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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on Salah Mejri's issues with referees: "Sometimes you've got to just keep playing, man. You've got to keep playing through some stuff and at times bite his lip. That's really all there is to it. Sometimes he might get a tough call. Just swallow it and keep competing. When he's out there, he's always playing so hard and usually gives us a great lift off the bench. We want him out there, we love him out there, and he's got to find ways to stay out there."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle shouted "Get the f--- outta here!" when Salah Mejri tried to explain himself after getting ejected for arguing a call. "As I look at it now, he's the only guy that was a negative," Carlisle said, referring to Mejri being minus-2 in 10 minutes during the Mavs' blowout win over the Wizards. "Maybe it worked out all right. Salah and I have a thing going about the officials. He just can't help himself; I think he feels like he can reason with those guys. We're going to continue to work with him."

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14hTim MacMahon

Barea: I don't think Wall's teammates like him

J.J. Barea and John Wall had an on-court confrontation during the Mavericks' 98-75 win Monday. Afterward, Wall took a verbal shot at Barea when asked about the incident, and Barea said he doesn't like Wall and thinks Wall's teammates feel the same.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Beal exchanged trash talk with Dennis Smith Jr. throughout the game but said the Mavs rookie earned his respect. "He's a true competitor. He's an elite point guard. He's going to be one for years and years."

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Mavs soar past Wizards (1:04)

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The struggling Wizards just lost by 23 to the Mavericks. It's the 2nd worst shooting night on the season for Washington, as they finished at 30% from the floor...and their 2nd worst point total this season at just 75.

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Dirk's 4-point play (0:22)
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Mejri gets ejected, Oubre Jr. waves goodbye (0:40)
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Smith nails 360 slam (0:26)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of NBA's coaches association, on the Bucks firing Jason Kidd: "Very surprising. Very unexpected. I don't know what to say."

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1dSusan Ninan

'I thought my career was over'

After becoming the first Indian-born player to be drafted in the NBA, Satnam Singh was on cloud nine. However, limited game time proved frustrating, and Satnam is now back in India for a fresh start and perspective.

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Tensions run high between Blazers and Mavs (1:07)
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Smith shines, Mavs shocked at ending (1:00)
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Nuggets hold off Mavericks (1:18)
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Jokic's big night helps Nuggets hold off Mavericks 105-102

Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds, Gary Harris hit two late free throws and the Denver Nuggets led by as many as 23 points before holding on for a 105-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

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Smith soars for big slam (0:23)
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Smith finds Kleber for big alley-oop (0:27)
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Smith's steal leads to score (0:23)
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Smith hits nice layup in transition (0:21)

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)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.524th
Rebounds Per Game40.427th
Assists Per Game22.414th
Points Allowed104.110th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181631.340
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598