Rick Carlisle

Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks drives against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks on January 5, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carlisle Takes Blame For Sleepy Mavs’ Skid

On Friday, Dirk Nowitzki said that his Mavericks – playing as they were — didn’t look like a playoff team. On Sunday, a lethargic 92-80 home loss to the crummy Knicks seemed a self-fulfilling prophecy.

01/06/2014

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 17: Brandan Wright #34 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles against Eric Gordon #10 of the New Orleans Hornets on April 17, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Beat Bucks 106-93 Without Nowitzki, Carlisle

Wright led the Mavericks with 19 points, Jose Calderon got the offense going early and finished with 18, and Dallas shrugged off the absence of Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night.

12/15/2013

Dallas Mavericks v Houston Rockets

Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle With Ben & Skin

Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle calls in to the Ben and Skin show, and explains that the Mavs need to get healthy, and they also need more from their starting center.

105.3 The Fan–12/05/2013

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against the Charlotte Bobcats at American Airlines Center on December 3, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dirk Finds His Legs To Avoid Demoralizing Loss

Make no mistake. It would have been a demoralizing loss for the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

12/04/2013

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Cody Zeller #40 of the Charlotte Bobcats at American Airlines Center on December 3, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Late Offense Pushes Mavs Past Bobcats 89-82

It’s a four-quarter game. Or at least that’s what everybody preaches. But Tuesday at the AAC, one good quarter was enough to beat the Charlotte Bobcats.

12/03/2013

Devin Harris of the Dallas Mavericks (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs PG Harris Practices, Targets December Return

Mavs point guard Devin Harris participated in a full practice on Monday and is targeting a mid-December return.

12/03/2013

Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks  (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Marion Battles Groin Strain, Mavs May Need ‘Food Chain’

There is good news for Shawn Marion, highlighted by the way he is performing as the Mavs’ Swiss Army Knife, and of course also involving the work of his 8-4 team. But there is challenging news, too

11/21/2013

Dallas Mavericks v Sacramento Kings

Rick Carlisle Does His Best ‘Popovich’ Impersonation

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle did his best ‘Gregg Popovich’ impression during Wednesday night’s game against the Rockets.

11/21/2013

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a 3 pointer to move into 16th place on the NBA's all time scoring list against the Washington Wizards on November 12, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dirk Passes ‘The Logo’ As Mavs Top Wiz

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points in a 105-95 win at the AAC to propel him over Lakers great Jerry West for 16th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

11/12/2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 06: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks on November 06, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westbrook, Durant Lead Thunder Past Mavs, 107-93

Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, and Russell Westbrook scored 22 points as Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half for a 107-93 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night.

11/07/2013

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 30:  Monta Ellis #11 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center on October 30, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Monta Leads Mavs To ‘Ball-Buster’ Opening Win

“This was a ball-buster game,’ said coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavs survived all the ‘busting’ with a 118-109 season-opening win over visiting Atlanta on Wednesday.

10/31/2013

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 30: Monta Ellis #11 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots against the Atlanta Hawks on October 30, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Energized Ellis Shines In Mavs Debut

In his debut with the Mavs, Ellis silenced the critics, pouring in a game-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting as Dallas topped the Hawks 118-102.

10/31/2013

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