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10-7, 2nd in Southwest

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

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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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."


Zaza Pachulia catches our eye

The Mavericks' backup plan at center after losing out on DeAndre Jordan has collected nine double-doubles. Pachulia is among the players cited by our experts as the most surprising of the season's opening month. 5-on-5

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea will miss at least the next three games with a sprained right ankle, according to coach Rick Carlisle. "It could have been worse," Carlisle said.

What sports moments are you most thankful for this year? (2:23)
Spurs slip by Mavericks (1:05)

Mavericks (9-6) at Spurs (11-3), 8:30 p.m. ET

Spurs PF LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle, makes his return to the court when the team hosts the Mavericks. San Antonio seeks its 17th straight regular-season win at the AT&T Center. Follow live

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Aldridge (ankle) pours in 18 in return to Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge returned for the Spurs in Wednesday's 88-83 win over the Mavericks after being sidelined with a sprained left ankle suffered Nov. 20 in a loss at New Orleans.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the key factors in the sustained excellence of Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki: I think they have really high character in a sense of being mature enough to understand the responsibility that they have with that talent. They have the mental capacity and mental toughness to understand that they need to bring it every night, and they take pride in that. Thats a special competitiveness and mental acuity that a lot of players just dont have. Most players have no idea what its like to be somebody like that who brings it night after night after night for so many years. Theyre definitely in a special category.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

How has Dirk Nowitzki's game changed as he has aged? "Not much. He looks the same to me," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Hes a remarkable player, competitor. Fierce competitor, class act, special guy."

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Team Stats

Points Per Game100.117th
Rebounds Per Game43.917th
Assists Per Game21.5Tied-14th
Points Allowed99.112th

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