Klay Thompson believes he could be Mavs’ missing piece

Klay Thompson responds to questions during an NBA basketball news conference where he was introduced as one of the team’s latest acquisitions in Dallas, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) DALLAS — Klay Thompson remembers telling Luka Doncic he thought the Dallas superstar was on a path to greatness after Golden State beat the…

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Klay Thompson heading to Mavs; George joining 76ers

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a three point shot during the second half of a game against the Utah Jazz at Delta Center on February 15, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Getty Images via AFP) NEW YORK – Paul George is joining the Philadelphia 76ers and Klay Thompson is heading to…

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Celtics’ Porzingis returns to play for Game 5 vs Mavs

Kristaps Porzingis #8 of the Boston Celtics speaks to officials during the second quarter of Game Five of the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 17, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP BOSTON — Kristaps Porzingis returned to the floor on Monday night as the Boston Celtics attempted…

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Rookie leaving impression as Mavs try to stay alive

Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (2) scores against the Boston Celtics during Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals, Friday, June 14, 2024, in Dallas. (Stacy Revere/Pool Photo via AP) Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court…

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In hostile Boston, Mavs’ Irving aims to keep focus on NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 09, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Getty Images via AFP) NEW YORK – Resigned to the villain’s role in Boston, Dallas star Kyrie Irving…

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‘Fun’ key to Mavs’ bid for unprecedented NBA Finals comeback

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after fouling out in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 12, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.   (Getty Images via AFP) LOS ANGELES – Dallas superstar Luka Doncic says the Mavericks must set aside the…

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Irving channeling 2016 as Mavs plot NBA Finals rally

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports) DALLAS – Kyrie Irving is drawing from the experience of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA Finals comeback as he attempts to help dig the Dallas Mavericks out of an 0-2 hole against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The Mavericks host their first game of the NBA Finals…

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Mavs blow chance in Game 2, face even tougher road

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 09, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Game 2 provided Dallas with a huge chance. The Mavericks could have flown back to Dallas with the…

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NBA fines Mavs $750,000 for sitting players, undermining ‘the integrity of our sport’ – rezal404

Luka Doncic played only one quarter for the Mavs against the Bulls. (AFP) The National Basketball Association fined the Dallas Mavericks $750,000 on Friday for resting multiple players during a game last week that had draft implications and while they were not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The NBA said Dallas violated the player resting…

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