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Mavericks 2020 playoff preview: European invasion

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks slug it out in the ultra-tough Western Conference

IN THE ZONE. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks try to stay in the playoff mix. Photo from NBA

Mavs owner Cuban would join players in kneel protest

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:18 PM

‘Hopefully we'll allow players to do what's in their heart,’ says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

PLAYOFF BID. The Dallas Mavericks are among the teams headed to Orlando for the NBA restart. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks owner Cuban supports fan-less NBA return

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:11 PM

'We're dying for content. We're dying for teams to root for,' says Mark Cuban

SAFETY FIRST. Mark Cuban prioritizes the safety of the players when the league resumes. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Doncic says shots to the face should lead to fouls

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Mavericks star Luka Doncic has been left bloodied several times this season from hits to the head

FED UP. Luka Doncic has had enough of the over-the-top physical defense by opposing players on him. Photo from Instagram/@dallasmavs

NBA hits Mavericks owner Cuban half-million fine, denies protest

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:59 AM

After Mark Cuban's Twitter tirade on the referees, the NBA slaps the Dallas owner a whopping fine for his 'highly critical, personal and demeaning' comments

MERCURIAL. Team owner Mark Cuban reacts to a call in one of the Dallas Mavericks' game. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic sets Mavs' triple-double record

Mar 05, 2020 - 6:55 PM

Slovenian star Luka Doncic drops his 22nd triple-double to surpass the Dallas career record held by Jason Kidd

PHENOMENAL. Despite another injury scare, Luka Doncic comes out charging for the Mavericks. Photo fro, the Dallas Mavericks

NBA reviewing Mavs protest, Cuban outburst over officiating

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:34 AM

There will be no NBA discipline yet for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the league reviews the protest

PROTEST. NBA's replay center determined that Dorian Finney-Smith's block was not goaltending, and therefore decided that Collins' basket should stand because it was an 'inadvertent whistle'. Photo from Dallas Mavericks Twitter

Young, Collins fuel Hawks comeback over Mavs

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Days after erupting for a career-high 50 points, Trae Young takes over late to power the Hawks’ huge rally

STREAKY. Trae Young  pumps in 13 of his 25 points in the closing quarter. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA-worst Warriors trade Cauley-Stein to Mavericks

Jan 26, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The Mavericks get a serviceable big man in Willie Cauley-Stein after starting center Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury

NEW HOME. Willie Cauley-Stein will play for the third team in his NBA career. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi outduels Luka as Clippers trip Mavs

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The Clippers get away with a win even as Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic pump in 36 points each

Luka, Mavs manhandle Warriors; Grizzlies blast Rockets

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The once-mighty Warriors fall to Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, while Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant sizzles against the Rockets

HOT. Luka Doncic sustains his stellar play for the Mavericks. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Record-breaking LeBron James powers Lakers past Mavs

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Despite coming off a flu, LeBron James tallies 35 points and 15 rebounds for the first time this season

KING JAMES. LeBron James battles a flu to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jokic shines as Nuggets polish off Mavericks

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Nikola Jokic buries the game-winner to lift the Nuggets even as Mavs star Luka Doncic flirts with a triple-double

Nikola Jokic   Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Doncic thrills young fan who says NBA star eases epileptic seizures

Jan 04, 2020 - 9:01 AM

Mavs star Luka Doncic delights a young fan spotted in the stands

 Luka Doncic   Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Doncic breaks multiple records as Mavs batter Warriors

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Luka Doncic, the Mavericks’ 20-year-old Slovenian star, adds to his growing list of NBA records

SOPHOMORE SENSATION. Luka Doncic tallies his 17th career triple-double. Photo from the NBA

Doncic fires 24 in NBA return as Mavericks down Spurs

Dec 27, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'It was like I was running a marathon, I was so tired,' says Mavs star Luka Doncic after returning from a four-game injury absence

Defending champions Raptors stage epic rally over Dallas

Dec 23, 2019 - 4:03 PM

The Raptors make the first fightback from 30 points down since Sacramento against Chicago 10 years ago

