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So einfach geht's: 1 Adblocker deaktivieren. Impressum Datenschutz AGB. Doncic on fire! Kiki Vandeweghe of UCLA was drafted by the Mavs with the 11th pick of the NBA draft , but Vandeweghe refused to play for the expansion Mavericks and staged a holdout that lasted a month into the team's inaugural season.
Vandeweghe was traded to the Denver Nuggets , along with a first-round pick, in , in exchange for two future first-round picks that eventually materialized into Rolando Blackman in and Sam Perkins in In the Mavericks' debut game, taking place in the brand-new Reunion Arena , the Mavericks defeated the Spurs, — But the Mavs started the season with a 6—40 record on their way to finishing 15— However, the Mavericks did make a player acquisition that, while it seemed minor at the time, turned out to play a very important role in the early years of their franchise.
At the time, there was absolutely no reason to expect that Davis would be any better than the expansion-level talent the Mavs had. He spent the next twelve years with the Mavericks, and eventually his number 15 jersey was retired.
The Mavericks also marked the first NBA team to have a profitable debut season, with an average of 7, spectators.
The NBA Draft brought three players who would become vital parts of the team. By the end of his seven-year Mavs career, Aguirre would average Blackman contributed But it was Jay Vincent who made the biggest difference for the Mavs in their second season, leading the team in scoring with The Mavericks improved to 28—54, getting out of the Midwest Division cellar as they finished above the Utah Jazz.
In —83 , the Mavericks were serious contenders for the first time. At the All-Star break , they were 25—24 and had won 12 of their last 15 games.
They could not sustain that momentum and finished seven games behind the Denver Nuggets for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
But the Mavs' 38—44 record was a game improvement from the previous season. Mark Aguirre led the —83 Mavericks with Jay Vincent and Rolando Blackman contributed Brad Davis was 10th in the NBA in assists with 7.
The Mavericks' in —84 posted a winning record for the first time in franchise history, finishing 43—39 and second in the Midwest Division.
The Mavs also earned the first playoff berth in franchise history. Dallas finished with the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and in their first playoff trip, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in five games.
The fifth and deciding game of that series was played at Moody Coliseum , as Reunion Arena, then the home court for the Mavericks, was hosting a tennis tournament.
The Magic Johnson -led Los Angeles Lakers were next for the Mavs, and the young club fell short, losing four games to one. But a trade the Mavericks made in their inaugural season of paid off for them in , because they owned Cleveland 's first-round pick, which ended up being the fourth pick overall.
The Mavs used it to select forward-center Sam Perkins , a former North Carolina Tar Heel with a surprising range from the three-point line who would average About this time, the Dallas Cowboys , once one of the NFL 's elite teams, began a slow decline that eventually saw them fall to 1—15 in The Mavs were hitting their stride at about the same time and replaced the Cowboys as the Metroplex' team.
The —85 team finished a game better than the previous year at 44— Mark Aguirre led the team in scoring again with The Mavs returned to the playoffs in , but were not as successful as they had been the previous year.
They won Game 1 in double-overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers in their first-round playoff series, but lost the next three games in a row, ending their season.
Dallas had the eighth pick in the NBA draft —again due to a trade with the Cavaliers—and drafted German-born forward Detlef Schrempf out of Washington.
He would show flashes of brilliance in his three-plus seasons with the team, but it was not until he was traded to the Indiana Pacers that he displayed his full potential.
The Mavericks also traded center Kurt Nimphius to the Los Angeles Clippers for center James Donaldson , who would play for the Mavericks until halfway through the —92 season.
This allowed the Mavericks to have the steady hand at the center that had been lacking throughout the franchise's first five years. The —86 Mavericks were second in scoring at They defeated Utah three games to one in the first round.
In the conference semi-finals, they ran into the Lakers again, and L. But four of those games were decided by four points or less, and Dallas won half of those, leaving Mavericks fans room to hope that they could finally top the Lakers in the following season.
