J.J. Barea scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Mavericks went into the NBA All-Star break by holding on for an 87-82 win against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki will replace Anthony Davis at the NBA All-Star Game, giving him his 13th appearance for a franchise that doesn’t have another player with more than four.
The Dallas Mavericks have signed center Bernard James to a 10-day contract with Tyson Chandler out for at least the final game before the All-Star break.
Tyson Chandler is out for the last game before the All-Star break, and Monta Ellis probably won’t play either.
DeAndre Jordan had 22 points, and Los Angeles beat Dallas by a score of 115-98 on Monday after the Mavs lost Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis to injuries in the first 4 minutes.
The NBA’s elite will flock to New York this week, culminating with a marquee game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. And, unlike in past years, everybody might actually be able to unwind.
Monta Ellis had 21 points and six assists to lead the Mavericks, minus Dirk Nowitzki and Rajon Rondo, to a 101-78 victory over the Kings on Thursday night in Sacramento.
Stephen Curry finished with a season-high 51 points, capping an effort that rallied the Warriors from a 22-point deficit to down the Mavs by a score of 128-114 on Wednesday.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday night that the league will look at possibly expanding All-Star Game rosters and the way players are selected in future years.
J.J. Barea had 10 points while starting in Rajon Rondo’s place, helping the Mavs get a 100-94 win over Minnesota, which had Ricky Rubio back for the first time in nearly three months.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will miss at least three games after breaking the orbital bone of his left eye and fracturing his nose.
Mavs point guard Rajon Rondo will not travel with the team after suffering an orbital fracture to his left eye as well as a nasal fracture