ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks pulled off another blockbuster deal on NBA draft night to get the player they wanted.
Then, they landed another with the remnants of last year's big...
Mavericks get forward Roby after trade with Pistons
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks kicked off their first season of the post-Dirk Nowitzki era Thursday night with a draft day trade that netted them Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby at No. 45...
NEW YORK (AP) — With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season.
Mavericks guard Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training...
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same...
San Antonio takes on Dallas in conference battle
Dallas Mavericks (33-48, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (47-34, seventh in the Western Conference)
Memphis faces Dallas in conference matchup
Dallas Mavericks (31-48, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (32-47, 12th in the Western Conference)
Dallas plays Memphis in conference battle
Dallas; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes Dallas and Memphis face off at the American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks are 16-32 against Western Conference...
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has drawn plenty of comparisons to LeBron James during a sensational rookie season for the Dallas Mavericks.
If the 20-year-old Slovenian passes up a potential...
Dallas hosts Minnesota in conference matchup
Minnesota Timberwolves (34-43, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (31-46, 14th in the Western Conference)
Mavericks host the 76ers in out-of-conference game
Philadelphia 76ers (49-27, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (30-46, 14th in the Western Conference)
Without Doncic, Mavericks stun Thunder 106-103
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Without their best player and supposedly playing out the string of a disappointing season, the Dallas Mavericks figured to be one of the less-difficult opponents as...
Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic put on a show for Slovenia
MIAMI (AP) — The game had been over for at least half an hour and 2,000 people remained in the stands at AmericanAirlines Arena, all of them standing.
Dragic’s triple-double lifts Heat past Mavs, 105-99
MIAMI (AP) — The subplots were obvious: Goran Dragic vs. Luka Doncic for the first time, Dwyane Wade vs. Dirk Nowitzki for the last time.
Heat host the Mavericks for cross-conference contest
Dallas Mavericks (29-45, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (36-38, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Dallas and Sacramento square off in conference matchup
Sacramento Kings (36-37, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (29-44, 14th in the Western Conference)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the...
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki added one more memorable game in his final visit to Oracle Arena, scoring a season-high 21 points and insisting he couldn't remember whether it was a chair or...
Kings bounce back after tough loss to beat Mavs 116-100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III didn't think it was a big deal when he missed Sacramento's first game against Dallas and Luka Doncic three months ago because of a sore left...
Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs.
Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT
DALLAS (AP) — For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone.
Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.
DENVER (AP) — Luka Doncic's emphatic dunk capped a great night for the Dallas Mavericks rookie. Nikola Jokic topped him and saved the game for the Denver Nuggets, earning him some support in the...
DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Mavericks 112-105
DALLAS (AP) — As a long-range jumper spun off the rim and out, Luka Doncic hopped and stomped the floor in frustration.
It was that kind of night for the rookie and his Dallas...
Mavericks’ Doncic turning 20 after sensational run as teen
DALLAS (AP) — At some point, Luka Doncic will be measured by wins and playoff success rather than how many triple-doubles he had as a teenager, or so Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hopes...
Doncic helps Mavs beat Pacers 110-101 in final game as teen
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic made a long 3-pointer on a pass from Jalen Brunson before getting the ball to his fellow Dallas rookie for another big bucket from behind the arc.
Harrell dunks Clippers past Mavericks 121-112
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fully recovered from a stomach bug that slowed him a day earlier, Montrezl Harrell brought his trademark energy against Dallas.
Jokic helps Nuggets beat Mavs as Doncic sits with sore ankle
DALLAS (AP) — Nikola Jokic watched a lot of shots go up and come back down in the Denver Nuggets' hands Friday night.
Jokic finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive...
Mavericks’ Doncic out Friday with sore right ankle
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is out of the Dallas Mavericks' lineup Friday night for a game against the Denver Nuggets because of a sore right ankle.
John Collins: Favorite dunker is Hawks teammate Vince Carter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — John Collins has a favorite dunker. Not surprisingly, it's his Atlanta teammate Vince Carter.
Collins will represent the Hawks in the dunk contest, one of the events during All-Star Saturday Night. The 3-point contest and skills competition are also on the evening docket.