The Mavs drafted Michigan center Roy Tarpley with the seventh overall pick, who would go on to become a very talented—but troubled—member of the roster.
The —87 Mavericks team had their most successful regular-season to date, going 55—27 and winning their first Midwest Division title.
But despite the great expectations surrounding the team, they self-destructed in the playoffs. After hammering the Seattle SuperSonics by 22 points in Game 1, the bottom dropped out for the Mavs, as they lost Games 2 and 3 in close fashion before succumbing in Game 4 in Seattle.
Following the unexpected early playoff exit, Motta, who had been with the team since its inception, shockingly resigned as head coach. The —88 NBA season saw the Mavericks dip just a little bit in the regular season—finishing 53—29 and losing their Midwest Division title to the Denver Nuggets —but it was another successful year for the team.
Aguirre led the team in scoring for the sixth consecutive year with The season saw the Mavs' deepest playoff run to date. The Mavericks gave the Lakers everything they could handle, but in the end, the more experienced Lakers prevailed, defeating Dallas in seven games on the way to eventually winning their second consecutive NBA Championship.
Despite all the changes, the Mavs remained in contention. However, their season effectively ended when James Donaldson went down with a ruptured patella tendon on March 10, , and missed the rest of the season as a result.
The Mavericks were left undermanned, demoralized and disheartened as they finished with a 38—44 record.
It was their first losing season since —83—which was also the last time they missed the playoffs. The Mavericks returned to the playoffs in —90 with a 47—35 record, but it was another season of off-court chaos.
On November 15, only six games into the Mavs' season, Tarpley was arrested for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. The team started 5—6 and MacLeod was fired, replaced by assistant coach Richie Adubato.
The Mavs finished the season with four straight victories to surge into the playoffs but went down rather meekly to the Portland Trail Blazers in three games.
It would be the team's last winning season and playoff appearance until The team endured numerous changes in , losing Sam Perkins to the Lakers via free agency and suffering injuries to practically their entire —91 starting lineup.
On November 9 it was announced that Fat Lever would have season-ending surgery on his right knee, and that very night, Tarpley suffered a knee injury of his own which ended his season.
The Mavericks' season only got worse from there, and they finished with a record of 28—54, falling behind even the second-year Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.
In March , Tarpley was charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and was suspended again by the NBA. It got even worse in — Before the season even began, Tarpley violated the league's substance abuse policy for the third time and was banned from the NBA for life.
The former Sixth Man Award winner's fall from grace was complete. The few talented players the Mavericks had remaining to them were lost to injury.
Brad Davis' back problems forced him to retire in mid-January, and Fat Lever had knee surgery again on January 29, missing the remainder of the season—hardly worth the cost of losing two first-round draft picks.
The team finished with a 22—60 record. In —93 , the rebuilding began in earnest, with the Mavs trading Rolando Blackman —who by that point had surpassed Mark Aguirre as the team's all-time leading scorer—to the New York Knicks for a first-round draft pick.
Blackman had made four All-Star Game appearances in his Mavericks career. Herb Williams joined the Knicks as a free agent. Fat Lever underwent more surgery and missed the entire —93 season.
Derek Harper was the team's sole bright spot, leading the team with The Mavericks selected Ohio State guard Jim Jackson with the fourth overall pick of the NBA draft , but he and owner Donald Carter could not come to terms on a contract for half of his rookie season.
Jackson only played 28 games in —93 , a season that was also ruined by trades, a coaching change and injuries. The Mavericks came dangerously close to setting the all-time worst record in NBA history at the time, 9—73 by the —73 Philadelphia 76ers.
But when Jackson was signed on March 3, the Mavs rallied, closing the season with a 7—14 mark, including two straight wins to end the season and finish 11—71, which was the second-worst record in NBA history.
