Here’s your new batch of “Mavs Donuts,” where we take a look at 12 of the NBA’s biggest storylines for today, including what’s going on with the Dallas Mavericks.
DONUT 1: MAVS PICK UP WIN VS. THUNDER… LITTLE
The Mavs picked up their ninth win in their last 10 games, but it didn’t come without a bit of drama at the end…not just with the game itself, but with Kristaps Porzingis benched for the four last minutes.
DONUT 2: ALL-IN FOR JAYLEN BROWN?
Could the Mavericks shock the league and call the Boston Celtics for a trade with Jaylen Brown? It may not be as far off an idea as you think. Let’s make a deal.
DONUT 3: JALEN DUE FOR A BIG DAY’S PAY?
Jalen Brunson is expected to enter free agency this offseason, and he could make up to $20 million a year if he gets his way. He certainly earned himself a big raise thanks to the way he played for the Mavs this season.
DONUT 4: TURNER IS LOOKING TO DALLAS?
As the trade deadline approaches, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is becoming one of the league’s hottest commodities — and the Mavericks are favored to land him. Will his foot injury affect his trading price?
DONUT 5: ON THIS DAY, 1972
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West sank a 20-foot jumper at the last second to lead the Western Conference to a 112-110 All-Star win over the Eastern Conference as he earned MVP honors .
DONUT 6: CJ RETURNS, BLAZERS WIN
After missing the last 18 games with a collapsed lung and the birth of his first child, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum returned to the team, scoring 16 points in a 98-88 win over the Chicago Magic. Orlando.
DONUT 7: LES 32 BATUM PUSH CLIPPERS AHEAD OF PACERS
Los Angeles Clippers winger Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 32 points in a 139-133 win over the Indiana Pacers.
DONUT 8: CAVS BREAKS KYRIE’S CLEVELAND RETURN IN WIN VS. NETS
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 27 points, but the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 114-107 victory.
DONUT 9: THE MAGICIANS PUT A SPELL ON THE SIXERS
Seven Washington Wizards scored in double figures, including 18 from Montrezl Harrell, in a 117-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Interim head coach Joseph Blair earned his first victory as a head coach.
DONUT 10: SAINT JA!
Memphis Grizzlies goaltender Ja Morant added that layup to his best moment in a 119-106 win over the Chicago Bulls.
DONUT 11: MILES MAKES ITS MARK
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges scored a career-high 38 points in a 97-87 win over the New York Knicks.
DONUT 12: NEXT
The Mavericks are absent tonight but continue their homestand against the Toronto Raptors in Dallas on Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT.