Dallas Mavericks 2014 News and Updates
3/6/14 - Sitting in the #7 slot in the Western Conference – a game behind Golden State, a half-game ahead of Phoenix and a full game up on Memphis – the Dallas Mavericks have little room for error coming down the stretch, so last Sunday’s loss to in-state rival San Antonio did not help the Mavs’ cause. The Mavs, who are 0-8 this season against the Spurs, had but three players score in double figures: Dirk Nowitzki, with 22; Vince Carter, who collected 21 off the bench; and Monta Ellis with 17. Ellis also paced Dallas in assists with 8, while center Samuel Dalembert cleared 10 boards.
2/27/14 - The Dallas Mavericks used a trio of 20 point performances – from Vince Carter (23 points off the bench), Monta Ellis (22 points, six assists), and Jose Calderon (20 points, six assists) – to subdue the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden earlier in the week, 110-108. However, it was veteran Dirk Nowitzki who sank the dagger into the Knicks, with a 19-foot buzzer beater he described to the media as “probably the ugliest game winner I ever shot.” Nowitzki’s 19 foot game winner was part of 15 points he contributed to the Mavs’ winning effort.
2/21/14 - It wasn’t a good start to the second half of the season for the Dallas Mavericks this week, as they were unable to stop LeBron James (42 points) and the rest of the Miami Heat in a 117-106 loss earlier this week. All Star reserve Dirk Nowitzki – who made a mimimal contribution to the West squad, failing to score in eight minutes of play – was back to his old self back in Dallas, scoring 22 points, collecting nine rebounds and seven assists for the Mavs, who are just one game up on Memphis in the Western Conference chase for the playoffs.
2/7/14 - Are the Dallas Mavericks breathing a little easier after claiming a statement win over Memphis on the road on February 5? If they are they’re not letting coach Rick Carlisle know it. The 110-96 win by the Mavs at the FedEx Forum gave Dallas a two game lead over the Grizz, and assured the Mavs of the season series with one game left between the two. But, Carlisle is looking to move up. “We’re not just looking to hang on to the eighth spot,” Carlisle told ESPN. “Who wants to be in the eighth spot if you’ve got a chance to move up to seventh, sixth, fifth or fourth? That’s what our mindset’s got to be.”
1/31/14 - It wouldn’t be an NBA season without the Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner Mark Cuban butting heads with league commissioner David Stern; and, sure enough, Cuban got in some hot water with the outgoing commissioner one final time after a verbal confrontation with game officials in the Mavs recent loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Cuban also made a charitable donation equal to the $100,000 fine levied against him by Stern.
1/10/14 – If the NBA playoffs started today, the Mavs would be in … barely. But, they’ve proven they can play with the league’s best ousting the Trail Blazers in Portland in exhilarating fashion December 7. Monta Ellis’ twenty-foot jumper as time expired lifted the Mavericks past the Blazers for Portland’s second loss of the season at the Moda Center giving Mavs fans a December game to remember for years to come. The most in-demand games on the Mavericks 2014 schedule are Miami Heat (2/18), Oklahoma City Thunder (3/25), and San Antonio Spurs (4/10). Dallas is still looking for its first win against their in state rivals this season.
2/21/13 - The 2013 Dallas Mavericks may not look like the 2011 version of the squad that won the NBA Championship and their collective beard length may be longer than any team in the Mark Cuban era (the players have vowed to grow out their facial hair until the team gets above .500), but they clearly aren't giving up on postseason play just yet. Since Cuban purchased a majority of the stake in the Dallas Mavericks from H. Ross Perot Jr. in 2000, the team has won two Division titles, two Conference Championships, and one NBA Championship. Currently sitting in 11th place in the Western Conference standings, the Mavs need Dirk Nowitzki healthy, more scoring from OJ Mayo and their sixth man Vince Carter, and leadership from their young starting point guard Darren Collison in order to have a chance at a 2013 NBA Playoff berth.
At the beginning of the season, Dallas Mavericks tickets were the ninth most expensive home and away ticket; averaging $117 per ticket at home and $116 on the road. The team's average price for a regular season game is just $1 more than the average NBA ticket on the secondary market. Following the All-Star break, you'll find cheap Mavericks tickets; the average cost is now only $82. Upcoming home games on the Maverick’s schedule include the (second most expensive game of the season) Lakers on 2/24 (avg. ticket $188), the Thunder on 3/17 (avg. ticket $130), and the Suns on 4/10 (avg. ticket $73).
Dallas Mavericks 2013-2014 Season
The Mavs open the 2013-14 season at 3-2, with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Lakers. Monta Ellis leads the team in points with 24, while the franchise is third overall in points per game, 9 days into the season. The average price of Dallas Mavericks tickets at American Airlines Center-TX
is up 45% since last year; at $151 a seat, Mavs tickets are cheaper than the NBA average. The priciest tickets in Dallas this season are Los Angeles Lakers (1/7), Miami Heat
(2/18), and Chicago Bulls
(2/28), all of the aforementioned opponents are one of the top 5 most expensive NBA teams
this year. Mavericks vs. Spurs
tickets (12/26) for the in-state rivalry game are currently averaging $246 on the resale market, the fourth most expensive game on the Dallas Mavericks schedule this season.
In the midst of rebuilding, the Mavericks missed the playoffs for the first since time in the last 13 seasons. Coach Rick Carlisle hopes a healthy Dirk Nowitzki and the additions of Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, and Samuel Dalembert will return the team back to the playoffs. Unable to sign any top-tier free agents the past two offseasons, outspoken Mavs owner Mark Cuban may already be biding his time for the summer of 2014.