DALLAS Teams

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Lakers win in Ball's first game back (1:52)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki left Friday's game against the Lakers because his back started tightening up. Nowitzki said he hopes to play Saturday in Utah, but Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said a decision will be made on Saturday depending on how Nowitzki is feeling.

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Smith glides for slam (0:15)
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Ferrell boots I.T.'s shoe (0:33)
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I.T. tosses ridiculous pass to Randle for the assist (0:18)
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Randle tosses up, Ingram throws down (0:18)
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I.T. feeds Lonzo for the trey (0:21)
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Barnes nails floater at the buzzer (0:20)
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Lonzo checks in and immediately drains a 3 (0:31)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton is sticking with his recent starting lineup with Brandon Ingram at point guard. Lonzo Ball, who will play limited minutes in his return from MCL injury, and Isaiah Thomas are coming off the bench.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle says he hopes to have Nerlens Noel back after these upcoming two games.

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Still no contract talks between Dez, Cowboys

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was mum on what kind of contract changes he'd be willing to make in an interview with 105.3 The Fan, but emphasized that playing anywhere other than in Dallas "don't seem right."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dez Bryant said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he has not had any conversations yet with the Cowboys or his agent yet this offseason about any contractual issues that might need to be resolved. He said he couldn't imagine playing for another team.

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Sean Jackson ESPN 

Maria Taylor shows off the Texas Tech "Deflection Belt" and "Rebound Chain" Big Game vs Kansas Saturday 4:15 ET.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have been awarded four compensatory picks for the upcoming draft with a fourth-round, two fifth-round and sixth-round picks. They now have 10 selections in Rounds 1-7 in the NFL draft.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs plan to sign swingman Scotty Hopson to a 10-day contract in the coming days, according to league sources. Hopson, 28, a former Tennessee star, has been playing in Europe.

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Is Dez on the decline? (1:24)
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Stephen A.: Jones has 'never really supported Dak Prescott' (1:01)