Player News - Mavericks

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Shawn Marion shot 8-of-10 from the field for 20 points vs. the Spurs on Wednesday to go with five boards, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He was outstanding after getting limiting run in Game 1. The Mavericks were able to play a faster tempo which has been Marion's bread and butter since his days with the Suns. He is 35 years, but still has a few good years left in the tank.
Apr 24 - 1:46 AM

Devin Harris played well in his 24 minutes off the bench against the Spurs during Game 2's 113-92 win with 18 points, four boards, five assists, one steal and one block.

He shot 7-of-9 from the field with two 3-pointers for a stellar 88.9 effective field goal percentage. Harris played great with 19 points in Game 1 and he's certainly earning his playing time with his ability to get to the rim. The Mavericks have been managing his minutes all season and he looks like he'll be scoring in the teens more often than not during this series.
Apr 23 - 11:31 PM

Monta Ellis played terrific in Game 2's 113-92 win on Wednesday with 21 points, three boards, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He only had one turnover and the Mavericks turned the ball over just eight times while making 15-of-16 from the field. They basically beat the Spurs at their own game with fewer mistakes and their 13 steals certainly helped. Ellis has looked great in the playoffs and has stayed aggressive, which isn't a surprise considering he led the NBA in total points on drives this season. The Mavs head home for Game 3 on Saturday with the series at 1-1.
Apr 23 - 11:24 PM

Jose Calderon will be the Mavericks starting point guard for Game 2 against the Spurs.

Calderon only managed seven points in his 16 minutes of action on Sunday, while backup point guard Devin Harris had a team-high 19 points. Dirk Nowitzki confirmed that despite his poor play, Calderon will not lose his starting spot. "I think we were a little slow and we were down eight or 10 pretty quick there in the first quarter, so we’ve got to be a little better there, but Jose is our starter. He’s the guy that puts us in our plays and we’re rolling with it."
Source: ESPN Dallas
Apr 21 - 3:23 PM

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle opted not to play Shawn Marion or Samuel Dalembert in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss because he felt his team "needed to score."

The Mavs' offense sputtered out and their defense wasn't any better, particularly when it came to stopping Tim Duncan on the post, and Carlisle admitted that his late-game rotations "may be something ... to reevaluate for Game 2." Jose Calderon was also a spectator down the stretch, watching Devin Harris play PG for the final 17 minutes of regulation.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Apr 21 - 9:46 AM

Dirk Nowitzki didn't have it during Game 1's 90-85 loss to the Spurs, shooting 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 42 minutes.

If not for a meaningless last-second layup by Devin Harris, the Mavs would have not had any field goals in the final 7:44 of this game. Nowitzki's shot just wasn't dropping and today was his points in a playoff game in which he's played at least 40 minutes. The Mavericks were in control for much of this game, so losing it stings despite how Dirk didn't have his best game.
Apr 20 - 4:20 PM

Jose Calderon played just 16 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday in a loss, scoring seven points with two assists and one 3-pointer.

He barely played in the first half and it would not have been a shock to see him come off the bench in the second half in favor of Devin Harris, but Calderon did in fact start both halves. He can't really defend penetration well, so that spells trouble against a guy like Tony Parker. Coach Rick Carlisle has some thinking to do despite how Calderon and Monta Ellis have played well together this season.
Apr 20 - 4:15 PM

Devin Harris scored 19 points off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Spurs to go with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

He was the only Maverick in double-figure scoring at halftime and was also the only player on the team with more than 11 points to end the game. Harris gave the Mavericks a lot of life and may have earned even more minutes than his 32 today. The Mavericks have been managing his minutes for much of the season, so they're apparently going to let him loose.
Apr 20 - 4:08 PM

Monta Ellis made 8-of-21 from the field against the Grizzlies on Wednesday during a 106-105 loss, adding six boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He hit a huge 3-pointer to get this game to overtime, but couldn't connect on the mid-range fadeaway to pull out the win. Ellis logged 82 games for the second consecutive season and is one of the most durable players in the NBA. Obviously, leaving the Bucks was a smart move for him.
Apr 16 - 11:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

The Mavericks obviously wanted to win this game and Nowitzki played a season-high 46 minutes. Tonight was his 10th 30-point game of the season and he's shot at least 50 percent from the field in eight of his last nine games. Dirk's Mavs will have their hands full with the Spurs in the first round, as they've lost nine straight times to Gregg Popovich's boys. Dirk appeared to bang knees during the game and was in some pain, but played through it and should be fine.
Apr 16 - 11:18 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) practiced "without any issues" on Monday, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

Dirk sprained his ankle on Saturday but he played through it and all signs point to him playing without limitations on Wednesday. "Our perspective is we want to move up as high as we can [in playoff seeding]," Carlisle said. The seventh-seed Mavericks are a half-game behind the Warriors and a half-game ahead of the Grizzlies.
Apr 14 - 1:54 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 23 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's win, but also sprained his left ankle late in the game.

He came back to play through it, but with the Mavericks locked into the playoffs and Dirk's ankle far from 100 percent, it would not be at all surprising to see him sit out the last couple games for the Mavs. If he does, Jae Crowder could end up being a sneaky play, and owners of Dirk should watch our news feed carefully to see if the Mavs are going to continue to run Dirk out there, or give him some much needed rest.
Apr 13 - 12:10 AM

Vince Carter hit just 4-of-13 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals on Saturday, but it was enough for him to pass Adrian Dantley for 25th place on the all-time scoring list.

Carter is having a nice year for the Mavs and should get some votes for Sixth Man of the Year, although he doesn't have much chance of winning it. And with the playoffs locked up for the Mavs, the old man could be ready for some rest.
Apr 13 - 12:08 AM

Monta Ellis tied his season high with 37 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on 15-of-23 shooting in Saturday's big win over the Suns.

Ellis was fantastic tonight and it was fun to watch him and Eric Bledsoe trading blows. The Mavs are in the playoffs with this win, but Ellis has a goal of playing out the end of the season and playing in all 82 games. We'll have to wait and see if Rick Carlisle allows him to do so.
Apr 13 - 12:02 AM

Brandan Wright came off the bench for 12 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 32 minutes on Saturday.

He had a huge block on Eric Bledsoe to help secure the win, but had scored a total of 10 points over his last three games. Samuel Dalembert has been a better play, but Wright came through in this one. The Mavs clinched a playoff berth tonight, so it's possible that they'll just continue to roll with Wright until the playoffs get here.
Apr 12 - 11:59 PM


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