Out of desperation, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle found a starting lineup that clicked with J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu.
The Rockets missed 17 consecutive shots in critical stretch of Game 4, opening the door for Dallas to extend the series.
Jason Terry finding Dwight Howard for the ferocious one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
Six Mavs score in double figures, including Monta Ellis with 31, as Dallas beats Houston 121-109 to force a Game 5.
Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 1
Rockets center Dwight Howard threw down a monster alley-oop against the Mavs.
Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.
Through the first three games of the postseason, Dwight Howard has returned to his old dominant ways.
Rockets center Dwight Howard swishes a full-court shot during today's practice in style with his yellow backpack.
The Mavericks-Rockets series is essentially over. All that's left is another display of pride from Dallas. We would expect no less.
The NBA has fined Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials after Friday night's Game 3 loss to the Rockets.
There's no such thing as a moral victory for the all-time great and face of the Mavericks.
It was James Harden's turn to hit a key shot down the stretch as Houston defeated Dallas.
James Harden scores a playoff career-high 42 points and Dwight Howard grabs 26 rebounds as the Rockets hold off the Mavericks for a 130-128 win in Game 3.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle criticized Friday's Game 3 officials for allowing the Rockets' physical play, and team owner Mark Cuban showed his displeasure to Adam Silver during the game.
Michael Wilbon believes the Rockets are too much for the Mavs to handle.
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night.
An inside-the-huddle look at the sounds of the NBA's Western Conference playoffs.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki knocks down the 3-pointer early in the second quarter in Game 3 against the Rockets Friday night.
It seems a lifetime ago when Jason Terry was the starting point guard for the Mavericks, facing the Rockets in the 2005 playoffs.
LeBron James looks back at his performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston in 2012.
The results of the Rajon Rondo trade were far from what the Dallas Mavericks hoped, but coach Rick Carlisle nevertheless considers the deal "a risk worth taking."
Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons has no regrets about playing in Game 1 of his team's series against the Rockets despite aggravating a right knee injury that will require surgery.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey weighed in on a lot of different topics, including Houston's success so far in the playoffs and the MVP race.
David Thorpe on what went wrong in Dallas for the headstrong point guard.
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