Dwain Price

Carlisle: "They're a great defensive team and they make you take tough shots."

Dwain Price

Since winning it all in 2011, the #Mavs have not gotten out of the first round of the playoffs. But the roster has changed a lot.

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: Despite valiant effort, @Dallas Mavericks fall to series-ending Game 5 loss in Houston mavs.com/2015-first-rou… #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

I think I'm gonna miss this season, as insane as it was. sbnation.com/e/8275920?utm_… http://t.co/uS25QkicTl

Dwain Price

#Mavs were 5-of-26 on 3s. Houston was 10 of 31 on 3s. Houston won reb. battle 53-47, including 11-10 on offensive end.

Dwain Price

Dirk had 14 rebounds, Aminu 9, Tyson 6. Mavs shot 38%, Houston 45.1%.

Dwain Price

Monta scored 25 on 11 of 26 shots. Dirk scored 22 on 8 of 23 shots. Aminu scored 14, and Tyson 11.

Dwain Price

It's a final: #Rockets 103, #Mavs 94. Rockets win best-of-7 series 4-1.

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: Rockets 103, @Dallas Mavericks 94; 25 pts & 7 assists for Monta Ellis. 22 pts & 14 rebs for Dirk Nowitzki. 28 pts & 8 assists for Harden.

Dwain Price

#Mavs won 49 games last yr and lost in 7 in the 1st round. This year they won 50 and lost in 5 in the 1st round.

Dwain Price

#Mavs have 19 turnovers. It seems like 25 -- the way they've thrown the ball away with silly unforced errors.

Jeff Caplan

Dirk can start picking names out of a hat for his 2015-16 teammates.

Dwain Price

#Rockets will play winner of #Spurs-#Clippers series, which is tied 2-2.

Earl K. Sneed

14th 50-win season in @Dallas Mavericks history. 14th playoff appearance in the last 15 years as well. But it's going to end tonight, #MFFLs.

Dwain Price

Terrible cross court pass by Dirk led to that dunk by Jones.

Earl K. Sneed

Terrence Jones with the dunk off Harden's steal and feed, and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout with 1:09 left to rally from down 99-91.

Jeff Caplan

Before Harden splashed that difficult 3, why not Hack-a-Dwight???

Earl K. Sneed

Aminu fouls out with 2:11 left. #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

Hell of a season from Al-Farouq Aminu. Give him a hand.

Earl K. Sneed

Harden clears space and drills a contested trey over Aminu to put the Rockets back up eight, 97-89. #DALatHOU

Mark Followill

Mavs still hanging around but only 3 mins to go on @TXA21. Rockets up 94-89

Jeff Caplan

The Houston (never say die for the other team) Rockets.

Dwain Price

#Mavs got new life. Dirk scores inside. #Rockets up 94-89 with 3:01 left.

Tim Cato

Dirk with that cherry pick.

Earl K. Sneed

Barea to Dirk on the break, and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 94-89 with 3:01 left to rally. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Playing with 5 fouls, Al-Farouq Aminu hits 2 FTs and the @Dallas Mavericks are within 94-87 with 3:28 left. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

Monta is coming back in.

Dwain Price

If Monta can't come back, where do the #Mavs got for clutch baskets? Dirk is 7 of 21.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis is set to check back into the game with 4:26 left to play. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

Quick 6-0 run makes it 94-85 Houston with 4:26 to go.

Earl K. Sneed

Terrence Jones has taken over. First, a three-point play over Dirk. Then, a three-pointer. 94-85 Rockets with 4:26 left. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis limps to the bench as Terrence Jones converts a three-point play over Dirk. 91-85 Rockets. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

Uh-uh. Monta limps off.

Tim Cato

HOW IS IT A THREE POINT GAME

Dwain Price

One possession game.

Earl K. Sneed

Barea with the jumper, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within three, 88-85. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

#Mavs need to string a few defensive stops together, and score at the other end.

Earl K. Sneed

Barea to Tyson for the slam, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within 88-83 with 6:03 left. Buckle up for a wild ending, folks. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

#Mavs down 88-83 with 6:03 left.

Earl K. Sneed

Wow. Offensive foul on Dirk with 8:43 left. #DALatHOU

Mark Followill

Rockets still up 7, 9 mins to go on @TXA21. It's 86-79....both teams bitten by turnover bug to start 4th. Rockets have 19 for whole game

Earl K. Sneed

Pablo Prigioni with the driving score, forcing a @Dallas Mavericks timeout in an 86-79 hole with 9:02 left. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

#Mavs had a few chances to cut it to 3. Now it's 86-79 HOUS with 8:52 left.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis with the finger roll in traffic, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within five, 84-79, with 9:39 left. #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

"Dallas is aware this might be the last quarter of the season, so they're gonna give a heavy dose of Dirk, Barea" It hurts b/c it's true

Earl K. Sneed

We've seen Monta Ellis take over 4th quarters the last two seasons. @Dallas Mavericks need it in the worst way tonight. #DALatHOU

Mark Followill

Rockets lead Mavs 82-75 after 3 on TXA21. Ellis and Harden each have 23 for their respective teams. Dwight Howard 18P/17R.

