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2018 Schedule
18-42, 5th in Southwest
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Did Mark Cuban's fine for tanking talk influence Rick Carlisle's decision to play regulars in crunch time of Mavs' loss to Jazz? "It's a coach's decision," Carlisle said. "It's not an ownership decision. It's not a league decision."

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Dirk catches Rubio with knee to groin (0:40)
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Barnes dunks all over Favors (0:24)
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Lakers win in Ball's first game back (1:52)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki left Friday's game against the Lakers because his back started tightening up. Nowitzki said he hopes to play Saturday in Utah, but Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said a decision will be made on Saturday depending on how Nowitzki is feeling.

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Smith glides for slam (0:15)
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Ferrell boots I.T.'s shoe (0:33)
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I.T. tosses ridiculous pass to Randle for the assist (0:18)
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Randle tosses up, Ingram throws down (0:18)
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I.T. feeds Lonzo for the trey (0:21)
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Barnes nails floater at the buzzer (0:20)
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Lonzo checks in and immediately drains a 3 (0:31)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton is sticking with his recent starting lineup with Brandon Ingram at point guard. Lonzo Ball, who will play limited minutes in his return from MCL injury, and Isaiah Thomas are coming off the bench.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle says he hopes to have Nerlens Noel back after these upcoming two games.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs plan to sign swingman Scotty Hopson to a 10-day contract in the coming days, according to league sources. Hopson, 28, a former Tennessee star, has been playing in Europe.

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NBA to roll out new improper conduct hotline

In the aftermath of allegations of harassment toward employees in the Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

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Dirk on Mavericks allegations: 'Truly disgusting'

Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said the allegations in a Sports Illustrated report that the franchise has a hostile workplace for women came as "heartbreaking" and "truly disgusting" news.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the team's owner Mark Cuban saying the Mavericks should tank the rest of the season, "I've talked to the team about that. I've talked to Mark in great detail about it last night. He apologized profusely for those comments. I think he's embarrassed by it. The circumstances are important, but what is important are a couple things -- I know that the $600,000 fine [levied by the NBA on Wednesday], he is going to match that fine and donate the money to a charity. It's going to be an important charity; I'm not sure which one. As far as our team, we've played with a lot of fight all year long. We'll continue to do that and that's how we're going to proceed."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the Sports Illustrated investigation into the Mavericks: "First of all, I'm grateful we live in a place in time where people have the courage to speak up about things like this. I also have a 13-year-old daughter and I want her to know that it's both brave and safe to speak out and that's very important to me and it should be important to everybody. What I can tell you is there is going to be a thorough investigation into this from an outside group led by two people at the top of their profession." He added, "These people are the best of the best. Their findings are going to go directly to [Mavericks owner] Mark Cuban and [NBA Comissioner] Adam Silver and the Mavericks will abide by whatever recommendations are made. I'll tell you that when it comes to anything involving the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is a believer in extreme ownership, extreme accountability and he is highly motivated to get this resolved in an expeditious but thorough fashion. No steps will be skipped here." Said Carlisle, "Things happen for a reason. Any problem or crisis presents an opportunity and this is an opportunity for us to get something fixed."

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Nowitzki is 'disappointed' by allegations against Mavs' organization (1:26)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Mavericks owner Mark Cuban saying his team should tank the rest of the season: "I think you cannot really play to lose in this league. I've been around too long. We're all competitors. I think the young guys, when you're out there, you've got to compete. If you don't, you lose market value. You might get hurt. There are all these things that can happen if you don't play your minutes hard. That's my advice to all the young guys -- play your minutes hard, get better and whatever happens, happens. I think players never play to lose in this league. It might happen, but we don't play for it. I still love to compete. That's one big reason why I'm still out here -- because I enjoy being out there and playing against some of these guys that are half my age and trying to be out there and help the guys win or help the guys get better or improve and use my experience. I'll never stand for losing on purpose. That's not who I am."

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.9Tied-26th
Rebounds Per Game40.529th
Assists Per Game22.519th
Points Allowed104.710th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-181842.300
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598