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.
Mark Cuban accepted Kevin Durant’s challenge to play 1-on-1 for a spot in the NBA All Star game. The Mavs owner says the reigning MVP has “backed off” and is unwilling to play.
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.
Monta Ellis scored 36 points, giving Dallas a 106-105 lead with a running scoop with 12.3 seconds left. But Anthony Davis hit two free throws in the final seconds and had a pivotal steal.
When the Memphis Grizzlies went ahead with four minutes left, it was time for Dirk Nowitzki to take over. Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for Dallas in the final two minutes, to lead the Mavericks past the Grizzlies 103-95.
Nowitzki made a clinching 3-pointer in overtime that moved him into seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and the Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-88 in overtime.