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
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle did his best ‘Gregg Popovich’ impression during Wednesday night’s game against the Rockets.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Nowitzki has two new guards in his starting lineup for the second straight year. Now the Mavericks have to see if Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon will be better than the pairing of Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo.
To say Carlisle is emphasizing defense is like saying Nowitzki didn’t enjoy a second straight year without a playoff win after leading the franchise to its first championship in 2011.
The Mavs believe they have the makings of a premier two-man game with newcomer Monta Ellis joining Dirk Nowitzki. But they need a third man to run the show – and at Tuesday’s practice they got one of their first long looks at the man for the job.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle calls in to the Ben and Skin show, to discuss his thoughts with training camp nearing, and also to discuss his poor performance in NFL picks.
Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle is the celebrity guest this week for the Ben and Skin show NFL Weekly Picks. Can Ben and Tim Cowlishaw hold on to their lead?
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle joined G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday night to discuss a number of topics, including the upcoming NBA offseason.