Tim Cato

Carlisle: "What's important is our group, how tight together we are and how strong our will is."

Tim Cato

Rick Carlisle: "I don't think you're going to hear Mark [Cuban] say anything during this series."

Dwain Price

Mavs open playoff series Saturday in Houston star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Earl K. Sneed

This is the 1st time the @Dallas Mavericks and Rockets have met in the playoffs since the epic seven-game series in 2005. Mavs won Game 7 by 40.

Tim Cato

Close -- it was the 1998-99 'Cats who had Jefferson as a freshman and JET, a senior. twitter.com/ZacharyBD/stat…

Devin Harris

Looks like we got the Rockets. Second season begins now! @Dallas Mavericks #stayingintexas

Tim Cato

PLAYOFF RICHARD JEFFERSON wait, am I doing this right?

Jeff Caplan

Here's a crazy deal: Spurs won't have homecourt advantage throughout West playoffs. But would in Finals against any East team but Atlanta.

Dwain Price

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.

Dwain Price

Games 3 and 4 will be in Dallas on Apr. 24 at 6 p.m. and Apr. 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs will play in Houston on Saturday and Tuesday with both games tipping off at 8:30 p.m.

Mark Followill

Mavs vs Rockets will start Saturday night... 830 on TXA21

Tim Cato

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

Jeff Caplan

Pelicans-Warriors open Saturday afternoon. Spurs-Clippers start Sunday night.

Earl K. Sneed

Games 3 and 4 will be Friday (at 6 p.m. CT) and Sunday (at 8:30 p.m. CT), when the @Dallas Mavericks host the Rockets at @AACenter.

Tim Cato

The Mavericks will play Game 1 on Saturday at 8:30 in Houston.

Jeff Caplan

In final West standings, seeds 2 through 6 separated by 1 game (with exception of 4 Portland).

Tim Cato

Generic Carlisle quote on the Rockets. http://t.co/xyfvT22i7j

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks sprint past Trail Blazers to 14th 50-win season in franchise history mavs.com/game-82-mavs-v… #DALvsPOR

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Tim Cato

Dirk was rocking faded blue suede shoes after the game. That has to be a good sign.

Jeff Caplan

Appreciate the Scott Brooks bashers for chiming in.

Tim Cato

"No, officer, never seen this man before in my life. What did he do again? He hoarded food? Absolutely shameful." http://t.co/eHox0DDvyI

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Jeff Caplan

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.

Earl K. Sneed

Johnny Basketball? @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/1hWRQpln1z/

Tim Cato

Mavericks 1-0 with Johnny Manziel in attendance. Also 1-0 with Naughty By Nature performing at halftime.

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Tim Cato

Please be OK, Paul George. Please.

Jeff Caplan

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.

Amare Stoudemire

On to the playoffs #MAVSWIN http://t.co/DAdgqJ2Urk

Tim Cato

Tyson Chandler on JET: "I'm not giving him any advice [on coming back]. ... still love him, though."

Tim Cato

Tyson Chandler on guarding Harden: "Not with one person. Gonna have a lot of eyes on him."

Tim Cato

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."

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle on the entire Southwest Division making the playoffs: "It's the toughest division in sports."

Jeff Caplan

Rockets FT shooting as a team is a big problem. But Mavs have been unusually miserable from the line this season.

Al-Farouq Aminu

The squad i run with trill Way to get that 50th win Might play that "get rich or die trying"… instagram.com/p/1hQh0jQZCf/

Tim Cato

Carlisle repeats, "It's not a Chandler Parsons going back to Houston series."

Dwain Price

Mavs finished the regular season with a 50-32 record. It's their 14th 50-win season in franchise history.

Tim Cato

Rick Carlisle: "This is not a series about Chandler Parsons going back to Houston. This is about the Dallas Mavericks."

Mark Followill

New Orleans Pelicans hang on to beat Spurs 108-103 and Houston routs Utah. Mavs will play Rockets in Round 1

Tim Cato

All five Southwest Division teams are playoff bound. Rick Carlisle: "I don't see it getting any easier."

Dwain Price

As quiet as its kept, the #Mavs would rather have played the #Rockets than the #Spurs. So they got their wish.

Mark Followill

Mavs win 114-98 vs Portland to secure 12th 50 win season since 2001

Jeff Caplan

I'd feel a lot better about Houston with D bulldog Beverley and the very underrated Motiejunas.

Jeff Caplan

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.

Tim Cato

opening question this presser? "hey Rick, can you quickly recap what happened in the game for all of us who weren't watching?

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: @Dallas Mavericks sprint past Trail Blazers to 14th 50-win season in franchise history mavs.com/game-82-mavs-v… #DALvsPOR

Jeff Caplan

#Grizzlies are big winners getting broken-down #Blazers. Banged-up Memphis hasn't played consistently well in a while. Blazers seem cashed.

Jeff Caplan

Mavs favs wanted Rockets. I don't see it. But we'll see.

Earl K. Sneed

And as I predicted in the preseason, every team in the Southwest Division is in the playoffs. You're welcome.

