2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
18-40, 5th in Southwest

Mini-pod: All-Star Day Two

Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Dave McMenamin give a quick take on Day Two of All-Star Weekend.

Smith changes hands on 360 dunk (0:47)
Mitchell lobs near half-court alley-oop to Smith (0:15)
Smith feeds Collins on alley-oop (0:19)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on Don Carter, the Mavericks' co-founder and original owner who died this week at the age of 84: "Visionary, philanthropist, father figure, gentleman, kind soul, reluctant icon and trusted friend. Of course, there are many other appropriate adjectives to describe this giant of a humble man who so positively impacted the lives of so many of us in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For me, Don Carter became a close friend, trusted advisor and surrogate father over the past several years. Mr. Carter would text me after virtually every game with constant words of hope, fact and encouragement. Even after west coast games that ended far into the night Dallas time, he was a constant -- ‘Boys fought hard tonight.' ‘Referees weren't very good to us tonight.' ‘Couldn't see the game tonight, but looked like we were in it.' ‘Great overtime win for you and the boys congrats!' ‘I listened to the game tonight! We didn't come out on top, but Mavs fans saw some good basketball.' ‘Not bad for short-handed!' ‘Welcome home.' And on and on. Mr. Carter was the rarest of rare gems. The Carlisle family is eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know Don and Linda Jo Carter. Our hearts go out to Linda and the entire Carter family during this most difficult time. It would be impossible to put into words how much we will miss him."


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Who is Brandon Ingram most excited to play with & against tonight in the Rising Stars Game?

Rising Stars Challenge preview: Overlooked rookies to watch (2:18)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Don Carter, the co-founder and original owner of the Dallas Mavericks, died Wednesday at the age of 84. "The entire Mavs family is heartbroken by the loss of Mr. Carter," Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a statement. "Along with his wife Mrs. Carter, they have been our guiding lights for the organization since its founding in 1980. To say he will be missed does not do justice to just how important Mr. C has been to the Dallas Mavericks and the City of Dallas. Our condolences go out to Mrs. Carter and the entire Carter family."

Randolph leads Kings to win against Mavericks (0:52)
Powell finishes alley-oop with ease (0:20)
Rockets soar past Mavericks (1:16)
Mavericks' dunks get momentum going at end of half (0:18)
Powell swats Harden layup off backboard (0:17)
Rockets and Mavericks can't get the game started (0:23)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki will not play tonight against the Rockets, the first game he will miss this season. He did not make the trip with the Mavs, officially due to left ankle effusion. Neither did Wesley Matthews (lower back tightness) and J.J. Barea (return from injury management).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Maxi Kleber had a spectacular, crunch-time dunk on the Lakers' Julius Randle, but the Mavs' rookie is willing to concede the best dunk of the night by a Wurzburg, Germany native to Dirk Nowitzki. "Dirk fought himself up there and got him one," Kleber said. "It was pretty fun to watch. I mean, I think the whole bench jumped up and cheered. It was crazy, because it's what we usually only see in warmups. Not even in practice – in warmups. He saves them for warmups. That's when he's loose. It was pretty big time, him dunking it." It was the first dunk of the season for Nowitzki, a 20-year veteran. "I don't get a lot of opportunities around the rim obviously. When Kyle [Collinsworth] made that drive and dished it to me, I said, ‘Now or never.' I went up there and flushed it, and it felt good, I gotta say."

Thomas impressive in Lakers debut (0:59)
Lakers fall with IT's debut (1:28)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers lose for only the fifth time in their last 17 games and have their four-game winning streak snapped. Julius Randle finished with 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and Isaiah Thomas added 22 points and six assists. Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Mavs beat the Lakers 130-123, but Isaiah Thomas scores 22 in his LA debut. 2 points shy of his season high.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.126th
Rebounds Per Game40.627th
Assists Per Game22.518th
Points Allowed104.410th

Team History