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- 12/7 Dallas defeated Milwaukee 125-102 in Dallas. Dallas scores 12
straight points to take a 24-11 lead with 4 minutes left. Dallas led
32-21 after 1 as Dallas shot 14-21 FG. Consecutive buckets pulled
Milwaukee within 32-38 with 6:30 to go, but the Bucks could get no closer.
Dallas connected of 4 straight free throws to close the quarter and led
59-46 at the half. Dallas scored 8 straight points early in the 3rd to
take a 69-49 lead 2 minutes in, but Milwaukee then went on a 16-2 run to
pull within 65-71 with 6:30 remaining. Dallas led by 6 points with 5
minutes left and then went on a 15-2 run to close the quarter and led
90-71 after 3. Dallas led comfortably the entire 4th quarter as Milwaukee
got no closer than 15 points and the Mavs led in the 20s the last 4
minutes of the game. Chandler Parsons had 28 points including 11-14 FG
and 4-6 3-pointers and 5 rebounds, Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points, and Monta
Ellis had 19 points. For Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 points
including 8-11 FG and Brandon Knight had 16 points and 5 assists.
- 12/7 Dallas recalled Ricky Ledo from the NBADL.
- 12/5 Phoenix defeated Dallas 118-106 at Dallas. Phoenix jumped out
to an early 14-6 lead 4 minutes in and continued to roll with hot
shooting and took an 28-12 lead with 5 minutes left. Phoenix would hold
an 18 point lead 3 times, but Dallas scored the last 5 points of the
quarter. Phoenix led 40-27 after 1. Dallas cut Phoenix's lead down to 9
points twice in the 2nd quarter, but the Suns held a double-digit lead the
rest of the quarter (no larger than 16 points). Phoenix led 69-57 at the
half. Dallas cut Phoenix's lead down to 78-70 with 7 minutes left in the
3rd quarter and the Sun's lead would hover around 10 points the rest of
the quarter. Phoenix led 93-86 after 3. Dallas scored the first bucket
of the 4th quarter, but Phoenix then went on a 10-1 run to take a 103-89
lead with 8:40 left. Dallas was unable to put a strong rally together and
got no closer than 8 points (with Phoenix answering with a bucket
immediately after Dallas pulling within 8). Phoenix shot 56.3% (45-80) FG
including 13-26 3-pointers and Dallas shot 45.5% (40-88) FG including 4-19
3-pointers. Monta Ellis had 33 points including 14-22 FG, Tyson Chandler
had 15 points including 6-7 FG and 18 rebounds including 9 offensive, and
Chandler Parsons had 15 points. For Phoenix, Markieff Morris had 22
points and 10 rebounds, Goran Dragic had 28 points including 10-15 FG and
13 assists, and Eric Bledsoe had 19 points and 7 assists.
- 12/5 In the NBADL, Oklahoma City defeated Dallas 119-113 in Frisco, Texas.
Ricky Ledo's stats from the game:
MIN FG 3PT FT PTS OFF DEF REB AST PF TO STL BLK
37 5-13 1-3 3-4 14 2 3 5 3 3 0 2 0
- 12/5 Dallas assigned Ricky Ledo to the NBADL.
- 12/4 Dallas recalled Ricky Ledo from the NBADL.
- 12/3 Dallas defeated Milwaukee 107-105 in Milwaukee. Milwaukee
scored the first 6 points of the game and held a single-digit lead over
the next 7 minutes. Consecutive Dallas 3-pointers tied the game at 25-25
with 3 minutes to go, but Dallas could not take the lead. Milwaukee led
31-29 after 1. Brandon Knight (Mil) had 11 points. A 3-pointer by Khris
Middleton gave Milwaukee a 50-43 lead with 5:50 remaining and the Bucks would
hold a single-digit lead the rest of the quarter. Milwaukee led 64-57 at
the half. Milwaukee shot 13-18 FG in the 2nd quarter, but went cold in
the 3rd quarter and only shot 3-12 FG. The Mavs took advantage and scored
17 points to take a 72-68 lead with 6:20 to go - their first lead of the
game. The game stayed close the rest of the quarter varying between a tie
and a small Dallas lead. Dallas led 80-78 after 3. Dallas out-scored
Milwaukee 23-14 in the 3rd quarter. 6 straight Milwaukee points gave them
an 86-82 lead with 9:10 left. A dunk by Larry Sanders gave Milwaukee a
98-90 lead with 4:25 remaining, but Dallas then went on a 12-1 run to take a
102-99 lead with 1 minute to go as Milwaukee committed 3 turnovers. A
jumper and 2 free throws by Knight breifly gave Milwaukee a 103-102 lead
with 39 seconds left, but Monta Ellis drained a pull-up jumper 6 seconds
later. Milwaukee missed and Richard Jefferson went 1-2 FT on an
intentional foul with 19 seconds left. Knight hit a tough step back
jumper with 9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 105-105. But Ellis
nailed a tougher turn around jumper at the buzzer for the game winner.
Ellis had 23 points, including 8 points in the last 2 minutes of the game,
7 assists, and 3 steals. Tyson Chandler had 18 points including 8-11 FG
and 20 rebounds including 10 offensive and Chandler Parsons had 14 points
including 6-17 FG and 1-6 3-pointers and 8 rebounds. For Milwaukee,
Knight had 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals and Middleton
had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals.
- 12/3 Dirk Nowitzki did not play in the Milwaukee game due to a sore
back and it being the 2nd night of a back-to-back (and him having played
high minutes in the Chicago game).
- 12/2 Dallas defeated Chicago 132-129 in 2 overtimes in Chicago.
The game stayed close in the 1st quarter with neither team holding more
than a 4 point lead. Chicago led 26-25 after 1. Dallas scored 14
straight points early in the 2nd quarter, capped by consecutive
3-pointers, to take a 42-30 lead with 8 minutes left. Dallas' lead would
range between 8 and 13 points the rest of the quarter. Dallas led 59-47
at the half. Chicago did score the first 9 points of the 3rd quarter to
pull within 56-59 with 10 minutes remaining. Chicago managed to tie the
game twice, but Dallas then rattled off 11 straight points to go up 76-65
with 4:30 to go. Dallas led 80-64 after 3. A 3-pointer by Richard
Jefferson gave Dallas an 86-76 lead with a minute left. But Chicago
chipped away at Dallas' lead and 6 straight points tied the game at 96-96
with 5:20 remaining. The teams went scoreless over the next 2 minutes and
consecutive buckets by Pau Gasol and 2 Jimmy Butler free throws put
Chicago up 102-96 with 2:45 left. But Dallas did not give up and a
3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki pulled Dallas within 103-105 with a minute
remaining. After Butler hit 1-2 FT, Monta Ellis drove for 2 (with everyone
thinking he should have shot the 3 with Dallas out of timeouts) to pull
Dallas within 105-106 with 5 seconds to go. Gasol was intentionally fouled
and hit both free throws to again make it 3 point game. Ellis quickly
brought the ball up court and Kirk Hinrich messed up and fouled Ellis just
as he started his shooting motion - and that meant 3 free throws. He hit
all 3 to tie the game at 108-108 with 1.2 seconds left. Derrick Rose's
3-point attempt bounced off the back of the rim and we had overtime. The
overtime stayed close with 3 points the largest lead. A 3-pointer by
Chandler Parsons put Dallas up 119-116 with 1:20 left. Joakim Noah had a
dunk on Chicago's next possession and Ellis putback his own miss with 41
seconds left. Gasol missed with 31 seconds to go and Dallas ran the clock
down and Ellis missed with 8 seconds left. Chicago moved the ball looking
for a 3 and Rose launched a 3 over good defense and banked it in at the
buzzer (tough shot) and we had a 2nd overtime at 121-121. Ellis scored
the first 2 buckets of overtime. Dallas led 127-123 with 2:25 remaining,
but Chicago then scored the next 6 points to take a 129-127 lead with a
minutes to go. But Ellis then nailed a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left.
