drove toward the basket and elevated for a layup. But there was nowhere to go, as the Magic’s defense collapsed around him. But with all five defenders......

Mavericks look to finish road trip strong at Orlando

The Dallas Mavericks look to end their final road swing before the NBA All-Star break with a win on Monday when they face the slumping Orlando Magic. FILE PHOTO: Feb 27, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) takes a jump shot in the first quarter......

All-Star snub Tobias Harris, 76ers, battle Mavericks

Sports Illustrated
AP News Tobias Harris certainly deserved to earn a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will represent the Philadelphia 76ers next month in Atlanta while Harris will be watching from afar. “He’s as mature as anybody in our locker room, including the coaches,” 76ers......

Mavericks, Rockets finally get to tip off in Houston

Sports Illustrated
Amid the cold-weather crisis gripping the state, the Texas-based Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Friday in Houston. Freezing temperatures and resulting energy shortages forced the postponement of the Mavericks’ scheduled game Wednesday against Detroit. “The important thing is to work through all of it — always hoping for the......

Trail Blazers, Mavericks both faring well entering matchup

Sports Illustrated
The surging Portland Trail Blazers begin a three-game road swing Sunday in Dallas, facing a Mavericks’ team coming in on its own hot streak. The Trail Blazers won their third straight and fifth in their last six on Friday, with a decisive 129-110 defeat of Cleveland. “Each game was a......

Mavericks aim to extend streak, dominance over Pelicans

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News The Dallas Mavericks are playing some of their best basketball of the season. Their next game is Friday night against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans, who were playing their best basketball of the season until their last game.......

NBA says all teams will play national anthem after Mavericks stopped playing it before games

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The NBA said Wednesday that all teams will be required to play the national anthem after the Dallas Mavericks stopped playing the song before home games at the request of owner Mark Cuban. NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass......

Mark Cuban, Mavericks No Longer Playing National Anthem Before Games

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. Thank you, Mark Cuban. Over the years, I’ve written a handful of columns (last June and in 2018, for example) advocating for sports to stop playing the national anthem before games. There’s no reason besides “tradition” that the......

Warriors look for repeat performance vs. Mavericks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News The Golden State Warriors will try to sustain near-perfection against a motivated opponent when they go for a two-game sweep of the host Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. The injury-plagued and undersized Warriors outshot and, shockingly, outrebounded the......

Rising to Steph’s challenge, Luka Doncic puts on a show in Mavericks’ win

DALLAS — Luka Doncic hasn’t had a lot of reason to flash his infectious smile lately. He’s a firm believer in the professional benefits of enjoying basketball, but that’s difficult to do when his Dallas Mavericks have lost 10 of their last 13 games, as was the case when he......

Mavericks bring six-game losing streak into Atlanta

Sports Illustrated
AP News The Dallas Mavericks will attempt to end a frustrating six-game losing streak on Wednesday night when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. The Mavericks are coming off a 109-108 loss to Phoenix on Monday, a game decided by Devin Booker’s 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left. The Hawks, who have......

Surging Nuggets turn energy, focus toward Mavericks

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4NDg4NTAyNTY3MDUyOTA5/usatsi_15476567.jpg AP News The Denver Nuggets started their five-game road trip the right way, but it took a lot of energy to win their first two. Now tired but confident, Denver will play its third game in four nights when it visits the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The Nuggets, after......

Early MVP contenders clash as Mavericks visit Bucks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News In their most recent games, Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his 20th career triple-double to extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ win streak, while Luka Doncic fell one assist shy of notching his third in four games for the Dallas Mavericks. Antetokounmpo......

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