Part of the problem was that Buckner decided from the start to be a disciplinarian on the model of his college coach, Bobby Knight. By the end of January, they were 3—40, and it was once again possible that they could tie the Sixers for the all-time worst record in the league.
But 5—9 records in February and April, coupled with Buckner loosening the reins a little bit, helped the Mavs finish 13— It was still by far the worst record in the league, but the Mavericks again avoided setting an all-time futility record.
They did, however, tie the NBA's single-season record for consecutive losses at 20 games since broken. Buckner was fired after garnering the worst full-season record for a rookie head coach—a record that only lasted four years, until Bill Hanzlik broke it with the Denver Nuggets.
The Mavericks brought back Dick Motta, who had led the franchise to some of its most successful seasons. The addition of Jason Kidd infused the Mavericks with new life in — Kidd averaged Roy Tarpley was allowed to return to the league after three years and helped with The tandem of Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn combined as the league's highest-scoring pair of teammates.
On separate occasions, Mashburn and Jackson scored 50 points in a game that season. Mashburn contributed Second-year forward Popeye Jones had a great year as well, as he averaged The Mavericks' improvement was dramatic.
They jumped to 36—46, 10th in the Western Conference and only five games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot.
It was the biggest one-year improvement in the team's history and the highest in the NBA that season. Many [ who? But despite a 4—0 start, the —96 season was a disappointment in about every conceivable way.
Jamal Mashburn had season-ending surgery to repair his sore right knee only 18 games into the Mavericks' schedule. The team's two remaining stars, Jason Kidd and Jim Jackson, bickered throughout the season, though neither of them had any trouble establishing his individual stardom.
Jackson led the team in scoring with Kidd became the first Maverick to be elected a starter in the NBA All-Star Game and finished second in the league in assists and fourth in steals while averaging George McCloud , who averaged 9.
McCloud averaged Overall, the Mavericks connected on of their 2, three-point attempts, both new league records. The Mavs finished 26—56, fifth in the Midwest Division and 33 games out of first place.
At season's end, Motta was relieved of his head coaching responsibilities and replaced by former Bulls assistant coach Jim Cleamons.
And Don Carter, the only owner the Mavericks had ever had, sold the team to a group of investors led by H. Ross Perot, Jr. The —97 season was a year of transition for the Mavericks, as they basically re-designed their entire team; 27 different players saw action for that Dallas team, setting an all-time NBA record.
By the time the season was over, only rookie forward Samaki Walker remained from the opening-day roster. By far the most important of these acquisitions [ citation needed ] was Finley who, after his first half-season in Dallas, went on to average over or near 20 ppg for at least the next seven years of his Mavericks career.
Don Nelson was hired as Dallas' general manager on February 7. Thomas did not play in —97, and only ended up playing in five games as a Maverick before signing as a free agent with the New York Knicks.
Nelson claimed the trades were necessary because the situation in the locker room was unacceptable. However, whereas Cassell went on to become a consistent floor leader and Jackson, Gatling and McCloud all continued to be solid contributors to their teams for several more years, only Bradley lasted any sort of time in Dallas and would spend part of the next eight years putting up modest contributions for the Mavs and giving them solid numbers in terms of blocked shots.
Undrafted rookie guard Erick Strickland averaged He, along with Finley and Bradley, was expected to be the core of this new Mavericks team.
The constant changes made it impossible to establish any sort of team chemistry in —97, and the Mavericks finished 24— But they had acquired some of the pieces that would help them start to turn things around in years to come.
Against the Bulls, Dallas went on a 17—2 run to force overtime, where they won — Midway through that season, Nelson fired Cleamons and named himself head coach.
In the lockout-shortened —99 season, the Mavericks finished with a lowly 19—31 record, but Michael Finley and Gary Trent put up solid numbers and led their team to their first winning home record 15—10 since — Notable were the acquisitions of power forward Dirk Nowitzki and point guard Steve Nash , two seemingly unspectacular moves which would make a great impact in the future.
