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Carlisle: "What's important is our group, how tight together we are and how strong our will is."
Rick Carlisle: "I don't think you're going to hear Mark [Cuban] say anything during this series."
PLAYOFF RICHARD JEFFERSON wait, am I doing this right?
Here's a crazy deal: Spurs won't have homecourt advantage throughout West playoffs. But would in Finals against any East team but Atlanta.
If necessary, Game 5 will be in Houston on Apr. 28, Game 6 in Dallas on Apr. 30, and Game 7 in Houston on May 2.
Games 3 and 4 will be in Dallas on Apr. 24 at 6 p.m. and Apr. 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Mavs vs Rockets will start Saturday night... 830 on TXA21
Mavs-Rockets G1: April 18, 8:30 G2: April 21, 8:30 G3: April 24, 6:00 G4: April 26, 8:30 G5: April 28, TBD G6: April 30, TBD G7: May 2, TBD
Pelicans-Warriors open Saturday afternoon. Spurs-Clippers start Sunday night.
The Mavericks will play Game 1 on Saturday at 8:30 in Houston.
In final West standings, seeds 2 through 6 separated by 1 game (with exception of 4 Portland).
Generic Carlisle quote on the Rockets. http://t.co/xyfvT22i7j
Dirk: “I think there was a little too much up-and-down to really make a push at home court. ... But overall 50 wins is not bad at all."
Dirk was rocking faded blue suede shoes after the game. That has to be a good sign.
Appreciate the Scott Brooks bashers for chiming in.
"No, officer, never seen this man before in my life. What did he do again? He hoarded food? Absolutely shameful." http://t.co/eHox0DDvyI
Tyson Chandler: "We've had an up-and-down year this year, so to be able to come out of it with 50 wins is an achievement."
People love to bash on Scott Brooks, but getting them to 45 wins w the injuries & roster turnover is pretty decent. Lost a ton of tight gms.
Mavericks 1-0 with Johnny Manziel in attendance. Also 1-0 with Naughty By Nature performing at halftime.
Carlisle: "It's going to be Houston, and they're a great team that's had a great year. They've got two of the greatest players in the game."
Please be OK, Paul George. Please.
The Spurs went from homecourt advantage in 1st 2 rounds to none. Rockets, 20 years ago, are only team to win a title as low as 6th seed.
Tyson Chandler on JET: "I'm not giving him any advice [on coming back]. ... still love him, though."
Tyson Chandler on guarding Harden: "Not with one person. Gonna have a lot of eyes on him."
Richard Jefferson has a tiny speck of blood on his nose. "They were doing anything they could to stop me out there. It was a bloodbath."
Rick Carlisle on the entire Southwest Division making the playoffs: "It's the toughest division in sports."
Rockets FT shooting as a team is a big problem. But Mavs have been unusually miserable from the line this season.
Carlisle repeats, "It's not a Chandler Parsons going back to Houston series."
Mavs finished the regular season with a 50-32 record. It's their 14th 50-win season in franchise history.
Rick Carlisle: "This is not a series about Chandler Parsons going back to Houston. This is about the Dallas Mavericks."
New Orleans Pelicans hang on to beat Spurs 108-103 and Houston routs Utah. Mavs will play Rockets in Round 1
All five Southwest Division teams are playoff bound. Rick Carlisle: "I don't see it getting any easier."
Mavs win 114-98 vs Portland to secure 12th 50 win season since 2001
I'd feel a lot better about Houston with D bulldog Beverley and the very underrated Motiejunas.
Rockets won season series w Mavs 3-1. Think Dwight played only limited min in last gm. No Hou win by > 7 pts. Mavs 2nd of b2b in all 4.
opening question this presser? "hey Rick, can you quickly recap what happened in the game for all of us who weren't watching?
Mavs favs wanted Rockets. I don't see it. But we'll see.
And as I predicted in the preseason, every team in the Southwest Division is in the playoffs. You're welcome.
I had Thunder pegged as a pretty easy sweep for Golden State. Pelicans take maybe one game?
The Spurs themselves have taught us a six point lead with less than a minute left isn't safe. Just sayin'.
Good teams don't worry about homecourt. In the 1st round last year, Portland won Games 1 and 2 in Houston.
Am I going to Houston or San Antonio for the first round of the playoffs?
/Carlisle motions for Raymond Felton to go into the game /opens league pass on his phone
Pelicans 88, Spurs 83 with about seven to play in the game.
Is that lend-lease program up and running yet? The Mavs would happily loan a dozen points out to the Pelicans right now.
Someone tell Anthony Davis that the final step before world domination is beating the Spurs.
Rockets up 83-49 on Jazz now, so I'm mostly gonna stop watching that one now.
Pelicans pace has slowed way down, which isn't ideal. They lead 79-63 with two minutes in the third.
I feel like Gregg Popovich is Melisandre in any NBA-GoT comparisons, right? Powerful mysterious and brooding.
not even in a Popovich dystopian world can Aron Baynes guard Anthony Davis
Kawhi happening uh oh
Russ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 http://t.co/kilfx7Uclj
Naughty By Nature is having a concert at halftime here at AAC. What a (free) treat!!!