The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):
Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend.
Step-back 3 NBA’s new weapon, though not a shot for everyone
James Harden turned to it to become the NBA's most unstoppable scorer.
Luka Doncic has ridden it to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic.
The step-back 3-pointer is the perfect weapon for the modern NBA, practically a necessity in a game where the ability to find space to shoot from behind the arc is more valued than ever before.
Doncic, Mavericks erase deficit in 102-101 win over Blazers
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was summoned back to the court for a very brief speech to a group of about 100 Slovenians who made the 24-hour trek to see their countryman, the teenage rookie sensation for the Dallas Mavericks.
The bigger thrill for the visitors came a little earlier when Doncic helped engineer a fourth-quarter comeback against the playoff-contending Portland Trail Blazers.
Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, 122-107 over Mavs
DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee's All-Star captain has help on the way.
Doncic, the 19-year-old Dallas rookie sensation, is all that's left from the starting lineup the Mavericks put together in the offseason.
Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night.
Mavs deal Barnes to Kings, LeBron blasts timing of trade
DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.
The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.
Porzingis won’t play for Mavs now; Cuban has long-term view
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis won't play for the Mavericks this season while continuing his recovery from a knee injury after Dallas acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks.
As for the next 20 years, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Monday he envisions Porzingis forming a Euro star pairing with 19-year-old rookie Luka Doncic even though the 7-foot-3 Latvian can become a restricted free agent after this season.
Rookie Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers 111-98
CLEVELAND (AP) — During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk Nowitzki has seen plenty of talented young offensive players.
Never one like Luka Doncic.
The Dallas rookie sensation matched his season high with 35 points and did a little bit of everything, and Harrison Barnes scored 13 in the fourth quarter to lead the undermanned Mavericks to a 111-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Risk or reward: Knicks eye free agency after Porzingis trade
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks traded away one star for the chance to sign two.
If it works, and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving bring the playoffs back to New York, it will have been the deal that finally got the Knicks moving toward the top after years of running in place.
But if Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic turn into the frontcourt of the future in Dallas and the Knicks can't get anyone to take their money, basketball purgatory in New York could last a while longer.
Dirk, Doncic help Mavs rout Knicks; Kanter gets some minutes
NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has been coming to Madison Square Garden for about two decades, scoring better there than at any road arena.
If this was the last visit, he ended with a good one.
Nowitzki scored a season-high 14 points, Luka Doncic warmed up after an airball on his first shot in the arena to score 16, and the Dallas Mavericks routed the New York Knicks 114-90 on Wednesday night.
Simmons, Mitchell, Doncic headline Rising Stars game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Dallas' Luka Doncic were among the 20 players announced Tuesday as participants in this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend.
Simmons is the reigning rookie of the year, and Doncic is the favorite to win that award this season.
For the fifth straight year, the game that features rookies and second-year players will use a U.S. vs. World format.
Leonard scores 33 as Raptors beat Doncic, Mavericks 123-120
DALLAS (AP) — Even as a 19-year-old rookie, Dallas' Luka Doncic continues to make his case for an NBA All-Star spot.
Kawhi Leonard is already one, and came through to spoil Doncic's career-best game Sunday night.
Leonard, voted last week to start the All-Star Game for the third time, scored 33 points to help the Toronto Raptors overcome a triple-double from the Dallas rookie in a 123-120 win over the Mavericks.
Doncic’s 32, Kleber’s D and 3 lift Mavs over Pistons 106-101
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie sensation Luka Doncic's reputation as a scorer keeps growing. So does Maxi Kleber's penchant for blocking shots.
Doncic scored 32 points, Kleber hit a crucial 3-pointer after blocking a shot by Blake Griffin and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 106-101 on Friday night.
Smith back with Mavericks, starts against Clippers in return
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith has returned after a week away from the team amid trade rumors, and with the second-year player's role in question because of the emergence of rookie sensation Luka Doncic.
Smith started against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing a two-game road trip. He was also away from the team for what was termed an illness for the Mavericks' previous home game against San Antonio last Wednesday.