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Topic - Rick Carlisle
Dirk Nowitzki has the spring back in his pogo stick of a jump shot.
When Dirk Nowitzki was shipped to Dallas in a surprise trade before his rookie season, it seemed like a major gamble for a franchise that had endured a stretch of several rough seasons.
Dirk Nowitzki was frustrated by his poor shooting performance in Dallas' previous game. That disappointment, plus a little help from an old friend, turned into another big performance by the veteran forward.
Before he even got the ball on the first play of the game, Dirk Nowitzki decided he was going to shoot.
Devin Harris rolled through the lane, hit a layup and pumped his fist when the whistle blew for a foul.
Dirk Nowitzki joked after a loss to San Antonio that the Mavericks don't "want to see anyone" in the playoffs, given their recent record against winning teams.
LeBron James drove for an emphatic dunk during a decisive fourth-quarter run and went skipping to the bench after a Dallas timeout.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle provided a spark, and his team played just as he hoped.
With Dirk Nowitzki watching from the bench in street clothes, the Dallas Mavericks blew another big lead against the Toronto Raptors.
The Dallas Mavericks spent most of Monday afternoon playing as if they had a point to prove. They spent the final minutes barely hanging on for a narrow victory.
The Portland Trail Blazers no longer are chasing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA's Western Conference.
Devin Harris ducked out of his first practice in more than a month without talking to reporters.
DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis struggled with his shot for most of the game. His big 2-minute outburst in the fourth quarter Tuesday night is all that really mattered for the Dallas Mavericks.
Five years ago the Dallas Mavericks attempted to acquire Marcin Gortat. Now they must attempt to stop the Wizards big man in pick-and-roll situations.
It's every team owner's worst nightmare — looking toward the bench on game night and seeing more star power in street clothes than in uniform. It's something the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks have in common.
"We've got to pick up our game," Carlisle said. "We haven't played well against these guys. It's pretty clear from the results and the stats. We've got to bring a better game."
"This is a treat for people that appreciate NBA basketball and the history of the game," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "And you've got two guys whose love and respect for the game is so high and their work ethic and standards are so high. They've kept it going in their mid-30s as well as anybody I've ever seen."