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2018 Schedule
7-20, 5th in Southwest
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16hMichael C. Wright

Kawhi probable for debut Tuesday against Mavs

The Spurs say Kawhi Leonard, who has missed all 27 of San Antonio's games with right quadriceps tendinopathy, is probable to make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday against the Mavericks

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Harris converts on tough and-1 (0:19)
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Giannis, Middleton lift Bucks past Mavericks (1:10)
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Middleton earns 4-point play (0:18)
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Giannis turns defense into offense (0:19)
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Giannis throws down dunk (0:20)
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Matthews dishes a behind-the-back pass to Nowitzki (0:21)
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Henson earns 3-point play with dunk (0:19)
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Giannis soars for alley-oop (0:16)
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Mavs' Smith Jr. (hip) out at least next 2 games

Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least the next two games with a strained left hip, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters in Milwaukee on Friday. Smith sat out practice Thursday because of the injury.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) will miss at least the next two games, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters in Milwaukee.

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Rookies, media dining, Hayward, gambling

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Jackie MacMullan chat about Utah's Donovan Mitchell and the draft (3:30), Nerlens Noel and media-room dining (14:35), Gordon Hayward and the Celtics (23:55) and sports gambling (42:25). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han on loving success vs. fearing failure (54:20).

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Mavs passing torch from Dirk to Dennis (0:53)
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Kyrie puts Smith on skates (0:17)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on clutch-time heroics: "Just winning time. Simple as that, man. It's always fun, seeing when the game is close -- I know you guys are probably getting tired of me saying that -- but it's fun."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving, avid YouTuber, was eager to play against Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr.

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Celtics win behind Kyrie's 23 (1:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 97, Mavs 90. Kyrie Irving with seven of his 23 over final 3:45; Jayson Tatum with 17 points, 10 rebounds. Boston rallies from 12 down. Celtics have won four straight, finish 4-1 on homestand. Three-game road trip looms starting with visit to Spurs on Friday night.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The shorthanded Celtics went 11 deep in the first half vs. the Mavericks, utilizing every available body, but struggled to score when their stars were on the bench. Kyrie Irving and Dennis Smith Jr. each with 12 points. Halftime: Mavs 57, Celtics 47.

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Kyrie, Smith Jr. get tangled up, both earn techs (0:54)

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.127th
Rebounds Per Game41.723rd
Assists Per Game21.422nd
Points Allowed103.510th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18720.259
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598