2010–11 Dallas Mavericks season
|2010–11 Dallas Mavericks season|
|First NBA Championship|
|Head coach||Rick Carlisle|
|General manager||Donnie Nelson|
|Arena||American Airlines Center|
|Place||Division: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
|Playoff finish||NBA Champions
(Defeated Heat 4–2)
|Television||FS Southwest, KTXA|
The 2010–11 Dallas Mavericks season was the 31st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks won the NBA Championship after defeating the Miami Heat in 6 games in the 2011 NBA Finals. The Mavs playoff run came with a 6-game first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, a series in which the Mavericks blew a 23-point lead in Game 4, but still won the series. In the conference semi-finals, the Mavericks run was motivated with a sweep of the champions of the previous two seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers. The series against the Lakers also became the birth of the Mavericks Royal Blue-Out games in the AAC, with almost all fans wearing T-shirts that read "The Time is Now". In the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Mavericks won the last 3 games winning by 4th quarter comebacks, to win their second Western Conference Championship, and a trip to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2006, with a rematch against the Heat. Following a disappointing Game 1, the Mavericks pulled the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history in Game 2 to even the series at 1 game each. After a loss in Game 3, the Mavericks won the last two games in Dallas to take a 3–2 series lead heading to Game 6 in Miami. The Mavericks won their first NBA Championship in Game 6 to clinch the first major sports championship in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since the Dallas Stars in 1999, and the first title in Mavericks franchise history. The Mavericks are the third team to win an NBA title in the state of Texas, joining the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. The Mavericks are also the third team to win a major sports championship in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, joining the Dallas Cowboys' five Super Bowl titles and the Dallas Stars' only Stanley Cup, leaving the Texas Rangers as the only team to not win a major sports title in the area, as they have not won the World Series. The Mavericks championship parade was held on June 16, 2011 in downtown Dallas.
- 1 Key dates
- 2 Transactions
- 3 Roster
- 4 Pre-season
- 5 Regular season
- 6 Playoffs
- 7 Player statistics
- 8 Awards, records and milestones
- 9 Injuries and surgeries
- 10 References
- 11 See also
In the 2010 NBA Draft the Mavericks got only 1 pick. At no. 50 they picked the Nigerian Center Solomon Alabi. But he was traded directly to the Toronto Raptors for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
The Mavericks and the Charlotte Bobcats agreed on a trade that sent Erick Dampier, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera to the Bobcats, while the Bobcats sent Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca to the Mavericks.
On August 12 Tim Thomas signed a 1-year deal to the veteran minimum ($1.35 million). He was at the Mavericks previous season but left the team to take care of his ill wife. Afterwards he announced that the illness his wife suffered will prevent him from playing for the Mavericks.
|1||25||Dominique Jones (acquired from Memphis)||SG||United States||USF|
|2||50||Solomon Alabi (traded to Toronto)||C||Nigeria||Florida State|
|June 24, 2010
||To Dallas Mavericks
||To Memphis Grizzlies
|June 24, 2010
||To Dallas Mavericks
||To Toronto Raptors
|July 13, 2010
||To Dallas Mavericks
||To Charlotte Bobcats
|January 24, 2011
||To Dallas Mavericks
||To Toronto Raptors
|Brendan Haywood||Signed 6-year contract for $55 Million||Dallas Mavericks|
|Dirk Nowitzki||Signed 4-year contract for $80 Million||Dallas Mavericks|
|Ian Mahinmi||Signed 2-year contract for $8.5 Million||San Antonio Spurs|
|Peja Stojaković||Toronto Raptors|
|Corey Brewer||Signed 3-year contract for $7.5 Million||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Player||Reason Left||New Team|
|2010–11 Dallas Mavericks roster|
|C||Tyson Chandler||Brendan Haywood||Ian Mahinmi|
|PF||Dirk Nowitzki |||Peja Stojaković||Brian Cardinal|
|SF||Shawn Marion||Corey Brewer||Caron Butler|
|SG||DeShawn Stevenson||Jason Terry||Dominique Jones|
|PG||Jason Kidd||José Juan Barea||Rodrigue Beaubois|
|c-San Antonio Spurs||61||21||.744||–||36–5||25–16||10–6|
|x-New Orleans Hornets||46||36||.561||15||28–13||18–23||9–7|
|1||c-San Antonio Spurs||61||21||.744||–|
|2||y-Los Angeles Lakers||57||25||.695||4|
|4||y-Oklahoma City Thunder||55||27||.671||6|
|6||x-Portland Trail Blazers||48||34||.585||13|
|7||x-New Orleans Hornets||46||36||.561||15|
|12||Golden State Warriors||36||46||.439||25|
|13||Los Angeles Clippers||32||50||.390||29|
|2010–11 game log
Total: 57–25 (Home: 29–12; Road: 28–13)
October: 2–1 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–0)
November: 11–3 (Home: 6–2; Road: 5–1)
December : 11–3 (Home: 6–3; Road: 5–0)
January: 8–8 (Home: 6–2; Road: 2–6)
February: 10–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 7–1)
March: 9–6 (Home: 4–3; Road: 5–3)
April: 4–3 (Home: 3–1; Road: 1–2)
|2010–11 season schedule|
|2011 playoff game log
Total: 16–5 (Home: 9–2; Road: 7–3)
First Round: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Conference Semifinals: 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–0)
Conference Finals: 4–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–0)
NBA Finals: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
|2011 playoff schedule|
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|José Juan Barea||81||2||20.6||.439||.349||.847||2.00||3.9||.37||.01||9.5|
|Aleksandar Pavlović||10||6||16.3||.429||.438||.800||1.20||. 7||.50||.30||4.1|
|José Juan Barea||21||3||18.6||.419||.320||.794||1.90||3.4||.29||.00||8.9|
Awards, records and milestones
- Dirk Nowitzki was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from November 22 through November 28.
