Dirk Nowitzki

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Mavericks Beat LeBron's Heat, Win NBA Title

Dirk Nowitzki takes MVP honors for Dallas

(Newser) - For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion. For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more year. Avenging what happened five years ago in perfect turnabout style, the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA title by winning Game 6 of these finals... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Mavericks Rally to Beat Suns

Dirk Nowitzki scores 32 for Dallas

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit for a crucial 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns tonight. Josh Howard added 24 and Brandon Bass 19 for the Mavericks. Phoenix went scoreless for just under eight minutes, missing 12 shots in the... More »

Odom Helps Lakers Clinch Playoff Spot

Season-high 31 points keys 112-108 victory over Mavericks

(Newser) - Lamar Odom scored a season-high 31 points, Kobe Bryant added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth Friday night with a 112-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Pau Gasol had 25 points and seven assists for the Lakers, and Odom grabbed 10 rebounds. More »

Howard Propels Dirk-Less Mavs Past Clippers

They halt 3-game skid with 103-90 victory

(Newser) - In the Mavs' first game since Dirk Nowitzki was sidelined with sprains to his left knee and ankle, Josh Howard stepped up with a 32-point performance, lifting Dallas over the Clippers, 103-90. Howard started slowly before exploding in the third quarter, scoring 20 rapid points to break open a 60-58... More »

Dallas Loses Dirk, Game in Hellish Third Quarter

Nowitzki out two weeks, 6-7 games as Mavericks gaze into the abyss

(Newser) - In a nightmarish third quarter, the Mavericks allowed a game-changing 19-0 run by their archrivals and saw their star forward, Dirk Nowitzki, sustain a lower leg injury on a nasty spill. The sweet-shooting Bavarian is likely to miss a minimum of 6-7 games, reports the Dallas Morning News, and now... More »

Howard, Dirk Cruise Past Bobcats

Warriors close out East schedule; Nuggets master Grizzlies

(Newser) - Josh Howard returned to form, sparking the Mavericks with a 20-point first half. He ended with 24 and Dirk Nowitzki added 26 in Dallas' 118-93 rout of Charlotte, reports the Dallas Morning News. Howard's defense also stymied Bobcats wing Jason Richardson, who shot 4 of 16. Gerald Wallace had 14... More »

Isiah's Knicks Handed Another Blowout Loss

Large lead allows Mavs to rest Nowitzki, Kidd for most of fourth quarter

(Newser) - The New York Knicks continued their season-long string of underwhelming performances by scoring only 31 points in the first half of a 108-79 loss in Dallas tonight. The Mavericks were able to rest their top players in the fourth quarter thanks to a 22-point advantage after three periods. Dirk Nowitzki... More »

Jazz Devour Nuggets in 132-105 Romp

Nowitzki makes history as Mavs beat Nets, T'wolves tank Clippers

(Newser) - "When we don't match the level of intensity, we struggle—especially defensively," said Nuggets coach George Karl—and his team certainly did struggle against a whirlwind Jazz team that triumphed 132-105. Utah's 11 three-pointers left them with a 73% record from beyond the arc, better than the team's... More »

Mavericks Can't Get Past Jazz

Big Utah run in the fourth ends Dallas' hopes for comeback win

(Newser) - Dallas lost its third consecutive game against a Western Conference division leader tonight, giving up 16 straight points during the fourth quarter in a 116-110 loss to Utah. The Mavericks, now 4-4 since acquiring point guard Jason Kidd, had trailed by 21 early in the game but managed to actually... More »

Kobe Nets 52 as LA Corrals Mavs

Lakers star tops 50-point mark for 22nd time

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant scored the Lakers' last 14 points in the fourth quarter and totaled 52 points on the afternoon as LA topped Dallas in overtime, 108-104. The Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 30 points, sent the game to the extra session by hitting a 3-pointer with two seconds left but... More »

Kidd Quiets Critics in Mavs' Defeat of Kings

Bulls crumble under Wizards, Rockets get 14th win from Grizzlies

(Newser) - Any doubters in Dallas have likely changed their tune after Jason Kidd nearly snagged a triple-double in the Mavericks' 115-106 domination of Sacramento. The Mavs put the leap in Leap Day, with Kidd grabbing 11 boards, Dirk Nowitzki hauling in 10, Josh Howard getting nine, and Erick Dampier leading with... More »

Kidd Benched for Finale of Mavs' Loss

His replacement Harris shines against Bucks, Lakers sear Heat

(Newser) - Trailing the Spurs by two points with 35 seconds on the clock, the Mavericks benched assister Jason Kidd in favor of shotmaker Jerry Stackhouse, but to no avail. San Antonio went on to win 97-94 after two missed shots by Dirk Nowitzki and one blocked Jason Terry try, the Dallas ... More »

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