Setting the Table: Charlotte Bobcats (Game 7)

Posted by Bryan Gutierrez on November 10, 2012 under Previews | Be the First to Comment

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Guess who the Mavericks get to see again? The Dallas Mavericks (4-2) get to see the Charlotte Bobcats (1-3) one more time. The matchup in Charlotte on 11/10/12 will be the final meeting between the Mavericks and the Bobcats in 2012-13. Both Dallas and Charlotte will be on the second night of a back-to-back. The Mavericks are 1-1 in the first half of a back-to-back and 0-1 in the second half of a back-to-back this season. The Mavericks have 16 back-to-backs in 2012-13, with only one stretch of four games in five nights. In total, 10 back-to-backs are on the road, three begin at home and conclude on the road and three are road-to-home. Dallas played 22 back-to-backs in 2011-12, going 7-15 in the first half and 13-9 in the second half of those back-to-backs.

Here are some notes for the matchup against the Bobcats.

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Quoteboard: Dallas Mavericks 126, Charlotte Bobcats 99

Posted by Bryan Gutierrez on November 4, 2012 under Interviews | 2 Comments to Read

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Dallas used a 19-4 run from the 1:01 mark of the second quarter through the 9:13 mark of the third period to turn a one-point deficit into a 14-point advantage on the way to their 126-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats in the team’s home opener. O.J. Mayo connected on a career-high seven 3-pointers, previous high six 3-pointers on two occasions, en route to a season-high 30 points. It was his highest scoring game since he recorded a career-high 40 points at Denver on 11/1/09. Mayo added a season-high six rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes. He had 12 points in each of Dallas’ first two games of the season.

Mavericks point guard Darren Collison recorded his first double-double of the season, 22nd career, with a season-high 18 points and a season-best 10 assists. He has now scored at least 17 points in each of Dallas’ first three games.

With the victory, the Mavericks improved to 16-0 all-time in regular-season games against the Bobcats. The Mavericks are the only team with a perfect record against the Bobcats. What’s more, no other team has won 10 consecutive games against the Bobcats. Dallas held Charlotte to 99 points in the win on Saturday. The Bobcats have yet to score 100 points in any of the 16 meetings with the Mavericks.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle recorded his 200th victory with Dallas, becoming one of only three Mavericks coaches to achieve the milestone. Only Don Nelson (339) and Dick Motta (329) have more wins with the Mavericks.

Here’s the quoteboard for the team’s victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Quoteboard: Dallas Mavericks 99, Charlotte Bobcats 82

Posted by Bryan Gutierrez on October 27, 2012 under Interviews | Read the First Comment

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It’s time for the games to get real. Dallas survived a late push by the Charlotte Bobcats to secure a 99-82 victory in the preseason finale on Friday night. The Mavericks ended the game on a 14-0 run. Dallas never trailed against Charlotte and the game was never tied at any point other than 0-0. It was the second time in the last three games that Dallas recorded a victory without trailing at any point, never trailed vs New Orleans on 10/22 but the game was tied 2-2.

Six Mavericks scored in double figures in the win, including all five starters. Nine of the 10 players that saw the court for Dallas recorded at least six points. Shawn Marion led the way with 24 points and O.J. Mayo was one assist shy of a triple double as he finished with 13 points, a preseason-high 10 rebounds and a preseason-high nine assists.

Eddy Curry, who was waived by San Antonio on 10/23 and joined Dallas on 10/25, started at center and had 11 points to go along with seven boards and three blocks in a season-high 26 minutes of action. Bernard James finished the game with four blocks.

Here is your full quoteboard from the victory in the preseason finale.

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Setting the Table: Charlotte Bobcats (Preseason)

Posted by Bryan Gutierrez on October 26, 2012 under Previews | Be the First to Comment

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It’s reunion night as Brendan Haywood returns as the Charlotte Bobcats face the Dallas Mavericks play in the preseason finale. Bobcats center Brendan Haywood played in 154 games. started 81, for the Mavericks over the course of two-and-a-half seasons from 2010-12, averaging 5.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Haywood was a member of the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA championship team. We will see the debut of Eddy Curry for the Mavericks. He should get extended minutes as Elton Brand sits due to be given the night off.

As of 6:15 pm, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Melvin Ely had not arrived at the arena.

Here are notes of interest as the Mavericks face the Bobcats.

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