In the following season the team finally "clicked" and started to win on a consistent basis. Led by Finley, the Mavericks earned their first win season since — He was greatly helped by Nowitzki, who finally "arrived" in the NBA and established himself as a potent offensive threat.
Cuban immediately set out to revitalize the Mavericks and increase the team's popularity in Dallas and nationwide. His controversial moves he allowed Dennis Rodman to live in his house for a week before temporarily signing him and outspoken personality quickly made him a fan favorite in Dallas and garnered the team lots of press in the national media.
He has also been fined millions of dollars for violating NBA rules. In —01 , the Mavericks improved further and finished with a 53—29 record, fueled by an offensive triangle of Nowitzki, Finley and Nash.
This move brought in fresh blood that secured the club's first playoff visit in 11 years. In the playoffs , the Mavericks won in the first round against the Utah Jazz , advancing to the second round for the first time since Even though they were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in five games, it marked a sense of optimism for Dallas in seriously contending for an NBA title.
This was also the last season in the old Reunion Arena before making the move to the modern American Airlines Center. The —02 season was a great season for the Mavericks, with a 57—25 record and many sellout crowds in the American Airlines Center.
This season also saw a change in logo and colors, changing from the cowboy hat logo and green to a new horse logo. In addition, the team gained sleeker uniforms.
The Mavericks swept the Kevin Garnett -led Minnesota Timberwolves in the playoffs but lost again in the second round, this time to the Chris Webber -led Sacramento Kings.
But it was only in the next season that the Mavericks finally broke through. They started the —03 season with a 14—0 record, which was one win shy of tying the NBA record set by the —94 Houston Rockets 15—0.
The Mavericks finished with a 60—22 record in the regular season, astonishing fans and critics with their sparkling offense.
However, with the series tied 1—1, Dirk Nowitzki, the team's leading scorer, suffered a knee injury in game three that kept him out the rest of the series.
This further worsened the Mavs' front-court depth problems both of their backup centers were injured for the entire series and the Spurs took the series in 6 games.
In —04 , two blockbuster trades were announced. Although the team struggled with chemistry, the Mavericks easily qualified for the playoffs. Notable were two rookies, Josh Howard and Marquis Daniels , who made an immediate impact.
However, the Mavericks were eliminated quickly in the playoffs , losing in the first round to the Chris Webber -led Sacramento Kings , a team which clearly played better defense.
The Mavericks management had to re-evaluate their strategy. The —05 season saw trades which among others brought in burly center Erick Dampier , combo guard Jason Terry , speedy rookie point guard Devin Harris , scoring machine Jerry Stackhouse , and defensive stalwart Alan Henderson.
Although the loss of All-Star Steve Nash via free agency visibly hurt the Mavericks' offense, the new acquisitions strengthened the team defense.
The run-and-gun style of former times changed into a more balanced style of play. Nowitzki added his third consecutive Euroscar during this season as well.
Under Johnson's tutelage, the defense of the Mavericks became stronger and they easily qualified for the playoffs with an impressive 58—24 record.
Prior to the NBA draft , the Mavericks had traded all their picks away and were left empty-handed. Christie's playing time was very limited amid a surgically repaired ankle still hampering his play.
He was waived on November 25, At the end of calendar , Nowitzki achieved a rare double by winning both the Euroscar and Mr. Europa , a second prestigious award for the top European player.
Up until the very end of the season, the Mavericks were toe-to-toe with the San Antonio Spurs for the crown of the Southwest Division as well as the 1 spot in the Western Conference.
However, they fell short of the title and had to settle for a fourth seed. In the playoffs , they swept the Memphis Grizzlies , leading to a titanic series against their state rivals and the reigning NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs.
Five out of the seven games were decided in the last minute, including a Game 7 that had to go into overtime, with the Mavs prevailing under the guidance of Dirk Nowitzki and an incredibly deep bench.
