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Mavs Donuts: Dallas Drama in Win Over Thunder; NBA Roundup

Here's your fresh batch of ‘Mavs Donuts,’ where we look at 12 of the NBA's biggest storylines for today, including what's going on with the Dallas Mavericks.

Here's your fresh batch of ‘Mavs Donuts,’ where we look at 12 of the NBA's biggest storylines for today, including what's going on with the Dallas Mavericks.

DONUT 1: MAVS PICK UP WIN VS. THUNDER…BARELY 

The Mavs picked up their ninth win in their last 10 games, but it didn't come without a little bit of drama at the end… not just with the game itself, but with Kristaps Porzingis getting benched for the final four minutes.

DONUT 2: ALL-IN FOR JAYLEN BROWN?

Could the Mavericks shock the league and call up the Boston Celtics for a trade with Jaylen Brown? It might not be as far off of an idea as you may think. Let’s make a deal.

DONUT 3: JALEN DUE FOR A BIG PAY DAY?

Jalen Brunson is set to hit free agency this offseason, and he could make up to $20 million per year if he gets what he wants. He’s certainly earned himself a big pay raise with how well he’s played for the Mavs this season.

DONUT 4: TURNER TURNING TO DALLAS?

As the trade deadline approaches, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is becoming one of the league's hottest commodities — and the Mavericks are favored to land him. Will his foot injury affect his trade price?

DONUT 5: ON THIS DAY, 1972

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jerry West, sank a last-second, 20-foot jumper to lead the Western Conference to a 112-110 All-Star victory over the Eastern Conference, as he garnered MVP honors.

DONUT 6: CJ RETURNS, BLAZERS WIN

After missing the past 18 games with a collapsed lung and the birth of his first child, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum made his return to the team, scoring 16 points in a 98-88 win over the Orlando Magic.

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DONUT 7: BATUM'S 32 PUSHES CLIPPERS PAST PACERS

Los Angeles Clippers wing Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 32 points in a 139-133 win over the Indiana Pacers.

DONUT 8: CAVS SPOIL KYRIE'S CLEVELAND RETURN IN WIN VS. NETS

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 27 points, but the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 114-107 win. 

DONUT 9: WIZARDS PUT SPELL ON SIXERS

Seven Washington Wizards scored in double figures, including 18 from Montrezl Harrell, in a 117-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Acting head coach Joseph Blair picked up his first win as head coach.

DONUT 10: HOLY JA!

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant added this layup to his highlight reel in a 119-106 win over the Chicago Bulls.

DONUT 11: MILES MAKES HIS MARK

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges scored a career-high 38 points in a 97-87 win over the New York Knicks.

DONUT 12: UP NEXT

The Mavericks are off tonight but continue their homestand against the Toronto Raptors in Dallas on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.