13-11, 2nd in Southwest

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki, as he nears his season debut after a long recovery from spring ankle surgery: "The ankle's been responding pretty well. We've been pushing it. We don't really have a set date in mind, but hopefully I'll be out there soon."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Terry is retired unless he gets a call from the Lakers, Warriors or Mavericks. "Then I'll answer the phone," he said on the Mavs' broadcast of Saturday's win over the Rockets.

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21hTim MacMahon

Doncic wows with solo 11-0 run late in Mavs' win

While Luka Doncic downplayed his rookie-season success, the Mavericks weren't being quite as modest after Saturday night's win. "He's not an ordinary 19-year-old, we'll say that," veteran Devin Harris said.

Doncic's 11-0 run leads the Mavs to win over Rockets (0:57)
Finney-Smith rocks the rim off backdoor cut (0:19)
Doncic's filthy stepback 3-pointer seals Mavs' win (0:35)
Doncic's full-court pass leads to Smith dunk (0:16)
Crowd erupts after Kleber's putback dunk (0:18)
Smith takes off on breakaway dunk (0:20)
Jordan throws down monstrous dunk (0:22)
Doncic spins around defender for and-1 (0:19)
Smith breezes by everyone for and-1 (0:19)
Jordan throws it down over Leonard (0:22)
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5dTim MacMahon

Clips' Beverley fined for throwing ball at fan

The NBA fined Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 on Tuesday for throwing a ball at a fan in Sunday's loss to the Mavericks.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was fined $25,000 for throwing the ball at a Mavericks fan, the NBA announced.

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7dTim MacMahon

'Ruthless toothless' Smith comes up big for Mavs

Dennis Smith Jr. had his tooth knocked out during a fight for a loose ball late in the third quarter, but he returned and made major contributions to the Mavs' 114-110 win over the Clips, including the game-sealing block, rebound and free throws.

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7dTim MacMahon

Clippers' Beverley tossed for throwing ball at fan

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley accused a Mavericks fan sitting courtside of cursing his mother on Sunday, prompting him to throw a crisp bounce pass at the man during a break in play early in the fourth quarter.

Barnes leads Mavs to 7th straight home win (1:33)
Finney-Smith tip in gives Mavs late lead (0:17)
Smith rejection seals win (0:37)
Smith loses tooth vs. Clippers (0:44)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs rookie Luka Doncic (right hip) is out against the Clippers. Coach Rick Carlisle says they do not believe the injury is serious.

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9dTim MacMahon

Mavericks' Barea ejected while sitting on bench

Dallas' J.J. Barea said he was ejected by referee Scott Foster after saying only 'This is a disaster' while sitting on the bench Friday night. Barea says it seems he receives technical fouls only from Foster.

Barea ejected while on the bench (0:19)


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