Rose missed with 25 seconds left and the Bulls had to intentionally foul
(but need 2 fouls to get to the penalty and Dallas was able to run time
off the clock before each foul). Parsons hit 2 free throws with 9
seconds remaining. Chicago again had trouble getting a look at a 3-pointer
and Rose's 3 was an airball as time expired. It was an exciting game with
20 ties and 14 lead changes. Parsons had 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 3
steals; Nowitzki had 22 points including 8-22 FG, 7 rebounds, and 10
assists; Ellis had 38 points; and Devin Harris had 20 points on 7-10 FG
and 6-6 3-pointers and 8 assists. For Chicago, Mike Dunleavy had 20
points; Gasol had 29 points and 14 rebounds; Butler had 23 points, 8
rebounds, and 7 assists; and Rose had 18 points including 6-20 FG and 4-11
3-pointers, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, and 7 turnovers.
- 11/29 Dallas defeated Philadelphia 110-103 in Philadelphia. Being
the 2nd night of a back-to-back, Dallas elected not to play Dirk Nowitzki
(rest) - Al-Farouq Aminu started in his place. Dallas scored 7 straight
points to take a 20-13 lead with 3:50 left - but Dallas' lead got no
larger than 8 points in the quarter. Dallas led 28-26 after 1. Dallas
scored the first 7 points of the 2nd quarter to take a 35-26 lead with
10:30 to go, but Dallas could get their lead no larger than 10 points in
the quarter. Philadelphia scored 6 straight points to pull within 49-52
with 1:10 remaining. Dallas led 58-51 at the half. Dallas continued to
hold a lead in the 3rd quarter, but was unable to pull away. Philadelphia
went on a 9-2 run to breifly take an 81-80 lead with 3 minutes left. A
3-pointer by Chandler Parsons gave Dallas a 90-86 lead after 3. Dallas
scored the first 6 points of the 4th quarter, but Philly scored the next 5.
A 3-pointer by K.J. McDaniels pulled Philly within 94-98 with 6 minutes
left, but Dallas then went on a 10-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Richard
Jefferson to take a 108-96 with 1:45 left. Philadelphia had 24 turnovers.
Tyson Chandler had a double-double with 20 points including 7-9 FG and 13
rebounds including 7 offensive. Monta Ellis had 18 points, 5 assists, and
3 steals; Parsons had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists; and Devin Harris
had 15 points and 5 rebounds. For Philadellphia, Michael Carter-Williams had
a triple-double with 18 points (on 4-13 FG and 10-12 FT), 10 rebounds, and
16 assists. McDaniels had 21 points and 13 rebounds including 9 offensive
and Alexey Shved had 18 points and 5 assists. Philly was playing without
lead scorer Tony Wroten (sprained right knee). It was Philadelphia's 16
loss to open the season (0-16).
- 11/29 Dirk Nowitzki (rest) and Jameer Nelson (back spasms) did not
play in the Philadelphia game.
- 11/29 In the NBADL, Bakersfield defeated Dallas 102-88 in Frisco, Texas.
Ricky Ledo's stats from the game:
MIN FG 3PT FT PTS OFF DEF REB AST PF TO STL BLK
30 3-11 0-5 2-2 8 0 0 0 2 1 5 2 0
- 11/28 Dallas defeated Toronto 106-102 in Toronto. Toronto scored
the first 10 points of the game as Dallas missed their first 4 shots.
Dallas finally got on the scoreboard 3 minutes into the game to kick off a
20-5 run to take a 20-15 lead with 2:40 left. Dallas led 26-21 after 1.
Dallas scored 11 straight points to go up 46-32 with 4:15 remaining. But
Dallas went scoreless the rest of the quarter in missing their last 7
shots and led just 48-43 at the half. Dallas openned the 3rd quarter with
an 8-2 mini-run to take a 56-45 lead with 8:30 to go. A 3-pointer by
Monta Ellis gave Dallas their largest lead at 69-54 with 3:40 left. But
the Raptors then scored the next 13 points to make it a 5 point game and a
jumper by Dirk Nowitzki capped the quarter scoring. Dallas led 71-64
after 3. 3-pointer by Al-Farouq Aminu gave Dallas an 82-71 lead with
7:45 left. But Toronto connected on consecutive 3-pointers to pull within
79-84 with 6:35 remaining. Dallas led 87-83 with 5:10 left and scored the
next 10 points to go up 97-83 with 2:20 left as Toronto missed 3 3-point
attempts and committed 3 turnovers. Toronto did go on a 13-2 run to pull
within 96-99 with 34 minutes remaining to make the ending more exciting (they
scored on every possession, including 3 3-pointers). But Dallas connected on
5-6 FT and had a layp to hang on to the win. Dallas won despite being
out-rebounded 37-55 including 6-15 offensive. Ellis had 30 points, 6
assists, and 3 steals; Chandler Parsons had 16 points and 7 rebounds; and
Nowitzki had 15 points including 6-19 FG and 1-7 3-pointers and 8
rebounds. Nowitzki's 3-pointer gave him 1,500 for his career. It was
Rick Carlisle's 300th coaching win with Dallas. For Toronto, Amir Johnson
had 20 points on 9-15 FG and 9 rebounds and Kyle Lowry had 25 points and 7
rebounds. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) left the game in the 3rd quarter with a
torn tendon in his groin and would be out for a while.
- 11/28 Jameer Nelson did not play in the Toronto game due to back spasms.
- 11/28 In the NBADL, Texas defeated Bakersfield 105-94 in Frisco, Texas.
Ricky Ledo's stats from the game:
MIN FG 3PT FT PTS OFF DEF REB AST PF TO STL BLK
37 5-13 2-7 1-2 13 1 5 6 6 3 2 3 1
- 11/28 Dallas activated Jameer Nelson and placed Ricky Ledo on IL.
- 11/28 Dallas assigned Ricky Ledo to the NBADL.
- 11/26 Dallas defeated New York 109-102 in overtime at Dallas.
New York connected on 3 3-pointers to take an early 11-4 lead with 7:45
left. Another 3-pointer gave New York their largest lead at 20-10 wit 5
minutes to go, but Dallas scored the next 7 points. New York led 24-19
after 1. A 9-2 run put Dallas up 32-31 with 7:30 to go and the game
stayed close the rest of the quarter. Dallas led 46-42 at the half.
Dallas out-scored New York 27-18 in the 2nd quarter. The game stayed
close in the 3rd quarter. Dallas took a 69-63 lead with 2:50 left, but
New York then went on an 10-2 run close the quarter and New York led 73-71
after 3. New York out-scored Dallas 31-25 in the 3rd as Pablo Prigioni
had 12 points on 4-4 3-pointers. It was ugly to open the 4th quarter as 4
New York points were the only scored over the first 3 1/2 minutes. New
York led 83-78 with 5:10 to go, but Dallas scored the next 10 points to go
up 88-83 with 2:50 left. But Jose Calderon connected on consecutive
3-pointers to breifly give New York a 1 point lead. Dallas hit 4 straight
free throws to put Dallas back on top. The teams traded jumpers and a
dunk by Amare Stoudemire cut Dallas' lead down 94-93 with 44 seconds
remaining. Dallas missed with 19 seconds left and New York missed with 10
seconds left and Devin Harris was intentionally fouled. He only hit 1
free throw to make it a 2 point game. After a New York timeout, J.R.
