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Doncic caps off impressive NBA season with Rookie of the Year plum

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Luka Doncic of Slovenia becomes only the second player in Dallas Mavericks history to win the award

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic shines the brightest among all NBA rookies. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

NBA star Porzingis 'attacked' in Latvian hometown

May 13, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Mavericks big man figured in a fistfight with Russian-speaking fans who were reportedly disgruntled he left the Knicks

SKIRMISH. It has been a rough start for Kristaps Porzingis in his stint with the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from Porzingis' Instagram account (@kporzee)

Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki confirms NBA retirement

Apr 10, 2019 - 12:33 PM

The 40-year-old German wraps up a 21-season career that saw him become the greatest European player ever

FAREWELL. Dirk Nowitzki gets emotional after announcing that he played his last home game. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis is under investigation after a New York neighbor accused him of rape last year

TROUBLE. Kristaps Porzingis, who has yet to play a game for the Mavs due to injury, has denied the accusations. Photo from AFP

Heat back in playoff position

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Heat trip the Mavs to reclaim the No. 8 spot in the East

CRUCIAL. Dwyane Wade knocks in key buckets in the final quarter to help tow the Heat past the Mavs. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks whip Curry-less Warriors by 35 points

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Luka Doncic drops a triple-double as the Mavs deal the Warriors their worst loss of the season

OVERPOWERED. Luka Doncic posts his sixth triple-double of the season in the Mavs’ surprise 35-point whipping of DeMarcus Cousins and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA scoring list

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:59 AM

40-year-old German Nowitzki hits the milestone in his 21st and possibly final season with the Dallas Mavericks

MILESTONE. Dirk Nowitzki moves up to No. 6 in the NBA's all-time scoring. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki not so sure 21st season with Mavs is his last

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki says he won't mind sticking around to guide young Dallas teammates like Luka Doncic

Dirk Nowitzki. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A ruthless Dallas squad trades former NBA champion Harrison Barnes mid-game and many aren't too happy about it

MOVING ON. Harrison Barnes says he’s just thankful for his Dallas stint and looks forward to moving back to California. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs want Porzingis, Doncic for long haul

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:04 AM

'Our goal is to keep these two together for the next 20 years,' says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

FIRST DAY. Kristaps Porzingis donns the Dallas Mavericks' jersey for the first time. Photo from the Dallas Mavericks

Porzingis tells NBA Knicks fans to 'Stay Woke!'

Feb 04, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Latvian big man's trade to the Mavericks has created extra salary cap room for the Knicks to land two star free agents in the offseason

TAKING HIS TIME. Kristaps Porzingis is expected to sit out the rest of the season even after his trade to Dallas. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic fires season-high 35, gets it done for Mavs

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Mavs rookie teen sensation becomes the seventh player to score 1,000 points in the NBA before turning 20

TOP TEEN. Mavs young Slovenian star Luka Doncic logs in a double-double. Photo from NBA Twitter

Knicks trade Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The Dallas Mavericks get a new 1-2 punch in Kristaps Porzingis and rookie sensation Luka Doncic

Doncic tallies triple-double but Mavs still fall to Raptors

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Kawhi Leonard stands tall as Toronto tightens its grasp on 2nd place in the Eastern Conference

FOR NAUGHT. Luka Doncic sees his triple-double go to waste. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Mavs prodigy Luka Doncic fined after first ejection

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:53 AM

The 19-year-old Slovenian rookie gets fined $10,000 for kicking a ball into the stands

LESSON LEARNED. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says he expects teen star Luka Doncic to control his frustration in the future. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs rookie Doncic vows to learn from first ejection

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The Rookie of the Year frontrunner says he needs to emulate Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki, who is already in his 21st season in the NBA

NEW LEARNING. Luka Doncic says he didn't know that sending the ball into the stands would prompt his ejection. Photo from Mavs.com

Curry explodes for 48 points over Mavs

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The Golden State Warriors star leads his team over the pesky Dallas Mavericks

STAR POWER. Steph Curry powers the Golden State Warriors to their fourth straight win. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Torn Achilles sidelines Mavs guard Barea

Jan 13, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Dallas says veteran guard JJ Barea, who averages 10.9 points and 5.6 assists, will be out indefinitely

KEY LOSS. JJ Barea has been the first man off the bench for the Mavericks. Photo by AFP

Ingram, Ball lead Lakers’ late surge over Mavs

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The young Lakers step up for LeBron James' absence in response to Luke Walton's call

STEPPING UP. Brandon Ingram leads the Los Angeles Lakers with 29 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

Red-hot Hayward powers Celtics past Mavericks

Jan 05, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Boston star Gordon Hayward flirts with a triple-double against the Mavs just two days after firing a season-high 35 points

EASY WIN. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics cruise past the Mavs even minus the injured Kyrie Irving. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavs notch rare road win vs Hornets

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic drops a double-double as the Dallas Mavericks snap a nine-game skid on the road

TEEN STAR. The 19-year-old Luka Doncic powers the Mavs with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Red-hot Harden lifts Rockets, Westbrook bounces back

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:42 PM

MVP James Harden joins Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players in the last 30 years to score at least 400 points in a 10-game span

Mavs silence Thunder, Towns shines for Timberwolves

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns records a sensational stat line of 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 6 blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 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. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Davis erupts for 48 as Pelicans dominate Mavs

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Anthony Davis knocks in the go-ahead jumper to cap a huge double-double show as the Pelicans snap a five-game skid against the Mavericks