- Dirk Nowitzki was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from December 6 through December 12.
- Rick Carlisle was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in February.
- Dirk Nowitzki was voted to his 10th NBA All-Star Game.
- On October 29, Dirk Nowitzki's free-throw streak came to an end at 82, when he missed a free-throw against Memphis. He now holds the record for the third longest free-throw streak.
- In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks set a playoff record for most free throws made without a miss with 24, previously held by Paul Pierce (21) in 2003.
- On November 12, Jason Kidd recorded his 11,000th Assist during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He is the second player in the NBA History to achieve it.
- On May 8, in a playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brian Cardinal hit the 20th three-pointer of the game, tying what was at the time the record set by the Houston Rockets on May 6, 1996. The current record belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hit 25 three-pointers in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on May 4, 2016.
- On June 12, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in game 6 of the 2011 Finals, to win their first NBA Championship.
- On June 16, a crowd estimated at 200,000 lined the streets of Dallas for the first ever NBA Championship Victory Parade. A celebration followed inside, at the American Airlines Center for Season ticket holders, and was broadcast on local TV.
Injuries and surgeries
Rodrigue Beaubois injured his foot during a practice session with the French national squad. Beaubois broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. He underwent surgery, which was successful, but there is no timetable set. He rebroke his foot after it was healed first and returned to practice at February 8, 2011. He gave his comeback in a game against Sacramento on February 16.
Caron Butler injured his back at a game against the Boston Celtics, he did not play in the fourth quarter. Due to back spams he missed the games against Memphis, the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Orleans Hornets.
Cardinal missed another game with an illness against Oklahoma.
At this Oklahoma game, Dirk Nowitzki suffered a sore knee and left the game in the 2nd quarter. The X-Rays after the game were all negative but he had a MRI. The result was a sprained knee which forced him to miss the game against Toronto. Due to the injury he also missed the game versus San Antonio. He made the trip with the team to Milwaukee but did not play in that game. He also was not available for the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He did not play against Portland either. Due to his sprained righe knee he missed the sixth consecutive game against Oklahoma. He did announce that he will sit out against Orlando. Against Indiana he missed his eight consecutive game. Against the Spurs he missed his ninth game. He made his return against Memphis. At a game against Cleveland he injured his wrist while trying to box out, the x-rays were negative.
During the Milwaukee game, Butler injured his right knee and did not return to the game. The injury seemes to be serious said the Mavs staff, an MRI was made Sunday to know more, but he was getting evaluated on Monday. He suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon on his right knee and underwent surgey on Tuesday, January 4 and will miss the reminder of the season.
Chandler missed the games against Memphis and Detroit.
During the first quarter of the Detroit game, Aleksandar Pavlović suffered a broken nose.
Chandler left the game at Philadelphia with a sprained ankle at the end of the second quarter. He missed the next two games. He also missed the game against Minnesota. He was back for the game at New Orleans.
Peja Stojaković missed the game at New Orleans due to back and neck issues. After the missed game against New York he did not play against the Los Angeles Lakers. He also missed the two games at Portland and at Golden State. He sat out against San Antonio. He returned to the lineup at the game against Golden State.
Shawn Marion was injured on a flagrant foul during a game at New Orleans and left the game with sore ribs.
Marion was injured during the second quarter of the game against San Antonio and missed the second half, X-rays after the game were negative. He missed the game against Golden State and is listed day-to-day.
Corey Brewer missed the game versus Minnesota.
Beaubois missed Game 1 against Portland due to a foot sprain. He also missed Games 2–5.
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