The Hot Corner | Mavs End Losing Streak


Basketball and hoop | Image by Kanjanee Chaisin/Shutterstock

The Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Rangers played games on Wednesday.

Here is what happened on the court, on the field, and behind the scenes.


Dallas Mavericks (35-35, second in Southwest Division, eighth in Western Conference)

Last Game: Mavericks 137, San Antonio Spurs 128 (overtime)

The Mavericks came out on top without Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving but needed overtime. Dallas looked poised to win the game in regulation, as the Mavericks were set to inbound the ball with 1.8 seconds left, but Maxi Kleber’s pass sailed out of bounds.

San Antonio then sent the game to overtime on an alley-oop from the sideline.

After a quick San Antonio basket to start overtime, the Mavericks took control of the game with a 13-0 run.

Noteworthy: The Mavericks have now won 12 of their last 14 games against the Spurs and six of seven in San Antonio.

— Dallas will play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, and Memphis will see All-Star guard Ja Morant return. Morant was suspended for eight games by the league for “conduct detrimental to the league” on Wednesday, which includes the six games he has already missed.

— The Mavericks jump back into eighth place in the Western Conference, tied with Minnesota and narrowly ahead of Oklahoma City.

Next Up: Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers (34-36), 9:30 p.m. CT Friday



Texas Rangers (8-11, tenth in Cactus League)

Last Game: Rangers 4, Kansas City Royals 3

The Rangers knocked off the Cactus League-leading Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Texas opened the scoring in the second, and Kansas City tied it twice in the later innings. Catcher Sandy Leon delivered the game-winning hit with an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth.

Noteworthy: Starting pitcher Dane Dunning went five innings, allowing one hit and striking out six. Former Ranger Jordan Lyles started for Kansas City, allowing one run and striking out four while issuing five walks in three and two-thirds innings.

— The Rangers are now 1-2 against the Royals this spring.

— Texas optioned pitcher Yerry Rodriguez to AAA Round Rock, trimming the spring roster to 49.

Next Up: Rangers at Los Angeles Dodgers (10-4), 8:05 p.m. CT Thursday

If you enjoyed this article, please support us today!

Formed in 2021, we provide fact-based, non-partisan news. The Dallas Express is a non-profit organization funded by charitable support and advertising.

Please join us on the important journey to make Dallas a better place!

We welcome and appreciate comments on The Dallas Express as part of a healthy dialogue. We do ask that you be kind. Kind to each other and to everyone else in your comments. For more information, please refer to our Complete Comment Moderation Policy.

Subscribe to Comments
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments