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Josh Smith of the Houston Rockets shoots against Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks on January 28, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Smith & Harden Lead Rockets Past Mavs 99-94

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.

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Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at American Airlines Center on January 27, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Grizzlies Hand Mavs 1st 3-Game Skid 109-90

Zach Randolph scored 22 points, and Memphis handed the Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season with a 109-90 win Tuesday night in Dallas.

01/28/2015

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Lakers Say Kobe Bryant Has Torn Rotator Cuff

Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night. An MRI exam in San Antonio revealed the tear, the club says.

01/22/2015

Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks goes for the lay up against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on January 21, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Roll Over Timberwolves 98-75

Dallas led lowly Minnesota by 23 points midway through the fourth quarter, and there was center Tyson Chandler, diving to the floor like it was Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

01/22/2015

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Dirk Leads Mavericks Past Grizzlies 103-95

When the Memphis Grizzlies went ahead with four minutes left, it was time for Dirk Nowitzki to take over. Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for Dallas in the final two minutes, to lead the Mavericks past the Grizzlies 103-95.

01/19/2015

Rajon Rondo of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the game on January 13, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Teams Trading Early This Season

Don’t wait until the last minute. The warning comes whenever a deadline is approaching, and NBA teams have gotten the message. They aren’t waiting to make trades.

01/19/2015

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D-League Becomes Test Ground For New Ideas

Since it started in 2001, the D-League has been focused on fostering and funneling talent to the NBA.

01/19/2015

Darrell Arthur of the Denver Nuggets tries to get off a shot against Al-Farouq Aminu and Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks at Pepsi Center on January 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nuggets Get 114-107 Win As Mavs Sit Stars

The Nuggets escaped with a win as Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler all sat out Wednesday night. The teams meet again in Dallas on Friday.

01/15/2015

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NBA Commish: Having Jersey Sponsors In NBA ‘Inevitable’

Commissioner Adam Silver thinks it’s ‘inevitable’ that the NBA will one day take after European sports and have sponsor names on jerseys.

01/14/2015

Rajon Rondo of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the game on January 13, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Rally To Beat Kings 108-104 In OT

Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and hit a huge 3-pointer in OT, and the Mavericks beat the Kings by a score of 108-104 on Tuesday night.

01/14/2015

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Clippers Thrash Mavericks 120-100 For 6th Win In 8 Games

Blake Griffin shined for the Clippers with 22 points to blast past Mavericks.

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Augustin Leads Pistons Past Mavs 108-95

Detroit never trailed in beating the Mavericks by a score of 108-95 on Wednesday night in Dallas. They also came into the match riding on a six-game winning streak.

01/08/2015

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