After game 2, Dallas city officials had already planned the victory parade. He carried the Heat to the win, with Nowitzki missing a potentially game-tying free throw in the last seconds.
After getting blown out in Game 4, the Mavericks suffered another loss in Game 5 when Wade scored the game-tying basket in the last possession of regular time, putting the Heat ahead with last-second free throws in overtime.
The tragic figure was Josh Howard , who missed a pair of clutch free throws in overtime and mistakenly called an early timeout, so the Mavs had to bring in the ball at backcourt rather than half-court for the last possession.
In Game 6, the Mavericks took an early double-digit lead, but again, Wade poured in 36 points, helped by Alonzo Mourning 's five blocked shots, and the Mavericks lost their fourth game and the title after a string of botched three-pointers.
Many Mavericks fans were stunned by the defeat. Nowitzki was also caught by TV cameras attacking a stationary bicycle in the hallway outside of the Mavericks locker room.
Jerry Stackhouse was suspended for Game 5 after fouling Shaquille O'Neal on a breakaway dunk attempt. The latter marked the third time a Mavericks player was suspended in the playoffs.
The Mavericks became only the third team in NBA history the first since to lose in the Finals after taking a 2—0 lead.
In Game 3, the Mavs held a point lead with under seven minutes remaining but were outscored 22—7 in the momentum-changing 98—96 defeat.
The Heat's performance in the last seven minutes represented the team's greatest postseason comeback in team history. After an end to their playoff run in , the Mavericks sought retribution in the new season.
After a 0—4 start, the Mavericks went on a historic run and posted a 52—5 record over their next 57 games.
They finished the regular season with a record of 67—15, good enough to be tied for 6th place all-time, first in the league and the number 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Dirk Nowitzki had a dominant season, further cementing his place as one of the game's elite players; he won his fifth consecutive Euroscar during the season and was named the NBA MVP at its end.
Josh Howard was named to the all-star team. However, the first-place Mavericks were defeated in six games by the 8th-seeded Golden State Warriors ; this outcome was regarded by some as one of the biggest upsets in NBA history, while others did not consider it an upset at all.
On the year, the Mavericks went 67—12 against the rest of the league and 0—3 against Golden State. The Warriors were coached by Don Nelson , the immediate past manager and coach of the Mavericks until he stepped down at the end of the —06 season, and he had been appointed head coach of the Warriors in the —07 mid-season.
Nowitzki's winning of regular season MVP honors and his team's first-round exit created an awkward dilemma regarding the MVP trophy ceremony. Traditionally, the MVP award is given to the winner in a ceremony between the first and second rounds of the playoffs.
But it has been believed  that the league opted to put some distance between the MVP presentation and the Mavericks' elimination against the Warriors.
By the time Nowitzki collected his MVP award, nearly two weeks had elapsed since the Mavs were ousted in the playoffs. The Mavericks dealt Devin Harris , two first-round picks and others to the New Jersey Nets for veteran all-star Jason Kidd and other role players, Cuban also tried to sign the free agent Kevin Garnett unsuccessfully.
The Mavericks were 3—11 against winning teams since the trade and lost Nowitzki for a little over a week due to a high ankle sprain injury.
He returned April 2 in a crucial game against the Golden State Warriors in a —86 Mavericks victory and helped defeat the Phoenix Suns in a —98 win on April 6.
This win in Phoenix was especially significant because the Mavs had been nearly unable to defeat a contending team on the road the entire season.
Continuing their playoff push, Dirk hit a crucial three-pointer with 0. This victory guaranteed them a playoff spot and their 8th consecutive win season.
The Mavericks ended the season with a record of 51— In the first round of the playoffs, the Mavericks were eliminated once again, by the New Orleans Hornets 4—1 on the road, 99— On May 9, , Rick Carlisle was hired as the head coach.
But a run of 5—1 in their last six regular season games got them to a game over the Hornets for sixth place.
