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The Smoking Cuban

Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis on the trade rumors and his back injury

The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last eight games as Luka Doncic has caught fire. They got off to a slow start because of a myriad of issues, but they are finally putting it all together. The Mavs have played their last three games without Kristaps Porzingis. He suffered a back injury during the […] Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis on the trade rumors and his back injury - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Doc Rivers addresses Tobias Harris’ knee injury from Mavs game

Coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers wants every precaution taken for Tobias Harris’ right knee injury. The 28-year-old suffered a right knee contusion and had to exit their game early against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Harris did not return to the game and the Sixers camp is hoping that the setback isn’t as […] The post Doc Rivers addresses Tobias Harris’ knee injury from Mavs game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers forward Tobias Harris’ knee injury update will have fans sighing relief

The Philadelphia 76ers earned a blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, but it initially appeared to come at a cost. Sixers forward Tobias Harris left the game in the second quarter with what was called a right knee contusion and did not return to the contest. Head coach Doc Rivers said after […] The post Sixers forward Tobias Harris’ knee injury update will have fans sighing relief appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Smoking Cuban

Mavericks in top ten in national TV ratings: How high can Dallas climb?

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a shaky start as the team struggled with injuries and COVID issues. Superstar Luka Doncic is working his way back into the MVP race as the Mavs have won six of their last seven. They are planning on a strong second half to put them firmly into the playoffs. The slow […] Mavericks in top ten in national TV ratings: How high can Dallas climb? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Liberty Ballers

Sixers return home for first matchup against Dallas Mavericks

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via The Philadelphia 76ers went 1-1 in their mini road series against the Toronto Raptors, and now they’re returning home to face the 15-15, 9th-seed Dallas Mavericks. The only player on the latest injury report for the Sixers is Seth Curry, who’s probable to play due to left ankle soreness. Luka Doncic is having another fantastic season as the driving force of the Mavs. His defense has improved and he’s recording career-highs in points (28.9) and assists (9.2) per game, while shooting 34.9 percent from three (on 7.3 attempts) with a...

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Mavericks: James Johnson wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks were without two starters as they faced the Boston on the second night of a back-to-back on Feb. 23. Kristaps Porzingis missed his second straight game with a back injury, and Maxi Kleber sprained his ankle in Monday’s win over the Grizzlies. Coach Rick Carlisle gave James Johnson and Dwight Powell spot starts against the […] Mavericks: James Johnson wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Celtics - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

CelticsBlog

Celtics’ starting five continues to show signs of life

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Amid a second straight defeat, Boston’s starting unit is proving to be a source of optimism. There are a handful of notable issues that have pushed the Boston Celtics below .500, landing them in the #6 seed following a 110-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday evening. Injuries remain prevalent as Marcus Smart isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break. Though he finished with 21 points and was a team-high plus-9 against Dallas, Boston still isn’t exactly sure which version of Kemba Walker to expect on a night-to-night...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks rumors: Kristaps Porzingis mentioned in trade talks

The Dallas Mavericks are still rebounding from a slow start. Kristaps Porzingis missed the first nine games of the season as recovered from offseason knee surgery. The Mavs were without as many as five players in the health and safety protocols for two straight weeks following KP’s return. They have rebounded to win six of their […] Dallas Mavericks rumors: Kristaps Porzingis mentioned in trade talks - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: Mark Cuban upset about false Kristaps Porzingis rumors

The Dallas Mavericks were back in action on Feb. 22 as they topped the Grizzlies with a dominating defensive performance. It was the team’s first game in over a week because of the severe weather and power outages in Texas. The only thing missing was Kristaps Porzingis, who sat out with a back injury. After the […] Dallas Mavericks: Mark Cuban upset about false Kristaps Porzingis rumors - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mavericks: Dwight Powell wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Grizzlies

The Dallas Mavericks returned to action on Monday night. They had not played since Feb. 14 after severe weather in Texas forced two consecutive postponements. The Mavs were happy to be back as they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. Dwight Powell earned a spot start because Kristaps Porzingis was out with a back injury. He became the […] Mavericks: Dwight Powell wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Grizzlies - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks Game Preview

