Dwain Price

Monta (23) and Dirk (21) combined to outscore Phoenix in the 2nd half Saturday, 44-41.

Dwain Price

The #Rockets sent this game of Championship "Trivia" Pursuit to entice you to vote for their guys in the awards game. http://t.co/pKrcMwGp5i

Dwain Price

Last year both of the AAC's tenants -- the #Mavs and #Stars -- missed the playoffs. Now they're both back in the playoffs. #moneymoneymoney

Mark Followill

Big 24 hours for Indiana, Heat lose last night & great win for them over OKC today. After all of their struggles still may get #1 seed

Dwain Price

If the @Warriors lose at PORT, at DEN and at home vs. MINN, and the #Mavs win at MEPH, then DAL gets the 6th seed out West.

Dwain Price

That #Suns-#Mavs game last night felt like a playoff game. Lots of intensity. Lots of pressure. Lots of angst. Lots of cursing.

Dwain Price

What is Russell Westbrook doing? Didn't he have 3 surgeries this season?

Dwain Price

David Jones. Get out of the way. lol

Dwain Price

If the #Mavs don't play their 1st playoff game until next Sunday, then Wednesday's game against Memphis will be their only game in 7 days.

Dwain Price

What was Ibaka thinking? I used the referee. When players got in my face like that, they got ejected. Don't show up the ref.

Dwain Price

Mark Cuban's Mount Rushmore of all-time DFW athletes: Dirk Nowitzki, Mike Modano, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith.

Dwain Price

How bad did the #Mavs want that victory over the #Suns? I've never seen so much bickering between Mavs players on the court as I saw on Sat.

Dwain Price

If you're the #Mavs would you rest your regulars Wed. and get ready for the more important playoffs, or would you try to get to 50 wins?

Dwain Price

I stand corrected. If the #Grizzlies lose to the #Lakers OR the #Suns, the #Mavs clinch the 7th seed, because the Mavs have the tiebreakers.

Dwain Price

If the #Grizzlies lose to the #Lakers today and to the #Suns on Mon, the #Mavs will clinch the 7th seed out West.

Dwain Price

OKC the #Mavs really want to play you, because they don't think they can beat the #Spurs in a 7-game series.

Mark Cuban

cyberdust.com http://t.co/YRO474S72j

Mark Followill

Brandan Wright's swat of Bledsoe shot was 3rd time this yr Mavs blocked a tying/go-ahead FGA in final 15 seconds (Dirk vs NO, Marion vs MIN)

Mark Followill

This bears repeating from last night: 2nd best 4Q FG defense of season in Mavs win. Suns shot 23.8% (5/21)

Jeff Caplan

.@dallasmavs are back in the playoffs and Monta Ellis, after dropping 37 pts to beat the #Suns, says it's "lovely." hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/04/13/ell…

Dwain Price

#Mavs will either be a 7th or 8th seed and face either OKC or the SAS in the 1st round of the playoffs. They want no parts of the #Spurs.

Dwain Price

"I didn't know when the Temptations were getting back together. Now I know." -- # Mavs owner Mark Cuban on my outfit http://t.co/aqoIw3l0fn

Dwain Price

One day after the #Stars clinched a playoff spot at the AAC, the #Mavs clinched a playoff spot at the AAC\. #partyrock

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @dallasmavs punch ticket to playoffs following come-from-behind win over Suns mavs.com/game-81-mavs-v… #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

Ellis had a field day against the Suns bit.ly/QiHYID

Dwain Price

Just in case it comes to that for playoff seedings, the #Mavs own the season series over both the #Grizzlies (3-0) and the #Suns (2-1).

Jose Manuel Calderon

what a great feeling! Que bien sienta! #playoffs #mavs

Dwain Price

"He just stayed in it mentally.'' -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on Dirk Nowitzki, who had 21 of his 23 pts tonight in the 2nd half

Dwain Price

In the 1st half tonight, Monta Ellis was 7-of-11 from the field with 14 pts, and Dirk Nowitkzi was just 1-of-5 with only 2 pts.

