The Mavericks, Stars, and Rangers were all in action over the weekend.
Here is what happened on the court, on the field, and behind the scenes.
Dallas Mavericks (36-39, third in Southwest Division, 11th in Western Conference)
Last Game: Charlotte Hornets 110, Mavericks 104
The Mavericks lost their fourth consecutive game and their second against the Hornets in three days. Dallas started the game cold and found themselves in a 14-point hole at the end of the first quarter, from which they never fully recovered. The Mavs got as close as two points in the final minute but never held the lead.
Noteworthy: Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists — just two assists short of his 57th career triple-double. Doncic has scored at least 30 points in the last three games.
— Doncic was assessed a technical foul, his 16th of the season. Ordinarily, that would mean an automatic one-game suspension for him for reaching 16. But the NBA overturned the call on Monday, putting him back in the Mavericks’ lineup.
— Dallas is now outside the playoff picture in 11th place in the Western Conference. The Mavericks are one game behind the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder for one of the final two spots in the play-in tournament with seven games left.
Next Up: Mavericks at Indiana Pacers (33-42), 6 p.m. CT Monday
Dallas Stars (39-20-14, tied second in Central Division, tied fourth in Western Conference)
Last Game: Vancouver Canucks 3, Stars 1
Ryan Suter scored for Dallas 11-and-a-half minutes into the game before the Canucks scored three unanswered goals to knock off the Stars on Saturday night. Matt Murray had 21 saves as neither team scored in the third period.
Noteworthy: Suter has collected a point in two of the last three games.
— The loss drops the Stars to second place in the Central Division, one point behind the Minnesota Wild and tied with the Colorado Avalanche. Dallas also falls to fifth in the Western Conference.
Next Up: Stars at Chicago Blackhawks (24-43-6), 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday
MLB — SPRING TRAINING
Texas Rangers (12-15-2, 12th in Cactus League)
Last Game: San Diego Padres 5, Rangers 3
The Rangers took an early two-run lead, but a five-run fifth inning helped the Padres seal the deal. Former Ranger Rougned Odor singled in the first run for San Diego as a combination of singles and sacrifice flies piled up quickly. Ezequiel Duran and Brad Miller both homered for the Rangers.
Noteworthy: Jacob deGrom held San Diego scoreless over three and two-thirds innings in his final outing of the spring. DeGrom will start for the Rangers against the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day Thursday.
— Corey Seager is on a 15-game hitting streak but did not play on Saturday.
— The Rangers head home to Arlington, where they will play two more spring training games against the Kansas City Royals before opening the season against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Next Up: Kansas City Royals (19-12) at Rangers, 7:05 p.m. Monday