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.
Tyson Chandler had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-98 on Wednesday night while learning they will play Houston in the first round of the playoffs.
James Harden scored 24 points, former Dallas guard Jason Terry hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer and the Houston Rockets beat the Mavericks 108-101 Thursday night.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a staunch supporter of advanced statistics. Charles Barkley thinks he’s an idiot. Mavs owner Mark Cuban sees the value in both perspectives.
With Dwight Howard out, Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 points as the Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Mavericks for a 99-94 victory.
James Harden scored 17 points, and the Rockets beat the Mavericks 111-108 in a preseason opener for both teams on Tuesday night that was featured 81 fouls.
Chandler Parsons should have new things to talk about with his old coach now that he has a big contract with the Mavs. At least, that’s what Kevin McHale is hoping.
Dirk Nowitzki was a little gimpy as he worked his way through Saturday’s Fan Jam scrimmage and now we know why: He sustained what the Mavs are calling a hip contusion, an injury coach Rick Carlisle terms ‘not serious’
Chandler Parsons is hoping for a more prominent role in Dallas, even though the locker room already has a few strong leaders in Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.
The Dallas Mavericks have a full slate of preseason games, all aligned for the purpose of preparing the team for the 2014-15 regular season.
Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.