Dallas big man Elton Brand is being held out of the Mavericks’ game at Denver on Thursday night because of a sore right calf that’s been bothering him for a week.
Corey Brewer scored 23 points and got a hand on Anthony Morrow’s last-second shot to preserve the 19th straight Nuggets home win, 95-94 over the Mavericks on Thursday night.
Dallas is hoping to notch a home win tonight over the Pacers. If accomplished, the Mavs will have won 10 of 13 to push themselves into true contention for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
A gutty 109-102 overtime victory over the Clippers late Tuesday night pulls Dallas to within one game of the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference.
Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 points apiece, Vince Carter again provided a spark off the bench, and the Mavericks beat the Magic 111-96 on Wednesday night.
Josh Smith had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Harris made a key steal in the final minute, and the Hawks beat the Mavericks 105-101 on Monday night.
James Harden drove to the basket with his potent left hand, intent on breaking a late tie against the Dallas Mavericks. His layup attempt never reached the rim.
Darren Collison now runs the floor where J.J. Barea was the spark that helped rally the Dallas Mavericks to their first championship two seasons ago.
Rick Carlisle says misfortune is coming ‘in waves.’ Elton Brand says Hornets 99, Mavs 96 marks ‘rock-bottom.’ Dallas is a quote machine – and an OT-loss machine, too.
Dallas is in the process of slipping a couple of classes, down to the point where a game against the contending San Antonio Spurs seems to come with it a foregone conclusion.
Evan Turner scored 22 points and Thaddeus Young had 20 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
One big kink in the plan is that Nowitzki won’t be playing with Elton Brand, Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman and O.J. Mayo at the start of the season.