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Go back to the future with Luka and Ja. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (13-13, 7-4 away) vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-15, 6-8 home) WHERE: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas WHEN: 7:30 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Out, knee), Dillon Brooks (Out, thigh), Killian Tillie (Out, foot) DALLAS: NONE PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valanciunas DALLAS: Luka Doncic, Josh Richardson, Tim...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: 5 reasons to not trade for Andre Drummond

The Dallas Mavericks are still digging out of an early-season hole. They have won five of their last seven, but sit tenth in the Western Conference. The Mavs faced injuries and COVID issues as their record spiraled. Luka Doncic and company are getting back on track, but there are still issues. The Mavericks have been one […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 reasons to not trade for Andre Drummond - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: Examining defensive woes and how to fix them

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a slow start. Injuries and COVID issues wreaked havoc on the roster as the Mavs sat 14th in the Western Conference after 21 games. They have gotten healthy and won five of their last seven games. Luka Doncic has the offense returning to an elite level, but the defensive issues […] Dallas Mavericks: Examining defensive woes and how to fix them - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein compares art and basketball

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Willie Cauley-Stein after Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending injury in January of 2020. They needed a big man, and the team loved his combination of size, speed, and athleticism. Trill played sparingly but re-signed with the Mavs in the offseason. He brings energy to the team and has been an important piece […] Dallas Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein compares art and basketball - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic hitting 3-pointers makes him unstoppable

The Dallas Mavericks are finally starting to heat up. They got off to a slow start in part because of injuries and COVID issues. Superstar Luka Doncic also showed up a bit out of shape but has caught fire to help the Mavs win six of their last eight games. They are back in the playoff race […] Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic hitting 3-pointers makes him unstoppable - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Lillard Makes His MVP Case With Run of Stellar Outings

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard is leading the way for the injury-depleted Trail Blazers. Despite a long list of injury woes, the Trail Blazers have found a way to rally behind the stellar play of Damian Lillard to amass a 16-10 overall record. Lillard, who is averaging 29.2 points per game through 25 outings this season, detailed how he views himself inside the NBA’s hierarchy of stars following his latest 30-point outing on Sunday. After the Blazers’ exciting 121-118 win over the Mavericks, NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson highlighted...

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Dallas Mavericks favored to make the playoffs by ESPN’s BPI

The Dallas Mavericks got off to an unexpectedly slow start. They dealt with injuries and COVID issues, which culminated with a six-game losing streak. The Mavs had just eight wins in their first 21 games and were 14th in the Western Conference. Superstar Luka Doncic was producing monster numbers, but it was not leading to wins. The […] Dallas Mavericks favored to make the playoffs by ESPN’s BPI - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread 2/10/21: Hawks at Mavericks

Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks will face off on Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Cam Reddish John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Rajon Rondo (low back pain) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

Blazer's Edge

Will Damian Lillard Start in the NBA All-Star Game?

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Dallas Mavericks are struggling. Will that give Damian Lillard a boost over Luka Doncic in the All-Star voting? The Portland Trail Blazers do not have much history with NBA All-Star starters. The franchise last had a player voted into the game’s starting lineup in 1994 (Clyde Drexler), although LaMarcus Aldridge did get an injury replacement starting nod a few years ago. Current Blazers stalwart Damian Lillard might end that 27 year drought this season. Lillard currently sits comfortably in third in the fan voting for Western...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns squeak past the Cavs grabbing their 14th win of the season

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The “MVP” chants are back in the arena as Booker scores a season high 36 points. An interesting and exciting game till the end, the Phoenix Suns inched past the Cleveland Cavaliers with a vintage Devin Booker game. Booker posted 36 points and got really loud MVP chants from the 1,500 fans in attendance. In a reversal of hero games, Chris Paul led the Suns over the Mavericks a week ago with 34/9/9 when Booker sat with a hamstring injury, and now it’s Booker leading the Suns over the hot-shooting Cavaliers with 36/8/5. Mikal Bridges also...