Smith nailed a longer jumper to tie the game at 95-95 with .9 seconds to
go. Dallas' inbound lob attempt didn't work and we had overtime. The
teams traded jumpers and then traded misses and then traded jumpers and
the game was tied 99-99 with 2:15 to go. A lob dunk by Tyson Chander and
midrange jumper by Dirk Nowitkzi gave Dallas a 103-99 lead with 44 seconds
left as New York turned the ball over 4 straight times. New York again
turned the ball over a 2 Dallas free throws capped the scoring. The
largest lead in the game was just 10 points. But it wasn't a pretty game
as Dallas shot 40% (38-95) FG and New York shot 42.4% (39-92) FG. Dallas
shot 29-38 FT and New York shot 10-16 FT. Nowitzki had 30 points
including 1-8 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals; Tyson Chandler had 17
points and 25 rebounds including 10 offensive; and Chandler Parsons had 13
points including 4-14 FG and 1-8 3-pointers and 5 rebounds. For New York,
Jose Calderon had 21 points on 7-9 3-pointers (and 0-4 2-pointers) and 10
rebounds and Samuel Dalembert had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Carmelo
Anthony (NY, back spasms) did not play.
Dallas a 2 point lead with 1:35 left
- 11/26 Dallas activated Ricky Ledo and placed Jameer Nelson (back
spasms) on IL.
- 11/24 Indiana defeated Dallas 111-100 in Dallas. The game stayed
close in the 1st quarter. A 3-pointer and long jumper gave Indiana a
23-18 lead with 2:35 left, but that was the largest lead in the quarter.
Indiana led 25-24 after 1. Donald Sloan (Ind) had 13 points on 6-7 FG and
Dirk Nowitzki had 11 points. Dallas scored the first 5 points of the 2nd
quarter to take a 4 point lead. Indiana scored 9 straight points to take
a 39-34 lead with 7:15 remaining. Dallas scored 6 straight points to
breifly take a 47-46 lead with 2 minutes left, but Indiana then went on a
9-1 run. Indiana led 55-50 at the half. Indiana held a small lead the
entire 3rd quarter and 6 straight points gave them a 73-66 lead with 4:35
to go. Indiana led 85-78 after 3. Consecutive 3-pointers gave Indiana
their largest lead at 98-86 with 8:30 left. Dallas did cut 7 points off
Indiana's lead as Indiana went scoreless over the next 4 1/2 minutes. But
2 free throws and a 3-pointer by the Pacers gave them a 103-93 lead with
3:15 to go and Dallas would get no closer than 8 points the rest of the
way. Indiana came into the game averaging just 90.9 points and 42.2% FG,
but had 111 points and shot 48.1% FG in this game. The Pacers were
playing without 5 key players. For Indiana, Sloan had 29 points including
10-14 FG and 5 assists and Luis Scola had 14 points and 11 rebounds - 7
Pacers were in double-digits scoring. Chandler Parsons had 16 points, Nowitzki
had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Monta Ellis had 24 points, 6 assists,
and 5 turnovers.
- 11/24 Dallas activated Charlie Villanueva and placed Raymond Felton
(sprained ankle) on IL. Felton aggrevated his sore ankle during practice
- 11/23 Dallas recalled Ricky Ledo from the NBADL. [Dallas is not
making Ledo go on NBADL roadtrips.]
- 11/22 Houston defeated Dallas 95-92 in Houston. Houston scored 10
straight points to go up 16-9 with 8:15 left. Dallas then went on an 11-3
run to breifly take a 20-19 lead with 6 minutes to go and the game stayed
close. It was all tied up 29-29 after 1. Houston slowly built up small
leads and consecutive 3-poiners gave them a 51-39 lead with 5:45
remaining. But that would be their largest lead of the quarter and
Houston led 60-51 at the half. Houston out-scored Dallas 31-22 in the 2nd
quarter as Houston shot 11-17 FG including 7-13 3-pointers in the quarter.
Houston scored the first 6 points of the 3rd quarter to take a 66-51 lead
with 9:30 left. A 3-pointer by James Harden gave Houston their largest
lead at 73-55 with 4:25 left. But Dallas scored the next 8 points to get
back into the game. Monta Ellis nailed a 3-pointer near the quarters'
end. Houston led 77-68 after 3. It was an ugly 3rd with both teams
scoring just 17 points as Dallas shot 7-24 FG including 2-12 3-pointers
and Houston shot 4-24 FG including 2-16 3-pointers. Dallas continued to
chip away at Houston's lead and 3 free throws by Devin Harris gave Dallas
an 83-81 lead with 5:25 to go. A jumper by Ellis gave Dallas their
largest lead at 88-82 with 2:55 left. 2 free throws and a 3-point play by
Harden put Houston up 93-92 with 28 seconds remaining. After a Dallas
timeout, the Mavs turned the ball over and intentionally fouled Trevor
Ariza and he hit both free throws to make it a 3 point game with 21
seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki missed a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, but
it was Dallas ball out of bounds. But Ellis missed a 3-pointer with 2
seconds left. Both teams shot under 40% - Houston shot 36.6% (30-82) FG
including 15-46 3-pointers and Dallas shot 39.8% (35-88) FG including
6-35 3-pointers. The combined 81 3-pointers attempted set an NBA record
(old: 72). Ellis had 17 points including 7-21 FG and 1-6 3-pointers and 6
rebounds, Tyson Chandler had 13 points including 5-7 FG and 13 rebounds,
and Brandan Wright had 14 points including 6-7 FG, 11 rebounds including 6
offensive, and 3 blocks. For Houston, Harden had 32 points including 4-9
3-pointers and 12-13 FT and 8 rebounds, Patrick Beverley had 20 points
including 6-11 3-pointers and 5 rebounds, and Dontas Motiejunas had 14
points including 5-7 FG and 12 rebounds. Houston was playing without
Dwight Howard (strained right knee).
- 11/22 Dallas activated Devin Harris and placed Charlie Villanueva on IL.
- 11/22 In the NBADL, Texas defeated Austin 103-90 in Frisco, Texas.
Ricky Ledo's stats from the game:
MIN FG 3PT FT PTS OFF DEF REB AST PF TO STL BLK
27 4-8 1-3 2-2 11 0 2 2 2 1 1 2 1
- 11/21 Dallas defeated the LA Lakers 140-106 in Dallas. The game
stayed close most of the 1st quarter with Dallas mostly holding small
leads. It was a comedy of errors for the Lakers at the end of the quarter
as Dallas scored 7 points in the last 6 seconds of the quarter (2 free
throws, inbound steal and layup and foul, missed free throw but Dallas
rebounded and J.J. Barea nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer). Dallas led
38-27 after 1. Dallas shot 14-21 FG. Dirk Nowitzki had 13 points
including 5-5 FG. Consecutive buckets by Al-Farouq Aminu gave Dallas a
53-40 lead with 5:15 left. 5 straight Lakers points pulled the Lakers
within 9 points late in the quarter and a 3-pointer by Jameer Nelson capped
the quarter scoring. Dallas led 68-59 at the half. Dallas shot 11-21 FG
and the Lakers shot 13-19 FG in the 2nd quarter as the Lakers out-scored
Dallas 32-30 in the 2nd. The Lakers scored the first 2 baskets of the 3rd
quarter to pull within 5 points (which was hard to believe with the way
the rest of the quarter went). Dallas then went on a 25-10 run to take a
93-73 lead with 4 minutes remaining. And the white hot shooting Mavs
continued to roll and and held a commanding 110-83 lead after 3. Dallas
shot 14-18 FG including 6-10 3-pointers in the 3rd (the Lakers' did shot
12-24 FG in the quarter (no 3s)) as Dallas out-scored the Lakers 42-24 in the
quarter. Monta Ellis had 18 points including 6-7 FG and Chandler Parsons
had 15 points including 5-7 FG in the 3rd. The 4th quarter was pure
garbage time and Dallas pushed their lead into the 30s (high of 38, late
in the quarter). For the game, Dallas shot 62.2% (51-82) FG including
18-35 3-pointers and the Lakers shot 51.8% (44-85) FG including 5-13
3-pointers. 140 points tied the 10th most points in a game in Mavs
history. Pasrons had 21 points, Nowitzki had 23 points including
8-10 FG (in only 21 minutes), Ellis had 20 points including 7-10 FG and
3-4 3-pointers and 10 assists, and Barea had 16 points including 5-5
3-pointers and 8 assists. For the Lakers, a struggling Kobe Bryant had 17
points including 6-22 FG (started 0-8 FG), 5 rebounds, and 7 assists;
Jeremy Lin had 18 points ion 8-11 FG and 5 assists; and Jordan Hill had 17
points on a perfect 7-7 FG and 2-2 FT and 10 rebounds.
