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Dirk Leads Mavericks Past Grizzlies 103-95

When the Memphis Grizzlies went ahead with four minutes left, it was time for Dirk Nowitzki to take over. Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for Dallas in the final two minutes, to lead the Mavericks past the Grizzlies 103-95.

01/19/2015

Rajon Rondo of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the game on January 13, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Teams Trading Early This Season

Don’t wait until the last minute. The warning comes whenever a deadline is approaching, and NBA teams have gotten the message. They aren’t waiting to make trades.

01/19/2015

Darrell Arthur of the Denver Nuggets tries to get off a shot against Al-Farouq Aminu and Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks at Pepsi Center on January 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nuggets Get 114-107 Win As Mavs Sit Stars

The Nuggets escaped with a win as Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler all sat out Wednesday night. The teams meet again in Dallas on Friday.

01/15/2015

Rajon Rondo of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the game on January 13, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Rally To Beat Kings 108-104 In OT

Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and hit a huge 3-pointer in OT, and the Mavericks beat the Kings by a score of 108-104 on Tuesday night.

01/14/2015

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Augustin Leads Pistons Past Mavs 108-95

Detroit never trailed in beating the Mavericks by a score of 108-95 on Wednesday night in Dallas. They also came into the match riding on a six-game winning streak.

01/08/2015

Dallas Mavericks v Brooklyn Nets

Dirk Moves Up NBA Scoring List As Mavs Beat Nets In OT

Nowitzki made a clinching 3-pointer in overtime that moved him into seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and the Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-88 in overtime.

01/06/2015

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Ellis Scores 20 As Mavs Beat Cavs 109-90

Monta Ellis scored 20 points and the Mavericks won their fifth straight, a 109-90 victory over the Cavaliers, who again played without LeBron James.

01/04/2015

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Rondo Returning To Boston With Mavs

In his first visit to Boston since last month’s trade, Rajon Rondo will try to help the Mavericks capture their fourth straight victory on Friday night against the Celtics.

01/02/2015

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Ellis Leads Mavs To 114-87 Rout Of Wizards

Monta Ellis came back after injuring his left ankle on Sunday. He scored 20 points in 27 minutes, made a game-high four steals and helped hold the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal to 10 points.

12/31/2014

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DFW’s Biggest Sports Stories Of 2014

2014 was a record-setting year in North Texas. From the Final Four to Ron Washington’s resignation to DeMarco’s success, we recap the year in sports.

12/30/2014

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Mavs Rally Past Thunder Behind Nowitzki’s 30

Nowitzki matched his season high with 30 points, including 10 in the final 5 minutes, Chandler Parsons added 26 and the Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 Sunday night.

12/29/2014

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Mavs Look To Bounce Back Vs Visiting Lakers

The Mavericks can avoid a season-high third straight loss Friday night with a fifth consecutive victory over the Lakers, who are likely to again be without Kobe Bryant.

12/26/2014