Harrison Barnes Leads Mavs Past Wizards

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The road has not been a friendly place for Dallas this season, and the start of this road trip, a 100-78 thumping in Toronot, proved just that. But if Dallas intends to compete for that final playoff spot, they’ll have to find a way to get it done away from the AAC as 7 of their final 12 games will be on the road. Wednesday night, they found a way to beat a good team in the road unis. [Read more…]

Dirk Joins Exclusive Club, Scores 30,000th Point

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The 30K Club has a new member and his name is Dirk Nowitzki. Coming into Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Tall Baller from the G needed just 20 points to become just the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points. He wasted little time doing so. [Read more…]

Mavs Rout Thunder Behind Smothering Defense

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The return of Wes Matthews provided Dallas with an added spark Sunday night. It wasn’t that the team hadn’t been playing defense already -far from it. With their 104-89 victory tonight, Dallas strung together its seventh straight sub-100 defensive effort. Not bad for the boys in blue. The best example of this was a wild sequence in which Matthews took on Russell Westbrook at the top of the key and simply hounded him with active hands and solid positioning. Every time Russell turned, the Mavs flashed an added defender, forcing the triple-double machine back toward Matthews. Westbrook and Wes danced a bit, then Russ flipped up an awkward off-balance shot at the buzzer that missed everything. The crowd erupted and Wes pumped his fist. Matthews might have only chipped in 9 points, but his relentless effort nevertheless fueled a stellar effort. [Read more…]

Wesley Matthews Returns To Line-Up vs OKC

By Darreck Kirby
Dallas Mavericks Beat Writer

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After missing the past two games with a hip injury, Wesley Matthewws is finally ready to return to the Mavericks lineup tonight vs Oklahoma City. The timing couldn’t be much better as OKC, even without explosive two-guard Victor Oladipo, still boasts the triple-double machine that is Russell Westbrook. And given Yogi Ferrell’s disadvantage in size and athleticism, don’t be surprised if Wes draws the proverbial short stick. Furthermore, with this being the second game of a five-game homestand, Dallas needs a win if it’s going to remain in the hunt for the Western Conference’s 8 seed. Wes Matthews returning, even if not immediately into the starting lineup, should help that cause. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Sports On Christmas Saves Lives

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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It’s Throwback Thursday all across social media today. It’s also the last non-Mortal Lock Friday for me before I take next week off to be with my family for the holiday. Put those two things together, and prepare yourself for a look at holiday sports memories that may or may not get a bit maudlin. (Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of fart jokes)

See, Here’s The Thing; When this season rolls around we see our families and loved ones, some of who we haven’t seen in a year. Also when this season rolls around, we rapidly remember WHY we haven’t seen some of these people in a year, so we gravitate to the television to avoid a domestic event that ends with someone uttering the phrase “You see Judge Joe Brown, what had happened was…” Some of our best sports memories occur while we gaze intently at the TV screen, desperately trying to avoid eye contact with Uncle Joe and his insistence on political discussions that include the phrase “Send ‘em all back where they come from,” and can only end with someone needing to find a shovel and some lime. The NFL, usually a leader in cramming games in our faces in every nook and cranny of the calendar, only occasionally helps us out in this regard. However the NBA has a tradition of putting multiple games on Christmas Day, proving they are the league that values families staying together by avoiding conversation or even direct contact with each other for long stretches of time. When you think of how many holiday arguments which lead to holiday grudges which lead to holiday murders which lead to uncomfortable holiday lunches of leftover ham have been avoided by simply staring at a game for hours and hours like like the mindless zombies the rest of our families believe we are, it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and holidayish in your heart, doesn’t it?

Look, no one knows if the Cavs-Warriors game on Christmas day will cause anyone’s fingers to be released from their relatives throats, but we DO know Cavs-Warriors has a better chance than hearing about Aunt Trudy’s trip to Aruba. So in this holiest of times, remember to be grateful that on the 8th day God created sports. Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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Here’s The Thing – The NBA: What We Think We Know

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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This time of year in the sports universe, with people saying ”Can you believe the year is almost over?” and my replying that I can due to the fact that I have functioning eyesight and a calendar, is usually filled with football talk. I’m fully aware that my little corner of the sports world is mostly football-centric as well, but today we’re going to deliberately take a departure and look at the NBA’s season thus far. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Larry, Moe, Curly & The NBA Title

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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The next round of College Football Playoff rankings are sure to ignite some debate/insult hurling in the sports world that rivals Larry, Moe & Curly at a construction site. (Sorry ladies, I know most of you don’t agree, but the Stooges will never cease being funny) Today though, I’d like to discuss an even more Stooge-esque sports argument, and that is the NBA in November. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – 1995, Rich White Dudes And Hooters

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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This past Saturday marked twenty years to the day since I first stepped on a comedy stage. As difficult as that may be to believe for some of the ladies who still find me so young and sexy and hip looking, it’s true. A lot has changed since August 1, 1995, and I’m not just speaking of the color of my hair, the breadth of my waistband, or the rapidity with which I become annoyed at younger people. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Thank You, DeAndre!

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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Welcome back, friends and faithful incarcerated listeners! Yesterday we discussed how one of the best parts of being a sports fans is approaching every day like it could be an historical one. Then the DeAndre Jordan circus came to town, and as I dropped the mic and strutted, hopefully you saw what I was talking about when I said THIS is why we’re sports fans.. [Read more…]

Wait a minute, the Knicks might actually know what they are doing

By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider

Say it ain’t so.

We sit here in early July; the early frenzy of free agency calming to a simmer, the NBA Draft in the rear-view mirror, and the New York Knicks being in a state of utter chaos.

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“Wait, what’s that?

They aren’t? [Read more…]

How the Mavs Finally Got Their Men

By Darreck Kirby
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After the Dallas Mavericks won their lone championship in 2011, the organization saw a philosophical shift. Gone were the key members of a title-winning core mere months after reaching the pinnacle of the basketball world. Tyson Chandler had gone to the New York Knicks in a sign and trade deal that saw him earn a four years and $55 million. Following were the likes of JJ Barea, Caron Butler, Corey Brewer, and other key pieces. A year later, Jason Kidd and Jason Terry would follow, effectively ending an era in Big D. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – NBA ThrowForward Thursday

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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It’s Thursday, which on social media means it’s Throwback Thursday, and everyone will be posting pictures of themselves wearing long ago clothes and hairstyles and saying “What were we thinking? LOL!” all while secretly wishing those styles would come back because they still think they’re hot. While everyone is throwing back to the past on Twitter, a bold and borderline insane new future is being carved out in NBA Free Agency. [Read more…]