Dwain Price

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki were 15-of-22 on FGS and scored 44 pts in the 2nd half. The rest of the #Mavs were 5-of-12 with 11 pts.

Dwain Price

Nowitzki wasn't going to let the Mavs lose bit.ly/QiFZDX

Dwain Price

Monta Ellis (23) and Dirk Nowitzki (21) scored 44 of the 55 points the #Mavs scored in the second half of tonight's win over the #Suns.

Jeff Caplan

Vince Carter on assuming 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list: "You throw those names up you just passed, it's like, 'Me, really?'"

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis: "We set a goal in training camp. People doubted us, never gave us a chance, but as of today ... we're in the playoffs."

Jae Crowder

PLAYOFF BOUND!! THANKS TO ALL THE REAL #MFFL.. YOU GUYS ARE APPRECIATED..! #MAVSNATION

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "It feels good to be back in the big dance. I mean, that's where competitors want to be -- on the big stage and in the playoffs."

Mark Followill

Monta he's speaking of RT@mbenson6 @{me} First Mav not named Dirk with five 30-point games in a season since Josh Howard in 2007-08.

Mark Followill

In expected fashion, it was a close game as the Mavs play league leading 21st game decided by 3 or less. They've won 11 of em

Mark Followill

Mavs held Phoenix to 5/21 FG in 4th (& I am sure 2nd game of B2B hurt too). 2nd best 4th qtr FG defense for Mavs this yr as Suns shoot 23.8%

Jose Manuel Calderon

Sometimes things don't go your way individually that's why this is a TEAM sport. #PLAYOFFS #happy #mavs

Shane Larkin

Big win!! Playoff bound!! #MFFL best fans in the LEAGUE! Let's keep it moving!!!

Jose Manuel Calderon

A veces las cosas no salen bien individualmente por eso esto es un dporte de EQUIPO. Gran victoria! #PLAYOFFS #feliz

Mark Followill

Really happy for Monta Ellis, making 3rd trip to the playoffs in his career. Tied season high w/ 37 points. Mavs wouldn't be here w/out him

DeJuan Blair

PLAYOFFS!!!!!

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis credits the @dallasmavs fans for this win: "I just think it was the energy and environment of this building." #DALvsPHX

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "Our franchise stands for winning championships, and you can't win a championship unless you're in the playoffs."

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle on Monta Ellis: "He's a rise-to-the-moment player."

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: @dallasmavs punch ticket to playoffs following come-from-behind win over Suns mavs.com/game-81-mavs-v… #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

Final: Mavs 101, Suns 98. Dallas clinches playoff spot. Phoenix to fight it out with Memphis at home Monday night. #SunsAtMavs

Mark Followill

Who would believe it defensive stops help Dallas bring it home. Huge block by Brandan Wright late. Mavs 101 Suns 98 & Mavs earn playoff spot

Dwain Price

Mavs edge Suns, clinch playoff spot bit.ly/1sUfP9T

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: @dallasmavs 101, Suns 98; 37 pts for Monta Ellis and 23 pts for Dirk. #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

It's a final: #Mavs 101, #Suns 98.

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs are headed to the playoffs!!!!

Dwain Price

Wow. Monta has missed 2 late FTs. The game could have been over. #Mavs up 101-98 with 9.4 sec left.

Earl K. Sneed

Ellis hits 1 of 2 at the line again and the Suns are down 101-98 with the ball and 9.4 seconds to tie it. #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

Ellis goes 1-2 at the line. Mavs 101 Suns 98 (9.4)... Can Phoenix execute a competent late-possession play with the season on the line?

Dwain Price

Big block by Wright on a Bledsoe drive.

Earl K. Sneed

All-defensive lineup for the @dallasmavs...and Brandan Wright BLOCKS Bledsoe! #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

Ellis goes 1-2 at the line. Mavs 100 Suns 98 (18.7)... Can Phoenix execute a competent late-possession play with the season on the line?