- 11/22 In the NBADL, Santa Cruz defeated Texas 114-106 in Frisco, Texas.
Ricky Ledo's stats from the game:
MIN FG 3PT FT PTS OFF DEF REB AST PF TO STL BLK
39 6-16 2-4 0-1 14 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 0
- 11/19 Dallas assigned Ricky Ledo to the NBADL.
- 11/19 Dallas defeated Washington 105-102 in Washington. Washington
jumped out to an early 8-2 lead 4 minutes into the game. Dallas used a
10-2 run to tie the game at 18-18 with 4 minutes left, but Washington was
able to re-take an 8 point lead (but no larger). Monta Ellis banked in a
long jumper at the quarter buzzer. Washington led 29-23 after 1. Ellis
scored 18 of Dallas' 23 1st quarter points - he shot 6-7 FG and the rest
of the team shot just 1-12 FG. Marcin Gortat (Was) had 13 points in the
quarter. The game continued to stay close with Washington holding a
single-digit lead, none larger than 7 points in the 2nd quarter. Dallas
scored 7 straight points to tie the game at 48-48 with 1:40 to go and 2
free throws by Ellis with 37 seconds left gave Dallas their first lead of
the game. Dallas led 54-53 at the half. Dallas out-scored Washington
31-24 in the 2nd quarter. Dallas scored the first 9 points of the 3rd
quarter to take a 63-53 lead with 10:35 remaining - but that would be the
largest lead of the game. Washington went on a 9-1 run to tie the game at
67-67 with 4:50 left and the game stayed close the rest of the game.
Dallas led 76-73 after 3. Dallas only shot 6-22 FG in the 3rd quarter, but
4 of the makes were 3-pointers. Dallas took an early 84-77 lead in the
4th, but Washington then rattled off the next 8 points to take an 85-84
lead with 8 minutes left. The game see-sawed over the next 5 minutes. A
long jumper and 3-pointer by J.J. Barea gave Dallas a 99-95 with 2 minutes
to go. After a layup by Gortat, Dirk Nowitzki (who sprained his ankle
with about 4:30 left, but got it re-taped and returned) nailed a 3-pointer
to give Dallas a 102-97 lead with 1:20 remaining. Bradley Beal (playing
his first game of the season) drove for 2 with 1:10 left. Dallas missed,
but Washington missed with 27 seconds left and then intentionally fouled
Ellis, who hit both free throws to make it a 5 point game with 18 seconds
left. A free throw by Barea and meaningless 3-pointer by Beal at the
buzzer capped the scoring. Ellis had 34 points including 12-14 FT and Tyson
Chandler had 5 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Barea had 14 points -
including 10 in the 4th quarter - and 6 assists and Brandan Wright had 14
points - including 8 in the 4th quarter - including 6-7 FG and 6 rebounds.
For Washington, Beal had 21 points - including 12 in the 4th quarter, Paul
Pierce had 17 points and 5 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat had 17 points and 6
- 11/19 Dallas activated Ricahrd Jefferson and placed Devin Harris
(sore lower right leg) on IL.
- 11/17 Dallas defeated Charlotte 107-80 in Charlotte. Dallas jumped
out to an early 14-7 lead 4 minutes into the game. A 4-point play by
Chandler Parsons gave Dallas their first double-digit lead at 27-17 with
3:45 to go. Dallas led 32-24 after 1. Dallas controlled the 2nd quarter
and 4 straight Tyson Chandler points gave Dallas a 46-31 lead with 7:25
left. And 9 straight Mavs points put Dallas up 59-36 with 3:25 reamining.
Dallas led 67-43 at the half. Dallas out-scored Charlotte 35-19 in the
2nd quarter as Dallas shot 13-20 FG and Charlotte shot 8-22 FG. Charlotte
did score 9 straight points to open the 3rd quarter to pull within 52-69
with 7:30 left, but Dallas then rattled off the next 13 points to take a
commanding 82-52 lead with 4:15 to go. Dallas led 88-61 after 3. The 4th
was pure garbage time as Charlotte got no closer then 25 points. Dallas
shot 51.2% (43-84) FG and Charlotte shot 40% (32-80) FG. Parsons had 17
points including 4-9 3-pointers, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists, Monta Ellis
had 18 points, and Tyson Chandler had 14 points on 7-7 FG and 9 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki surpassed 27,000 career points during the game (he had 13
points and sat late in the 3rd onward). For Charlotte, Gerald Henderson
had 18 points and 5 rebounds and Kemba Walker had 11 points.
- 11/17 Devin Harris left the Charlotte game during the 2nd quarter
with lower right leg soreness and did not return.
- 11/17 Dallas activated Raymond Felton and placed Richard Jefferson
(no injury) on IL. Felton started serving his 4 game suspension (from a
guilty plea this summer for gun possession).
- 11/15 Dallas defeated Minnesota 131-117 in Dallas. The game stayed
close in the 1st quarter with 4 points as the largest lead until a
3-pointer by Devin Harris gave Dallas a 21-16 lead with 2:05 left. Dallas
led 28-22 after 1. Dallas slowly built up its lead into double-digits in
the 2nd quarter. A layup by Chandler Parsons gave Dallas a 46-30 lead
with 5:30 remaining. Consecutive 3-pointer by Monta Ellis and a putback
dunk by Brandon Wright gave Dallas a 56-35 lead with 2:20 left. Dallas
led 63-44 at the half. Dallas out-scored Minnesota 35-22 in the 2nd
quarter in shooting 14-25 FG while Minnesota shot just 6-21 FG. Dallas
scored 7 straight points to go up 75-50 with 8:40 to go. Minnesota did
score 7 straight to pull within 72-89 with 2:50 remaining, but 17 points
would be as close as they would get in the 3rd quarter. Dallas led 101-82
after 3. It was a high scoring quarter as both teams scored 38 points in
the 3rd. Dallas sat Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons the 4th quarter as
Dallas led by at least 17 points until the tail end of the game (Minnesota
pulled within 115-129 with 32 seconds left on 7 straight Minnesota points).
Ellis had 30 points (most points in a game by a Mav this season), Nowitzki
had 15 points, and Tyson Chandler had 12 points, 16 rebounds including 7
offensive, and 3 blocks. Wright continued his white hot shooting with 13
points including 6-6 FG - he's leading the league in FG% at 77.4% FG. For
Minnesota, Kevin Martin had 34 points including 12-17 FG and 4-6
3-pointers and Shabazz Muhammad had 18 points including 6-7 FG (11 points
came in the 4th quarter). Minnesota was playing the 2nd night of a
back-to-back and the last game of a 15 day road trip and without Ricky
Rubio and Thaddeus Young.
- 11/13 Dallas defeated Philadelphia 123-70 in Dallas. Dallas jumped
out to a 16-4 lead with 6:40 left and things just got worse for Philly.
Dallas closed the quarter with a 13-1 run and led 38-10 after 1 as
Philadelphia shot just 4-18 FG. 6 straight Dallas points gave them their
first 40+ lead (yes, first) at 54-14 with 6:45 to go. Dallas led an
incredible 73-29 at the half as Philly shot 9-35 FG and Dallas shot 24-41
FG in the half. And Philly would get no closer than 39 points in the 3rd
quarter and Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler sat midway through the
quarter and the rest of the game. Dallas led 95-53 after 3 (with
Philadelphia scoring the last 5 points of the quarter to break 50).
