Mavericks up 9, one quarter from title
How else do you explain a Dallas Mavericks team that has gotten very little out of Dirk Nowitzki, in which Tyson Chandler is in foul trouble, and Brian Cardinal and Ian Mahinmi have played together in the third quarter? The Mavs lead the Miami Heat, 81-72, after three quarters.
An incredible story continues to unfold. The Mavs continue to thwart every Heat mini-run with a big bucket. Jason Kidd stepped behind the 3-point line with the shot clock running down and buried it. Ian Mahinmi has four points and two offensive rebounds. His last one saved the final possession of the third quarter, and he capped it by swishing an elbow jumper.
Jason Terry has 21 points after scoring 19 in the first half. Shawn Marion has 12 and Nowitzki has 11.
LeBron James has 14 and Dwyane Wade has just 13. Chris Bosh has a quiet 16.
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Play Podcast Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett at Mavericks media day to discuss his expectations for the upcoming season.
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Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mark Cuban's comments from Las Vegas about the Mavericks' offseason, how he sees the team without Dwight Howard and more.
Play Podcast Marc Stein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why the Mavericks didn't want to match Cleveland's offer to Andrew Bynum, what's next for the Mavs and the possibility of Dirk Nowitzki ending his career elsewhere.
Play Podcast Jeff Platt fires quick-hitters at Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon in the weekly sports standoff about Andrew Bynum, the Mavs' current backcourt, a potential Nelson Cruz suspension and more.
Play Podcast ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why she thinks Andrew Bynum got a bad rap in Los Angeles and how he would fit in with the Mavericks.
Play Podcast Buy, sell or hold? If Dwight Howard goes to another team, what are the Mavs' options? The guys take a look at a list of potential fallback options.
Play Podcast ESPN's Marc Stein joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the latest news on the Mavericks' meeting with Dwight Howard.