Jeff Caplan

I had Thunder pegged as a pretty easy sweep for Golden State. Pelicans take maybe one game?

Dwain Price

Tyson led the #Mavs with 22 pts, Dirk had 16, Monta 15, Amar'e 13, and Felton 10.

Earl K. Sneed

Spurs fall in New Orleans, securing the 2nd seed for the Rockets. @Dallas Mavericks will start the playoffs in Houston.

Dwain Price

New Orleans defeated the #Spurs tonight. So the #Mavs will open the playoffs this weekend in Houston against the #Rockets.

Jeff Caplan

Great win for the #Pelicans. Davis and Co., went and took it. Meanwhile, the #Spurs just made their repeat hopes more difficult.

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: @Dallas Mavericks 114, Blazers 98; 22 pts & 15 rebs for Tyson Chandler. 14th 50-win season in franchise history. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

The Spurs themselves have taught us a six point lead with less than a minute left isn't safe. Just sayin'.

Dwain Price

#Pelicans up 9 on the #Spurs with 2:00 left. If they hang on, the #Mavs will open the playoffs against the #Rockets .

Mark Followill

Mavs up 102-84 vs Portland with 4:50 left on @FSSouthwest. Lot of scoreboard watching going on

Tim Cato

PLAYOFF BROOOOOOOW

Tim Cato

Monty Williams just pulled up this video and showed it to his players at the timeout youtube.com/watch?v=QNNl_u…

Dwain Price

Good teams don't worry about homecourt. In the 1st round last year, Portland won Games 1 and 2 in Houston.

Dwain Price

#Mavs up 100-82 with 7:12 left in the game.

Earl K. Sneed

Stoudemire with the offensive board and score, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 100-82 with 7:12 left. #DALvsPOR

Dwain Price

At least the #Mavs will be in the state of Texas for ALL games in the 1st round of the playoffs. #NoPlaceLikeTexas

Dwain Price

Am I going to Houston or San Antonio for the first round of the playoffs?

Tim Cato

/Carlisle motions for Raymond Felton to go into the game /opens league pass on his phone

Tim Cato

Pelicans 88, Spurs 83 with about seven to play in the game.

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead 91-72 after the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Raymond Felton for three, and @Dallas Mavericks lead 91-72 entering the 4th. Season high-tying 22 pts & 15 rebs for Tyson Chandler. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

Is that lend-lease program up and running yet? The Mavs would happily loan a dozen points out to the Pelicans right now.

Earl K. Sneed

Season high-tying 22 pts and 14 rebounds for Tyson Chandler now. @Dallas Mavericks lead 82-60 with 4:30 in the 3rd. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

Someone tell Anthony Davis that the final step before world domination is beating the Spurs.

Earl K. Sneed

21 pts & 13 rebs for Tyson Chandler with 4:58 left in the 3rd. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

an important @bobbykaralla update: down with O.P.P. not down with Steve Blake

Tim Cato

Unfollow @jga41agher so he doesn't have 2k followers anymore. (But for real, if you're not following him, you're doing Mavs Twitter wrong.)

Earl K. Sneed

Lillard for three, and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout with a 73-58 lead and 6:49 in the 3rd. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

Rockets up 83-49 on Jazz now, so I'm mostly gonna stop watching that one now.

Tim Cato

Pelicans pace has slowed way down, which isn't ideal. They lead 79-63 with two minutes in the third.

Earl K. Sneed

Jefferson again for three before a Rondo score, and it's a 15-0 @Dallas Mavericks run to start the 3rd. #DALvsPOR

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo puts the @Dallas Mavericks back up double digits before a Dirk three. Monta's breakaway dunk puts @Dallas Mavericks up 66-51 with 9:12 in the 3rd.

Earl K. Sneed

Naughty By Nature performing at halftime with the @mavsdancers for Fan Appreciation Night. #DALvsPORinstagram.com/p/1hHZNBln_y/

Earl K. Sneed

Jefferson opens the 3rd with a triple, and the @Dallas Mavericks pull ahead 59-51. #DALvsPOR

Tim Cato

I feel like Gregg Popovich is Melisandre in any NBA-GoT comparisons, right? Powerful mysterious and brooding.

Mark Followill

Mavs up 56-51 at half vs Blazers on @FSSouthwest. Tyson Chandler with 17 pts and 10 rebs. 10 pts for Monta

Tim Cato

not even in a Popovich dystopian world can Aron Baynes guard Anthony Davis

Tim Cato

Kawhi happening uh oh

Tim Cato

Russ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 http://t.co/kilfx7Uclj

Dwain Price

Naughty By Nature is having a concert at halftime here at AAC. What a (free) treat!!!

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead at the half 56-51. Tyson leads with 17 pts and 10 rebounds, Monta has 10 pts, and Dirk has 8 pts.

Earl K. Sneed

After leading by as many as 13, the @Dallas Mavericks take a 56-51 edge into the half. 17 pts & 10 rebs for Tyson Chandler at the break. #DALvsPOR