NBA Basketball

Dallas Mavericks (38-44)

Wed. 4/5 Fri. 4/7 Sun. 4/9
vs. SAC 
W 123-119
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vs. CHI 
L 112-115
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vs. SAS 
L 117-138
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Mavericks fined $750,000 by NBA for sitting players

The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks $750,000 on Friday, saying the team engaged in “conduct detrimental to the league” by sitting out most of its key players against the Chicago Bulls on April 7 despite still having a chance to reach the postseason.

The league's investigation, which took less than a week, said Dallas violated the league's policy on resting players and had a desire to lose that game to the Bulls “in order to improve the chances of keeping its first-round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.”

Dallas sat Kyrie Irving for the entire game against the Bulls. Luka Doncic played about one quarter, presumably getting minutes because the Mavericks had scheduled a tribute to Doncic's home country, Slovenia.

Points: Luka Doncic32.4
Rebounds: Luka Doncic8.6
Assists: Luka Doncic8.0
FG%: Christian Wood51.5%
Steals: Luka Doncic1.36
Blocks: Christian Wood1.07
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.1 (16)
Rebounds: 44.7 (22)
Assists: 24.9 (8)
FG%: 48.5% (23)
FT%: 78.1% (15)
3P%: 35.2% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.2 (16)
Rebounds: 38.8 (30)
Assists: 22.9 (28)
FG%: 47.5% (15)
FT%: 75.5% (23)
3P%: 37.1% (8)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Memphis 51 31 .622 --
New Orleans 42 40 .512 9.0
Dallas 38 44 .463 13.0
Houston 22 60 .268 29.0
San Antonio 22 60 .268 29.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
2/15/2023 Justin Holiday Signed for the Rest of the Season
2/14/2023 Chris Silva 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
2/10/2023 Chris Silva Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
2/6/2023 Kyrie Irving Traded for Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith
2/6/2023 Markieff Morris Traded for Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith
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