Earl K. Sneed

After three, the @Dallas Mavericks trail the Rockets 82-75. 23 pts, 5 assists & 3 steals for Ellis. 23 pts & 6 assists for Harden. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

#Rockets lead 82-75 after the 3rd period. Monta leads with 23 pts, Dirk has 16, Aminu 12. #Mavs are shooting 36.5%, HOUS 47.5%.

Tim Cato

Stoudemire's 28th game with the Mavericks. Not looking good for a 29th right now.

Dwain Price

Clear path foul. #Mavs catch a big break.

Earl K. Sneed

Clear-path foul on Harden with 1:05 left in the 3rd. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

That's got to be clear path! #DALatHOU

Mark Followill

Rockets up 76-66 with 2:43 left 3Q on TXA21. Mavs only 3/21 on 3s. James Harden leads all scorers with 23

Dwain Price

What the heck is going on in Baltimore?

Earl K. Sneed

2:43 left in the 3rd and the @Dallas Mavericks are in desperate need of a run, trailing 76-66. 23 pts for Harden. 20 pts for Ellis. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

Everybody tired. Timeout. Water break.

Earl K. Sneed

Charlie V. with a big-time three! #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Hack-a-Howard with 5:05 left in the 3rd... #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Rockets have their largest lead of the night at 14, 75-61, with 5:07 left in the 3rd. Dangerous time for the @Dallas Mavericks. #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

of all the Rondo trade criticisms I've heard this is a new one twitter.com/jcuuzi3/status…

Earl K. Sneed

Harden hits 2 FTs, and the Rockets lead the @Dallas Mavericks 74-61 with 5:42 left in the 3rd. #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

Incredible defense from Farouq.

Earl K. Sneed

Adrian Peterson is sitting courtside for Mavs-Rockets Game 5. Cowboys fans, don't get any ideas.

Dwain Price

Adrian Peterson is sitting on the front row. You can't miss him. He's wearing white pants. #Cowboys

Tim Cato

MMB email chain getting dark http://t.co/XxHtwtHibx

Tim Cato

I remember a time when the Mavericks could hit 3-pointers. I read about it in a history book once, I think. Must have been neat.

Earl K. Sneed

Dwight Howard pushes Monta Ellis into the crowd and then rocks the rim on a tip-dunk. Terrence Jones makes it 65-57 Rockets with a FT coming

Tim Cato

Gotta keep that one high and you have a dunk, Tyson.

Earl K. Sneed

Al-Farouq Aminu: the 50-50 ball king. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Great sign for Dirk to get that jumper to fall. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis opens the 3rd with a touch jumper in traffic before a deep jumper, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within two... #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Which was my thinking the whole 1st half ---> twitter.com/mavstats/statu…

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk went 2 of 11 from the field & the Rockets outshot the @Dallas Mavericks in the first half, 53.5% to 37.5%. Mavs are also 1 of 13 from three.

Dwain Price

#Rockets are shooting 53.5% on FGs and are 7 of 17 on 3s. #Mavs are 1 of 13 on 3s and are shooting 37.5% on FGs.

Mark Followill

Rockets up 56-50 at half on TXA21. Monta leads Mavs w/ 13. James Harden & Josh Smith each have 16. Mavs only 1/13 on 3s, they are +10 in FTM

Dwain Price

Monta has 13 pts. Dirk 10. #Mavs are 18 of 48 on FGs. Dirk is 2 of 11 on FGs. #Rockets winning reb. battle 28-20.

Jeff Caplan

Mavs are +10 at the FT line. Rockets, a professional basketball team, are 3-12.

Earl K. Sneed

With Dirk just 2 of 11 from the field, the @Dallas Mavericks are down just six, 56-50, at the half. 13 pts for Ellis. 16 pts for Harden. #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

That Harden three off an offensive rebound on a missed FT hurts. #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

eh. definitely need schrute on there, though. twitter.com/ZachOliverNBA/…

Tim Cato

Dwight rankings, imo 1. Powell 2. Howard

Earl K. Sneed

The Rockets are now 2 of 10 from the FT line... #DALatHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Hack-a-Smith in the works... #DALatHOU