Dirk Nowitzki also entered the postseason with a streak of twenty-five consecutive games of scoring 20 or more points, which was ended in the first game of the quarterfinals series versus the arch-rival, San Antonio Spurs.
The Mavericks surprised many people by winning Game 1, —97 in San Antonio. As the series shifted to Dallas, who had only lost one game there after the All-Star Break, won both Games 3 and 4.
San Antonio was just trying to win Game 5 to extend the series, but they could not do it as the Mavericks closed out the series with a point-victory, — With the Victory, the Mavericks advanced to the Conference semi-finals for the first time since In the semi-finals, they faced the two-seeded Denver Nuggets , who were fresh off a 4—1 series win against the New Orleans Hornets , including a point win in New Orleans.
The Mavericks stayed close with the Nuggets in the first three-quarters of Games 1 and 2, but it was the fourth quarter when Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets woke up, as they took the first two games by double-digit figures.
Game 3 in Dallas was close the whole way, and Dallas led by five points with less than a minute to go. But Carmelo Anthony hit a three-pointer to give the Nuggets a — victory.
The play generated quite a bit of controversy because Maverick guard Antoine Wright clearly fouled Anthony, but since there was no replay used in the NBA in the Mavericks suffered a game 3 loss.
It was later announced by the league that the referees made the wrong call,  but despite that, the Mavericks still faced a 3—0 deficit in the series.
Nowitzki's 44 points in Game 4 saved the Mavericks season, sending the series back to Denver for a Game 5, with the series in Denver's favor, 3—1.
Game 5 would prove to be the final game for the Mavericks of the season, as they would be ousted by a score of — The elimination led to an off-season facing many questions about the future construction of the team.
After a disappointing loss to the Nuggets in the playoffs, the Mavericks entered the off-season with many questions about the future construction of the team.
They began by re-signing Jason Kidd to a three-year contract extension, which took care of their pending point guard issue. The Mavericks also made a move to compound their age problem, by trading for former All-Star small forward Shawn Marion.
In a three-team deal with the Grizzlies and Raptors, the Mavericks sent swing-man Antoine Wright along with defensive stalwart Devean George to Toronto, while aging guard Jerry Stackhouse landed in Memphis.
Dallas also acquired burly center Nathan Jawai and power forward Kris Humphries. Many analysts viewed this as a beneficial trade for the Mavericks, given that it countered their age issues while also providing them with more depth on the bench.
These moves proved successful, because after dropping the season opener to the Wizards , the Mavericks went on to beat many contenders such as the Los Angeles Lakers , San Antonio Spurs , Houston Rockets , and the Phoenix Suns.
A day before the trade deadline, the Mavericks instigated a deal. The Mavericks felt that this trade was necessary due to Howard's declining performance and apparent unhappiness with the Mavericks organization.
Some NBA analysts felt that this was a good move, because not only did it remove a disgruntled Howard from the line-up, it simultaneously brought Dirk Nowitzki a quality supporting cast, with many believing that the Mavs could contend for a title after the trade went through.
This was the third largest margin of victory in NBA history. The previous largest margin of victory for the Mavericks was 45 points.
After dropping the second-half opener to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Mavericks went on to win straight games before losing to the New York Knicks.
The Mavericks finished the season with a 55—27 record, good enough for the second seed in the Western Conference. The Mavericks then entered the post-season with quite a bit of optimism and an assurance that they could seriously contend for a title.
During the playoffs though, this optimism proved to be short lived, because after winning game one —94, behind Nowitzki's point performance, the Mavericks dropped the next three games to their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, before winning game five.
Dallas would eventually lose against San Antonio in six games 97—87, leading to yet another off-season full of speculation, mostly centering on franchise player Dirk Nowitzki's pending free agent status.
After yet another first round exit, the Mavericks began an unexpectedly early off-season. According to USA Today , this trade was one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history; Chandler "was the perfect fit during his first season with the Mavericks, anchoring their defense on the way to the franchise's first championship.
