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Vince Carter #25 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the game winning shot as the Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-108 during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Carter’s Buzzer Beater Sends Mavs Past Spurs 109-108

Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded Spurs on Saturday.

04/26/2014

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Mavs Back Home After Split At Spurs, But Is That Good?

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are coming home after showing they won’t go quietly in a first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio.

04/24/2014

Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

Mavs Take Game 2 Against Spurs 113-92

Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their series.

04/23/2014

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the ball over Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers on April 3, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mpu Dinani/Getty Images)

Mavs Hold On To Beat Clippers 113-107

The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on to beat the Clippers 113-107 Thursday night in Los Angeles.

04/04/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots against Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 25, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dirk Carries Mavs Past OKC 128-119 In OT

Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, and had 10 rebounds and six assists, leading the Mavs to a 128-119 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday night.

03/26/2014

Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Dallas Mavericks on March 11, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Whip Mavs 108-85 For 5th Straight Win

Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Andrew Bogut had 15 points as the Golden State Warriors routed the Dallas Mavericks 108-85 on Tuesday night.

03/12/2014

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Mavs Need To Beat Best Of West In Playoff Pursuit

Dallas hasn’t beaten any of its likely first-round opponents in more than two months — and that’s assuming the Mavericks get in after a 12-year streak of reaching the playoffs ended last season.

03/04/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the winning shot over Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during their NBA game February 24, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mavericks won, 110-108.  (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mavs Top Knicks On Dirk’s ‘Ugly’ Game-Winner

The Mavericks blew an eight-point lead in the final 90 seconds, then pulled out their third straight victory when Nowitzki’s jumper that seemed to have missed instead fell through.

02/25/2014

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Mavs Back From Break With Eye On Playoffs

Five things to consider as Dallas leads a four-team race for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference, with the Mavericks (32-22) at 10 games over .500 for the first time since their title season.

02/17/2014

Jose Calderon of the Mavericks shoots against the Celtics on February 9, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Win Fifth Straight, 102-91 At Boston

The Dallas Mavericks go five straight and work their way back into playoff contention with a 102-91 win Sunday in Boston.

02/10/2014

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots against Luol Deng #9 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 3, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nowitzki Leads Mavs Past Cleveland, 124-107

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 as the Dallas Mavericks pulled away to win against Cleveland 124-107 Monday.

02/04/2014

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

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