Gregg Popovich spent 19 seasons teaching his players how to use teamwork and ball movement to break down defenses. The philosophy still works.
Donald Sloan, who played at nearby Seagoville High School, scored 29 points, and seven Pacers players scored in double figures, in a 111-100 win over the Mavs on Monday.
The Dallas Mavericks’ dominant offensive run finally came to an end along with their longest winning streak in more than two years.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in his preseason debut, and the Mavericks beat the Pacers by a score of 106-98 on Sunday night. Nowitzki played 19 minutes, all in the first half.
Devin Harris and Monta Ellis scored 20 points each, and the Mavs extended Indiana’s skid to four games with a 105-94 win against the Eastern Conference leaders on Sunday night.
Ben and Skin call a Pacers blogger to discuss the Danny Granger trade. Biff Ripperts, Nigel and Bane call in to ask questions.
Just 24 hours after their most lopsided loss of the season in Charlotte, the Mavs forged their most impressive win of the season in Indiana, a gritty 81-73 victory over the Pacers.
Monta Ellis had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points as the Dallas Mavericks handed the Indiana Pacers their third home loss of the season.
Shawn Marion had 18 points and Monta Ellis added another 13 points to help the Mavericks beat the Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.
LeBron James scored 32 points, ailing Dwyane Wade matched his best effort of this postseason with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Pacers 99-76 on Monday night.
Game 7. Eastern Conference Finals. The last time the Miami Heat were in this situation, they were coming off a convincing Game 6 win in 2012 and blew out the Boston Celtics 101-88. What a difference a year makes.