The Dallas Mavericks proved too proud to suffer a four-game sweep against one of their in-state rivals, though a cold shooting night from the Houston Rockets certainly helped.
As usual, Dirk Nowitzki stayed on the practice court long after the rest of the Dallas players, shooting jumper after jumper on a day between first-round playoff games against Houston. Never mind that the Mavericks trailed 3-0 in the series.
Center Tyson Chandler will not be suspended for Tuesday’s Game 5 of his Mavs vs.Rockets series in Houston.
Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.
Dwight Howard had little problem dominating Dallas on Friday night in Game 3. Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle has a problem with how he did it.
James Harden led the Houston Rockets with 42 points as Houston escaped Dallas with a 130-128 win at the American Airlines Center on Friday night.
Point guard Rajon Rondo has played his last game with the Dallas Mavericks — at least according to head coach Rick Carlisle.
The Dallas Mavericks have announced that Chandler Parsons is out for the remainder of the season and is exploring surgical options to address his right knee injury.
The team confirms guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely due to a back injury.
The opening round of the NBA Playoffs has not been kind to the Dallas Mavericks. Here are five statistics that tell the story of Mavericks vs Rockets.
Rajon Rondo of Dallas got into foul trouble early, and didn’t play after picking up his fourth with more than 11 minutes left in the third quarter. He finished with just four points.