Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.
Steve Nash played through pain and injury for essentially his entire career. But he finally surrendered to his back woes last weekend after 19 years in the NBA and “failure” in Los Angeles.
Popular opinion is an NBA team must be good on the boards to be good in the standings. But when it comes to the 2014-15 Dallas Mavericks, that old basketball adage has proven to be unequivocally false.
Archie Goodwin sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes to play, just his 10th 3-pointer this season, and the Suns pulled out a 98-92 win over the Mavericks on Sunday.
Amare Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing an official.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Mavs withstood a fourth-quarter meltdown to beat the Magic by a score of 107-102 on Wednesday night, their third straight win.
Chandler Parsons scored 31 points, Rajon Rondo had 13 assists, and the Mavericks rallied in the third quarter for a 119-115 victory against the Thunder on Monday night.
LeBron James had 27 points and took over sole possession of Cleveland’s career assists record as the Cavaliers beat the Mavericks by a score of 127-94 on Tuesday night.
It all came together Sunday night against the Lakers. Monta Ellis shot 12-for-22 and scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter to help the Mavs pull out a 100-93 win.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the second half for a 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
With time served in a loss at Atlanta one night after the episode marred a win at home against Toronto, Rondo returned to practice Friday and said he was ready to move on. And Carlisle said he’d already done so.