Obviously the 4th quarter was pure garbage time. Dallas actually took a
58 point lead (123-65) late in the game. The 53 point win margin is the
largest in team history (old: 50). For the game, Dallas shot 51.3%
(41-70) FG and Philadelphia shot 29.9% (23-77) FG. And Philly couldn't
even hit free throws at 17-33 FT. Philadelphia also had 28 points.
Nowitzki had 21 points including 7-8 FG, Monta Ellis had 17 points and 3
steals, and Chandler Parsons had 14 points and 6 rebounds. For
Philadelphia, Tony Wroten had 11 points and Michael Carter-Williams
(playing his first game this season) had 19 points on 6-19 FG and 6-10 FT,
8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 turnovers - no other Sixer was in
- 11/11 Dirk Nowitzki passed Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946) for #9 on the NBA
All-Time Scoring List during the 4th quarter of the Sacramento game.
- 11/11 Dallas defeated Sacramento 106-98 at Dallas. Dallas laid an
egg to open the game as they did not score until 4 minutes into the game and
Sacramento built up a 24-4 lead with 3:40 left as Dallas shot 2-12 FG.
Sacramento led 32-14 after 1. Sacramento took their largest lead at 42-20
with 9:30 left in the 2nd quarter. Sacramento led 52-31 with 5:10 to go
and Dallas finally showed up with a 17-5 run to pull within 54-48 with 31
seconds left. A 3-pointer by Rudy Gay (Sac) capped the quarter scoring.
Dallas continued to chip away at the Kings' lead and scored 7 straight
points to take their first lead of the game at 69-67 with 5:40 remaining.
A 3-pointer by Monta Ellis at the quarter buzzer gave Dallas a 78-72 lead
after 3. Dallas out-scored Sacramento 30-15 in the 3rd quarter and Ellis
had 10 points in the quarter (after going scoreless in the 1st half). A
3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki gave Dallas a 95-84 lead with 5:20 left.
Sacramento was unable to make a rally and got no closer than 7 points the
rest of the way. After being out-scored 14-32 in the 1st quarter, Dallas
out-scored Sacramento 92-66 in the last 3 quarters. Coming back after
being down by 24 points tied the 3rd largest comeback in team history.
For the game, Nowitzki had 23 points and 7 rebounds, Chandler Parsons had
19 points including 5-11 3-pointers, Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 11
rebounds including 5 offensive, and Ellis had 16 points. For Sacramento,
Gay had 26 points including 11-13 FT, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 7 turnovers;
Ramon Sessions had 18 points; and an unhappy DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points,
11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 turnovers - Cousins subbed out halfway through
the 3rd quarter (when Dallas was within 1 point) and was seen on the bench
not watching the on-court play and Darren Collison (not playing due to a
minor injury) went over at one point to try to talk to him.
- 11/9 Miami defeated Dallas 105-96 at Dallas. Miami scored the last
11 points of the 1st quarter to take a 29-20 lead after 1. The 2nd
quarter saw the hot shooting Heat continue to hold a single-digit lead
until they scored 8 straight points to take a 51-37 lead with 2:45
remaining. Miami led 55-44 at the half as Miami shot 60% (24-40) FG and
Dallas shot 36.6% (15-41) FG in the half. Dallas used an 11-2 run to pull
within 59-63 with 7:40 to go, but Miami then scored the next 9 points to
go up 72-59 with 4:50 left and led by double-digits the rest of the
quarter. Miami led 83-67 after 3. Luol Deng scored the first 5 points of
the 4th quarter to take their first 20+ point lead and really never
challenged the rest of the way - the final margin was as close as Dallas
would get. For the game, Miami shot 55.3% (42-76) FG and Dallas shot
42.2% (35-83) FG. Dirk Nowitzki had 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tyson
Chandler had 16 points including 7-10 FG and 15 rebounds including 10
offensive, and Monta Ellis had 23 points and 5 assists. For Miami, Deng
had 30 points on 13-19 FG and 4-9 3-pointers and 5 rebounds; Chris Bosh
had 20 points on 7-10 FG and 6-11 FT, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists; Dwyane
Wade had 20 points and 10 assists; and Mario Chalmers had 18 points.
- 11/7 Dallas defeated Utah 105-82 in Utah. Utah scored the first
points of the game - but that would be their only lead. A 3-pointer by
Dirk Nowitzki gave Dallas a 14-8 lead half way through the 1st quarter and
Dallas led 24-17 after 1. Utah did pull within 23-24 early in the 2nd
quarter, but Dallas then went on a 15-2 run to go up 39-25 with 6:10 left.
Utah then connected on 3 straight 3-pointers to pull within 5 points, but
Dallas was able to push their lead back into double-digits. Trey Burke
(Uta) nailed a 3-pointer as the quarter ended. Dallas led 52-44 at the
half. Dallas opened the 3rd quarter strong in scoring the first 9 points
to take a 61-44 lead with 8:30 to go as Utah missed their first 3 shots
and had 4 turnovers. A 3-pointer by Burke with 7:55 remaining finally got
Utah on the scoreboard in the 3rd quarter. But Dallas would continue
leading in the teens the entire 3rd quarter and led 78-62 after 3. So
after 5 straight terrible 3rd quarters Dallas finally had a good one in
this game in out-scoring Utah 26-18 in the 3rd as Utah shot just 4-12 FG
and had 7 turnovers. Dallas scored the first 7 points of the 4th quarter
and Utah would get no closer than 17 points the rest of the way. For the
game, Utah had 23 turnovers on which Dallas scored 32 points (Dallas had 9
turnovers [including a gimme 24 second violation at the end of the game]).
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points on 11-18 FG and 5-8 3-pointers and 10
rebounds, Tyson Chanderon had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Monta Ellis
had 13 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals. For Utah, Alec Burks had 14
points and Gordon Hayward had 12 points including 3-9 FG and 5 rebounds.
- 11/6 Portland defeated Dallas 108-87 in Portland. The game stayed
close in the 1st quarter with the largest lead just 4 points. Dallas led
24-20 after 1. Portland led 30-26 with 9:30 left in the 2nd quarter and
Dallas then went on a 14-4 run to go up 40-34 with 4:45 to go. LaMarcus
Aldridge (Por) got a tap in at the quarter buzzer and Dallas led 50-46 at
the half. Then came the dreaded 3rd quarter. Monta Ellis picked up his
4th foul a mere 8 seconds into the quarter and sat for the next 5 minutes.
2 free throws by Tyson Chandler opened the 3rd quarter and then Dallas went
to sleep as Portland went on a 19-4 run to take a 65-55 lead with 6:40
remaining as the Blazers scored on 9 straight possessions. 8 straight
points (including 2 3-pointers) gave Portland an 81-66 lead as the quarter
ran down - 2 Devin Harris free throws capped the quarter scoring. Portland
out-scored Dallas 35-18 in the 3rd quarter as Portland shot 13-20 FG and
Dallas shot 6-20 FG. And things didn't get better in the 4th quarter as 5
straight Damian Lillard points gave Portland a 95-74 lead with 7:25
left and Rick Carlisle pulled the plug in sitting the starters (it was the
first night of a back-to-back for Dallas). Portland continued to roll in
scoring the next 6 points to take their largest lead at 101-74. Portland
out-scored Dallas 62-37 in the 2nd half as Dallas shot just 13-39 FG and
1-14 3-pointers. For the game, Portland out-rebounded Dallas 53-34
including 12-8 offensive (no Mav player had more than 4 rebounds).
Dirk Nowitzki had 17 points including 6-17 FG, Ellis had 14 points,
and Chandler Parsons had 11 points - no other Mav was in double-digits.
