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2009-05-09 23:18:30

The former husband of a woman arrested at the home of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says she stuck him with $330,000 in debt. Nowitzki has avoided reporters and made no comment on Cristal Taylor's arrest. He returned to the court for the first time since the arrest Saturday, with the Mavericks dropping their third game in a row to the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference semifinal series. James Westerhaus told The Dallas Morning News he divorced Taylor because of her...

2009-05-09 20:54:45

Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with one second left Saturday boosted Denver to a 106-105 win over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Anthony, who sank just 9-of-24 shots, had recorded a dunk to cut Denver's deficit to 105-103 with 28.5 seconds left. Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 32 points, three assists and three rebounds. Despite his game-long shooting woes, Anthony scored 31 points with eight rebounds. Kenyon Martin scored 12 with four rebounds, and J.R. Smith...

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2009-05-07 10:26:01

A 37-year-old woman was arrested by FBI task force agents at a Dallas home belonging to Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, police said.. Dallas police said Cristal Taylor was named in warrants for a probation violation in Missouri and a theft charge at Jefferson County, Texas, The Dallas Morning News said Thursday. Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Taylor had been staying at Nowitzki's home. Anonymous sources said Taylor and the NBA all-star have been dating. Authorities told the...

2009-05-06 01:15:49

Carmelo Anthony and Nene scored 25 points apiece Tuesday, boosting the Denver Nuggets to a 117-105 win over Dallas for a 2-0 lead in the Western semifinals. J.R. Smith added 21 points and Chauncey Billups 18 as the Nuggets, who took the series opener 109-95 Sunday, won for the 15th straight time at home. Anthony got 15 of his points in the decisive fourth quarter and Nene's point total was a playoff career-best. The Mavericks got a game-high 35 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Jason Terry added 21...

2009-05-03 18:47:39

Denver, led by Nene with 24 points and Carmelo Anthony with 23, went on a 19-4 fourth-quarter run Sunday en route to a 109-95 playoff win over Dallas. The Nuggets took a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Leading by just 82-80, Denver began the game-winning spurt early in the final quarter. The Nuggets hit 54.8 percent of their field goals and forced the Mavs into 20 turnovers. J.R. Smith finished with 15 points and Anthony Carter added 12 for Denver. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28...

2009-04-29 00:59:55

Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks into the Western Conference semifinals with a 106-93 win over San Antonio. Jason Terry added 19 points off the bench for the Mavs, who eliminated the venerable Spurs in five games and move on to face either Denver or New Orleans. Dallas made its statement early in the game with a 14-4 run highlighted by five consecutive points by Nowitzki and one of Jason Kidd's four three-pointers. The Mavericks never trailed in the game and...

2009-04-25 19:53:32

Josh Howard's 28 points with four rebounds led Dallas to a 99-90 NBA Playoff victory over San Antonio and a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. The Mavericks trailed 55-51 at the break but went up 80-71 after three quarters and led 87-84 with 6:44 left in the contest. Jason Kidd scored 17 points with seven assists and seven rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 with 13 rebounds, while Erick Dampier and Jason Terry scored 10 points apiece for the Mavericks, who have won 17 of their...

2009-04-24 18:07:00

A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters Friday voted Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. The 6-foot-2 inch Terry, a former starter, received 576 of a possible 605 points, including 111 of a possible 121 first-place votes. Denver's J.R. Smith finished second with 155 points and New York's Nate Robinson was third with 113 points. To be eligible, a player must have come off the bench in more games than he started. Despite starting a career-low 11 games in the...

2009-04-23 22:22:04

Dirk Nowitzki led the way with 20 points Thursday and the Dallas Mavericks slowed down Tony Parker to produce a surprisingly easy 88-67 win over San Antonio. The Mavericks scored the game's first eight points and ran away to a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven playoff series. San Antonio made only 25 field goals, shot 32 percent and hit just 2-of-17 attempts from 3-point range. The Mavericks opened as much as a 33-point lead in the third quarter, during which the Spurs managed a mere 12...

2009-04-20 23:49:04

Tony Parker had 38 points -- 27 in the first half -- and the San Antonio Spurs routed Dallas 105-84 to even their Western Conference quarterfinal series at 1-1. Parker was 16-of-22 from the field and handed out eight assists. Tim Duncan finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Drew Gooden had 13 points and Roger Mason scored 12 for the Spurs, who dropped the series opener Saturday 105-97. Jason Terry led Dallas with 16 points while Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd scored 14 each. Nowitzki...