Tyson Chandler had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-98 on Wednesday night while learning they will play Houston in the first round of the playoffs.
Charlie Villanueva has spent a decade playing in the NBA, but this weekend the Mavericks forward will reach a career milestone.
The last day of the NBA regular season has arrived. And it’s loaded with intrigue, with more than half of the games on the closing docket having some effect on the playoff picture.
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City will need a win at Minnesota, plus a victory by the San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans, to get into the postseason.
The Dallas Mavericks outcome in Utah on Monday was muddled. A 109-92 loss for which Dirk, Tyson and Monta didn’t even show up. But now the Mavs’ playoff picture suddenly has a great deal of clarity.
Utah closed out its home schedule with a 109-92 victory over the Mavericks on Monday, as reserves played heavy minutes for both teams ahead of the season’s end.
The league said Monday that it’s struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola.
Tyson Chandler had 20 points to lead seven Mavericks in double-figure scoring, and Dallas tuned up for the postseason with a 120-106 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night.
Outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Wednesday shared his views on today’s sport of college basketball, calling it “uglier than ugly’.”
Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, and the Mavericks kept the Suns home from the playoffs for the fifth straight season with a 107-104 victory on Wednesday night.
Dirk and the Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.
Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.