For Portland, Aldridge had 20 points on 10-16 FG and 7 rebounds
and Lillard had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 turnovers.
- 11/3 Dallas defeated Boston 118-113 in Dallas. Dallas scored 14
straight points to take a 33-15 lead with 2:50 left in the 1st quarter and
led 40-19 after 1. Chandler Parsons had 14 points in the quarter. Dallas
continued to roll and took their largest lead at 63-32 with 4 minutes
remaining in the 2nd quarter and led 67-41 at the half. But the 3rd
quarter continued to vex the Mavs as Boston opened the quarter with a
28-10 run to pull within 69-77 with 4:40 to go - Dallas did score the next
7 points, but was unable to get their lead larger than 15 points the rest
of the quarter. Dallas led 91-79 after 3. Boston out-scored Dallas 38-24
in the 3rd quarter. Dallas' lead hovered around 10 points over the first
half of the 4th quarter. 6 straght Celtic points pulled them within
101-105 with 4:15 remaining and it was a tight game to the finish. Dallas
did score 7 straight points to take a 10 point lead with 2:20 to go, but
Boston rattled off the next 9 points (with the last 2 coming from free
throws where Avery Bradley was fouled on a 3-point attempt (hiting 2-3
FT)) to pull within 113-114 with 40 seconds left. Monta Ellis drove for 2
to make it a 3 point game and Jeff Green (Bos) missed a 3-pointer with 20
seconds left. But a jumpball was called on the rebound with
Parsons and Jared Sullinger (Bos) - Parsons controlled the tip and tipped
it to Ellis, who was fouled and his 2 free throws capped the scoring.
Dallas out-scored Boston 67-41 in the 1st half and Boston out-scored
Dallas 72-51 in the 2nd half [giving up 72 points in a half - ugh!!!].
For the game, Dallas shot 53.7% (44-82) FG and Boston shot 44.1% (45-102)
FG [giving up 102 FGA - ugh!!! (22 Boston offensive rebounds)]. Parsons
had 29 points including 10-15 FG and 4-5 3-pointers, Dirk Nowitzki had 27
points including 9-14 FG and 4-4 3-pointers and 7 rebounds, and Tyson
Chandler had 10 points on 5-7 FG, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks. For Boston,
Green had 35 points including 5-12 3-pointers and 7 rebounds, Bradley had
32 points including 13-22 FG and 4-6 3-pointers and 8 rebounds, and Rajon
Rondo had 7 points including 3-11 FG, 9 rebounds, and 15 assists.
- 11/3 Al-Farouq Aminu suffered an injury to his left knee during the
2nd quarter of the Boston game and did not return. An MRI showed no
- 11/1 Dallas defeated New Orleans 109-104 in New Orleans. Dallas
came out strong and led 32-26 after 1 as the Mavs shot 12-23 FG. A
3-pointer by Chandler Parsons gave Dallas a 53-38 lead with 4:45 left in
the 2nd quarter. Dallas took their largest lead right before the quarter
ended at 17 points, but Tyreke Evans hit a 3-pointer as the quarter ended.
Dallas led 66-52 at the half. But New Orleans came out the 2nd half
strong (led by Evans) with a 23-6 run to take a 75-72 lead with 5 minutes
to go. New Orleans took their largest lead at 6 points with 20 seconds
left, but Devin Harris nailed a 3-pointer as the quarter ended. New
Orleans led 89-86 after 3. Evans had 16 points and 5 rebounds in the 3rd
quarter. Dallas scored 8 straight inside shots to go up 98-94 with 8
minutes to go. A signature shot by Dirk Nowitzki gave Dallas a 109-103
lead with 50 seconds left. Jrue Holiday missed a 3-pointer with 42
seconds left. Dallas ran the clock down and missed with 20 seconds left
and Evans missed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds to go. A meaningless free
throw by New Orleans with 2 seconds left gave the final score. Chandler
Parsons had 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 17 points and 6 rebounds, and
Monta Ellis had 17 points and 7 rebounds - and 3 others were in
double-digit scoring. Anthony Davis had a strong outing with 31 points
including 13-16 FT, 15 rebounds including 6 offensive, and 3 blocks.
Evans finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists and Holiday had
24 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals.
- 10/30 Dallas defeated Utah 120-102 in Dallas. Dallas scored 4
straight points to take a 24-13 lead and scored the last 8 points of the
1st quarter to go up 36-20 after 1 as Dallas shot 16-25 FG. And the Mavs
kept rolling in the 2nd quarter as Devin Harris scored 5 straight points
to give Dallas their first 20+ point lead at 43-22 with 9:10 left. And a
3-pointer by Harris gave Dallas a 65-35 lead with 2:30 to go and Dallas
led 69-44 at the half. Utah did make a push in the 3rd quarter and used
an 11-2 run to pull within 66-80 with 5 minutes remaining. But Dallas was
able to push their lead back up to 20 points and led 93-73 after 3. And
the 4th quarter was pure blowout - Utah did pull within 15 points once,
but there was only 1:30 left in the game when they did so. Dallas led the
entire game. Dallas shot 55.3% (47-85) FG and Utah shot 43.4% (36-83) FG.
Dallas had 7 players in double-digits scoring including Chandler Parsons
with 21 points and 7 rebounds, Dirk Nowitzki with 21 points including 9-13
FG, and Al-Farouq Aminu with 16 points including 6-7 FG and 10 rebounds.
For Utah, Derrick Favors had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Gordon Hayward
had 16 points and 6 assists, and Trey Burke had 16 points and 7 assists.
It was the 2nd night of a back-to-back for Utah.
- 10/29 Dallas signed J.J. Barea and released Gal Mekel.
- 10/28 San Antonio defeated Dallas 101-100 in San Antonio. The game
stayed close in the 1st quarter with neither team holding more than a 4
point lead. San Antonio led 26-24 after 1. Dallas connected on
consecutive 3-pointers to take a 37-32 lead. The Mavs scored the last 4
points of the quarter to take a 53-43 lead after 3 (the largest lead by
either team in the half). Dallas out-scored San Antonio 29-19 in the 2nd
quarter as Monta Ellis had 10 points. A layup by Ellis opened the 3rd
quarter, but San Antonio then rattled off a 15-2 run to take a 60-57 lead
with 7:30 left - Tyson Chandler picked up his 4th foul (and a technical
foul) during the run and sat for the rest of the quarter. San Antonio led
76-73 after 3. San Antonio out-scored Dallas 31-20 in the 3rd quarter as
Tony Parker had 10 points and Manu Ginobili had 9 points. A jumper by Tim
Duncan gave the Spurs their largest lead at 91-81 with 6:30 to go, but
Devin Harris kept Dallas in the game with a 3-pointer. A jumper by Dirk
Nowitzki pulled the Mavs within 96-98 with 2:15 remaining and 2 free
throws by Ellis tied the game with 1:50 left. After Duncan missed,
Nowitzki hit a short baseliner to give Dallas a 100-98 lead with 1:30 to
go, but Parker nailed a 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining. Ellis turned the
ball over, but Ginobili missed with 25 seconds left. The Mavs ran the
clock down with passing and looking for a shot and Chandler's 3-pointer
missed with less than a second left. Replay put .4 seconds back on the
clock and the Spurs inbounding the ball in their frontcourt. Harris
intercepted the inbounds pass, but his 3/4 court heave bounced high off
the backboard. The largest lead in the game (once each by both teams) was
just 10 points. Ellis had 26 points and 6 assists, Nowitzki had 18 points
including 7-11 FG and 6 rebounds, and Devin Harris had 17 points and 5
assists. For San Antonio, Parker had 23 points, Ginobili had 20 points
and 6 assists, and Duncan had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
- 10/28 Dallas placed Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) and Ricky
Ledo (no injury) on IL. [Note: Felton's 4 game suspension does not start
until he is medically able to play.]
