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2015-16 Schedule
29-26, 3rd in Southwest
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Dirk has one of top fantasy years ever

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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.

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Hayward the hero in OT, Jazz win 7th straight (1:10)
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Hayward's step-back 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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Zaza Pachulia makes Lowe's unique squad

The first-year Mavericks center is a sub on Zach Lowe's fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars. It's a roster created from players who have contributed in unexpected ways this season. Luke Walton All-Stars

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Harris is out tonight against the Jazz, the ninth straight game he will miss due to a sprained left great big toe. Coach Rick Carlisle said the team is optimistic that Harris will be ready to return at the end of the All-Star break.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on benching Wesley Matthews in crunch time in Saturday's win in Memphis: "Hey, Wes wants to play. There's no question about that. And it's a good problem to have. You've got a guy like [Raymond] Felton that's playing that well, putting the ball in the hole, making plays and doing other things. These are tough decisions that a coach has to make, but I've got to make them." Matthews has been slumping for about a month, but he's tied with teammate Dirk Nowitzki for the NBA's best clutch plus-minus (plus-85) this season.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Zaza Pachulia worked with Holger Geschwindner, Dirk Nowitzki's longtime shot doctor, for about 10 minutes after Monday's practice. "It was great to get some tips from the legend," Pachulia said. Geschwindner worked with Pachulia to improve his balance and the arc on his jumper. Pachulia had a similar session before practice with coach Rick Carlisle after they reviewed film of the big man's last 25 jumpers. Pachulia is in the midst of a career year but has struggled with his jumper, making only 29.4 percent of his midrange attempts, compared to 41.4 percent last season with the Bucks. "I'm going to keep working on it, because I know I have it and I've got to get it back," Pachulia said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle wasn't nearly as opinionated on the firing of Derek Fisher as he was after David Blatt's dismissal. "I'm disappointed for him,' Carlisle said of Fisher. "I don't know the specifics of the internal situation. There were in the midst of a pretty good turnaround until the recent stretch, and it's unfortunate. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you." Fisher played for Carlisle and the Mavs in the 2012-13 season, quitting after playing in nine games to supposedly spend more time with his family, only to join the Thunder later in the season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle had high praise for rookie Justin Anderson after the first-round pick, who has played sparingly most of the season, was plus-6 in 13 minutes during the Mavs' overtime win in Memphis. "We knew he was a special kid when we drafted him," Carlisle told reporters. "It's been an arduous process getting him to the point where he is now, where he understands what his job is on the team and how to really funnel his energies. But he's doing a good job. He's just got to continue it."

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Parsons propels Mavs past Grizzlies in OT (1:14)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 114, Grizzlies 110 (final in OT). Huge road win for Dallas, which bounced back from Friday night's blowout loss to the Spurs and snapped a three-game losing streak by beating one of the West's hottest teams. Chandler Parsons: 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists. Deron Williams: 22 points, 11 assists.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.818th
Rebounds Per Game42.919th
Assists Per Game21.418th
Points Allowed101.715th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162926.527
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598
2012-134141.500
2011-123630.545

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