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2018 Schedule
0-2, 4th in Southwest

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel's stint in the Mavs' starting lineup lasted one game. He's coming off the bench again tonight against the Rockets.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk on 0-2 Mavs: "Whoever is here has got to fight. It's not going to get any easier."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs PG Dennis Smith Jr. will not play tomorrow vs. Rockets. Rick Carlisle says they hope he can play Monday vs. Warriors.

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Mavericks turn defense to offense (0:20)
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Noel throws down two dunks (0:28)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel is in the Mavs' starting lineup after his 16-point, 11-rebound, three-block performance off the bench in the opener.

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Mavs rookie Smith (knee) out through Saturday

Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr. was scratched from Friday's game against the Kings and Saturday's game against the Rockets due to swelling in his left knee.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee effusion) is out tonight against the Kings. He was a late scratch.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs G Devin Harris is taking a leave after tragic death of his brother Bruce. "He can take as long as he needs," coach Rick Carlisle said.

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The Undefeated

50 greatest players remix: Dirk Nowitzki

It's been 20 years since the NBA announced its 50 greatest players at the 1997 All-Star game, and the last two decades have brought some changes to the list.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets PG Chris Paul will sit out Saturday against the Mavs due to his bruised left knee. It's the second straight game Paul will miss.

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Brother of Mavs guard Harris killed in crash

Bruce Harris, the 38-year-old brother of Mavericks guard Devin Harris, was fatally injured in an early morning crash on a Dallas expressway, according to a Dallas police statement.

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Will Lonzo make history Thursday night?

Ernie DiGregorio's rookie debut assist record for the Buffalo Braves in 1973 has stood the test of time. But Dennis Smith Jr. came close in his debut Wednesday, totaling 10 dimes for the Mavericks in a 117-111 loss to the Hawks. Lonzo Ball averaged 7.6 assists per game in his lone season at UCLA.

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Mavs' Cuban not sold on lottery reform plan

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban abstained from voting on the new NBA draft lottery system when the board of governors voted last month.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Harris let rookie Dennis Smith Jr. pick which Disney princess backpack he wanted.

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Smith shines in debut, Mavs fall to Hawks (1:09)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk on Dennis Smith Jr.: "He's definitely a special athlete. We're gonna have a lot of fun watching him hopefully for a long, long time."

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Matthews drills 3-pointer off nice bounce pass from Smith Jr. (0:18)
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Smith Jr. uses hot third quarter to tie game (0:21)
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Noel shows off hustle with block, putback dunk (0:27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. quickly returned to the Mavs' bench. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Team Stats

Points Per Game99.5Tied-25th
Rebounds Per Game38.527th
Assists Per Game23.0Tied-8th
Points Allowed105.0Tied-14th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1802.000
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598

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