- 10/25 Dallas released Bernard James, Ivan Johnson, and Doron Lamb.
- 10/24 Dallas finished the 2014 preseason with a record of 4-4.
- 10/24 In a preseason game, Dallas defeated Orlando 117-92 in
Orlando. Dallas used an 18-2 run in the 2nd quarter to take their first
double-digit lead and led 57-46 at the half. Dallas came out strong to
open the 3rd quarter and led 66-48 a little over 3 minutes in and led
86-66 after 3. As a result of the early blowout, the starters did not play
in the 4th quarter. Chandler Parsons had 24 points (including 15 in the 3rd
quarter) and Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points including 4-7 3-pointers. For
Orlando, Tobias Harris was the high man with 14 points and Nikola Vucevic
had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
- 10/24 Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
- 10/23 In a preseason game, New Orleans defeated Dallas 88-85 in
Bossier City, Louisiana. With the first game of a preseason back-to-back
Dallas elected not to play their stars. And that resulted in a really
ugly 1st quarter (the only good news is that only those at the game had
to see it as neither team broadcast the game) as New Orleans led 23-10
after 1 as Dallas shot just 4-16 FG and had 7 turnovers. And New Orleans
shot just 6-21 FG in the 2nd quarter and it was an exciting 38-33 Pelican
lead at halftime. And not much better in the 3rd quarter (except Dallas
finally hit a 3-pointer after missing their first 17). But the teams
found some offense in the 4th quarter and it ended up being a close finish
where Ricky Ledo missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Gal Mekel had 17
points and 8 assists and Jae Crowder had 14 points and 7 rebounds. For
New Orleans, Tyreke Evans had 14 points and 7 rebounds and Anthony Davis
had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Sitting out this game (rest) for Dallas was
Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, Dirk Nowitzki,
Chandler Parsons, and Brandan Wright.
- 10/23 Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
New Orleans game.
- 10/21 Dallas released Eric Griffin and Yuki Togashi.
- 10/20 In a preseason game, Dallas defeated Memphis 108-103 in
Dallas. In a preseason game that Dallas did take semi-seriously, the Mavs
used a 21-8 run during the 2nd quarter to take a 13 point lead. Memphis
did pull within 6 points in the 3rd quarter, but the Mavs used a 22-9 run
to take a 19 point lead - the only disappointment in the 3rd was that
Quincy Pondexter (Mem) nailed a 3-pointer at the quarter buzzer. None of
the starters (either team) played in the 4th quarter - the Memphis deep
reserves did make a comeback, but Dallas had enough of a lead to hang on
to the win. Dallas had 7 players in double-digits, led by Tyson Chandler
and Monta Ellis with 14 each. Pondexter had 18 points and Marc Gasol had
17 points and 7 rebounds.
- 10/20 Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
- 10/18 In a preseason game, Indiana defeated Dallas 98-93 in
Indiana. As expected with the 2nd night of a back-to-back, Dallas did not
play Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, Dirk
Nowitzki, or Chandler Parsons (game off for rest). Despite that, Dallas
contolled the game most of the way with their lead around 10 points (as
high as 14) from the mid-2nd quarter through the mid-4th quarter. Indiana
used a 18-3 run to take a 1 point lead late in the 4th and then scored the
last 5 points of the game for the win. Indiana was able to get the
come-from-behind win thanks to a strong 4th quarter where they out-scored
Dallas 37-19 in shooting a white hot 12-16 FG and 10-13 FT (while Dallas
shot 8-25 FG and 1-1 FT). Richard Jefferson had 19 points including 7-11
FG and 5 rebounds, Gal Mekel had 19 points and 9 assists (in a very
preseason high 43 minutes), and Al-Farouq Aminu had 11 points and 12
rebounds. For Indiana, Chris Copeland had 22 points including 6-14
3-pointers (only attempted 1 2-pointer) and David West had 16 points
before leaving the game in the 3rd quarter with a sprained ankle.
- 10/18 Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
- 10/17 In a preseason game, Dallas defeated Cleveland 108-102 in
Cleveland. Dallas brought out their zone defense and used it extensively
in this game. It was effective in the 1st quarter (along with Dallas'
offense really clicking) as the Mavs out-scored Cleveland 37-26 -
Dallas also was able to go with their expected 5 regular season starters
for the first time (with Raymond Felton being suspended for the first 4
regular season games - after which he'll likely be the starting point).
The Mavs' 2nd unit did not do as well with the zone as Cleveland used a
27-8 run during the 2nd quarter to decimate Dallas' 15-point early quarter
lead. But with Dallas' 5 starters back on the court for at least 7
minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Mavs out-scored Cleveland 32-23 in the 3rd
and led by 10 after 3. The ending was a little disappointing as the
Cleveland deep reserves and non-guarantees cut into Dallas' lead (with the
Mavs mostly using regular season players in the 4th, for the first time
this preseason), but the Mavs did hold on for the win. Dallas held a
42-26 points in the paint advantage. The zone did disrupt Cleveland at
times as they had 22 turnovers including several 24 seconds violations.
Chandler Parsons had 19 points and 5 rebounds, Jameer Nelson had 19 points
including 4-6 3-pointers, and Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points and 9 rebounds
(and 3 other Mavs were in double-digits). For Cleveland, Kyrie Irving had
23 points and Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Cleveland
sat Kevin Love (rest) and Shawn Marion (rest) for the game.
- 10/17 Raymond Felton (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
- 10/15 Dallas signed Yuki Togashi to a non-guaranteed contract.
- 10/12 In a preseason game, Dallas defeated Indiana 106-98 in
Dallas. It was another close preseason game through 3 quarters - but
taken with a pinch of salt as Indiana wasn't playing two of their starters
and Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler did not play in the 2nd half (no
injuries, just preseason). Indiana was up by 1 point with 7:30 left in
the 4th when Gal Mekel nailed a 3-pointer and then Charlie Villanueva
rattled off 3 more 3-pointers to put Dallas up by 11 and Indiana would get
no closer than 8 points the rest of the way. Nowitzki had 16 points on
7-11 FG and Chandler Parsons had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Villanueva
had 16 points including 4-6 3-pointers and Mekel had 11 points - all of
their points came in the 4th quarter where Dallas out-scored Indiana 37-24.
For Indiana, C.J. Miles had 19 points and C.J. Watson had 16 points
including 4-7 3-pointers. Indiana was playing without Roy Hibbert and
George Hill (and, obviously, Paul George (out for the season)).
- 10/12 Monta Ellis (sprained left knee) missed the Indiana preseason
game. Dirk Nowitzki (hip contusion) did play in the Indiana game, after
missing the first 2 preseason games.
- 10/12 Dallas announced that Raymond Felton would be out at least 10
days due to a sprained right ankle. The injury occurred during Friday's
OKC game and Felton was on crutches on Saturday.
- 10/10 In a preseason game, Oklahoma City defeated Dallas 118-109 in
Dallas. Dallas was without two starters as Dirk Nowitzki and Monta
Ellis did not play and Oklahoma City was missing key players Serge Ibaka,
Nick Collison, and Kendrick Perkins. It was a better game than the
Houston game, but that's not saying much as games don't get much uglier
than that Houston game was. The big happening from the game was when
Raymond Felton went down with 2:30 left in the 1st quarter with a sprained
ankle - he had to be helped from the court and put no weight on his right
leg (X-rays were negative and he will miss Sunday's game and with the
following game not until Friday it is not known if he will be out longer
(but don't be surprised if he is (some sprains take a while to recover
(not everyone has Dirk's ankles) and it's preseason so no need to rush)).
