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2019 Schedule
15-13, 1st in Southwest
Doncic mastering the art of the step-back jumper (0:59)
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22hTim MacMahon

Kings' Joerger: 'No veiled shots' in Doncic praise

Kings coach Dave Joerger insisted Monday that his lofty praise of Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic wasn't intended as a slight at his team's front office and declared that Marvin Bagley III was "the right guy for us" to select with the No. 2 overall pick.

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2dTim MacMahon

Kings' Joerger lauds Doncic: I don't see a ceiling

Kings coach Dave Joerger said Sunday he doesn't see a ceiling on Mavs rookie Luka Doncic, the player selected immediately after Sacramento drafted Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick.

Doncic hangs in air for and-1 finish (0:18)
Fox is no match for Doncic (0:18)
Dirk receives loud ovation entering the game (0:22)
Doncic serves it up for Jordan (0:21)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki gets a standing ovation as soon as he gets up off the bench to check into a Mavs home game for the first time this season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings coach Dave Joerger on Luka Doncic: "Perhaps there was an idea that there was a ceiling on him. I don't see it, unfortunately for us. But he's great for them and he's great for our league."

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5d

Dirk begins record 21st season, but Mavs fall

Dirk Nowitzki finally made his debut for his record 21st season Thursday, saying he still has a lot of work to get up to "NBA speed against a bunch of 20-year-old athletes."

Smith slams all over Bridges (0:21)
Ariza tries to rescue stuck basketball with towel (0:48)
Doncic steals and slams (0:16)
Cuban gives referee an earful during timeout (0:23)
Dirk nails first shot back from injury (0:26)
Doncic hits sweet step-back triple (0:17)
Dirk arrives for 2018 debut (0:30)
5d

The MJ and Malik Monk Situation

Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Andrew Han discuss the Michael Jordan-Malik Monk situation (6:45), the ongoing Bulls drama (16:00), the Celtics, Luka Doncic's incredible week and much more.

Is Doncic the next Harden? (1:05)
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6dTim MacMahon

Sources: Dirk's season debut set for Thursday

Dirk Nowitzki, who has been recovering from ankle surgery, is set to begin his record 21st season with the Mavericks on Thursday at Phoenix, sources told ESPN.

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6dTim MacMahon

Carlisle ejected, but praised for backing Barnes

After Rick Carlisle was ejected from Wednesday's Mavericks win for complaining about Harrison Barnes' lack of foul calls, Barnes said he appreciates that the coach "always has our back as players."

Doncic bests Young in battle of rookies (1:52)
Carlisle pops off, gets tossed (0:33)
Doncic denies Young at rim (0:22)

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.617th
Rebounds Per Game45.811th
Assists Per Game22.623rd
Points Allowed108.110th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-191513.536
2017-182458.293
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610