Dirk and the Mavs are headed into yet another uncertain offseason after failing to advance in the playoffs for the fourth straight year since winning the franchise’s first championship.
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.
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.
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.
Seven Rockets scored in double figures in a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.
You would expect there to be a huge divide between the No. 2 and No. 7 seeds in the NBA playoffs. But in the wildly competitive Western Conference, that’s simply not true.
Dallas won its 50th game on Wednesday night for the first time since their title season of 2011. Their reward? The 7-seed and a first round matchup with the in-state Houston Rockets.
Dirk and the Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.
Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
San Antonio was unable to slow Monta Ellis in a 101-94 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday, as the veteran guard matched his season high with 38 points.
Monta Ellis matched his season high with 38 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the second half to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 on Tuesday night.