IRVING — Randy Gregory glanced toward Dez Bryant's locker several times, the new Dallas defensive end noting he didn't think it was an accident his neighbor was an All-Pro receiver whose career started with off-the-field issues.
DALLAS — As usual, Dirk Nowitzki stayed on the practice court long after the rest of the Dallas players, shooting jumper after jumper on a day between first-round playoff games against Houston.
DALLAS — Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
DALLAS — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.
HOUSTON — James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.
HOUSTON — James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz were without Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Trey Burke for the second consecutive game Monday. For the second game in a row, the Jazz beat a playoff team.
DALLAS — Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs with their 12th straight victory, beating the Dallas Mavericks 123-110 Saturday night.
DALLAS — James Harden had plenty of help a night after carrying Houston with a career high in scoring — he even got a boost from Dwight Howard not long after the center with the troublesome right knee limped off the court.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has already shifted into playoff gear.
DALLAS — Monta Ellis provided an emphatic rebuttal Tuesday night to a dismal performance 48 hours earlier.
PHOENIX — Archie Goodwin hasn't made a bigger shot in his young NBA career.
DALLAS — After scoring just 44 points in the first half, a 39-point third quarter was just what the Memphis Grizzlies needed to get back on the winning track.
DALLAS — Chandler Parsons and Rajon Rondo were a solid combination on offense for the Dallas Mavericks.
DALLAS — To illustrate just how far the Cavs have come in a relatively short amount of time, just look at the box score from the last time the Cavs played the Dallas Mavericks.
LOS ANGELES — Monta Ellis had a dreadful time at the offensive end for the Dallas Mavericks in back-to-back road losses against Portland and Golden State, making just seven of 34 shots and scoring a combined 18 points.
PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the second half for a 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
DALLAS — Richard Jefferson has made the most of his rare opportunities to start this season for the Dallas Mavericks.
DALLAS — Discord in Dallas, even in victory.
DALLAS — Amare Stoudemire showed he can help Dallas in his Mavericks debut.
DALLAS — With Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons doing an injury shuttle and Rajon Rondo still easing back in after missing six games, Devin Harris and Al-Farouq Aminu stepped in for Dallas.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook picked up right where he left off at the All-Star Game.
DALLAS — Rajon Rondo is ready to return for Dallas after missing the last six games before the All-Star break with a broken bone near his left eye.
DALLAS — J.J. Barea enjoyed a pleasant surprise when Monta Ellis lined up beside him in the backcourt after it looked as if Dallas' leading scorer would have to sit with a left hip injury.
DALLAS — Here's what Dallas coach Rick Carlisle knows right now: Tyson Chandler is out for the last game before the All-Star break, Monta Ellis probably won't play either and Rajon Rondo is getting better.
DALLAS — DeAndre Jordan is settling in for a month without All-Star partner Blake Griffin, so the Clippers center will take any night when his job can be a little easier.
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki capped a late rally with a 3-pointer that forced overtime and finished with 25 points, Chandler Parsons scored 10 of his 20 in the extra period and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-101 Saturday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Monta Ellis had 21 points and six assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks, minus Dirk Nowitzki and Rajon Rondo, over the struggling Sacramento Kings 101-78 on Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored a season-high 51 points and made a season-best 10 3-pointers, rallying the Golden State Warriors from an early 22-point deficit to down the Dallas Mavericks 128-114 on Wednesday night.
DALLAS — J.J. Barea took care of the start and the finish for the Dallas Mavericks in their first game without injured point guard Rajon Rondo.
DALLAS — Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game.
DALLAS — Who needs timeouts when you have Z-Bo.
NEW ORLEANS — As Anthony Davis soaked in the crescendo of cheers punctuating an intense but triumphant struggle with Dallas, the Pelicans' All-Star noticed a fan standing before him with his arms invitingly extended to each side.
MINNEAPOLIS — Dallas led lowly Minnesota by 23 points midway through the fourth quarter, and there was 33-year-old center Tyson Chandler, diving to the floor like it was Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When the Memphis Grizzlies went ahead with 4 minutes left, it was time for Dirk Nowitzki to take over.
DALLAS — Stan Van Gundy had an explanation for his Detroit Pistons’ dramatic turnaround:
NEW YORK — Dirk Nowitzki called it an "insane, crazy ride" that's carried him past some of basketball's greats.
CLEVELAND — While the wins keep piling up for the Dallas Mavericks, all the Cavaliers keep adding are injuries.
BOSTON — Rajon Rondo scored the Mavericks’ first 10 points in his return to Boston, finishing with a season-high 29 on Friday night to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory over the Celtics.
DALLAS — Monta Ellis had no question he would play Tuesday night.
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scrambled to replace Tyson Chandler with the Dallas center sidelined by back spasms, then he found himself with five fouls early in the fourth quarter.
DALLAS — Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points in his fourth game with Dallas and Dirk Nowitzki added 14 to move up another spot on the NBA's scoring list in the Mavericks’ 102-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe got his second career triple-double and Phoenix won its fourth in a row, beating the Dallas Mavericks 124-115 on Tuesday night in the Suns’ highest-scoring game of the season.
DALLAS — The star of Rajon Rondo's debut with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night was Monta Ellis — the teammate whom the Mavericks hope helps Rondo form a lethal backcourt combination that will make them championship contenders.
DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn't happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chandler Parsons hasn't adjusted to the Dallas Mavericks as quickly as he would have liked.
NEW YORK — Tyson Chandler started training two weeks after last season, searching for a better result next time when he stepped on the floor at Madison Square Garden.
DALLAS — Stephen Curry thought about protecting his ankles. Golden State coach Steve Kerr screamed for a timeout.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol scored 30 points, Mike Conley added 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies withstood 18 Dallas 3-pointers to beat the Mavericks 114-105 on Tuesday night.
DALLAS — With a couple of days off after his best scoring night of the season, Goran Dragic was ready for a fast start against the Dallas Mavericks.