“This was a ball-buster game,’ said coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavs survived all the ‘busting’ with a 118-109 season-opening win over visiting Atlanta on Wednesday.
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.
The NBA season was barely over for two weeks, and the Houston Rockets found themselves in another heated competition to gain ground in the Western Conference.
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 Dallas Mavericks have a new point guard. They’ve also made it clear they plan to make a run at center Dwight Howard in free agency.
Darren Collison scored 24 points and the hot-shooting Dallas Mavericks set season highs for points in a half and a game while beating the Atlanta Hawks 127-113 on Monday night.
As the NBA trade deadline approached on Thursday afternoon, it appeared that the Dallas Mavericks would not be making a move. Then, three minutes before the time was up, Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson called owner Mark Cuban with a proposal involving Dahntay Jones in exchange for Hawks shooting guard Anthony Morrow.
The trade deadline came and went with very little action from the Mavs. They made one last minute move, sending Dahntay Jones to the Hawks in exchange for Anthony Morrow.
Though it is not the big name that Dallas Mavericks’ fans may be hoping for, the Dallas Mavericks have traded Dahntay Jones to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Morrow.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle joined RAGE on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday afternoon talking about the team’s ‘swagger’ and ‘edge’.
Rookie Mike Scott scored 17 points, Lou Williams and Ivan Johnson had 13 apiece and the Atlanta Hawks beat the depleted Dallas Mavericks 110-94 in a preseason game on Saturday night.