Dwain Price

Uh-uh. Drama. #Mavs up 100-98 with 18.7 sec left. #Suns ball.

Earl K. Sneed

Ellis goes 1 for 2 at the line and Gerald Green grabs the board. Suns' ball down two with 18.7 ticks left. #DALvsPHX

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs just do get the ball over halfcourt and Bledsoe racks Ellis in the face to send him to the line with 20.9 seconds left.

Jeff Caplan

My MIP choice just took a rushed shot from the baseline and missed. Mavs up 99-98 out of the timeout (25.4). #SunsAtMavs

Earl K. Sneed

Loose-ball foul on Ellis. Bledsoe hits 1 of 2 at the line with 52.7 seconds left. @dallasmavs up one.#DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

This is where legends are made. #Mavs up 99-97 with 1:15 left.

Earl K. Sneed

Eric Bledsoe with the steal and score. @dallasmavs up 99-97 with 1:15 left on the clock. #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

A reminder to those at home, Mavs have a tough time finishing off teams at home. Mavs 99, Suns 95 (1:33). #SunsAtMavs

Earl K. Sneed

Let Monta go to work! #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

No. Dirk is coming back in. My bad.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk is standing up at the end of the bench and he wants to go back in. #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

Mavs looks like they're going to have to try and win this one without Dirk.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk limps to the bench. He's trying to work out that left ankle. #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

Dirk is limping off the court.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk looks like he's having trouble with his left ankle. #DALvsPHX

Mark Followill

Mavs in front 97-89 now over the Suns. 3 mins to go. Brandan Wright with his 2nd double-double, 12 pts & 11 rebs

Earl K. Sneed

3:03 left and this building is in postseason form. @dallasmavs can smell the playoffs but they have to close this last 3:03 first. Up 97-89.

Earl K. Sneed

Devin Harris for 3!!!! @dallasmavs up 97-89. #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

Ellis steal on Frye and layup gives Dallas 94-89 lead (4:00). Suns with 11 points in 8 min. #SunsAtMavs

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk's 3 is followed by Monta Ellis' steal and score. @dallasmavs up 94-89 with 4:00 on the clock. Buckle up, folks. #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

Monta has completely taken over this game.

Earl K. Sneed

Double-double now for Brandan Wright with 12 pts & 10 rebs. Dirk for 3 and the @dallasmavs lead 92-89. #DALvsPHX

Jeff Caplan

Suns 2-8 FG in the 4th qtr. Mavs 89, Suns 87 (5:30) #SunsAtMavs

Mark Followill

First lead since 35-34, Mavs get a Dirk layup to take 88-87 lead over Phoenix. 6:38 to go on TXA21

Dwain Price

First lead for the #Mavs since 35-34 at 7:28 of the 2nd period. They're up 88-87 with 6:38 left.

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs have their 1st lead since 35-34, looking to hold on with an 88-87 edge and 6:38 left to close. #DALvsPHX

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis to Dirk for the layup and the @dallasmavs take an 88-87 lead with 6:38 left to play. #DALvsPHX

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have had some crazy turnovers tonight.

Mark Followill

Great game, bad wifi so can't tweet much. Suns up 85-84 w/ 8:45 to go on TXA21. Monta has 30. Dirk w/ 18 for Mavs, 16 in 2nd half

Jeff Caplan

Fourth time Dallas has come within one point of the lead since late 3rd qtr. Suns 85, Mavs 84 (8:45) #SunsAtMavs

Earl K. Sneed

That's Vince Carter's 5th foul with 8:45 left to play. Could prove crucial. @dallasmavs down 85-84. #DALvsPHX

Earl K. Sneed

MONTA ELLIS...AND ONE!!!

Earl K. Sneed

After playing the entire 3rd, Dirk returns with 10:00 left in the 4th. #DALvsPHX

Earl K. Sneed

Make it 27 pts now for Monta Ellis on 12-of-18 shooting... #DALvsPHX