James Harden

Dirk Nowitzki controls the ball against Chandler Parsons #25 and the Houston Rockets on January 29, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Fall 117-115 To Rockets Despite Dirk’s 38

On a night when Houston was without leading scorer James Harden, Dirk Nowitzki scored 38 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds. Unfortunately for Dallas, it didn’t matter.

01/29/2014

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 20: Dirk Nowitzki #41 and the Dallas Mavericks celebrates during the game against the Houston Rockets on November 20, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Top Rockets In Up Tempo ‘Pillow Fight’

Houston and Dallas combined to shoot nearly 57 percent from the floor as the Mavs rallied from 18 down to top the Rockets 123-120.

11/21/2013

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 10: Vince Carter #25 of the Dallas Mavericks posts up against Wesley Johnson #2 of the Phoenix Suns on April 10, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Beat By Suns & Eliminated From Playoffs

With a loss to the Phoenix Suns and a win by the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks have been eliminated from the playoffs for the first time in 12 seasons.

04/10/2013

Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

Mavs Keep Hope Alive With Win Over Rockets

Having lost the ‘front end of a doubleheader’ by giving up 136 points to Houston, the Mavs had no choice but to alter their approach. The result: Dallas 112, Houston 108.

03/07/2013

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 16: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks posts up against Patrick Patterson #54 of the Houston Rockets on January 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brand Helps Mavericks Hold Off Rockets 105-100

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.

01/17/2013

Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

Thunder Top Mavs In Preseason Matchup

Kevin Durant scored 18 points and James Harden added 16 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 88-66 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

10/24/2012

(credit: Glenn James/Getty Images)

Harden Wants To Stay With Thunder

As the clock ticks to October 31, the last day for extensions for the class of 2009, James Harden has made his position perfectly clear. He wants to stay in Oklahoma City.

08/28/2012

(credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron Too Much For Thunder; Heat Again 2 Wins From Title

The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.

06/18/2012

(credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals: Will The Heat Scorch The Thunder?

After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.

06/11/2012

(credit: Glenn James/Getty Images)

James Harden Wins 2012 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Award

When James Harden, the 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the third overall pick at the 2009 NBA Draft, he could be considered almost clean shaven in comparison to how he appears now, rocking his celebrated buccaneer beard.

05/10/2012

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks recovers a loose ball by Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Dallas 99-98.

Durant’s Winner Lifts Thunder Past Mavs 99-98

Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.

04/29/2012

Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Lose Nowitzki To Injury, But Beat Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in 18 games.

12/27/2010