The —11 campaign saw the Mavericks fly out of the gate, winning 24 out of their first 29 games. However, on December 27, Dirk Nowitzki sustained a knee injury that derailed the Mavericks momentum, combined with the team's second-leading scorer Caron Butler suffering a season-ending knee injury himself only four nights later, raising questions of if the Mavericks could make it 11 straight win seasons.
The Mavericks then went on to drop seven of their next nine games, causing serious concern as to who would lead the offense in Nowitzki's absence. This however would prove to only be a temporary setback because Nowitzki only missed nine games, and admittedly rushed back to assist the Mavericks' reeling offense and consequently they quickly returned to their winning ways.
The Mavericks re-invented their defensive reputation around the league during the —11 campaign, mostly in part to off-season acquisition Tyson Chandler who was later named to the All-Defensive Second Team.
However, due to the Mavericks bad reputation on struggling during the playoffs, many predicted them to be ousted in the first round against the six-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.
Sports analyst Adrian Wojnarowski even went so far as to predict a sweep for the Trail Blazers. The Mavs won games 1 and 2 on their home floor in convincing fashion.
However, upon their arrival to the Rose Garden in Portland, problems began to arise. After dropping game three to Portland, the Mavericks blew a point fourth-quarter lead in game four to allow Portland to tie the series at two games apiece.
The whispers then began to re-surface that the Mavericks were going to allow another impressive regular season to go down the drain.
This series was the first time that Kobe Bryant had met Dirk Nowitzki in a playoff series and was expected to be extremely competitive; that however did not prove to be the case.
The Mavericks shocked the NBA world by winning the first two games in Los Angeles, and took a two games to none lead heading back to Dallas.
They then won a thrilling game three in Dallas, courtesy of 32 points from Nowitzki in a 98—92 victory. The Mavericks then provided the perfect "exclamation point",  crushing the Lakers in game 4 by a score of — In that game, Jason Terry set an NBA playoff record with nine three-pointers with just one miss, ousting the Lakers in a four-game sweep.
Dirk Nowitzki set the tone in the series in game one with a point performance, with the Mavericks taking game 1 by a score of — The Thunder then responded with — victory in game 2.
The Mavericks then won the next three games, including a point comeback in game 4, to take the series in five games.
After dropping game one in Miami by a score of 92—84, the Mavs needed more than just Nowitzki to score, with Nowitzki even calling out teammate Jason Terry earlier in the playoffs.
In the fourth quarter of game 2 with the Mavericks trailing 88—73, Dallas was desperate to avoid a 0—2 heading back home. Dallas then staged a comeback, going on a 22—5 run to end the game, and stun the Heat with a game two victory, evening up the series at a game a piece.
After the series shifted back to Dallas, the Mavericks lost in game 3, with Nowitzki narrowly missing the potential game-tying shot, by a score of 88— Dallas yet again showed their resiliency, winning a pivotal game 4 with Dirk hitting multiple big shots down the stretch to tie the series at two.
Game 5 was a bit of an offensive showcase, with both teams breaking points for the first time in the series.
Jason Kidd and Jason Terry both hit huge shots down the stretch and the Mavericks defeated the Heat —, putting them one game from their first ever NBA title.
Three nights later, the Mavericks captured their first ever NBA title with a —95 victory, completely reversing what had happened in the NBA Finals.
Nowitzki scored 21, including 18 in the second half, and Terry provided 27 points off the Dallas bench. Nowitzki was so emotional after the game that he headed to the locker room before the game had concluded, and had to be coaxed back onto the floor for the NBA Championship trophy presentation.
Nowitzki took home the NBA Finals MVP honors, after averaging 26 points a game during the series, shedding the Mavericks label as "soft", and putting an end to the Mavericks' post-season futility.
