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Mavs enter All-Star break in miserable fashion

"How'd we lose the game?" the Mavs wondered after blowing a 15-point lead and letting Utah hit shots on its last possessions of regulation and OT.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews on sitting significant stretches of crunch time in the last two games: "Yeah, I was frustrated. I've never been taken out of a game in crunch time. I haven't. That's new to me. I've always been especially a crunch-time player, so I don't know. It is what it is. I control what I can control. & I want to win games. I want to win games. I know I can be on the court to do that, but if that's his decision not to have me out there, that's his decision. I've got to be a team player, be a man about it, be professional about it and cheer my ass off and be ready." Matthews, who signed a four-year, $70 million max deal with Dallas this summer, ranks second in the NBA in clutch plus-minus (plus-81) behind only teammate Dirk Nowitzki but was replaced by Raymond Felton down the stretch in an overtime win over the Grizzlies and overtime loss to the Jazz.

Hayward the hero in OT, Jazz win 7th straight (1:10)
Klingberg propels Stars in OT (0:54)
Hayward's stepback jumper wins it in OT (0:31)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 121, Mavs 119 (final in OT). Gordon Hayward drills a stepback jumper over Zaza Pachulia to send the Mavs into the All-Star break with a loss.

Hood's 3-pointer sends game to OT (0:23)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 110, Jazz 110 headed to OT. Utah's Rodney Hood has a game-high 26 points, including the tying 3 with 1.4 seconds left.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 87, Jazz 78 after three quarters. Chandler Parsons has 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Gordon Hayward: seven points on 2-of-12 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 58, Jazz 51 at the half. Utah is 1-16 when allowing at least 100 points this season. Chandler Parsons leads all scorers with 14 points.

Powell's tomahawk slam tops off sweet alley-oop (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 29, Jazz 21 after a quarter. Dallas is 6-of-12 from 3-point range and 0-of-2 inside the arc. Chandler Parsons has a game-high nine points. Deron Williams has eight points against his former team.

Bears back down Power Rankings

Baylor has dropped two in a row and three of five in the Big 12. Rico Gathers, who is averaging 12.7 points per game this season, went 1-for-9 in the Bears' loss to West Virginia. Power Rankings

Texas moves up in power rankings

The Longhorns went into Monday having won four in a row and nearly made it five by taking Oklahoma to the wire. Life in the Big 12 doesn't get easier anytime soon for Texas -- Iowa State, West Virginia and Baylor are up next. Power Rankings

Mustangs ride up power rankings

How much of a mismatch was it against South Florida? Well, the Mustangs shot 60.3 percent from the field, shot 58.3 percent from 3 and had 27 assists to the Bulls' 10 in a 92-58 win. Power Rankings

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban says his opinion on the hack-a-player issue wouldn't have changed if DeAndre Jordan signed with Dallas. Cuban said commissioner Adam Silver emailed him after Jordan verbally committed to the Mavs to ask if he would change his stance. "No, because we have a full-time free throw coach," Cuban said he replied.

Yu Darvish aiming for May or June return

The Rangers' All-Star SP missed all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He said his rehabilitation is going well and felt he could throw 95 mph if the team would let him. Darvish is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA and 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 career innings.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban says he's running for president with a "shot and a beer" campaign: "You write my name in and I'll buy you a shot or a beer."

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by both the Orioles and Rockies before joining the Rangers for brief spells in the spring of 2014 and 2015. Dual MLB-NFL players

TCU trying to replace key cogs

The Horned Frogs head into next season with many holes to fill, including at QB and WR. They're adding transfers both from the FBS and juco levels in order to fix the needs. Updated too-early Top 25

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Recruiting wrap: Baylor Bears

Now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the strength and weakness of each Big 12 team after signing day, beginning with Baylor.