Grant Afseth

Grant Afseth

Grant Afseth is a Dallas Mavericks reporter for MavericksGameday.com and an NBA reporter for NBA Analysis Network. He previously covered the Indiana Pacers and NBA for CNHI's Kokomo Tribune and various NBA teams for USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Follow him on Twitter (@grantafseth), Facebook (@grantgafseth), and YouTube (@grantafseth). You can reach Grant at grantafseth35@gmail.com.

Mar 17, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA;  Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd speaks to Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Mavericks' Jason Kidd Rips Defends Luka Doncic Against 'Personal Attacks' from Media

Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd used his pre-game media availability to defend Luka Doncic from wha the feels were recent "personal attacks."

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Dec 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks' Jalen Brunson Defends Mavericks' Luka Doncic Against 'Unfair' Criticism

Luka Doncic's former Dallas Mavericks teammate and current New York Knicks star Jalen Brunson defended the Slovenian superstar against "unfair" criticism.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Mavericks' Luka Doncic Admits He Must 'Go Away' from Referee Interactions

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic admits he has to be better with how he's handling interactions with referees during games.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) awaits the result of a challenge before fouling out of the game against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Luka Doncic Apologizes to Mavericks Teammates After Fouling Out of Game 3 of NBA Finals: 'That's My Bad'

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic picked up a sixth foul after the team went on a massive run to go from trailing by 21 points to only three with about four minutes left in Game 3.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Mavericks' Kyrie Irving Not Close to Considering Retirement: 'Sky's the Limit'

Dallas Mavericks superstar Kyrie Irving envisions himself playing at a high level for years to come and is not thinking about retiring from the NBA anytime soon.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after a play against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Mavericks' Luka Doncic Details NBA Finals Experience: 'I'm Going to Learn from it'

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic shared how he's managed to learn from his first NBA Finals experience despite trailing 3-0 in the series.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after fouling out of the game against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving Says Mavericks' NBA Finals 'Not Over' Amid 3-0 Deficit

The Dallas Mavericks continue to stay positive despite falling down 3-0 in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, including messasging from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Luka Doncic Fouls Out as Mavericks Drop Game 3 Against Celtics, Face 3-0 Series Hole in NBA Finals

The Dallas Mavericks now face a commanding 3-0 series deficit after losing to the Boston Celtics 106-99 despite leading by as many as 13 points in the first half.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington (25) and forward Maxi Kleber (42) in the third quarter during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Face 'Real Doubt' Kristaps Porzingis Returns Against Mavericks During NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics may have to play the remainder of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks without Kristaps Porzingis available to play.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward Derrick Jones Jr. (55) and guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the third quarter during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out for Game 3 of NBA Finals Against Mavericks

DALLAS — A significant storyline emerged on Tuesday regarding Kristaps Porzingis's injury status as the Boston Celtics enter Game 3 of the NBA Finals with a 2-0

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes the ball against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Luka Doncic's Mavericks Confident Shooting Will Improve as NBA Finals Shift to Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks have to shoot the ball better if they hope to compete with the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Luka Doncic and Co. remain confident it will happen.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) during the first half of game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports Images
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Mavericks' Luka Doncic Receiving Pain-Killing Injections During NBA Finals; Status for Game 3

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic continues to battle through various injuries during the NBA Finals, including one requiring pain-killing injections.

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