Anyhow, the game showed that Dallas still has defensive work to do if they
really want to become a top-10 defensive team as 118 is simply too many
points to give up in this league. Despite the 9-point final margin, the
game was tight down the stretch (with again the coaches going mostly with
reserves and non-guarantees in the 4th quarter) as Oklahoma City led just
109-108 with 90 seconds left. Anthony Morrow (OKC) had a quick 3-pointer
and then Dallas played the foul game the rest of the way so that they
could practice running plays. For the game, Oklahoma City shot 48.1% FG
and 30-40 FT and Dallas shot 41.3% FG and 32-45 FT. Al-Farouq Aminu had
14 points, Jae Crowder had 14 points, and Richard Jefferson had 13 points.
Chandler Parsons had 9 points on just 4-12 FG and 1-6 3-pointers, but also
had 6 rebounds and 6 asssits in 20 minutes. For Oklahoma City, Morrow had
21 points including 4-7 3-pointers and Steven Adams and Jeremy Lamb had
nice outings. Adams had 19 points including 8-9 FG, 5 rebounds, and 3
blocks and Lamb had 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Thunder also lost
Reggie Jackson in the 3rd quarter as he went to the lockerroom (never
heard what happened, he was walking without assistance though).
- 10/10 Raymond Felton left the Oklahoma City game late in the 1st
quarter with a sprained right ankle. X-rays were negative, but he will
miss Sunday's game and will be evaluated later in the week as to his
availablity for Friday's game.
- 10/10 Dirk Nowitzki (right hip contusion) and Monta Ellis (sprained
left knee) sat out the Oklahoma City game. Nowitzki may play in Sunday's
game vs Indiana, but Ellis will not (he will be re-evaluated later in the
week as to if he can play in next weekend's games). Ellis' injury
occurred during Thursday's practice and the MRI on the knee showed no
- 10/7 In a preseason game, Houston defeated Dallas 111-108 in Dallas.
It was as ugly as first preseason games usually are, but was made much
worse by the many whistles - the teams combined to attempt 109 free throws
(7:30 pm starts usually end a little before 10 pm, this one ended at
almost 10:30). Some good things were seen and lots of bad things (Houston
had 44 points in the paint and 22 fast break points - and the Mavs have
been emphasizing defense in training camp). The ending was a little
exciting as a 3-pointer by Gal Mekel tied the game at 108-108 with 7
seconds left. After a timeout, Jae Crowder played tight defense, but was
(incorrectly) called for a foul on Kosta Papanikolaou behind the arc with
.2 seconds left and he hit all 3 free throws for the final score [and
thankfully overtime was avoided]. Despite the close game, both coaches
did treat it was preseason as none of the starters played in the 4th
quarter. Houston shot 29-45 FT and Dallas shot 47-64 FT and both teams
had 24 turnovers each - yuch. Chandler Parsons had 14 points in a nice
debut, Monta Ellis had 13 points (including 9-12 FT) but also had 6
turnovers, and Charlie Villanueva saw most of his minutes in the 4th
quarter and had 13 points in just 14 minutes - but also
fouled out in the high whistle affair. For Houston, James Harden had 17
points and Donatas Motiejunas had 18 points.
- 10/7 Dirk Nowitzki did not play in the Houston preseason game due
to a right hip contusion. [Nothing serious - he would havbe played if it
was regular season.]
- 10/4 The Mavs held their annual Fan Jam and the Blue team defeated the
White 40-37 in a 20 minute game (really 40-34, but they cheated to make
the last seconds more exciting as Villanueva's 3-pointer with about 4
seconds left occurred after the ref had (correctly) ruled Villanueva had
stepped out of bounds). The Blue team consisted of Ricky Ledo, Raymond
Felton, Greg Smith, Al-Faruoq Aminu, Jae Crowder, Devin Harris, Eric
Griffin, and Brandan Wright. The White team consisted of Charlie
Villanueva, Bernard James, Tyson Chandler, Doron Lamb, Monta Ellis, Jameer
Nelson, Richard jefferson, Chandler Parsons, and Dirk Nowitzki. Ivan
Johnson (minor injury) and Gal Mekel (Jewish holiday) did not play.
- 9/23 Dallas signed Detroit free agent Charlie Villanueva to a
- 9/22 Dallas signed free agent Doron Lamb to a non-guaranteed
- 9/3 Dallas re-signed Bernard James.
- 8/17 Cleveland signed Dallas free agent Shawn Marion to a 1 year,
- 8/7 The NBA suspended Raymond Felton for 4 games for his guilty
plea to possession of an unlicensed gun in New York. The suspension will
occur at the start of the 14-15 regular season.
- 7/30 Brooklyn named Tony Brown as an assistant coach. Brown had
been an assistant for the previous 3 seasons.
- 7/29 Dallas signed New Orleans free agent Al-Farouq Aminu to a 2
year, minimum contract with the 2nd year at the player's option.
- 7/29 Dallas signed free agent Ivan Johnson to a 1 year,
- 7/24 Dallas signed Orlando free agent Jameer Nelson to a 2 year, $5.6
million contract with a player option for the 2nd year.
- 7/23 Raymond Felton entered a guilty plea in a court in New York
for gun charges and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and
- 7/23 Dallas voided their 1 year, minimum contract agreement with
Rashard Lewis due to Lewis failing his physical when it was discovered that
he needed surgery on his right knee.
- 7/21 Dallas signed Utah free agent Richard Jefferson to a 1 year,
- 7/18 Dallas signed rookie free agent Eric Griffin.
- 2014 Dallas summer league roster and results
- 7/18 In summer league play, Dallas defeated Phoenix 88-62.
Eric Griffin had 20 points including 9-13 FG and Ricky Ledo had 15 points.
- 7/17 Dallas re-signed Devin Harris to a 3 year, $9 million
- 7/17 Dallas signed Miami free agent Rashard Lewis to a 1 year,
- 7/16 TRADE: Dallas re-signed DeJuan Blair and then traded him to
Washington for the rights to 2009 draft pick (#57) Emir Preldzic.
- 7/16 In summer league play, Charlotte defeated Dallas 82-81.
Roberto Nelson (Cha) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the game winner.
Gal Mekel had 17 points including 5-7 FG, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists and
Bernard James had 12 points and 7 rebounds.
- 7/15 Houston elected not to match Dallas' 3 year, $46 million offer
sheet to restricted free agent Chandler Parsons and, thus, Parsons is now
a member of the Mavericks. The 3rd year is at Parsons' option.
- 7/15 Dallas re-signed Dirk Nowitzki to a 3 year, $30 million
contract with the 3rd year at the player's option.
- 7/14 TRADE: Dallas traded the rights to 2008 draft pick (#53)
Tadija Dragicevic to Chicago for Greg Smith.
- 7/14 In summer league play, Dallas defeated Toronto 88-57.
Ricky Ledo had 18 points and Eric Griffin had 12 points.
- 7/12 Memphis signed Dallas free agent Vince Carter to a 3 year, $12
- 7/12 In summer league play, Dallas defeated Minnesota 93-85.
Bernard James had 21 points and 7 rebounds and Ricky Ledo had 21 points.
- 7/11 In summer league play, New York defeated Dallas 76-64.
Bernard James had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks and Ricky Ledo had
14 points and 5 rebounds.
- 7/10 Dallas made a 3 year, $46 million offer to restricted free
agent Chandler Parsons with the 3rd year at the player's option.
Houston has 3 days to match the offer.
- 7/7 Dallas named Jamahl Mosley as an assistant coach.
- 7/5 Dallas has reportedly reached a 3 year, $9 million contract
agreement to re-sign Devin Harris. The contract can not be formally signed
until the July Moratorium ends July 10.
- 7/3 Dallas has reportedly reached a 3 year, $30 million contract
agreement to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki (taking a 50% paycut) with the 3rd year
at Nowitzki's option. The contract can not be formally signed until the
July Moratorium ends July 10.
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