Earl K. Sneed

#Mavs birthday cake. Parsons' is Saturday, Monta's is Sunday & Carlisle's is Monday. instagram.com/p/uj5SOCtktt/

Mark Followill

Nothing wrong with that 9th inning by Greg Holland.

Earl K. Sneed

So to recap, Parsons' birthday is Saturday, Monta's birthday is Sunday and Carlisle's birthday is Monday.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks rout Magic in Jameer Nelson's return to finish preseason play at 4-4 mavs.com/preseason-game…

Dwain Price

Jameer Nelson on his return to Orlando: "It's a special place her. You develop friends and relationships in terms of with your kids.''

Earl K. Sneed

He has a strawberry cake on the plane. RT @Ediaz2: @Earl K. Sneed @Dallas Mavericks Sunday is Monta birthday too! Don't forget that! Go Mavs!

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons says he took a knee-to-knee shot on that four-point play, so his knee is sore. But he's OK.

Earl K. Sneed

Greeted with a cake from Chandler Parsons' family, the @Dallas Mavericks sung happy birthday for Parsons (tomorrow) & Rick Carlisle (Monday).

Charlie Villanueva

Dear God, I just want to take a minute to simply not ask for anything but thank you for everything that I have.

Al-Farouq Aminu

always good see my little brother @wajizzi the future bright for this one. instagram.com/p/ujw-fwwZBf/

Dwain Price

Jameer Nelson said he had to follow Jae Crowder before tonight's game to figure out where the visitor's locker room was located.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs, or any NBA team, can go ahead and turn in their final roster after tonight's play. They don't have to wait until Monday.

Jae Crowder

AND NOW THE REAL FUN BEGINS.!! HELLO NBA SEASON LET IT BE A GREAT ONE.!!! #MAVSNATION

Earl K. Sneed

Chandler Parsons: "We have no problem being the underdog. We know how good we could be. We know how hard we worked this camp."

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have until 4 p.m. Monday to turn their 15-man roster in to the NBA league office.

Dwain Price

#Mavs finish preseason 4-4. They will take Sat. off, practice Sun. and Mon., fly to San Antonio on Mon. and open reg. sea. Tues vs. Spurs.

Mark Followill

Mavs post a 4-4 record in preseason for the 5th time in 7 seasons under Carlisle

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson on his return to Orlando: "I had to wait for Jae Crowder to go to the locker room, so I knew which way to go."

Mark Followill

Mavs end preseason at 4-4, closing it out tonight w/ a 117-92 win at Orlando. Chandler Parsons had 24 & Dirk 16. Mavs shot 55%, hit 12 3s

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle: "We're ready for practice on Sunday, and then we'll be ready for practice on Monday. And then we'll be ready."

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: @Dallas Mavericks rout Magic in Jameer Nelson's return to finish preseason play at 4-4 mavs.com/preseason-game…

Dwain Price

Jameer is on the court shanking hands and talking to some of his former Magic teammates.

Dwain Price

It's a final: #Mavs 117, #Magic 92. Mavs shot 55.1% on FGs and also made 12-of-30 3's.

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: @Dallas Mavericks 117; Magic 92; 24 pts for Parsons, 16 pts for Dirk & 13 pts for Aminu. 4 pts, 4 rebs & 7 assists for Nelson. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Did Charlie V. just dunk?! haha #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis has been Bernard James' biggest cheerleader on the bench, especially after Sarge's thunderous slam. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

2:32 left to play and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 109-89 with their reserves in the game. Led by as many as 29. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Devin Harris ( 7 pts, 7 assists), Jefferson (6 pts) and Crowder (0 pts) are also done for the night.

Dwain Price

Parsons (24 pts), Dirk (16 pts), Aminu (13 pts), Ellis (11 pts), Tyson (8 pts, 5 reb), Jameer (4 pts, 7 assists) are done for the night.

Earl K. Sneed

Mekel, Ledo, Crowder, Aminu & Sarge now on the floor for the @Dallas Mavericks, leading by as many as 29. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Carlisle is really emptying his bench now. Sarge, Ledo and Mekel are in.

Dwain Price

Matchups to watch Tuesday: Parker/Jameer, Splitter/Tyson, Duncan/Dirk. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) could miss this game.

Dwain Price

This one is all but salted away. Jameer is shanking hands with fans on the baseline. #Mavs will finish preseason 4-4.

Earl K. Sneed

Back-to-back threes from Aminu and Harris, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 96-71 with 8:39 remaining. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Mavs up 96-71 with 8:40 left after that 3 by Devin.

Earl K. Sneed

ANOTHER three for Aminu. He's 3-of-4 from deep. Not bad for a so-called defensive specialist, huh?

Dwain Price

Aminu just made his 3rd 3. He's 3-of-4 from downtown. Carlisle has been working with him on his triples.

Earl K. Sneed

Aminu with his best game in my opinion of the preseason. He has 10 pts on 4-of-6 shooting off the bench. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have 24 assists on their 32 baskets, with Jameer leading the way with 7 assists.

Dwain Price

#Mavs are shooting 54.2% of FGs and have converted 8-of-22 3s. They also have 17 turnovers won't make Carlisle happy.

Earl K. Sneed

Led by Parsons' 24 pts & Dirk's 16 pts, the @Dallas Mavericks take an 86-66 lead into the 4th. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead after the 3rd period 86-66. Parsons has 24 pts on 8-of-13 shooting, Dirk has 16 on 5-of-10 shots, Monta has 11 on 5-of-8 shots.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons sits with 24 pts on 8-of-13 shooting, 4 rebs & 2 assists in 25 minutes of work. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons is straight ballin' tonight. Make that 24 pts on 8-of-13 shooting. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Nelson might be done for the night with 4 pts, 7 assists & 4 rebs against his former team. Ellis also sits with 11 pts & 4 assists.

