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This stream is your one-stop shop for all of the SBN Dallas news team's long-form pieces, columns, previews and Q&A's about the Mavs and the NBA for the 2012-2013 season.

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Time to panic in Dallas?

A conversation about where the Mavs should go from here.

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Oklahoma City Thunder preview: Passing the torch

Two years after the Mavs defeated the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, the two franchises have headed in opposite directions.

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Fixing the Mavs

With Dirk Nowitzki back, it's time for Rick Carlisle to slow the pace of the game down and give more minutes to his best defensive and rebounding big men.

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Miami Heat preview: The day after tomorrow

Two years after the Mavs beat them in the NBA Finals, the Heat are on top of the league. Will anyone be able to knock them off their perch next June?

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LeBron James is in town

One of the greatest basketball players of all-time is playing in Dallas on Thursday. If you get the chance, it's worth your while to check him out.

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Breaking down the Western Conference

The Mavs are going to have to dig themselves out of a hole whenever Dirk comes back. A look at which teams they'll need to jump in the process.

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A marathon loss

You would think a 2OT game on national TV would be a compelling and well-played basketball game. You would be wrong.

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The Jet more efficient in smaller role in Boston

After eight seasons in Dallas, the former Sixth Man of the Year has responded well to a smaller role on a talented but inconsistent Boston team.

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Breaking down the Mavs playoff chances

A look at what they'll need to do to stay in the playoff hunt without Dirk and where they are likely to be when they get their superstar back.

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Jared Cunningham sent to the D-League

The Mavs have assigned their first-round pick to the Texas Legends, their NBDL affiliate in Frisco, in order to get him more playing time.

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Mavs vs. Kings: An easy win

There isn't much to say about a game that Dallas had under total control for the entire second half. So I'm going to talk about DeMarcus Cousins instead.

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Kings preview: A never-ending rebuilding process

A talented young Sacramento team comes into Dallas on Monday night. After years of accumulating lottery picks, are they finally ready to take the next step?

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LA Clippers preview: Are they a contender?

Through the first month of the season, the Clippers have beaten some of the best teams in the NBA and lost to some of the worst. They play the Mavs on Wednesday night on ESPN.

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O.J. Mayo is a keeper

With the Mavs talent base around Dirk Nowitzki rapidly diminishing, they need to do everything in their power to keep their new SG around for the long haul.

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Philadelphia 76ers preview: The Bynum hangover

The former Lakers big man was supposed to breathe new life into the 76ers. Instead, the future of the Mavs opponent on Tuesday night is as cloudy as ever.

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Is Elton Brand Lamar Odom 2.0?

This year's veteran reclamation project upfront is playing about as poorly as last year's one did.

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Mavs vs. Lakers: Worst case scenario

A lot of things had to go right for Dallas to pick up their second win against LA this season. None of those things happened. The result ... wasn't pretty.

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LA Lakers preview: The Mike D'Antoni experiment

Less than a month after the Mavs opened the season with a win in LA, the Lakers are bringing a new coach and a new philosophy into Dallas on Saturday night.

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Mavs vs. Knicks: A Thanksgiving thriller

In the most exciting game of the season, Dallas gave New York only their second loss of the year, a 114-111 barn-burner in front of a raucous home crowd.

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Jae Crowder, Bernard James switching places

The Mavs other second-round rookie has quickly become an important piece of the team's rotation.

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Mavs vs. Warriors: The hard part begins

A tough OT loss to a short-handed Golden State team on Monday is a huge red flag before a difficult slate of games in the next two weeks.

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Cavs preview: The Kyrie Irving show

The second-year PG from Duke has the talent to become one of the NBA's premier players. We brought in a Cavs writer to talk about the budding star and preview tonight's game against the Mavs.

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Mavs vs. Wizards: An empty win

Dallas barely closed out the only winless team in the NBA in an 107-101 win on Wednesday night that featured some ugly basketball and head-scratching decisions.

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Mavs new pieces fitting together well

While they've struggled recently, a strong start to the season from Darren Collison, OJ Mayo and Chris Kaman could mean big things when Dirk and Marion come back.

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Mavs vs. Wolves: Regression to the mean

The new-look Mavs have come back to Earth, as they bottomed out on Monday in a miserable 90-82 loss to a Minnesota team even more short-handed than they are.

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Raptors preview: Dwane Casey helms rebuilding

After a rough first year, the former Mavs assistant now has some talent to play with in his second year as the Raptors head coach.

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The Mavs' rebounding issues

Dallas has gotten off to a surprisingly fast start without Dirk Nowitzki, but an inability to control the glass could end up being their Achilles heel.

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Mavs vs. Blazers: Mayo, Collison keep rolling

The two Dallas guards continued to impress on Monday, leading the Mavs to a dominating 114-91 blow-out of the Blazers.

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Trail Blazers preview: Is Damian Lillard enough?

Portland, a long-time playoff team, decided to rebuild this off-season. How much they progress in 2012-2013 will depend in large part on their highly touted rookie PG from Weber State.

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Mavs vs. Bobcats: A get well game

Dallas had a laugher of a home opener on Saturday, as everyone got to feel good about themselves in a game against a Charlotte team still a long way from respectability.

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Charlotte Bobcats preview: Turning the corner?

The Mavs open their home schedule this season on Saturday with a game against Charlotte, a young team that may be on the upswing now that their owner has ceded control of personnel decisions.

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Mavs vs. Jazz: A reality check

Dallas got a reminder of how rough the road will be without Dirk Nowitzki on Wednesday, as they ran into a Utah buzzsaw on the second night of a back-to-back.

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Utah Jazz preview: A changing of the guard?

The Mavericks begin with the NBA season with a tough back-to-back, as they play Utah on Wednesday night. We brought in SB Nation's Jazz blogger to talk about a team many feel could be a rising power in the conference.

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Mavs vs. Lakers: A surprising start to the season

It's incredibly premature, and it's only one game, but there were some reasons for optimism in Dallas and concern in LA after the Mavs 99-91 victory on Tuesday.

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NBA season preview: Can anyone beat the Heat?

A roundtable discussion about LeBron's place all-time, the balance of power in the NBA and other pressing storylines as a new season begins.

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NBA season preview: A Mavs roundtable

Shawn Marion will be the only rotation player in the 2011 Finals on the court Tuesday. What should we make of the new faces and what should expectations be in Dallas?

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All eyes on Shawn Marion

With Dirk Nowitzki out for the time being, Dallas will need their new elder statesman to take on a bigger role on offense. Is he up to it?

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How long could the Mavs survive without Dirk?

The Mavericks superstar is as indispensable to the team as he's ever been and even an absence of a few weeks at the start of the season could prove disastrous.

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Darren Collison and the Dallas PG's

Shaky play in the first two pre-season games hasn't rested any fears about the Mavericks ability to replace Jason Kidd and Jason Terry in 2013.

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Three big questions about the Mavericks season

A look at three things to watch as Dallas begins training camp for the 2012-2013 season.

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How much cap space will the Mavs have in 2013?

Dallas let Tyson Chandler leave in free agency in order to "keep the powder dry", but they would have had enough space to sign a max free agent anyway.

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Should Mavs go all-in on James Harden?

With Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum likely off the board, the Thunder SG could be the biggest prize available in the summer of 2013.

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Do you need a superteam to win a title?

Are titles now solely reserved for teams with handfuls of All-Stars? The second in a four-part conversation about the Dallas Mavericks and the 2012-2013 NBA season.

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