April 16, 2014 | Mavericks @ Grizzlies: Cool Connections

-Mavericks big man Brandan Wright grew up in Nashville, Tenn

-Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is from nearby Jackson, Miss., and makes his offseason home in Memphis

-Grizzlies assistant coach Elston Turner was drafted by Dallas with the 43rd overall pick of the 1981 NBA Draft and played three seasons for the Mavericks from 1981-84

-The winner of this game […]

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April 12, 2014 | Suns @ Mavericks: Cool Connections

-The Mavericks have won 15 of the last 19 regular-season meetings with the Suns

-The Mavericks have taken six of the last eight meetings in Phoenix

-Tonight’s game is Dallas’ final home game of the season and the Mavericks will be hosting Fan Appreciation Night

-Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert teamed with Suns point guard Goran Dragic and […]

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April 10, 2014 | Spurs @ Mavericks: Cool Connections

-The Spurs have won eight straight and 12 of the last 14 regular-season meetings with the Mavericks

-The Mavericks’ last win over the Spurs came in Dallas on 3/17/12 (defeated San Antonio, 106-99)

-The Spurs have won three straight on the road against the Mavericks

-San Antonio leads the 2013-14 season series, 3-0

-The Spurs have taken seven […]

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April 8, 2014 | Mavericks @ Jazz: Cool Connections

The Mavericks have won four straight regular-season meetings with the Jazz (after Utah won the previous three)
Dallas leads the 2013-14 season series, 3-0
The Mavericks have won seven straight and 21 of the last 24 regular-season meetings in Dallas

The Mavericks are just 19-57 all-time on the road against the Jazz, but took the most recent […]

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April 6, 2014 | Mavericks @ Kings: Cool Connections

Dallas has won 17 of the last 19 regular-season meetings with Sacramento
The Mavericks have gone 33-7 in the their last 40 regular-season games against the
Kings
The Mavericks won 6-of-7 on the road against the Kings prior to falling in Sacramento on 12/9/13

Dallas leads the 2013-14 season series, 2-1 (the home team has won all three […]

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April 4, 2014 | Mavericks @ Lakers: Cool Connections

Dallas leads the 2013-14 season series with the L.A. Lakers, 2-0 (having won both games at home)
The Lakers won the previous three meetings between the two teams (and took the 2012-13 season series, 3-1)
Dallas will look to sweep the 2013-14 season series (3-0) with a victory at Los Angeles on 4/4/14

The Mavericks have never […]

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April 3, 2014 | Mavericks @ Clippers: Cool Connections

Clippers point guard Darren Collison spent the 2012-13 season with Dallas and averaged 12.0 ppg, a team-high 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg and 29.3 mpg in 81 games (47 starts)
Clippers forward Matt Barnes spent two seasons with Mavericks guard Monta Ellis on the Warriors from 2006-08

Mavericks assistant coach Tony Brown came to Dallas after serving […]

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April 1, 2014 | Warriors @ Mavericks: Cool Connections

Mavericks swingman Vince Carter was originally drafted by Golden State in the first round (fifth overall pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft, but had his draft rights traded with cash to Toronto in exchange for the draft rights to Antawn Jamison (the fourth overall selection in the 1998 NBA Draft)

Carter played with Warriors head […]

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March 29, 2014 | Kings @ Mavericks: Cool Connections

Mavericks guard Monta Ellis and Kings forward Travis Outlaw both grew up in Mississippi
Ellis attended Lanier HS in Jackson, Miss., while Outlaw attended Starkville HS in Starkville, Miss
Ellis and Outlaw were both drafted directly out of high school (Outlaw was the 23rd overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and Ellis was the 40th overall pick […]

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March 27, 2014 | Clippers @ Mavericks: Cool Connections

Clippers point guard Darren Collison spent the 2012-13 season with Dallas and averaged 12.0 ppg, a team-high 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg and 29.3 mpg in 81 games (47 starts)
Clippers forward Matt Barnes spent two seasons with Mavericks guard Monta Ellis on the Warriors from 2006-08

Mavericks assistant coach Tony Brown came to Dallas after serving […]

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