Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Leads OKC Thunder to Blowout Victory Over Dallas Mavs in Game 1 of Series
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by Grant Afseth
2w ago
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Dallas Mavericks opened their Western Conference semifinal series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 117-95 loss. The result occurred despite a tied score through the first quarter. Dallas held an 8-5 lead until the Thunder went on a 5-0 run to overtake the lead. Doncic succeeded early, but his production offensively slowed down. With Holmgren frequently playing in drop coverage, Doncic often attacked by getting into the gap out of pick-and-roll, with a pull-up in mid-range and a step-back three dropping for him. He even attacked out of double drag against Luguen ..read more
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Warriors Star Draymond Green Picks Dallas Mavericks To Beat Thunder In 5 or 6 Games
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by Austin Veazey
2w ago
On the latest episode of "The Draymond Green Show," Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green previewed the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals series between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder and predicted how the series would turn out. Below is a clip of the prediction, provided by The Volume Sports, the production company for his show. READ MORE: Dallas Mavericks Regain Tim Hardaway Jr. from Ankle Injury Before Game 1 Against OKC Thunder "I actually got Dallas winning this series in five (games), six at best," Green would go on to say." The reason I have Dallas winni ..read more
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'Thunder Win Very Easily'; Inside the NBA Previews Mavericks Series Against OKC
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by Kade Kimble
2w ago
The Dallas Mavericks officially kick off their second-round series, taking on the No. 1-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT. The NBA's edition of the Red River Rivalry, a popular college football contest between Texas and Oklahoma, will make for an entertaining series. With Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving taking on the trio of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams, and Chet Holmgren, the Mavericks and Thunder are destined for a long, fun series. Both teams play some stout defense and will make life tough on each other. On Monday, the Inside the NBA crew previewed the series ..read more
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ESPN Analysts Split on Dallas Mavericks and OKC Thunder Western Semifinals Series
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by Austin Veazey
2w ago
The Dallas Mavericks tip-off for Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, which has people putting in their predictions. ESPN polled their NBA analysts for predictions on the series and came up with a dead tie; 7 people picking the top-seeded Thunder and 7 picking the Mavs. All of them predicted the series to go at least six games, with nine analysts picking the series to go the full seven games. The analysts who chose the Mavericks to win the series include Chris Herring, Israel Gutierrez, Marc Spears, and Tim Legler. The Thunder opened a ..read more
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Dallas Mavericks Listed as Potential Destination for Lakers' LeBron James
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by Austin Veazey
2w ago
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers could be a free agent this offseason if he declines his player option, which has betting markets ready to go. DraftKings is currently allowing bets on which team King James will take his talents to next. The Lakers are the heavy favorites at -500, but the Dallas Mavericks are tied for 5th with the New York Knicks and Miami Heat at +2500. The teams ahead are the Golden State Warriors (+1400), Cleveland Cavaliers (+1400), and the Philadelphia 76ers (+1800). READ MORE: Jason Kidd 'Very Thankful' to Receive Dallas Mavericks Contract Extension In terms of bask ..read more
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Dallas Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison 'In Line' For Contract Extension
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by Kade Kimble
2w ago
Early Monday morning, on the eve of the Dallas Mavericks' second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd received a long-term contract extension The contract extension comes after Kidd led Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the rest of Dallas' squad to a 50-32 record this season and a first-round series victory over the LA Clippers. “I have known Jason (Kidd) for a long time, and I cannot think of a better, more qualified candidate to lead this team going forward,” Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison said. “As a former NBA Champion Hall of Fame player, J ..read more
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OKC Thunder's Lu Dort Will 'Make Everything Tough' On Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic
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by Austin Veazey
2w ago
The Western Conference Semifinals series between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder is set to begin on Tuesday. One of the major talking points is how OKC will defend Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic. When the Thunder's head coach Mark Daigneault was asked on Monday about their gameplan to defend Luka Doncic, an MVP finalist and the league's leading scorer this season, his response was "Just make sure Lu (Dort) is on time for the game." It seems, at least to begin, that OKC won't be double teaming and blitzing Doncic and trust their young defender. READ MORE: Dallas Mavericks ..read more
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Jason Kidd 'Very Thankful' to Receive Dallas Mavericks Contract Extension
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by Grant Afseth
2w ago
DALLAS — The team announced Monday that Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd has received a multi-year contract extension. He was coaching in the final year of his current contract. Kidd, entering the final year of his contract, said he's "very thankful" for the extension and believes the Mavericks are building a championship team. The extension is a vote of confidence in Kidd's leadership and coaching abilities, which have been instrumental in the team's success over the past three seasons. "The work that the coaching staff and the players are putting in means a lot, and hopefully they saw that ..read more
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Dallas Mavericks Sign Jason Kidd to Multi-Year Contract Extension
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by Grant Afseth
2w ago
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks signed coach Jason Kidd to a multi-year contract extension before his current contract expires after the 2023-24 season. Mavericks Governor Patrick Dumont praised Kidd, saying, "We're excited to have Coach Kidd continue leading our team for years to come. He's led us to two playoff appearances in three seasons, and we're looking forward to his continued leadership in building and growing our franchise." Kidd's tenure has seen significant success, including two 50-plus win seasons and a Southwest Division title this year. He's also led the team to two playoff ..read more
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Dallas Mavericks Embrace 'Next Man Up' Without Maxi Kleber Against OKC Thunder
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by Grant Afseth
3w ago
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have been dealt a significant blow with the loss of Maxi Kleber, who will miss the Western Conference semifinal series against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a right shoulder AC joint separation. Kleber suffered the injury in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Mavericks coach Jason Kidd is already looking to the next man up. "It's next man up... We would love to be healthy, but Maxi's out, so there's nothing we can do except it's on to the next guy." Tim Hardaway Jr., working his way back from a right ankle spra ..read more
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