Vince Carter Hits Buzzer-Beater to Win Game 3

Dallas holds a 2-1 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs after this difficult three-pointer made by Carter at the buzzer. The 37-year-old veteran has hit big shots in his career before, but none like this one. The Mavericks have become a real threat in this first round against the first-seeded Spurs and now look scarier after pulling off a win like this. Advertisements Continue reading Vince Carter Hits Buzzer-Beater to Win Game 3

Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

It may have taken three quarters, but the championship pedigree of the San Antonio Spurs and its veteran staff rose to the occasion when it mattered most. Down by as much as 10 points in the fourth quarter (81-71 with 7:45 to play), the Spurs scored the next 15 points to eliminate the Mavs. Tim Duncan (27 points) and Tony Parker (21 points) were both … Continue reading Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

4 Teams That Could Still Slide into the Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers are breathing down the back of the Utah Jazz, who sit in the West’s eighth seed. The group has a shown a stronger focus since the All Star break and are 7-3 in their last ten. Kobe Bryant is putting his money where his mouth is, averaging 27.6 points a game. Bryant also tallied 42 points and 12 assists in … Continue reading 4 Teams That Could Still Slide into the Playoffs

BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 14 – Dirk Nowitzki

2011-12: 21.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 46 FG% Many are quick to forget how much of a living legend Dirk Nowitzki truly is. Now in his 15th season, Nowitzki has eclipsed all the credentials of a Hall-of-Famer, earning both a championship and MVP award along the way. Entering the league back in 1998 as a quiet 20-year-old, Nowitzki found success behind his relentless work ethic. Head early … Continue reading BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 14 – Dirk Nowitzki

NBA Opening Day 2012: Who’s Playing, Who’s Not?

Washington Wizards John Wall – [Status: OUT] Wall will be out for more than six weeks with a stress injury in his right knee. Washington will desperately be hoping for players such as A.J. Price and rookie Bradley Beal to fill the void in the meantime. Nene – [Status: OUT] Washington’s big center was doubtful heading into the season opener, but now his foot injury … Continue reading NBA Opening Day 2012: Who’s Playing, Who’s Not?

Free Agency Ticker: Knicks land Jason Kidd

Things for the Dallas Mavericks continue to get worse it seems by the day. In the latest move that will leave the franchise with a void at the point guard position, Jason Kidd has agreed to a three-year deal with the New York Knicks which is rumored to be around the $9.5 million area. After failing to lure Steve Nash via free agency, and seeing … Continue reading Free Agency Ticker: Knicks land Jason Kidd

Rubio Out For Season; Playoff Race Steams Up

Minnesota’s talented and young rookie, Ricky Rubio suffered a season-ending injury during a game against the Lakers. Rubio tore an ACL in his left knee and won’t be able to cap off what was potentially going to be a Rookie-of-the-Year type of season. The 21-year-old was averaging 10.6 points and 8.2 assists per game for the Wolves this season. Gerald Green’s return to the NBA … Continue reading Rubio Out For Season; Playoff Race Steams Up

74 Reasons to Get Excited for the return of the NBA: Reason 4

Reason 4: Dallas Mavericks Repeat Shawn Marion was right, people sleep too much on the Dallas Mavs. It’s easy to see why, after a humdrum off season that brought in the aged Vince Carter, attention-queen Odom and the sketchy Delonte West. But the Mavs can always give you a reason to trust ’em once they surrender the ball to Nowitzki. Their resilient campaign last year … Continue reading 74 Reasons to Get Excited for the return of the NBA: Reason 4

74 Reasons to Get Excited for the 74th NBA Season: Reason 21

Reason 21: What Lamar Odom brings to the Mavericks After news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers’ attempt at trading for Chris Paul failed, the team wasted no time in moving one of the pieces in the proposed three-team deal just days earlier. According to a number of reports, the Lakers have sent forward Lamar Odom to the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks for a first-round … Continue reading 74 Reasons to Get Excited for the 74th NBA Season: Reason 21

74 Reasons to Get Excited for the 74th NBA Season: Reason 49

Reason 49: Likelihood of a Dallas Mavericks repeat? The Dallas Mavericks surpassed all odds in escaping out of the powerful Western Conference playoffs and defeating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in a matter of six games. Now that we’ve had a chance to let the reality of another team other than the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics or San Antonio Spurs … Continue reading 74 Reasons to Get Excited for the 74th NBA Season: Reason 49