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3 hours agoTim MacMahon

Push has come to shove for the Mavs

The Mavs finally responded to the Rockets' physical play in Game 4. That needs to continue to keep the series going.

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1 day agoJean-Jacques Taylor

Ellis keeps Mavs-Rockets interesting

The Mavericks need Monta Ellis to keep attacking to have any hope of extending their series against the Rockets, Jean-Jacques Taylor writes.

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1 day agoArash Markazi

Doc: Division winners deserve banner, not top-4 seed

SAN ANTONIO -- The series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs is shaping up to be the longest of the first round. But the lasting effects of the series may also extend beyond this postseason and push the league to tweak its rules in the offseason.

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1 day agoCalvin Watkins

Put away the brooms: Rockets offense stalls

The Rockets missed 17 consecutive shots in critical stretch of Game 4, opening the door for Dallas to extend the series.

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1 day ago

Barea, Aminu help Mavs stay alive vs. Rockets

Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 1

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Rockets survive, take 3-0 lead (1:37)
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3 days agoTim MacMahon

Carlisle chides refs for physical Rockets play

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle criticized Friday's Game 3 officials for allowing the Rockets' physical play, and team owner Mark Cuban showed his displeasure to Adam Silver during the game.

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3 days ago

Harden scores 42 as Rockets go up 3-0 on Mavs

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night.

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2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game103.96th
Rebounds Per Game43.714th
Assists Per Game22.29th
Points Allowed100.517th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-155626.682
2013-145428.658
2012-134537.548
2011-123432.515
2010-114339.524

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