ScheduleAll times ET

2015-16 Schedule
10-8, 2nd in Southwest
ESPN Dallas

Get your daily Dallas sports fix

Subscribe to our daily ESPN Dallas Briefing to get caught up on what's trending today. Sign up for our roundup (posted each weekday) by favoriting any of the hometown teams and turning on alerts in the ESPN app.

Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images
12hTim MacMahon

Rondo: Dallas difficulties 'made me hungrier'

Rajon Rondo's production with the Kings is up significantly from his performance last season with the Mavs, and he says the Dallas drama led him to work "the hardest I ever worked" this summer.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs rank fourth to last in the NBA in 3-point shooting, making only 31.1 percent of their long-range attempts. "Nothing needs to change. We just need to make open shots," said Wesley Matthews, who is shooting exactly the team average on 3s, which is far below his career norm. "We just need to bury open shots. Were getting them. Were creating them for each other. Theyve just got to fall. Thats basically it."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo wasnt surprised that Dallas coach Rick Carlisle opted to intentionally foul him repeatedly during Mondays game. I knew it was coming, said Rondo, a 42.1 percent free throw shooter this season who was 7-of-14 from the line in the Kings win. I know Rick. I played for Rick. I mean, thats Rick. Thats how he coaches the game. Rondo had a quick retort when it was noted that he hit his last two free throws: Last three. Three out of four in the fourth. Dont short me. Nah, he called off the dogs. I knew coming into the game that Rick would do that. & I got into a rhythm in the fourth quarter.

Boogie gets down in Kings' win over Mavs (0:41)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle: "We've got to be a team that wins on grit and guts as much as our basketball IQ and skill."

AP Photo/Darren Abate

Mavericks slip to No. 13 in rankings

Marc Stein drops Dallas two notches following a 1-2 week. The Mavericks will play three of this week's four games on the road, beginning with Monday night's "reunion" with Rajon Rondo in Sacramento. Power Rankings

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on Kobe Bryant's retirement: "My take on the whole thing is that this is an ending in one respect, but hes preparing for world dominance in some area of the game. Im quite certain of that. I have as much respect for him as an opposing player as any player that Ive ever either played against or coached against in this league. I mean, when that guy walks in the building, youve got a lot of problems to deal with and youve got a guy thats a cold-blooded killer when it comes to winning time."

Carlisle: No regrets about Rondo era

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN's Tim MacMahon before the Mavs' visit to Sacramento to face Rajon Rondo and the Kings on Monday: "At this point, everyone has turned the page. Anyone who knows Rondo knew he was gonna bounce back with a monster year this year." Shouldn't have done the deal

Nuggets lose sixth straight (0:50)
Nuggets pass goes off the noggin (0:16)
Mudiay goes over-the-shoulder to Arthur (0:13)
Jokic's no-look pass attempt is amusing (0:14)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nuggets scored only five points in the third quarter, the fewest the Mavs have allowed in a quarter in franchise history. Denver was 2-of-19 with seven turnovers in the frame and did not score until a transition layup by Kenneth Faried with 3:05 remaining.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews missed shootaround due to an illness but will play against the Nuggets. "I've played through worse," he said.

Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images

JaVale McGee is a fantasy hail mary

The Mavs reserve big man is getting eased back into things as he returns from his leg injury. If McGee is on the court on Saturday, he might be able to put up some points against his former team. DFS best buys (Insider)

Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images

J.J. Barea out at least 3 more games

The Mavs guard is dealing with a sprained ankle and coach Rick Carlisle said his return is more week-to-week than day-to-day: "He probably won't play the next three [games] and we'll go from there. He is going to travel on the trip next week as we plan right now."


Zaza Pachulia catches our eye

The Mavericks' backup plan at center after losing out on DeAndre Jordan has collected nine double-doubles. Pachulia is among the players cited by our experts as the most surprising of the season's opening month. 5-on-5

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea will miss at least the next three games with a sprained right ankle, according to coach Rick Carlisle. "It could have been worse," Carlisle said.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.0Tied-16th
Rebounds Per Game43.720th
Assists Per Game21.614th
Points Allowed99.813th

Team History


ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • adidas Youth Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki #41 Road Royal Replica JerseyShop

  • adidas Youth Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki #41 Alternate Navy Replica JerseyShop