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NBA Player's Family Escapes Puerto Rico on Team Plane

Mark Cuban approved JJ Barea's request to send aid, pick up his family

(Newser) - It usually carries very tall men from city to city across the continental US, but the Dallas Mavericks team plane made an important detour to Puerto Rico ahead of the team's first day of training camp Tuesday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave the thumbs up for the plane to... More »

Jeremy Lin Mops Up Floor With Mavericks

104-97 win takes out last year's champs

(Newser) - Linsanity just got a little crazier. Super star Jeremy Lin helped the Knicks bounce last year's NBA champs in a 104-97 face-off yesterday, ending the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak. The point guard only made 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, notes AP . "This is helpful to... More »

Herald Runs Ad Praising NBA Champs: Miami Heat!

Unfortunately, the team lost the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks

(Newser) - At least Miami Heat fans have one positive newspaper clipping for the scrapbook. The morning after the Heat lost the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Herald mistakenly ran a nearly full-page Macy's ad congratulating the Heat on its "win" and offering championship T-shirts and hats.... More »

NBA Scores Through Social Media

With more than 117M followers, the league brings fans close to the action

(Newser) - While the NFL tortures its fans with a lockout , the NBA is increasingly bringing fans closer to the action with an aggressive and sophisticated social media campaign. In the midst of a marquee finals match-up between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, the league consistently beats traditional news services to... More »

Why I'm Rooting for LeBron

He and Miami Heat don't deserve their bad rap: Robert Weintraub

(Newser) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat aren't evil. They're just committed to winning, like any professional sports team, and it's OK to like them. Take it from Robert Weintraub, who defends the honor of the NBA's concocted villain in Slate . "Time for a confession,"... More »

Facebook Has a Bullseye on Its Back

Google and Apple will try to kill it, Microsoft to buy it

(Newser) - Mark Cuban has some good news and some bad news for Facebook. Good news: It's the “new internet,” our go-to place for at-work entertainment. “Everything that the net was 5 or more years ago, Facebook is today,” the entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks' owner writes on his... More »

Mark Cuban Takes His Ref Gripes to Twitter

Favoritism for JR Smith? Read all about it on Mavs owner's feed

(Newser) - When Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has disagreed with referees in the past, he's tended to gripe, shout, or bellow—and pay the resulting fines. But now he's also tweeting, notes Chris Matyszczyk on Cnet.com. Cuban posted a complaint about a no-call on a Nuggets player: "how... More »

New Economic Saviors: Marc Cuban and You

(Newser) - Marc Cuban has some ideas about how to get the nation out of this financial mess, and they have a lot to do with—no surprise—Marc Cuban. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks says entrepreneurs can lead the way, so he's soliciting business plans at his blog, the... More »

Mark Cuban Hit With Insider-Trading Charges

Owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks accused in 2004 stock sale

(Newser) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was charged today with insider trading, the Dallas Morning News reports. The government alleges that, in 2004, Cuban spoke with the CEO of a company in which he held shares, and was told, confidentially, of a new stock offering that would dilute the value of... More »

Mavericks Fire Avery Johnson

Regular-season prowess, postseason pratfalls defined rookie coach's Dallas tenure

(Newser) - From the start, Avery Johnson was a perfect fit as coach of the Dallas Mavericks. At the end, it was pretty obvious he wasn't. Johnson lost his job Wednesday, a move the team referred to as "relieving him of his duties." More »

Hornets Hand Mavs First-Round Exit

Chris Paul tallies triple-double as Dallas's furious fourth-quarter rally falls short

(Newser) - Byron Scott accepted his NBA coach of the year award, then guided his team to the second round of the playoffs. Chris Paul had 24 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets held on for a 99-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night to... More »

Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit

New Orleans goes up 3-1 over Dallas in first-round playoff series

(Newser) - David West let out his pent-up frustration over a poor Game 3 with a determined effort Sunday, scoring 10 of his 24 points in a quick stretch early in the second half to help the New Orleans Hornets pull away for a 97-84 victory and a 3-1 lead in the... More »

Nowitzki, Terry Pull Mavs Back Into Series

Ten-point win over New Orleans gives Dallas new life

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks finally made the Hornets look like playoff novices, pestering Chris Paul and David West to go a combined 6-for-30 well into the fourth quarter on the way to a 97-87 victory in Game 3. Nowitzki had 32 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to pull... More »

Chris Paul Picks Mavs Apart, Again

New Orleans takes 2-0 series lead after 127-103 blowout

(Newser) - First the brilliant playoff debut, then the encore. Chris Paul had 32 points and a franchise playoff-record 17 assists, leading New Orleans to a 127-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that gave the Hornets a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The old record was 15 assists,... More »

Paul Shines in Playoff Debut as Hornets Win

Star has 25 points, 10 assists to lead comeback over Dallas

(Newser) - So much for playoff experience. Chris Paul had 35 points and 10 assists in his first career playoff game last night, lifting the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round series. David West also  scored 23 points to help... More »

At Likely Seattle Finale, Boos Amid Sonic Boom

NBA franchise appears headed for Oklahoma City after arena impasse

(Newser) - Amid a playoff-type atmosphere, the Seattle SuperSonics rallied to win their final game of the season—and, USA Today reports, likely their final game in Seattle. If the NBA's board of governors gives owner Clay Bennett the go-ahead this week, the team will be on its way to Oklahoma City... More »

Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95

Seattle gets win in what is possibly its last ever home game there

(Newser) - Rookie Kevin Durant scored twice in the final 45 seconds, and the Sonics rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-95 on Sunday night. It was quite possibly the last time the Sonics took the floor in Seattle and this squad will... More »

Roy Leads Blazers Over Mavericks

Portland holds off strong second-half charge by Dallas

(Newser) - Brandon Roy scored 23 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late challenge to beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-105 last night. The Blazers led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but Dallas came back. Eddie Jones hit a layup for the Mavs to make... More »

Mavericks Clinch Playoff Berth With Win

Dirk Nowitzki hits game-winning 3; leads Dallas with 32 points

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki swished a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Dallas Mavericks a 97-94 victory over the Utah Jazz tonight that also clinched a playoff berth.  Dallas got in on the combination of the victory and Golden State losing to Denver. With three games left, the... More »

Terry Helps Mavs Pull Away From Sonics

Guard has 22, Seattle loses franchise-worst 60th game

(Newser) - Jason Terry scored 22 points, Josh Howard added 17, and the Dallas Mavericks crept closer to a playoff berth with a 99-83 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday night. The Mavericks came into the game with a two-game lead over Denver and Golden State in the race for seventh... More »

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