2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
15-29, 4th in Southwest

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle had some serious praise for this current rookie class that had three of its best playing in the same game today with the Lakers' Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma going up against Dennis Smith Jr. "It's a great class," Carlisle said. "Over the next two, three or four years, it will really tell the story of how great. Then, like the '84 class, that took 10, 15 years to see just how great that class was going to be. There were so many Hall of Famers and everything else. This class has the same opportunity to have the same kind of impact. But becoming that kind of great player, a generational, Hall-of-Fame-type player takes more than just being in a good draft. You've got to do a lot of great things and do a lot of things the right way and be guided the right way... From what I've seen, all of these guys have been drafted into good situations, are going to be in enhancing situations. It's going to be promising."

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Lakers prevail in OT for 4th straight win (1:44)
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Mavericks shows off good ball movement on 3-pointer (0:20)
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Barnes ties it late for Mavericks (0:31)
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Dennis Smith Jr. jams it home off TO (0:19)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The change in the new CBA does not incentivize a team below the salary cap floor to claim a player like Ramon Sessions. The amount that is owed on Sessions contract ($247,171-based on 2 years of service) on the day he is claimed would apply to the minimum team salary (90% of the cap), not his $1,471,382 salary. There are two teams, Chicago ($5.9M) and Dallas ($3.6M) below the floor.

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Barnes leads Mavs past Hornets (0:48)
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Barnes, Ferrell lead Mavericks past Hornets 115-111

Harrison Barnes had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Yogi Ferrell made seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks fended off fatigue to beat a fresh Charlotte Hornets team 115-111 on Wednesday night.

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Mavericks hold off Magic (0:46)
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Matthews fired up after and-1 (0:20)
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Yogi drains transition 3 (0:19)
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Powell finishes alley-oop with ease (0:16)
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Barnes drains the 3-pointer (0:26)
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Nowitzki calls LeBron 'unstoppable' (0:44)
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Stephen A. disagrees with Carlisle's LaVar pushback (2:07)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Dirk Nowitzki played in his 1,435th NBA game on Sunday, all for the Mavericks, passing Karl Malone (1,434 games for the Jazz) for the second-most games with one team in NBA history. Only John Stockton (1,504 games for the Jazz) has played more for one team, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. on fellow rookie PG Frank Ntilikina: "He's a really good defender. He found his niche early in the league. It ain't nothing but respect on my end for him."

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Knicks pick up win in Dallas (1:00)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks survived the Mavs' rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, scoring six straight points after the score was tied to escape Dallas with a 100-96 win. Dennis Smith Jr. watched the rally and the rest of crunch time from the Mavs' bench.

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Ntilikina denies Barea at the rim (0:16)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

At long last, Derek Harper's No. 12 goes up to the American Airlines Center rafters.

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Smith Jr. drains buzzer-beater (0:18)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.524th
Rebounds Per Game40.427th
Assists Per Game22.714th
Points Allowed104.59th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181529.341
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598