Last night, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks spoiled Jason Terry‘s return to Dallas. Brandan Wright led the way with 23 points and eight boards while Nowitzki wasn’t far behind with 22. For Terry and the C’s, it was their fifth loss in seven games and they now find themselves closer to the No. 8 seed in the East and a first round date with Miami. Here’s more on the Mavs..
- Head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters, including the Associated Press, that the club won’t sign Chris Wright to a second 10-day contract. Wright averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game for the D-League’s Iowa Energy.
- Terry has fond memories of his time in Dallas but isn’t hiding his disappointment in how it ended, writes Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. The veteran was happy to get a call from C’s coach Doc Rivers as soon as he hit the open market, but he was surprised that Dallas didn’t make an effort to sign him.
- Rodrigue Beaubois is likely done for the season after undergoing surgery on his left hand, writes Brad Townsend of the The Dallas Morning News. The guard’s rookie contract expires after this season and the injury could mean that he has played his final game as a Maverick.
- Mavs owner Mark Cuban believes that O.J. Mayo can blossom into the type of player that Terry was for Dallas, writes Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com.