Jeff Caplan

The last time a team as depleted as the Spurs rolled into Dallas, the Donald Sloan-led Pacers put a beat down on the Mavs.

Mark Followill

This will mark the 6th time in 9 games on 2nd night of a back to back that the Spurs have sat at least 2 if not all 3 of their Big 3

Mark Followill

For San Antonio: Parker, Leonard & Mills were already out w/ injuries anyway. Only Duncan and Ginobili are being "rested"

Jeff Caplan

Spurs schedule rest of '14: Dal, LAC, OKC, NO, Hou, Mem, NO. Just did Port, Mem, Port... foxsports.com/southwest/stor…

Mark Followill

From Spurs website: Duncan, Parker, Manu, Kawhi Leonard, & Patty Mills are listed as out for tonight's game vs Mavs. (730p, TXA21)

Jeff Caplan

Spurs announce Parker (hamstring), Kawhi (hand), Manu (rest) and Duncan (rest) will sit out tonight against the Mavs on Rondo Night.

Earl K. Sneed

With the addition of Rondo, the @Dallas Mavericks now have the best pump fake (Parsons) and the best behind-the-back-pass fake (Rondo) in the NBA.

Dwain Price

Rick Carlisle said all players involved in Thursday's trade passed their physicals, so they're all eligible to play with their new team.

Kathryn Dunn

It's #Gameday! Big game tonight, you definitely want to be there to experience #DALvsSAS & start of the Rando era! http://t.co/z088KwHYCD

Mark Cuban

Mavs fans, we freed up some tickets for tonight's and this week's games. Get them at the box office of Mavs.com. #MFFL

Mark Followill

From Carlisle this morn, all physicals on both ends of trade were passed last nite, clearing way for Rajon Rondo to play v Spurs. 730, TXA21

Earl K. Sneed

Per Rick Carlisle, all physicals are passed for the Celtics and @Dallas Mavericks. Rondo is ready to play vs. the Spurs. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

With 2 triple OT games in a row, you ever wonder who will dress for the #Spurs tonight against the #Mavs?

Dwain Price

Tyson Chandler said he expects Rajon Rondo to receive a huge ovation when he's introduced before tonight's game against the #Spurs.

Dwain Price

Tyson Chandler said when a play was called during shootaround this morning, Rajon Rondo Knew where to go quicker than he did.

Earl K. Sneed

Tyson Chandler says Rajon Rondo was already going through plays with familiarity in shootaround. "It took me 2 months to do that."

Dwain Price

I've been getting a lot of re-tweets, text, emails, phone calls and that Facebook stuff over the past 2 days. Did I miss something? #Rondo

Dwain Price

#Spurs at #Mavs tonight at 7:30. Read about it in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and/or at star-telegram.com. Watch it on TXA-21

Mark Followill

Last time teams played consec. 3OT games, boxscores looked a bit diff. This game had 8 Hall of Famers! h/t @bball_ref bit.ly/1vbgEtB

Mark Followill

ICYMI: Spurs, who visit Mavs 2nite (730, TXA21), 1 of 3 teams to play consec. 3OT gms. Minneapolis Lakers & Baltimore Bullets did it in 1951

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks welcome defending champion Spurs in Rajon Rondo's Dallas debut mavs.com/game-28-mavs-v… #DALvsSAS

De'Janae

S/O to my best for flying all the way from Houston to see me! #Reunited #DynamicDuo #YallKnowYallMissedUs #Trouble http://t.co/IFXeBJruwn

Dwain Price

Knowing the knowledgeable #Mavs fans, look for new PG Rajon Rondo 2 receive a standing ovation during pre-game introductions Saturday night.

Dwain Price

Two weeks ago owner Mark Cuban said Raymond Felton would be playing in a game for the #Mavs by Christmas. Three games left.