KEY PLAYER. Kyle Lowry scores 20 of his 32 points in the 4th quarter alone. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

No Doncic, no problem as Porzingis leads Mavs over Sixers

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Kristaps Porzingis sets a career-high in rebounds to lead the Mavericks to their 19th win

STABILIZER. Kristaps Porzingis proves to be a steady presence for a Mavericks team missing star Luka Doncic. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Nunn delivers for Heat to sink Sixers, Celtics down Mavs

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Kendrick Nunn lifts the Miami Heat to take 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings

ALL-AROUND. Kendrick Nunn steps up to score 26 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

Mavericks snap Bucks' 18-game NBA win streak

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Even without Luka Doncic, the Mavericks overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo's 48 points and 14 rebounds

ESCAPE. Kristaps Porzingis leads the Mavericks to hold off the Buck's late 17-6 run. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs' Doncic matches Jordan stat in rout of Pelicans

Dec 08, 2019 - 1:28 PM

For the 18th straight game, Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic records at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic steers the Dallas Mavericks to their second-largest win of the season. Photo from Instagram/@dallasmavs

Luka Doncic dominates as Mavericks end Lakers's winning streak

Dec 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Doncic is just one rebound short of the triple double finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the visiting Mavericks avenge a 119-110 overtime loss to the Lakers one month ago

STREAK ENDS. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball down during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, PG power Clippers in romp over Mavericks

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'It's scary now. We're getting this thing rolling,' Paul George says of the Clippers

POWER PAIR. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard team up for 54 points for the Clippers. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Doncic dominates as Mavs outgun Harden, Rockets

Nov 25, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Luka Doncic flirts with a triple-double anew to power the Mavericks to their fifth straight win

OTHERWORLDLY. Luka Doncic continues to take the NBA by storm in his second season. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Doncic delivers another triple-double as Mavs rout Warriors

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Mavs star Luka Doncic unleashes his seventh triple-double of the season against the Warriors

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic nails career game of 42 points

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'It's a phenomenal thing to be a part of. His teammates, we're all just kind of along for the ride,' says Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle

PHENOMENAL. Luka Doncic lifts Dallas past the Spurs. File photo by Andy Lyons/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Knicks beat Mavs as Porzingis booed in his first game back

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

New York fans scream 'traitor' as the Knicks give their former star Kristaps Porzingis a rude welcome

THRILLER. Kristaps Porzingis drops a double-double but the Mavericks still absorb a narrow loss to the Knicks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Luka set record triple-doubles in OT thriller

Nov 02, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Putting on a triple-double show, LeBron James and Luka Doncic become the oldest and youngest players to post 30-10-15 stat lines

POWER PLAYS. LeBron James lifts the Lakers to an overtime win against Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano, draft pick

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano both bid farewell to the teams that drafted them in the PBA

TRADED. Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano exchange teams. Photos from PBA Images

Doncic caps off impressive NBA season with Rookie of the Year plum

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Luka Doncic of Slovenia becomes only the second player in Dallas Mavericks history to win the award

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic shines the brightest among all NBA rookies. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

UP Mindanao’s 1st summa cum laude: 'Mindanao is home for excellence'

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:48 AM

For 22-year-old Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, her achievement serves as a testament that students in Mindanao can also reach greater heights, given equal opportunities

'HONOR AND EXCELLENCE'. Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo is the first summa cum laude of the University of the Philippines Mindanao

NBA star Porzingis 'attacked' in Latvian hometown

May 13, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Mavericks big man figured in a fistfight with Russian-speaking fans who were reportedly disgruntled he left the Knicks

SKIRMISH. It has been a rough start for Kristaps Porzingis in his stint with the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from Porzingis' Instagram account (@kporzee)

Daquioag fills injured Ahanmisi's void in Rain or Shine's fiery semis run

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Wiry guard Ed Daquioag leads Rain or Shine's young cogs for a 2-0 lead over Magnolia in their semifinals series

INCHING CLOSER. Ed Daquioag and Rain or Shine are two wins away from returning to a PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki confirms NBA retirement

