Smith back with Mavericks, starts against Clippers in return

Basketball 01/22/19, 22:11

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith has returned after a week away from the team amid trade rumors, and with the second-year player's role in question because of the emergence of rookie sensation Luka Doncic.Smith started against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing a two-game road trip. ...

Mavericks’ Doncic fined $10,000 for kicking ball into stands

Basketball 01/22/19, 18:58

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands, which led to his ejection from a game against Indiana.Doncic kicked the ball after a basket by the Pacers late in the third quarter of their 111-99 victory over the Mavericks on Saturday night. ...

On Basketball: Giannis’ dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

Basketball 01/22/19, 02:58

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.The established All-Star drove the lane.The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him.There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka moments before their NBA careers are all said ...

Antetokounmpo has 31 points as Bucks beat Mavericks 116-106

Basketball 01/21/19, 16:44

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-106 on Monday.Eric Bledsoe had 21 points and Malcolm Brogdon 19 for the Bucks, who have won five straight and 12 of their last 14 to improve to 34-12 overall.Luka Doncic had 18 points, ...

Pacers defense shuts down Doncic, Mavs in 111-99 victory

Basketball 01/19/19, 23:14

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMIllan threw everything he could at rookie Luka Doncic.McMillan asked defensive whiz Victor Oladipo to challenge Doncic's shots, outmuscle him on the perimeter and stay in front when Doncic drove. When the calls didn't go his way and the shots didn't fall, Doncic got frustrated and ...

Spurs rally from 19 down, beat Mavs 105-101

Basketball 01/16/19, 23:05

Davis Bertans hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:41 left, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 on Wednesday night.The Spurs blew a six-point lead in the final period, but Bertans made his third 3-pointer of the quarter for a 99-96 ...

Curry scores 48, hits 11 3s as Warriors beat Mavs 119-114

Basketball 01/13/19, 21:38

Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 Sunday night.Kevin Durant added 28 points for the Warriors, and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter as the Warriors received a valiant battle from a Dallas ...

Doncic leads Mavs past Timberwolves in Saunders’ home debut

Basketball 01/12/19, 00:34

Luka Doncic nearly recorded a triple-double, falling just two rebounds short. The final score was the only set of numbers he was focused on.Doncic scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-115 on Friday night, spoiling rookie coach Ryan Saunders' ...

Doncic scores 30 points, Mavs end skid against Suns

Basketball 01/09/19, 23:16

Luka Doncic scored 30 points and the Dallas Mavericks ended a seven-game losing streak against Phoenix with a 104-94 victory over the last-place Suns on Wednesday night.The 19-year-old rookie put the Mavericks ahead for good with a 3-pointer early in the second half before getting one of his five assists ...

Hayward has 16 points, 11 rebounds, Celtics beat Mavs 114-93

Basketball 01/04/19, 22:45

Gordon Hayward had 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-93 on Friday night.Jayson Tatum added 18 points, and Al Horford had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Celtics won easily despite playing their ...

Early shooting barrage lifts Mavs to rare road victory

Basketball 01/02/19, 21:31

Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. fueled an early long-range shooting blitz and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-84 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game road skid.Doncic and Smith each had 18 points, and Harrison Barnes added 17. The Mavericks hit 10 first-quarter 3-pointers — three from ...

On Basketball: International stars leaving mark on NBA

Basketball 01/02/19, 16:36

Go back to the 1999-2000 NBA season, and there were only two foreign-born players in the NBA who averaged 15 points per game: Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan.This season, there are 24 names on that list — by far the most in league history.The NBA international imprint just keeps getting ...

Doncic, Smith key Mavs’ late surge to beat Thunder 105-103

Basketball 12/30/18, 21:46

Teenage rookie Luka Doncic scored 25 points, young backcourt mate Dennis Smith Jr. hit the go-ahead layup in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-103 on Sunday night.Paul George scored the last 13 points for Oklahoma City and finished with 36, but he missed ...

Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112

Basketball 12/28/18, 23:04

Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.Davis was fouled on the shot and made the free throw for a two-point lead. ...

Davis, Pelicans hold off Doncic-led Mavs 114-112

Basketball 12/28/18, 22:58

Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.Davis was fouled on the shot and made the free throw for a two-point lead. ...

Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans 122-119 to end 6-game skid

Basketball 12/26/18, 23:19

Luka Doncic scored 21 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 30 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 122-119 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.The 19-year-old rookie made 11 of 12 free throws, including the last three points of the ...

Lillard scores 33, Trail Blazers top Mavericks 121-118 in OT

Basketball 12/24/18, 00:02

Damian Lillard scored 33 points and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Dallas Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 121-118 in overtime Sunday night.Jusuf Nurkic added 10 points and 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double this season for Portland, which has won four of its last five games.Harrison Barnes led the ...

Clippers snap 4-game losing streak by holding off Mavericks

Basketball 12/21/18, 01:22

Danilo Gallinari scored 32 points, Lou Williams added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 125-121 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.Rookie Luka Doncic scored a season-high 32 points for the Mavericks and JJ Barea added 19. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points ...

Mavs extend home streak, end skid vs. Hawks in 114-107 win

Basketball 12/13/18, 00:22

Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against ...

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