Earl K. Sneed

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Earl K. Sneed

22 pts on 7-of-11 shooting for Parsons and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 78-58 with 2:55 left in the 3rd. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Jameer with the assist to Parsons, who now has 22 pts on 7-of-11 shooting. Mavs up 78-56.

Earl K. Sneed

Nelson to a cutting Parsons. That's 7 assists now for Nelson. These guys are clicking. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

20 pts now for Parsons on 6-of-10 shooting. Add 4 rebs & 2 assists and that's what the @Dallas Mavericks are getting this season. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

My bad. Parsons just scored again, so he has 20 pts and #Mavs are up 74-56.

Dwain Price

Mavs are ahead 72-56 with 4:40 left in the 3rd.

Earl K. Sneed

Looks like Carlisle is slowing starting to pull his starters now. Dirk and Tyson might be done for the night. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Parsons lead the #Mavs with 18 pts on 5-of-9 shots. He also is 2-of-4 from 3.

Dwain Price

Jefferson gets in the game for the 1st time.

Dwain Price

It's the second made 3 this quarter for Parsons, who completes the 3-pt play by making the FT.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons converts the four-point play. @Dallas Mavericks lead 70-54 with 6:06 left in the 3rd. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Parsons stays in the game and will shoot his FT.

Dwain Price

Parsons appears to be fine. Ridnour is hurt, too.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons nods his head to Carlisle and it looks like he's going to be ok. But Luke Ridnour is still down for the Magic. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Parsons is down!! And up. He hit a 3 and was crashed into by Luke Rudnour. Parsons is walking it up. Gently.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons hits a three but dude flew into his knee. He's trying to walk it off. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Elis scores, #Mavs up 66-48.

Dwain Price

#Mavs up 64-48 with 9:11 left in the 3rd period. Its their biggest lead of the game.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta with the steal and feed on the break to Nelson. @Dallas Mavericks lead 64-48 with 9:11 left in the 3rd. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Wow. Dude tripped over Parsons while he was taking a three, but the offensive foul was called on Parsons, canceling out a three. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Monta to Dirk to Parsons for three. @Dallas Mavericks surge ahead by 12 early in the 3rd. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Jameer just needed to re-tape his ankle. That's why he left the half early.

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson just need to be re-taped, but he returns for the 3rd quarter. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

#Mavs starters are 14-of-28 on FGs and 4-of-9 on 3's with 40 pts.

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer wasn't hurt when he headed to the locker room. He'll play in the 2nd half. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Jameer is not hurt. He's good to go for the 2nd half.

Dwain Price

#Mavs bench outscored ORL reserves 17-15. Devin has 5 of the Mavs' 7 steals.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have 17 assists on their 20 FGs. Jameer has 6 assists and Devin has 4. ORL is shooting 46.5% on FGs and is 4-of-13 on 3s.

Dwain Price

#Mavs are shooting 51.3% on FGs and are 6-of-13 from 3. They own a slim 18-17 lead in reb., and have committed 12 turnovers and forced 14.

Earl K. Sneed

After leading by as many as 13, the @Dallas Mavericks take a 57-46 lead into the half. 16 pts on 5-of-8 shooting for Dirk. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead at the half 57-46. Dirk has 16 pts, Parsons 9, Tyson and Aminu has 8 each, and Wright has 7.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis to Tyson Chandler for the alley-oop. @Dallas Mavericks are clocking now while surging ahead by 13. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Tyson with the alley dunk off a feed from Monta.

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson just went to the locker room. Not sure why yet. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Parsons with the thunder dunk.

Dwain Price

Jameer went to the locker room.

Earl K. Sneed

CHANDLER PARSONS!!! Oh, my! #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons with an and-one fadeaway on the block. @Dallas Mavericks take a 51-42 lead with 2:47 in the half. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Monta just had 2 bad turnovers while trying to squeeze passes inside to Tyson.

Dwain Price

#Mavs were up 48-38. Now it's 48-40 with 3:43 left in the 2nd period. Dirk has 16 pts in 13 minutes. He is 5-of-8 on FGs and 4-of-6 on 3s.

Earl K. Sneed

SMH...@Dwain Price has never seen "Frozen." Shame on you, sir.

Earl K. Sneed

Al-Farouq is now 2-of-3 from three-point range. @Dallas Mavericks lead 44-36 with 5:58 left in the half. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Aminu with his 2nd 3.

Dwain Price

Other than the starters, Aminu, Harris, Crowder and Wright have been the only players to play for the #Mavs.

Earl K. Sneed

hahaha Dirk breakaways don't look very pretty but they end effectively. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Two steals in a row by Harris led to 2 baskets.

Dwain Price

#Mavs up 37-36 with 7:45 left before halftime. Dirk has 14 pts and is 4-of-6 on 3-pters.

Dwain Price

Jameer just scored his first pts ever against his former team. On a finger roll layup.

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson hits his 1st basket against his former team and the @Dallas Mavericks take a 37-36 lead with 7:45 left in the half. #DALatORL

Earl K. Sneed

5 assists for Jameer Nelson now after finding B-Wright up high. Dirk then hits his 4th triple. He's 4-of-7 from the field for 14 pts.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk with a corner trey. He's now up to 11 pts on 3-of-5 shooting to go with 3 rebs. #DALatORL

Dwain Price

Dirk leads with 8 pts, Ellis and Aminu has 5 each. Mavs are shooting 45% on FGs, and are 3-of-8 on 3's. They also have 9 turnovers.

Earl K. Sneed

Al-Farouq Aminu for three! @Dallas Mavericks would love to see him hit that consistently. Mavs trail 27-25 after one. 8 pts for Dirk. #DALatORL