Dwain Price

In starting last 3 games of the '11 Finals, J.J. Barea had 40 pts, 8 reb. and 14 assists in 78 min. He was 16-of-32 on FGs, 5-of-10 on 3s.

Dwain Price

Mavs sign JJ Barea | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Dallas Cowboys, Dalla... star-telegram.com/2014/10/29/624… +@startelegram

Mark Followill

On broadcast @ 8p w/ @KevinEHartman of FC Dallas MLS Cup Playoff Knockout Round game w/ Vancouver Whitecaps. FCD 5-0 all-time @ home vs VWFC

Earl K. Sneed

Wow. A 'Melo to Amar'e fast break. When was the last time that happened?

Mark Followill

Expected roster moves official for the Mavs. Gal Mekel released to make room for return of J.J. Barea who signed this eve. Welcome back JJ!

Dwain Price

So Dirk, Tyson and Barea are the lone holdovers from the #Mavs' 2011 championship team.

Dwain Price

Only 75 minutes passed from the time the two #Mavs' press releases announced Gal Mekel's departure to JJ Barea's arrival.

Earl K. Sneed

Wishing the best of luck to @GalMekel33. He's a really good dude on and off the court.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have officially signed point guard JJ Barea to a one-year contract.

Earl K. Sneed

Also, @Jose Juan Barea will now wear the No. 5. Monta Ellis already has the No. 11 to himself.

Earl K. Sneed

Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have officially signed guard J.J. Barea.

Dwain Price

It'll be interesting to see which team picks up point guard Gal Mekel, who had a terrific training camp and deserves a better outcome.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have to pay PG Gal Mekel $1,763,758 through the 2015-'16 season. He came to the Mavs from Israel last season.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have officially waived PG Gal Mekel and are in the process of signing PG JJ Barea.

Jeff Caplan

Too bad for Mekel, but the kid signed a sweetheart deal, 3 yrs fully guaranteed. This is second year.

Earl K. Sneed

Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on second-year guard Gal Mekel.

Jeff Caplan

Mavs announce waive Gal Mekel. Sets up return of Barea as '11 title team recreation continues. Who's next J-Kidd after long Mil losing skid?

Dwain Price

JJ Barea has cleared waivers and will sign with the #Mavs for $1.31 million. The Mavs will waive Gal Mekel to make room for Barea.

Mark Followill

9 miles on Katy Trail today, another step closer to being ready for Last Man Running at Metro PCS @DallasMarathon dallasmarathon.com/last-man-runni…

Dwain Price

Dirk Nowitzki: "Monta (Ellis) is going to be great this year again. I think we’ve got a good team. It was a tough loss, but it’s early."

Dwain Price

"When u give up 53% shooting on the road, you’re not going to get as many transition opportunities as you want." -- #Mavs coach RCarlisle

Dwain Price

"It's going to be at least another week to 10 days before we can even talk about any kind of timetable.’’ -- Rick Carlisle on Raymond Felton

Earl K. Sneed

Meanwhile, Dirk is shooting one-legged threes off the opposite leg with Holger. @ American Airlines… instagram.com/p/uv0ENWNkno/

Dwain Price

#Mavs coach Rick Carilsle: "Upon futher review we’ve got to move on to Utah. We’re not going to regurgitate last night.''

Earl K. Sneed

Safe to say that @chandlerparsons has found his shooting stroke. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/uvzpNANknC/

Earl K. Sneed

Looks like @chandlerparsons is working on adding more arch to his shot in practice. @ American… instagram.com/p/uvwOTetkhY/

Earl K. Sneed

Shout out to @chandlerparsons for catering the #Mavs office with these Chipotle burritos. @ Dallas… instagram.com/p/uvuF6atkuG/

Dwain Price

"I hope he’s able to put together another year because I don’t want to see him go out this way.'' -- #Mavs owner Mark Cuban on Steve Nash

Dwain Price

#Mavs owner Mark Cuban on Chandler Parsons: "He would have been a Nellie (Don Nelson) dream back in the day playing point forward.''

