2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
24-58, 4th in Southwest

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Process will be heading to China next season as the Philadelphia 76ers will face the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA China Games 2018. The Mavericks and Sixers will meet twice on Oct. 5 in Shanghai and Oct. 8 in Shenzhen. This will be the first time the Mavericks and Sixers play in China. "When I played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I witnessed China's enthusiasm for basketball firsthand," Dallas Dirk Nowitzki said in a statement. "It will be a fantastic experience for our franchise to play in China for the first time. We're also excited about the possibility of reconnecting with two great Chinese players who played for the Mavericks, Wang Zhizhi and Yi Jianlian."

12dIan Begley

Mavs win pre-lottery tiebreaker with Hawks

The Mavericks won a tiebreaker with the Hawks on Friday to earn the third pre-lottery position and will have a 13.8 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick.

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13dIan Begley

NBA to hold drawings for draft tiebreakers

Random drawings by the NBA on Friday afternoon will break several significant ties in the pre-lottery NBA draft standings.

Dirk says he will return next year (0:16)
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15dTim MacMahon

Dirk's plan: Play next year, then 'go from there'

Dirk Nowitzki says he never wavered in his goal of completing the two-year contract he signed with the Mavs last summer, adding that he wants to help the team "push through the tough times."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on next season: "I'm planning on coming back." He said that's why he got the ankle surgery now.

Motley drains clutch 3-pointer to tie game (0:26)
Finney-Smith soars for one-handed slam (0:19)
Barnes delivers emphatic slam (0:17)
Kleber beats halftime buzzer with jumper (0:16)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Mavs guard J.J. Barea will miss the final few games of the season due to a left oblique strain. Barea, a 12-year veteran, averaged career highs in points (11.6 per game) and assists (6.3) this season.

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20dTim MacMahon

Nowitzki has ankle surgery, out for season

Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the Mavericks' season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle Thursday morning, the team announced.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Dirk Nowitzki underwent surgery on his left ankle this morning and will miss the rest of the season. The surgery is considered relatively minor and is not expected to affect his decision on whether to return for a 21st season.

Gordon balling in the 1st quarter (0:44)
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21dImad Khan

Silver vows commitment to NBA 2K League

NBA commissioner Adam Silver doesn't think the NBA 2K League will be a fad. He believes the esports entity is "something that's going to be around forever."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle impingement), Harrison Barnes (rest), Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) and Dwight Powell (knee) will not play for the Mavericks tonight in Orlando, a game that could have significant impact on lottery odds.

Mavs edge Blazers (0:58)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.328th
Rebounds Per Game41.327th
Assists Per Game22.719th
Points Allowed105.412th

Team History