Dwain Price

Back2back triple OT games for the #Spurs. First time that's happened to any NBA team since it happened to Baltimore in 1951.#mavsloveit

De'Janae

30 minutes until my bday

De'Janae

And I do believe that was strike 3⃣!

Mark Followill

Glad I turned on @FSSouthwest. What a touchdown drive for the Ennis Lions! Even ran the hook and lateral!

Dwain Price

Veteran Jermaine O’Neal might be in Mavericks’ plans star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Dwain Price

NBA analysts like Mavericks’ trade move for Rondo star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Dwain Price

Smith gets his chance as Chandler’s backup star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Dwain Price

Mavericks believe Rajon Rondo has some Jason Kidd in him star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Tyson Chandler

These 2 little dudes made my day! Little man was explaining to me that TOYS are more important than… instagram.com/p/w0O8mXmED7/

Dwain Price

"I talked to Michael Finley who played with him in Boston and he said he’s got one of the highest basketball IQs." -- Mark Cuban on Rondo

Tyson Chandler

I had the pleasure of spending the day with these amazing people @ our annual Chandler Christmas… instagram.com/p/w0NyRDmECj/

Kathryn Dunn

The bigger the bow the bigger the diva- clearly

Jeff Caplan

Possible Pop just calls up the D-League Spurs to play the Mavs tomorrow night?

Mark Followill

Those Baltimore Bullets won one of those 3OT games but lost one to the Minneapolis Lakers when they couldn't overcome George Mikan's 39 pts

Mark Followill

Interesting note on broadcast, Spurs first team since Baltimore Bullets in Dec. 1951 to play back to back 3OT games

Mark Followill

On strength of career night for Damian Lillard the Blazers finally beat the Spurs in 3OT, 129-119

Dwain Price

If the #Mavs defeat the #Spurs tomorrow they'll be 3 games up on them. Spurs are a 7th seed right now out West.

Dwain Price

Damian Lillard is off the chain tonight. I want what he had for lunch. #salmon

Mark Followill

If u missed it Spurs went up 6, Portland w/ 8-0 run, Cory Joseph tied it with 23 seconds left

Dwain Price

The Spurs just went into 3 overtimes Wednesday against Memphis. They won't have any legs left tomorrow night against the #Mavs.

Mark Followill

You have got to be kidding. Triple OT for the Spurs again

Dwain Price

Did I forget to mention that the #Mavs are thrilled that the #Blazers and #Spurs are into their 3rd overtime tonight?

Mark Followill

Spurs had 6 point lead in OT. Blazers rally and force double OT. Tying 3 by Lillard with 13 seconds left

Dwain Price

Like I said, the #Mavs are loving the fact that the #Blazers have taken the #Spurs into double overtime tonight.

Mark Followill

Reminds me of a shot Danny Green had here in Dallas that would've won a game but replay showed he still had fingertips on the ball @ buzzer

De'Janae

Ashley and I at the Christmas Party tonight! 2 1/2 hours left until I turn 2⃣3⃣!!!! instagram.com/p/w0FIr4ASiH/

Dwain Price

The #Spurs also played a triple overtime game, and lost it, to the #Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs are enjoying the fact that the #Blazers have taken the #Spurs into OT tonight. Dallas plays host to the Spurs tomorrow.

Mark Followill

Another OT game for the Spurs tonight, tied at 97 after regulation at home vs Portland. San Antonio plays Mavs here tomorrow (730, TXA21)

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: Rajon Rondo welcomes challenge of leading @DallasMavs back to championship contention mavs.com/rajon-rondo-we…

Dwain Price

New #Mavs players Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell hold their jersey after today's press conference at AAC. http://t.co/rIXtQpE2Kw

Mark Followill

Sounds like Kawhi Leonard will be out a few more days, including game tomorrow night here in Dallas w/ torn ligament in his right hand

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle and Cuban both repeatedly said that the @Dallas Mavericks were interested in Dwight Powell during the draft process. Got him in December.

