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2017 Schedule
31-40, 4th in Southwest
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2hTim MacMahon

Mavs' Barea laughs off ejection following push

J.J. Barea was ejected after pushing Clippers big-man Blake Griffin, leaving the Mavericks confused over why the scuffle constituted a flagrant foul against the diminutive point guard.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2: "Watching [Blake] Griffin's cat-ate-the-canary smile tells you the story of that play. That's all you have to look at."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said the flagrant 2 ruling against J.J. Barea was "just weak. ... It's tough to tell these days in this league what's a flagrant 1, what's a tech. I'm lost, and I think so are the refs."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Bill Spooner on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2 foul committed against Blake Griffin:

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Barea ejected as Mavs edge Clippers (1:36)
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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win (0:36)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 97, Clippers 95 (final). J.J. Redick jumper at the buzzer was long. Seth Curry (23 points, 4 assists) starred as Dallas' starting PG.

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Harris schools Crawford with spin, sets up Noel alley-oop (0:19)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Class of 1998 Reunion: No. 9 overall pick Dirk Nowitzki and No. 10 Paul Pierce have been guarding each other for a stretch of this tight second half in Dallas ...

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Barea ejected for shoving Griffin (0:54)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea was called for a flagrant 2 and tossed after a push to the neck that sent Blake Griffin sprawling. Barea laughed at the ruling.

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Carlisle T'd up for no-call on Dirk, CP3 hits acrobatic layup (0:38)
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Redick completes 4-point play (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel is in the Mavs' starting lineup. Yogi Ferrell is not. Seth Curry slides over to point guard.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban: "I think Adam [Silver] was right in sending the memo in that, if you're going to rest somebody don't do it on a national TV game. You've got options. It's not like this is the only day you can rest and your science and doctors say this is the game that you have to rest them. There are any number of choices. … [Steve Kerr] has obviously got a point, but if you know that you're in a long, grueling road trip and you know you're playing a nationally televised game – it's not like they just sprung it on you that that game's going to be televised – somebody in the organization has got to pay attention to the business side of it. Say, ‘OK, Steve,' or me to Rick [Carlisle] if we're a primary team that's on TV all the time, ‘let's rest our guys game three so we're fresh playing on TV game five.'"

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on Dirk Nowitzki: "He's his own bird, is what I love about him. There's not been a Dirk. Ever. There's been a lot of great players in our league, but the great, great players are the ones where you say well there's never been one of those. To me that's Dirk. I don't know, who would you say was a Dirk before Dirk? No one. Now, there's a lot of guys trying to be it and probably ruining their careers trying to do it. Same thing happened with Magic. I thought Magic, in the middle of his career, there was a bunch of 7-footers trying to be guards, none of them made it. They wanted to be like Magic. And I think that's the same thing with Dirk. A lot of guys are – it's growing, the shooting with the bigs is all over the league, but Dirk is a rare bird."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban: "I volunteer that everybody can rest their guys against the Mavericks."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki is no threat to take Dak Prescott's job.

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Cuban advocates for more practice time (1:55)
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Mark Cuban: Science dictates player rests

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dishes on the increase in player rests in the NBA, the importance of practice time to player health, how to address the situation, his bond with Dirk Nowitzki and Adam Silver's memo.

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Cuban: 'I grew up with Dirk' (0:53)
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Steph, Warriors win in battle of Curry brothers (1:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.030th
Rebounds Per Game38.430th
Assists Per Game20.527th
Points Allowed100.34th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-173140.437
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598
2012-134141.500

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