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.
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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.
Mavericks’ Doncic fined $10,000 for kicking ball into stands
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands, which led to his ejection from a game against Indiana.
Doncic kicked the ball after a basket by the Pacers late in the third quarter of their 111-99 victory over the Mavericks on Saturday night. The NBA announced the fine Tuesday.
On Basketball: Giannis’ dunk wins Round 1 against Luka
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.
Pacers defense shuts down Doncic, Mavs in 111-99 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMIllan threw everything he could at rookie Luka Doncic.
McMillan asked defensive whiz Victor Oladipo to challenge Doncic's shots, outmuscle him on the perimeter and stay in front when Doncic drove. When the calls didn't go his way and the shots didn't fall, Doncic got frustrated and then ejected.
He finished with his lowest point total in more than a month, and the Pacers pulled away from the Dallas Mavericks for a 111-99 victory on Saturday night.
Doncic leads Mavs past Timberwolves in Saunders’ home debut
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic nearly recorded a triple-double, falling just two rebounds short. The final score was the only set of numbers he was focused on.
Doncic scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-115 on Friday night, spoiling rookie coach Ryan Saunders' home debut.
Doncic, who helped secure the win by scoring seven of Dallas' final nine points, also finished with 12 assists and eight rebounds.
Doncic scores 30 points, Mavs end skid against Suns
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic connected on a 3-pointer to put Dallas ahead for good in the third quarter, then did a couple of other things that make the Mavericks believe they have something special in their 19-year-old rookie.
First Doncic disrupted an attempted alley-oop for a steal before an assist on a jump-pass out of a double team from close to half court to DeAndre Jordan near the basket for a dunk to help the Mavericks take control.
Early shooting barrage lifts Mavs to rare road victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks finally found friendly rims on the road.
Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. fueled an early long-range shooting blitz and the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-84 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game road skid.
"We were certainly due," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "But these things don't just happen. You have to make them happen. Guys were ready to play tonight. You could sense it in the locker room beforehand."
On Basketball: International stars leaving mark on NBA
Go back to the 1999-2000 NBA season, and there were only two foreign-born players in the NBA who averaged 15 points per game: Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan.
This season, there are 24 names on that list — by far the most in league history.
The NBA international imprint just keeps getting bigger, providing the sort of transformative impact the likes of which the league probably hasn't seen since the ABA merger.
Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
Davis, Pelicans hold off Doncic-led Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called it "breathtaking."
Anthony Davis called it just another day at the office, admittedly with a few extra deep breaths.
Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans 122-119 to end 6-game skid
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris faked once, twice, three times before making a 3-pointer in a big fourth quarter for the Dallas Mavericks.
There was no such hesitation from 19-year-old Luka Doncic on the decisive play in the final minute.
Doncic scored 21 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 30 seconds left, and the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 122-119 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Lillard scores 33, Trail Blazers top Mavericks 121-118 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic to send the game into overtime could have rattled the Portland Trail Blazers.
Instead, they made the most of the additional five minutes.
"I mean, people make shots. It's the NBA," Jusuf Nurkic said about Doncic's big 3. "You can't get down (because of) one shot."
Portland recovered in overtime to hand the Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 121-118 on Sunday night.
Mavs extend home streak, end skid vs. Hawks in 114-107 win
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.
The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.
Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Barnes, Brunson lead Mavericks past Magic 101-76
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were again talking about a great performance by a rookie.
This time it wasn't Luka Doncic.
Jalen Brunson started at point guard for the second consecutive game and scored a career-high 17 points as the Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 101-76 on Monday night.
Doncic scores 11 straight, Mavs rally past Rockets, 107-104
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic started with a routine 3-pointer from the corner.
Then the Dallas rookie skipped back several feet behind the arc to hit one over Houston center Clint Capela, followed by a floater in the lane for a tie.
Doncic’s 21 points lead Mavs past Trail Blazers 111-102
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks hadn't won eight in a row at home since the year they won the NBA championship.
On Tuesday night, they matched that mark and continued their upward trajectory in the rugged Western Conference.
Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102.
Doncic, Matthews lead Mavericks past Trail Blazers 111-102
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.
DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since its championship season of 2010-11.
Doncic, who missed his first game Sunday with a right hip strain, scored 14 in the second half and finished with nine rebounds.
Doncic helps Mavs rout Rockets 128-108
HOUSTON (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks had struggled on the road this season. They had come up empty against the Houston Rockets for the last couple years.
So this one was pretty big.
Rookie Luka Doncic and Devin Harris each scored 20 points, and Dallas beat Houston 128-108 on Wednesday night despite a triple-double by Rockets star James Harden.
Barea, Mavs pull away in 4th for 113-104 win over Celtics
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea held the shooter's pose for several seconds before big center DeAndre Jordan picked him up and carried him to the bench , the diminutive Dallas guard high-fiving everybody along the way.
It just felt like a big 3-pointer in the Mavericks' sixth straight home victory.