Apr 10, 2019 - 12:33 PM

The 40-year-old German wraps up a 21-season career that saw him become the greatest European player ever

FAREWELL. Dirk Nowitzki gets emotional after announcing that he played his last home game. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis is under investigation after a New York neighbor accused him of rape last year

TROUBLE. Kristaps Porzingis, who has yet to play a game for the Mavs due to injury, has denied the accusations. Photo from AFP

Heat back in playoff position

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Heat trip the Mavs to reclaim the No. 8 spot in the East

CRUCIAL. Dwyane Wade knocks in key buckets in the final quarter to help tow the Heat past the Mavs. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks whip Curry-less Warriors by 35 points

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Luka Doncic drops a triple-double as the Mavs deal the Warriors their worst loss of the season

OVERPOWERED. Luka Doncic posts his sixth triple-double of the season in the Mavs’ surprise 35-point whipping of DeMarcus Cousins and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA scoring list

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:59 AM

40-year-old German Nowitzki hits the milestone in his 21st and possibly final season with the Dallas Mavericks

MILESTONE. Dirk Nowitzki moves up to No. 6 in the NBA's all-time scoring. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki not so sure 21st season with Mavs is his last

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki says he won't mind sticking around to guide young Dallas teammates like Luka Doncic

Dirk Nowitzki. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A ruthless Dallas squad trades former NBA champion Harrison Barnes mid-game and many aren't too happy about it

MOVING ON. Harrison Barnes says he’s just thankful for his Dallas stint and looks forward to moving back to California. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs want Porzingis, Doncic for long haul

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:04 AM

'Our goal is to keep these two together for the next 20 years,' says Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

FIRST DAY. Kristaps Porzingis donns the Dallas Mavericks' jersey for the first time. Photo from the Dallas Mavericks

Porzingis tells NBA Knicks fans to 'Stay Woke!'

Feb 04, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Latvian big man's trade to the Mavericks has created extra salary cap room for the Knicks to land two star free agents in the offseason

TAKING HIS TIME. Kristaps Porzingis is expected to sit out the rest of the season even after his trade to Dallas. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Learning from retired Tiu, Ahanmisi blooms for Rain or Shine

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:54 PM

The 27-year-old guard bares his time with the former Elasto Painters helped him improve the way he sees the game

KEY COG. Maverick Ahanmisi has been one of the reasons Rain or Shine won 4 of its first 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

Luka Doncic fires season-high 35, gets it done for Mavs

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Mavs rookie teen sensation becomes the seventh player to score 1,000 points in the NBA before turning 20

TOP TEEN. Mavs young Slovenian star Luka Doncic logs in a double-double. Photo from NBA Twitter

Knicks trade Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The Dallas Mavericks get a new 1-2 punch in Kristaps Porzingis and rookie sensation Luka Doncic

Doncic tallies triple-double but Mavs still fall to Raptors

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Kawhi Leonard stands tall as Toronto tightens its grasp on 2nd place in the Eastern Conference

FOR NAUGHT. Luka Doncic sees his triple-double go to waste. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Mavs prodigy Luka Doncic fined after first ejection

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:53 AM

The 19-year-old Slovenian rookie gets fined $10,000 for kicking a ball into the stands

LESSON LEARNED. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says he expects teen star Luka Doncic to control his frustration in the future. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs rookie Doncic vows to learn from first ejection

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The Rookie of the Year frontrunner says he needs to emulate Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki, who is already in his 21st season in the NBA

NEW LEARNING. Luka Doncic says he didn't know that sending the ball into the stands would prompt his ejection. Photo from

Curry explodes for 48 points over Mavs

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The Golden State Warriors star leads his team over the pesky Dallas Mavericks

STAR POWER. Steph Curry powers the Golden State Warriors to their fourth straight win. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Torn Achilles sidelines Mavs guard Barea

Jan 13, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Dallas says veteran guard JJ Barea, who averages 10.9 points and 5.6 assists, will be out indefinitely

KEY LOSS. JJ Barea has been the first man off the bench for the Mavericks. Photo by AFP