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5 Telling Stats From Mavs-Rockets Series

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.

04/22/2015

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 21:  Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets drives past Al-Farouq Aminu #7 of the Dallas Mavericks for a dunk in the first half during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Howard & Harden Lead Rockets Over Mavs 111-99

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.

04/21/2015

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Rockets Beat Mavs 118-108 In Game 1

Seven Rockets scored in double figures in a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.

04/18/2015

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5 Questions Ahead Of Mavs-Rockets 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.

04/16/2015

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Mavs-Rockets Rivalry Renewed In Playoffs Matchup

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.

04/16/2015

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Mavs Have Plenty To Play For Even With Seed All But Set

Dirk and the Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.

04/06/2015

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Diaw Scores 19 To Lead Spurs In 94-76 Win Over Mavericks

Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

03/27/2015

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Mavs Look For Repeat Performance In San Antonio

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.

03/27/2015

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Mavs Rally Past Spurs Behind Ellis’ 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.

03/24/2015

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Cuban Says Durant Has ‘Backed Off’ 1-On-1 Challenge

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.

02/12/2015

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Dirk Gets Last-Minute NBA All-Star Nod

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.

02/12/2015

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Late Call Lifts Pelicans Over Mavs 109-106

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.

01/26/2015

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