The Hot Corner | Stars Make Trade


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Three Dallas pro teams were in action over the weekend. Here is how they did it and some moves they made.

Dallas Stars (34-16-13, first in Central Division, second in Western Conference)
Last Game: Stars 7, Colorado Avalanche 3 on Saturday.

The Stars jumped all over the Avalanche with three goals in the first period.

Six different Stars’ players scored goals, including  Jason Robertson, who added two more goals to give him a team-best 37 on the season.

Noteworthy: The Stars acquired forward Max Domi from the Chicago Blackhawks ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and he debuted for the team during Saturday’s game. He finished with two shots on goal and a penalty in 16:12 of ice time.

Next Up: Calgary Flames (27-23-13) at Dallas Stars, 7:30 p.m. CT Monday


Dallas Mavericks (33-32, second in Southwest Division, seventh in Western Conference)
Last Game: Phoenix Suns 130, Mavericks 126 on Sunday.

After a tightly contested first half, Dallas tried to pull away in the third, but Phoenix battled back to lead after three quarters.

Dallas led by as many as six in the fourth before Phoenix made its final run.

With 12 seconds left, Suns’ forward Kevin Durant drove left and knocked down a jumper from the elbow to put Phoenix ahead for good.

Noteworthy: Sunday’s game was the first time Durant and former teammate Kyrie Irving had faced off since being traded from the Brooklyn Nets. Durant scored 37 points with seven rebounds and three assists, while Irving scored 30 with a team-high seven assists for Dallas.

Late in the game, Luka Doncic fouled Durant, which did not sit well with Suns guard Devin Booker. Booker appeared to be venting his frustration to one of the referees when Doncic confronted him, and the two players had to be separated.

Next Up: Utah Jazz (31-34) at Mavericks, 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday


Texas Rangers (6-5 in Cactus League)
Last Games: Rangers 11, San Francisco Giants 7 (Friday); Chicago White Sox 5, Rangers 4 (Saturday); Rangers 7, Los Angeles Angels 5 (Sunday).

The Rangers played three games over the weekend, winning two of the three. The offense came alive with a five-run inning on Friday and a three-run inning on Sunday, although pitchers continued to get hit hard.

Noteworthy: Pitcher Cole Ragans threw three innings on Sunday, allowing one run and striking out four batters. Ragans may not be a part of the rotation, but he is making a solid case for the team to be a major contributor.

Next Up: Rangers at Colorado Rockies (4-5), 2:10 p.m. CT Monday


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