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    February 6, 2018 8:41 PM EST
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Dallas Mavericks had to work hard for an easy win. [b]Bryan Anger Jersey[/b] . Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss. The Mavericks led from the start and never trailed, taking a 22-point lead and staying ahead by double digits most of the game. But they had to earn this one. "It was exactly the kind of game we expected," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "We expected it to be 48 minutes of hell with them chasing the ball all over the place. (Brett Brown) coaches his team harder than any coach in the league." A day after dismantling the roster and trading away Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen, the Sixers had just eight players in uniform. Thaddeus Young scored 30 and Michael Carter-Williams had 25 for Philadelphia, which has looked toward next season and beyond since training camp. "They played hard," Brown said. "Were trying to identify athletes and how they compete." The Sixers, who have the NBAs second-worst record, made four trades before Thursdays deadline, giving up three players and a draft pick for five players and six second-round draft picks between 2014 and 2018. Theyre hoping for a top-3 draft pick and trying to clear space under the salary cap to make a run at quality free agents. "Were focused on building something for Philadelphia to put a program in a place to compete when it matters," general manager Sam Hinkie said. "And we feel that yesterday was just another step in that process." While the Sixers eye the future, the Mavericks are making a playoff push. Theyre in a tight battle with four teams for the final three playoff spots in the West. "They have a bunch of fast, athletic guys," Nowitzki said of Philadelphia. "Give them credit. They kept competing." Nowitzki hit consecutive 3s in the opening minutes. The Mavericks were up by 22 after Vince Carter nailed a 3 late in the first quarter, and made 16 of their first 21 shots. Sloppy play and a slew of turnovers by the Mavericks allowed the Sixers to make a run in the second quarter. They pulled within 55-50 following an 8-0 run and trailed 69-62 at halftime. "We knew they would make a run," Marion said. "They have talented guys. We kept our composure and were able to sustain the lead." After Philadelphia closed to within 77-73 in the third quarter, Nowitzki nailed another 3, the Mavericks scored nine straight and put the game away. At one point, Nowitzki and Marion were a combined 17 for 19 from the floor. Nowitzki made his first five from beyond the arc before missing two straight. Carter-Williams, a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, Young and injured rookie Nerlens Noel are cornerstones for Philadelphia going forward. Young was disappointed he didnt go to a contender, but wouldnt let that affect his performance. He had 13 rebounds and took a career-high 29 shots, making 12. "This situation, I dont know how much worse it could get," Young said before the game. Young became just the second player to have at least 30 points, 13 rebounds, seven steals and six assists since steals became a stat in 1973-74. Hakeem Olajuwon had 38 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and seven steals along with 12 blocks for Houston vs. Seattle on March 10, 1987. Turner, a former No. 2 overall pick, and Allen went to Indiana for veteran Danny Granger and a pick. Hawes was traded to Cleveland for Earl Clark, Henry Sims and two picks. Eric Maynor came from Washington along with two picks from other teams. Byron Mullens was acquired from the Clippers with a pick for a protected second-rounder. NOTES: Carter-Williams had his eighth game of at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. All other NBA rookies have eight combined. ... The Mavericks have won 13 of last 16 games vs. Philadelphia. ... DeJuan Blair had 18 points and Jose Calderon had 10 assists for Dallas. ... Maynor was the only new player in uniform and available. ... The Sixers already waived Clark. ... Granger showed up to Pacers practice Friday to say goodbye to former teammates. ... The Mavericks had 39 assists, their most since 40 vs. New Orleans on Nov. 11, 2003. [b]Kendell Beckwith Jersey[/b] . Siddikur, who led on all four days and took a four-stroke lead going into the final day, bogeyed four out of six holes starting at the sixth and continued a forgettable last round in which he returned a three-over 75 to finish with a 14-under 274. [b]Kwon Alexander Jersey[/b] . Of all the names out there who could realistically be dealt by Wednesdays deadline, Ryan Kesler remains No. 1 on the most desired list. And while were not sure if theyre any closer to a deal, we now have a defined price.Long heralded for – and proud of – their blue collar reputation, the Pittsburgh Steelers produce their fan favourites and all-time greats in the trenches, or at least the linebacking corps. Even their cherished skill position players are known most for their gritty play, think running back Jerome Bettis or wide receiver Hines Ward. So what happens when a legitimate playmaker and pure skill player dons Steelers black and gold? He flies under the radar some. The playmaker in question – and in Pittsburgh starting lineup – is receiver Antonio Brown, who quietly put up one of the best seasons of any receiver in the league last year. Brown led the Steelers with 110 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers ranked him second in both catches and yards and with Josh Gordon, last years yards leader, facing a full-year suspension for substance abuse, the path is clear to take the receiving yards title this year. In the Steelers long and storied history, no receiver has put up the kind of season Brown did last year. And perhaps just as important in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers pride themselves on doing things the right way, is Browns evolution into a leader. Once part of the “Young Money Family” alongside fellow receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders – both of whom are no longer with the team – Brown is now taking on a guidance role for the younger pass catchers brought in to replace the likes of Wallace and Sanders. "Everyones watching my attitude, my demeanor, my approach,” Brown told reporters at the start of training camp. “Coach (Mike Tomlin) says Im the guy to look to do things, so theres a lot of emphasis on how to handle things and how to go about a lot of things being the leader." Brown puts in the required hard work as welll, returning kickoffs – a rarity for a No. [b]T.J. Ward Jersey[/b]. 1 receiver to dabble in special teams play – and continuing to target areas he feels still need improvement, such as blocking. Brown may not have started out as your prototypical Steelers player, perhaps the organization rubbed off on him, because he certainly is now. The eye-catching skill and highlight reel plays are almost just a bonus. Notes Brown will need another big season for the Steelers because after him the teams receiving corps is very green. Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders are gone now meaning one of Markus Wheaton or Martavis Bryant should be lining up opposite Brown. Pittsburgh did sign former New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore for a veteran presence. The Steelers have long been known to have a power running game as a focal point of their offence and this year they have a duo that should fill that role nicely. Alongside LeVeon Bell, who looked impressive in his rookie campaign last year, the Steelers added powerful free agent LeGarrette Blount, who flashed – as he has his entire career – strong ability last year with the New England Patriots. Alongside Blount and Moore, the Steelers also added safety Mike Mitchell, who has had a fairly solid career split between the Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers. The Steelers landed two borderline first round talents in the first two rounds of the draft – one taken perhaps a little early in linebacker Ryan Shazier (15th overall) and one who could possibly turn out to be a steal in defensive end Stephon Tuitt (46th overall). 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