Dwain Price

BOS wasn't going to do this deal unless Brandan Wright was included, and the #Mavs weren't going to do it unless Dwight Powell was included.

Jeff Caplan

Mavs on Saturday likely to get a Spurs team without Kawhi, Tony and maybe Timmy (2nd night of back-to-back).

Earl K. Sneed

Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell are @Dallas Mavericks. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/wztYoxNknt/

Dwain Price

Carlisle will work with Rondo and Powell tonight and again during tomorrow's shootaround.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I plan on getting a great reception tomorrow." Cuban: "You will."

Mark Followill

Carlisle & Rondo both indicate that the plan is for him to be up to speed on the system & start tomorrow vs the Spurs (730, TXA21)

Dwain Price

Rick Carlisle said Rondo will be in the starting lineup tomorrow against the #Spurs -- assuming the traded Mavs pass their physicals.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle will spend extra time with Rondo and Powell tonight and tomorrow to get them ready for tomorrow vs. the Spurs.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "On the assumption that all the physicals are cleared, Rajon will be in the starting lineup tomorrow night."

Dwain Price

Rondo: "I love to compete, I love to win. We joked about me being the second leading rebounder coming in."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I'm excited to play with Dirk. He's still got a lot left in the tank."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo says J-Kidd is a good friend, and he sees a lot of similarities in their games.

Earl K. Sneed

Donnie Nelson on Rondo-Kidd comparisons: "They both have the same size heart."

Dwain Price

"There's no question that Rajon is a championship piece." -- #Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson

Earl K. Sneed

Donnie Nelson: "We paid a high price, but it was well worth it."

Dwain Price

"It was no hard feelings. I could have been traded anywhere and they traded me to a great organization. " -- Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I'm not going to dominate the ball too much. A guy like Monta needs the ball in his hands."

Dwain Price

"I'm dying to get a ring again. I want another parade." --:Rajon Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I'm dying to get a ring again. I want another parade."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "Like Mr. Cuban was saying..." Cuban: "It's Mark. Don't be calling me Mr. Cuban."

Dwain Price

"We're going to do everything possible to keep him here. He's the youngest guy on the team." -- Mark Cuban

Earl K. Sneed

Cuban: "We wouldn't have given up picks if it wasn't long-term. ... We're going to do everything possible to keep him here forever."

Earl K. Sneed

Mark Cuban says he spoke with Michael Finley & Monta Ellis before pulling the trigger on the trade. Ellis: "Dude plays hard. Get him here."

Dwain Price

"Obviously having him here is a huge step for us." -- Mark Cuban on Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I'm playing with a lot of great talent around me. ...I'm just looking forward to getting my teammates involved and winning a title."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo says he feels like he has gotten better since his knee injury. Says he takes the weight room a lot more seriously now.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I feel like we can win any game. ... Being able to play with future Hall of Famers, a great coach ... I'm fired up and ready to go."

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo says he looks forward to defending the West PGs. "I have to bring it every night."

Dwain Price

"I see him as a guy who hasn't reached his ceiling. " -- Rick Carlisle on Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle compares Rondo and Jason Kidd: "They're two of the most resourceful guys with the ball."

Earl K. Sneed

Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell press conference. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/wzqg7ttkjX/

Dwain Price

"A guy like that will fit into any team." -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Mark Followill

It was fun passing the time waiting on the presser discussing with @townbrad the hoops exploits of the Van Breda Kolffs & Van Arsdales

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "This is a big day in our franchise's history. It's a blockbuster trade."

Jeff Caplan

Alexey Shved must be thanking his lucky stars being released from Siberia, er, Philadelphia.

Earl K. Sneed

Presser is underway...

Kathryn Dunn

So excited for some holiday fun with my teammates!

Earl K. Sneed

"Do, do, do, do..." RT @karenberlincoop: Hey @Earl K. Sneed could y'all hum some Jeopardy music for those of us watching the live feed???