Devin Harris

We fought hard last night but couldn't get that W.. We will be better!

Dwain Price

"He's got to clear waivers and then we'll see what happens.'' -- #Mavs owner Mark Cuban on JJ Barea

Dwain Price

"I think we're in a good place. We've got a lot to learn from. We can grow from this game.'' -- Tyson Chandler after the loss to the #Spurs

Dwain Price

Spurs beat Mavs, 101-100, as Parsons has a tough night | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Spor... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Dwain Price

Barea signing would cost Mekel his Mavericks job | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports New... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Dwain Price

Mavs come to Parsons’ defense | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Dal... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Earl K. Sneed

Shout out to my man @Chandler Parsons, who bought the entire @Dallas Mavericks office lunch from Chipotle today. You rock, my dude.

Earl K. Sneed

ICYMI: @Tyson Chandler was mic'd up last night. And this will make you want to run through a wall for him. i.instagram.com/p/uuZhQMxh4K/

Jeff Caplan

Generally I don't believe in curses, but the Lakers, man...

Greg Smith

Happy bday to my bro for life @Zaytoven_ everybody show him some love!!!

Mark Followill

Our @Dallas Mavericks telecast honored w/ Lone Star Emmys, 7 overall for @FSSouthwest. foxs.pt/1nQaNM6 Great to be part of Mavs/FSSW team

Earl K. Sneed

Hate to see a rookie go down in his 1st game. Hate it more when it's a good kid. Even more when it's a Dallas kid. Good luck, Julius Randle.

Mark Followill

Also a local broadcast of Knockout Round Playoff matchup w/ FC Dallas & Vancouver tonight. Myself & @KevinEHartman 8p, TWC-Sports Channel

Mark Followill

Shout out to our @fcdallas tonight taking on Vancouver Whitecaps in #MLSPlayoffs #RedForGlory

Earl K. Sneed

It's seriously not out of the realm of possibilities that every team in the Southwest Division makes the playoffs this season.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: Third quarter against Spurs will serve as learning experience for @DallasMavs mavs.com/third-quarter-…

Earl K. Sneed

Attention to my mentions: the word is "jell" when talking about a team coming together. Not "gel." Thank you and goodnight.

Mark Followill

Turned HOU-LAL off at start of 4th, just seeing news about Dallas' own Julius Randle (broken right leg). Such a bummer, best wishes to him

Jeff Caplan

Byron Scott seems to be enjoying his new gig. That's good.

Dwain Price

Spurs beat Mavs, 101-100, as Parsons has a tough night | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Spor... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Dwain Price

"Just stay together and leave the referees alone and stay in the game mentally.'' -- Monta Ellis on what the #Mavs learned in loss to #Spurs

Dwain Price

"Overall we played a good game. We can learn from it and get better, go to practice and get ready for the next one." -- #Mavs G Monta Ellis

Dwain Price

"We played a good game. Hard fought. It came down to a couple of possessions. Tony (Parker) made a big shot.'' -- #Mavs G Monta Ellis

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks are just edged by champion Spurs in season-opening thriller mavs.com/game-1-mavs-sp… #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Parsons said maybe he needed to make an extra pass to Monta at the end of the game. But he shot it with just one second left in the game.

Jeff Caplan

First NBA opening night I'm not a part of in a while and have to admit it's a bit deflating. It was a good run. Hopefully back up soon.

Jeff Caplan

This dude Duncan is just so boring: 14 pts, 13 boards, 2 asts and 2 blks for his 798th career double-double. Yada, yada, yada.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk's advice to Parsons: "This is not a one-game season. There's 82 games in this season. He's got to get used to his new teammates."

Mark Followill

With opener at SA in books, Mavs now play 2 of next 9 games vs playoff teams from last yr, at POR & home vs MIA. So we'll see how that goes

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons: "Me personally, I've got to step up. I can't have too many more nights like that."

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "I love a lot of the things that we did. It was a great game. ... You can't kick off the season with a better game for the fans."

