The 2010–11Dallas 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 1999 Dallas Stars, 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.
In the 2010 NBA Draft the Mavericks got only 1 pick. At no. 50 they picked the NigerianCenterSolomon Alabi. But he was traded directly to the Toronto Raptors for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.
On August 12 Tim Thomas signed a 1-year deal to the veteran minimum ($1.35 million). He was at the Mavericks last 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.
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 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.
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.
Cardinal missed another game with an illness against Oklahoma.
Head coach Rick Carlisle did not made the trip to Oklahoma because he recovered from a minor arthroscopic knee surgery.
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.
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.
Brendan Haywood missed the game at Portland and Golden State due to lower back stiffness. He returned against San Antonio.
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.