In his debut with the Mavs, Ellis silenced the critics, pouring in a game-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting as Dallas topped the Hawks 118-102.
Monta Ellis started his Dallas career with 32 points, Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 and the Mavericks spoiled Mike Budenholzer’s coaching debut with a 118-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, newcomer Samuel Dalembert and their fellow Mavericks players are answering the question “What do the Mavs say?” in this viral video hit.
The Mavs parted ways Tuesday with GM Gersson Rosas, a conflict regarding organizational roles possibly at the core of the quickie divorce. Team owner Mark Cuban expressed ‘disappointment’ in Rosas decision to leave after just three months on the job.
Nowitzki has two new guards in his starting lineup for the second straight year. Now the Mavericks have to see if Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon will be better than the pairing of Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo.
Gersson Rosas has resigned as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks just three months into his new job.
So much of the talk of a ‘dress rehearsal’ in this 98-88 preseason home win over the Hawks was just talk – even as Dirk Nowitzki registered his first fourth-quarter minutes of the preseason.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-88 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
The Mavericks have requested waivers on 7-foot center Fab Melo and three other players. With Tuesday’s moves, the Mavericks roster is now stands at 16.
To say Carlisle is emphasizing defense is like saying Nowitzki didn’t enjoy a second straight year without a playoff win after leading the franchise to its first championship in 2011.
Shawn Marion had 18 points and Monta Ellis added another 13 points to help the Mavericks beat the Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.
The Mavs believe they have the makings of a premier two-man game with newcomer Monta Ellis joining Dirk Nowitzki. But they need a third man to run the show – and at Tuesday’s practice they got one of their first long looks at the man for the job.