Mark Followill

Looking ahead: Utah here Thurs, they open at home tomorrow v Houston. Mavs at New Orleans Sat, Anthony Davis 26P/17R/9B in win v Magic 2nite

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: @Dallas Mavericks are just edged by champion Spurs in season-opening thriller mavs.com/game-1-mavs-sp… #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

In addition, Parker has never made more than 4 3s in any game in his career (reg or post)

Mark Followill

Tony Parker 4/4 from 3, including winning 3 with 1:07 to go. He's gone 4/4 on 3s one other time in his career: 2/28/04 vs Denver

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons misses from three & the @Dallas Mavericks fall 101-100 in a wild finish. 26 pts for Monta & 18 pts for Dirk. 23 pts for Parker. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

It's a final: #Spurs 101, #Mavs 100. Ellis led the Mavs with 26 pts, Dirk had 18, Harris 17, Jameer 9, Chandler 8 and Parsons 5 (2-of-10).

Dwain Price

After a dreadful shooting night, Parsons had a chance to be the hero. But he missed a 3 with under 1 second left and the #Mavs down 1.

Derek Page

A timeout would've been nice... #Mavs

Earl K. Sneed

Off Monta and out of bounce. Spurs' ball with 48.7 seconds left. @Dallas Mavericks down 101-100. #DALatSAS

Derek Page

Dirk's been held in check all night before going off for 8 in 4th. #Mavs need stop and clutch Dirty bucket to win this one.

Earl K. Sneed

This sure feels like a playoff game... #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

19-10 Mavs run since Spurs had 91-81 lead...

Earl K. Sneed

Parker for three. @Dallas Mavericks down one inside 1:00 to play. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

He. Is. Still. Dirk. Nowitzki.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons for three! @Dallas Mavericks down 96-94...till that Ginobili and-one with 2:31 left. 98-94 after the missed FT. #DALatSAS

Derek Page

Not a great start to Chandler Parson's #Mavs career thus far. Just 1-8 from the field and 2 pts in 30 forgettable mins.

Earl K. Sneed

Spurs are now 13-of-26 from three and shooting 53.8% as a team from the field. #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

Down 4 at the time, gonna lament two possessions after Spurs turnovers with chance to close gap

Earl K. Sneed

Devin misses a three at one end. Danny Green does now. Spurs lead the @Dallas Mavericks 96-89 with 3:27 left. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk returns down 93-89 with 3:53 left. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Remember when I said Devin Harris had been working on his outside shooting??? Yeah. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Bad matchup there with Parsons trying to guard Duncan down low, but Harris come back with a three. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle is going to go back to Parsons, who is 1-of-7, with 6:42 remaining and down 89-81.

Dwain Price

Parsons is still stuck on 2 pts on 1-of-7 shooting in 27 minutes.

Earl K. Sneed

7:20 remaining and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 89-81. 22 pts for Ellis & 14 pts for Dirk. 20 pts for Parker. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

And this is the part of the show when the Spurs suddenly can't miss... #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

Spurs went 22-4 when they made 10+ 3s last reg season. 11 made tonight so far

Earl K. Sneed

Harris stays in the game, joining Nelson, Jefferson, Dirk & Tyson with 9:00 left and down nine, 86-77. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

9:00 left and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 86-77. This is a good time to put together a run. Tyson's 4th foul & Dirk's 3rd changed this game.

Earl K. Sneed

Ginobili and Devin Harris just went knee to knee. Both are pretty banged up. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

And now the threes are falling for the Spurs... #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Sick drive and bank-in by Devin Harris. He can get to the rim whenever he wants, if he leaves that jumper alone. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

1-of-7 but active defensively. RT @townbrad: Parsons' only made field goal is the dunk that opened the scoring for Dallas.

Earl K. Sneed

Ginobili opens the 4th with a three. That one gave the crowd a little more life. @Dallas Mavericks might want to respond and respond quickly.

Dwain Price

Parker leads the #Spurs with 20 pts, Manu has 15, Belinelli 12, and 10 each for Duncan and Green.