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Reigning MVP Kevin Durant To Return

Kevin Durant will return to action Tuesday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans after missing every game so far this season with a broken bone in his right foot.


Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks grabs a rebound against the New York Knicks on November 26, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chandler Rules As Mavs Top Knicks 109-102

Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds, leading the Mavericks to a 109-102 win on Wednesday night against the Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.


Donald Sloan of the Indiana Pacers goes in for the lay up against the Dallas Mavericks on November 24, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sloan Leads Pacers Over Mavs 111-100

Donald Sloan, who played at nearby Seagoville High School, scored 29 points, and seven Pacers players scored in double figures, in a 111-100 win over the Mavs on Monday.


Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after scoring against Carl Landry of the Sacramento Kings to take 9th place on the NBA's All-Time Scoring list in front of Hakeem Olajuwon against the Sacramento Kings on November 11, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mavs’ Move With Dirk Will Pay Off Come Playoff Time

Fans of the Mavericks are hyped up about the team’s 9-3 start to the season and that’s understandable. However, there is another reason for Mavs’ fans to be far more excited.


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5 Stunning Early Season NBA Stats

It’s early, but there are some incredible things being done across the NBA this season. We take a look at 5 unbelievable statistics that may surprise you.


Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards during the game on November 19, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dirk Puts Mavs Over Wizards 105-102

Dirk Nowitzki’s 3-pointer with 80 seconds left sealed a fifth consecutive win for Dallas, 105-102 over the Wizards, after Monta Ellis scored 24 points in the first half on Wednesday.


Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 19, 2014 in in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd Booed In Return To Brooklyn

Jason Kidd revealed a distrust of the Nets and a desire to get past his departure from the franchise when he returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday as coach of the Bucks.


Jason Collins speaks with the media before a game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center on November 19, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.


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NBA’s Silver Sends Domestic Violence Message

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence.


Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks shoots against Lance Stephenson of the Charlotte Hornets during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on November 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Cruise Past Hornets 107-80

Monta Ellis scored 18 points, Chandler Parsons had 17 points, and the Mavericks defeated the Hornets by a score of 107-80 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.


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Mavs Look To Continue Offensive Dominance In Charlotte

The Mavericks continue to be an offensive juggernaut, though they’ve been significantly better at home than on the road. They’ll look to bring their scoring prowess with them Monday night.


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NBA All-Star Ballot Expands To Include All Players

The NBA is expanding the All-Star ballot to include all players, and pushing back the start of voting so fans can better consider their choices.