BIG OUTING. Anthony Davis tallies a 45 point-15 rebound performance for the ninth time in his NBA career. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rookie Doncic powers Mavericks past Rockets

Dec 09, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The 19-year-old Slovenian rookie catches fire in the final quarter as the Dallas Mavericks escape the Houston Rockets

STELLAR. Teen sensation Luka Doncic and the Mavs rally past James Harden and the Rockets for their ninth straight home win. Photo from NBA

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Dallas drops Los Angeles from the top of the Western Conference

YOUTHFUL PROGRESS. LeBron James says the young Lakers squad is improving as days go by. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron buries clutch free throw as Lakers escape Mavs

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers survive the Dallas Mavericks' late rally to arrest a two-game skid

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends against Dwight Powell #7 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of a game at Staples Center on October 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 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. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors dump Mavs to stay perfect

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Toronto sets a franchise record with its sixth straight win to start the NBA season

DIMES. Toronto's Kyle Lowry has dished out 10 or more assists in his last 4 games. Photo from AFP

5 NBA players to watch this season

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:35 PM

LeBron and the Lakers may have dominated the preseason storyline, but there's certainly more to talk about once the season gets going

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Danny Green #14 of the Toronto Raptors looks on from the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason game against Melbourne United at Scotiabank Arena on October 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. 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. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki out 'multiple weeks' for Mavericks

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'I've been called the $5 million mascot already,' the injured Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki jokes

SIDELINED. The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is set to begin a record 21st league campaign. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:58 AM

A starter throughout his career, Dirk Nowitzki will come off the bench this time following the arrival of DeAndre Jordan

RECORD RUN. Dirk Nowitzki will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki for 21st season

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The German is the first NBA player to play for 21 straight seasons with the same franchise

21ST SEASON. Dirk Nowitzki stays with the Mavs for 21 straight seasons, the longest an NBA payer stayed with a franchise. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki returns to Dallas for record 20th NBA season

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The German star is set to tie Lakers icon Kobe Bryant's record of playing for one team in 20 straight seasons

LEGEND. Dirk Nowitzki remains an integral piece for the rebuilding Dallas Mavericks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul inks deal with Rockets, DeAndre Jordan 'verbally' commits to Mavericks

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Everyone who formed the Los Angeles Clippers' own version of the 'Big 3' has left

DIFFERENT DECISIONS. DeAndre Jordan (left) leaves the Los Angeles Clippers while Chris Paul stays with the Houston Rockets. Jordan photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP and Paul photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

DeAndre Jordan leaves Clippers, sets sights on Mavericks

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Reports say NBA champion Golden State Warriors are also eyeing the 6-foot-11 big man

MAVS BOUND? DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decides to test the free agency. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers, Mavericks to play NBA pre-season games in China

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dirk Nowitzki banner contests in Shanghai and Shenzen

Sixers rout Mavs to overtake Cavs in Eastern Conference

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Ben Simmons finishes with 16 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers move one win clear of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the standings

ROLLING. Ben Simmons has a near-triple-double as the Philadelphia 76ers overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki out for season after ankle surgery

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki, who turns 40 in June, says he will be back for the 2018-2019 NBA season

OUT. Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the NBA season. File photo

Dallas Mavericks hit with misconduct allegations

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:43 PM

'It was a real life Animal House,' says an unidentified former Dallas Mavericks employee who left recently after spending over four years with the club

FIASCO. The Dallas Mavericks' corporate work environment is described as toxic by former and current employees.

Trail Blazers silence Thunder, Heat edge Raptors

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Dirk Nowitzki also plays in his 1,435th NBA game, all with the Mavericks

SILENCED. McCollum scores 27 points to lead the Trailblazers over OKC. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks adopt new Chinese name - Lone Ranger Heroes

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:22 AM

The other two finalists were the Fierce Colts and Wild Horses

NEW NAME. The Mavs' days of being known as "Little Cows" in China are over. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry sinks game-winning 3 to push Warriors over Mavs

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Curry scores 32 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining

FOR THE WIN. Stephen Curry hits the game-winner in just his second game back from injury. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets end losing streak, but Harden suffers hamstring injury

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:45 PM

There was good news and bad news for Rockets fans in their double overtime victory over the Lakers

INJURY SCARE. Harden will be evaluated on Monday to assess the extent of his injury. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Robbers steal ex-Maverick forward Charlie Villanueva's toilet

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Somebody stole Villanueva's toilet, and he's wondering why

WHERE'S HIS TOILET? Charlie Villanueva doesn't know who stole his toilet, but he doesn't want it back now. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard's return spoiled as Spurs stumble against Mavs

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

In New York, Porzingis scores 37 as the Knicks beat the Lakers in overtime

COOLED DOWN. Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs down Clippers to put Carlisle in 700 club

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Clippers suffer lackluster offense that contributes to the loss

700. Rick Carlisle joins Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Clippers coach Doc Rivers as the only active coaches with at least 700 career wins. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki in 20-season club as Mavs seal deal

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:54 AM

Dirk Nowitzki joins Kobe Bryant in the 20 season club after signing a two year 10 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki isn't done playing basketball yet

Apr 14, 2017 - 5:09 AM

The Dallas Mavericks legend says he s definitely playing next year

COMING BACK. We haven't seen the last of Dirk Nowitzki just yet. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA