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Eliminated! Week 13 cuts to the playoff pool (1:13)

Carlisle: No regrets about Rondo era

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN's Tim MacMahon before the Mavs' visit to Sacramento to face Rajon Rondo and the Kings on Monday: "At this point, everyone has turned the page. Anyone who knows Rondo knew he was gonna bounce back with a monster year this year." Shouldn't have done the deal

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Adrian Beltre is majors' No. 7 at 3B

Beltre passed 400 home runs last season and will pass his 37th birthday next April. Buster Olney still lists him among the big leagues' elite at his position. Top 10 third basemen (Insider)

Josh Norman on covering Dez Bryant (1:09)
Nuggets lose sixth straight (0:50)
Nuggets pass goes off the noggin (0:16)
Mudiay goes over-the-shoulder to Arthur (0:13)
Jokic's no-look pass attempt is amusing (0:14)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nuggets scored only five points in the third quarter, the fewest the Mavs have allowed in a quarter in franchise history. Denver was 2-of-19 with seven turnovers in the frame and did not score until a transition layup by Kenneth Faried with 3:05 remaining.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews missed shootaround due to an illness but will play against the Nuggets. "I've played through worse," he said.

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JaVale McGee is a fantasy hail mary

The Mavs reserve big man is getting eased back into things as he returns from his leg injury. If McGee is on the court on Saturday, he might be able to put up some points against his former team. DFS best buys (Insider)

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Giants watching things fall their way

Talk about a fruitful vacation. Since they last played, the Giants have watched their NFC East brethren lose four of five games. A win on Sunday would leave New York up two games in the division with five weeks to go.

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Texas could be tiebreaker for CFP spot

No. 3 Oklahoma shares a common opponent with No. 6 Notre Dame. The Sooners' loss to Texas could be costly.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

If you want to base it off tonight, I think we are. Anytime you can get a win over a Top 10 opponent its always good to see what they say. -- TCU QB Trevone Boykin on if the Horned Frogs are worthy of a New Years Six Bowl. TCU is No. 19 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

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J.J. Barea out at least 3 more games

The Mavs guard is dealing with a sprained ankle and coach Rick Carlisle said his return is more week-to-week than day-to-day: "He probably won't play the next three [games] and we'll go from there. He is going to travel on the trip next week as we plan right now."