2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
43-30, 2nd in Pacific
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Was it fair to eject Barea for shoving Griffin? (2:11)
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18hTim MacMahon

Mavs' Barea laughs off ejection following push

J.J. Barea was ejected after pushing Clippers big-man Blake Griffin, leaving the Mavericks confused over why the scuffle constituted a flagrant foul against the diminutive point guard.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2: "Watching [Blake] Griffin's cat-ate-the-canary smile tells you the story of that play. That's all you have to look at."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said the flagrant 2 ruling against J.J. Barea was "just weak. ... It's tough to tell these days in this league what's a flagrant 1, what's a tech. I'm lost, and I think so are the refs."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Bill Spooner on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2 foul committed against Blake Griffin:

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Barea ejected as Mavs edge Clippers (1:36)
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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win (0:36)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 97, Clippers 95 (final). J.J. Redick jumper at the buzzer was long. Seth Curry (23 points, 4 assists) starred as Dallas' starting PG.

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Harris schools Crawford with spin, sets up Noel alley-oop (0:19)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Class of 1998 Reunion: No. 9 overall pick Dirk Nowitzki and No. 10 Paul Pierce have been guarding each other for a stretch of this tight second half in Dallas ...

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Barea ejected for shoving Griffin (0:54)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea was called for a flagrant 2 and tossed after a push to the neck that sent Blake Griffin sprawling. Barea laughed at the ruling.

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Carlisle T'd up for no-call on Dirk, CP3 hits acrobatic layup (0:38)
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Redick completes 4-point play (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on Dirk Nowitzki: "He's his own bird, is what I love about him. There's not been a Dirk. Ever. There's been a lot of great players in our league, but the great, great players are the ones where you say well there's never been one of those. To me that's Dirk. I don't know, who would you say was a Dirk before Dirk? No one. Now, there's a lot of guys trying to be it and probably ruining their careers trying to do it. Same thing happened with Magic. I thought Magic, in the middle of his career, there was a bunch of 7-footers trying to be guards, none of them made it. They wanted to be like Magic. And I think that's the same thing with Dirk. A lot of guys are – it's growing, the shooting with the bigs is all over the league, but Dirk is a rare bird."

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Is Griffin dragging down CP3? (2:01)
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Did Lue throw Rivers a bone by resting his stars? (1:41)
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Kenyon Martin has issue with CP3's son on bench (1:41)
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Crawford puts on a show in Clippers' win (1:16)
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Crawford drains half-court shot at buzzer (0:31)

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game43.023rd
Assists Per Game22.512th
Points Allowed104.713th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174330.589
2015-165329.646
2014-155626.683
2013-145725.695
2012-135626.683