The NBA announced Monday that Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis was named as the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 7-13, 2014.
For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. The final three days of the season will decide their first round opponent.
Monta Ellis scored 37 points and Nowitzki added 23 carrying the Mavericks back to the postseason in a 101-98 victory against the Phoenix Suns
Dirk Nowitzki reaches a new NBA scoring record as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz, 95-83
The NBA is confirming what everyone at the American Airlines Center in Dallas saw Tuesday night – saying a block by Golden State’s Jermaine O’Neal that set up Stephen Curry’s game-winning shot in overtime at Dallas should have been ruled goaltending.
Stephen Curry made a tie-breaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Kevin Love scored 35 points, Ricky Rubio had a triple-double, and the Timberwolves blew several leads before hanging on for a 123-122 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Mavs opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 win over the Celtics on Monday.
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.
Nowitzki shook off a shoulder issue in the first minute of the game to finish with 18 points, and the Mavericks beat the Pelicans 108-89 Wednesday night in Dallas.
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.
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.