The —12 season was shortened to 66 games due to a lockout , which meant the Mavericks had to wait until Christmas Day to raise their first championship banner.
Barea and Caron Butler go. The Mavericks raised their championship banner prior to their Finals rematch with the Heat on Christmas Day, but in what would soon become a mirror image of the —07 Heat 's eventual failed title defense, Miami blew them out in a —94 loss, marking Dallas's first regular-season loss to Miami in eight seasons.
Things did not get better for Dallas after starting the season 0—3, losing to the Thunder in a playoff rematch on December As the calendar turned to , the Mavericks won 13 of 18 games in January, but they posted a 22—22 record the rest of the way, eventually finishing 7th with a 36—30 record, their lowest finish since the —08 season.
Nowitzki produced Meanwhile, Odom proved to be a bad fit for the Mavericks, and they decided to sit him out for the final two months of the season.
Games 1 and 2 went down the wire, but the Mavericks fell short on both occasions as Kevin Durant made a game-winning jumper in Game 1, and with late-game free throws in Game 2.
Back in Dallas for Game 3, the Mavericks suffered a 95—79 defeat to fall behind 0—3. In Game 4, the Mavericks led for much of the second half, but James Harden 's point fourth quarter rallied the Thunder to a —97 win and eliminated the Mavericks from contention.
It marked the first time Dallas was swept in a seven-game series, and they became the third defending champion to be swept in the first round after the aforementioned —07 Heat and the —57 Philadelphia Warriors.
Brendan Haywood was later amnestied before moving to the Charlotte Bobcats. Mayo from the Memphis Grizzlies. The —13 season was a struggle for the Mavericks, as Nowitzki recovered from knee surgery and missed 29 games.
In addition, Collison was inexperienced at the point, leading the Mavericks to sign veteran Derek Fisher for nine games,  before settling on Mike James.
Mayo was the team's leading scorer for the first two months of the season before Nowitzki's return saw his averages dip.
Kaman and Brand were also hounded by injuries. The Mavericks were 23—29 at the All-Star break, before making a late push for a playoff berth.
Still, it did not save their season, and the Mavericks missed the playoffs for the first time since During the off-season, the Mavericks chose not to re-sign role players Collison, Brand, and Kaman.
Mayo then declined to exercise his player option, and later signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. They also signed veteran Samuel Dalembert.
On April 4, , the Mavericks swept the season-series with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since the —81 season with a —95 win.
The Mavericks finished 49—33, one game ahead of Phoenix for the eighth and final playoff spot, which meant that they would once again have to face their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, who were the top seed in the Western Conference with a 62—20 record.
In Game 1 in San Antonio, Dallas had an 81—71 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Spurs rallied back and took Game 1, 85— However, the Mavs forced 22 turnovers in Game 2 to rout the Spurs —92, splitting the first two games before the series went to Dallas.
The Spurs took Game 4 in Dallas 93—89 despite a late Dallas comeback after the Spurs at one point had a point lead and later won Game 5 at home, —, giving them a 3—2 series lead.
The Mavs avoided elimination in Game 6 at home by rallying in the fourth quarter, winning — Game 7 was on the Spurs home court, and the Spurs beat the Mavericks —96, putting an end to the Mavericks' season.
On November 13, , the Mavericks recorded their largest victory ever with a —70 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
On April 28, , the Mavericks were knocked out of the first round by their in state rivals, the Houston Rockets, in a 4—1 series loss.
After going down 3—0 in a Game 3 overtime, the Mavericks managed to win one on their homecourt before losing in Houston in the clinching game, — The Mavericks were the seventh seed in the playoffs and finished the season 50— On April 25, , the Mavericks were once again knocked out of the first round, this time by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 4—1 series loss.
After managing to win a game at OKC and tying the series 1—1, the Mavericks lost three straight to lose the series. This series was marked by physicality by both teams, including a Kevin Durant Flagrant 2 foul and several Mavericks playing very aggressive defense on Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
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