Golden State Of Mind

Oubre scores career-high 40, leads Warriors to blowout win over Mavericks

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Golden State dominated Dallas in the second half, outscoring the Mavs 73-40. Without a majority of their frontcourt rotation, the Golden State Warriors played one of their most complete games of the season. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a career-high 40, while Stephen Curry chipped in with 28 as the Dubs went on to a 147-116 win over the Dallas Mavericks. James Wiseman, Kevon Looney and Eric Paschall are all sidelined with injuries, so Kerr only had a total of nine players suit up for this game. To put things in perspective, Luka Doncic is taller...

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Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis plays first back-to-back on Thursday since knee surgery

It appears that Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis has already progressed significantly in his recovery from the knee injury that has caused him to miss the start of the season for the Mavs. Porzingis will be suiting up for Dallas on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors in what is the second night of […] The post Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis plays first back-to-back on Thursday since knee surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Warriors vs. Mavericks: Game thread

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via It’s Curry vs. Doncic! The Golden State Warriors begin a four-game Texas road trip with a matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. The Dubs are coming off a disappointing 111-107 loss to the Boston Celtics that saw the team lose another big man to injury. Kevon Looney hurt his ankle in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game and will be out for this one. He joins rookie James Wiseman on the sidelines while recovering from a wrist injury. Stephen Curry had 38 points against the Celtics, while Juan Toscano-Anderson had his best outing of the...

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread 2/3/21: Hawks vs. Mavericks

Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks host the Dallas Mavericks on this Wednesday evening at State Farm Arena. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Cam Reddish John Collins Clint Capela Injury report De’Andre Hunter (right knee discomfort) is out. Onyeka Okongwu (left Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Why the Mavs should trade for Zach LaVine

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a slow start. They have won just eight of their first 21 games, despite Luka Doncic putting up incredible numbers. The Mavs faced the misfortune of injuries, COVID protocols, and a road-heavy schedule, but simply, they have not played well enough. Fans are hoping that turns around with a healthy […] Dallas Mavericks: Why the Mavs should trade for Zach LaVine - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks: See the top 5 plays from last week

The Dallas Mavericks dropped their sixth straight game on Monday night against the Phoenix Suns. They have struggled with COVID issues and injuries this season, but are finally back at full strength. Luka Doncic plans on leading the Mavericks out of an early-season hole. One thing that has not stopped is the highlights. Luka put together one […] Dallas Mavericks: See the top 5 plays from last week - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dallas Mavericks starting lineup, rotation with Maxi Kleber back

The Dallas Mavericks finally had their entire roster healthy on Feb. 1. It took 21 games for that to happen. Kristaps Porzingis missed the start of the season recovering from offseason knee surgery. Just as he returned, the Mavericks were hit hard by COVID putting five players on the shelf for an extended stretch. Maxi Kleber […] Dallas Mavericks starting lineup, rotation with Maxi Kleber back - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Suns star Devin Booker’s game-winner gets Jae Crowder juiced up on Twitter

Phoenix Suns swingman Jae Crowder was ecstatic after teammate Devin Booker hit the game-winning 3-point shot in their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. Booker previously sustained a hamstring injury that forced him to sit out the team’s last four games. Crowder took to Twitter to celebrate: WELCOME BACK LIL SCOOT @DevinBook ..!! […] The post Suns star Devin Booker’s game-winner gets Jae Crowder juiced up on Twitter appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Knicks were worried about Kristaps Porzingis' long-term durability - Amin Elhassan | Jalen & Jacoby

Amin Elhassan says that the New York Knicks were worried about the medicals involving Kristaps Porzingis before trading him to the Dallas Mavericks. Elhassan notes that Porzingis’ size has contributed to multiple injuries in his lower body, aside from his

Will Dirk Nowitzki's return help or hurt the Mavericks? | The Jump

Amin Elhassan says he's not sure if Dallas Mavericks' veteran Dirk Nowitzki return to the court after a foot injury will factor into the young team's on-court success. Elhassan went on to explain while he might be helpful in practice to Luka Doncic and hi

Lonzo Ball Returns To Full Lakers Practice, Still Feels 'Some Pain' From Injury

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball returned to full contact practice today and said he still feels 'some pain' since the injury. The Lakers have listed him as questionable for their Friday matchup agains the Dallas Mavericks. ✅ Help us continue to prov