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NBA / Jan 7, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki Says Ball Will Be In Hands Of Monta Ellis During Crunch-Time

Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki

Despite a nearly unprecedented level of play in his career’s twilight, Dirk Nowitzki understands his basketball mortality. The 36 year-old Dallas Mavericks legend is still the fulcrum from which his team’s league-leading offense swings, but no longer possesses the physical attributes that made him a devastating late-game playmaker. It’s a good thing, then, that Monta Ellis is around to pick up Dirk’s relative slack. Read More »

NBA / Jan 5, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: Monta Ellis Gets Steal, Finishes Break With An Emphatic Slam

Monta Ellis

The NBA’s most offensively efficient team, the Dallas Mavericks, showcased how well rounded their offense is during their 109-90 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon. The Mavs had five players in double figures, and the team shot 56.4 percent from the field, including 12-26 from the three-point line. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Rajon Rondo Makes Mavs Debut: 6 Points, 9 Assists & 7 Rebounds

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo finally made his debut for the Mavericks on Saturday night during a 99-93 win over an extremely short-handed Spurs team. Monta Ellis was the man in final minutes on his way to a game-high 38 points, and Rondo dished for nine dimes, but he again struggled to score, shooting just 3-for-11 from the field. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Dec 4, 2014 / 9:30 am

Watch Monta Ellis Hit Spinning, One-Legged, Fadeaway Buzzer-Beater

Monta Ellis Game-Winner

Monta Ellis Game-Winner (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

This was some J.R. Smith ish. Monta Ellis, who has played like an All-Star for the Mavs so far this year, hit one of the more remarkable and acrobatic buzzer beaters we’ve ever seen last night for the walk-off win over the Bucks, 107-105. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Dec 3, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Dirk Nowitzki Says Kirk Hinrich’s Foul Was “One Of The Dumber” He’s Ever Seen

Kirk Hinrich, Monta Ellis

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls last night in a 132-129 double overtime thriller that could prove to be the game of the season. Easily lost amid heroics of classic contests are the gaffes that made them possible at all – except in this case, that is. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Rolls Ankle, Then Comes Back To Hit Clutch 3 In Mavs Win

Dirk Nowitzki

With a shade under eight minutes to play in last night’s Wizards-Mavericks game at the Verizon Center in DC, Bradley Beal — in his first game of the season, after returning from injury — knocked down another three-pointer to give the Wizards an 85-84 advantage. At the same time, Dirk Nowitzki rolled his ankle on the back of Kris Humphries‘ foot. Dirk would leave, but the all-time leader in points scored by a foreign-born player would return and show why he’s a champion and future Hall of Famer. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 11, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Watch Monta Ellis Put The Kings Away For Good With Soaring Transition Slam

Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis really did have it all in the second half of his team’s game against the Sacramento Kings tonight. Leading the Dallas Mavericks all the way back from a 24-point deficit, the cat-quick guard scored the last of his 16 points – all of which came in the the last two quarters – on a soaring transition slam over Omri Casspi. Read More »

Video / Oct 31, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons Rap As Mavericks’ “Run DMC”

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Dallas Mavericks YouTube)

The only thing better than watching the Dallas Mavericks play offense? Taking in this immensely enjoyable video of Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Chandler Parsons rapping as D-Town’s “Run DMC.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 14, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Best Closers From This Season’s NBA Playoffs

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. There are no weak teams left but rather just the mighty squads that are all capable of winning at this level in this kind of environment. Because of the level of talent from team to team, games–especially those that mean so much–come down to the wire and it is up to the “closer” to bring his ninth inning heat and finish out the contest. Read More »