Episodes
The Dallas Mavericks went into Phoenix for a Game 7 against the Suns and completely annihilated them, 123-90, to move onto the Western Conference Finals against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Luka Doncic was fantastic, as he scored 35 points to go with 10 rebounds and five assists. Spencer Dinwiddie pitched in with a huge 30 points off the bench as well. On this episode, host Dalton Trigg is joined by a handful of gleeful Mavs fan listeners on Spotify Live to discuss the game at...
Published 05/17/22
Published 05/17/22
After blowing out the Suns in Game 6 by the final score of 113-86, the Mavs have forced a winner-take-all Game 7 in Phoenix on Sunday. On this episode, hosts Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by a handful of listeners on Spotify Live to discuss the Game 6 win at length and what to expect heading into Game 7. Will Luka finally have a good shooting night on the biggest stage? Can the Mavs' role players bring their A-games on the road for the first time in this series? Will Scott Foster...
Published 05/14/22
After falling down 0-2 to start the series, the Dallas Mavericks have come all the way back to tie things at 2-2 after a gritty Game 4 win over the Phoenix Suns at AAC on Sunday night. Luka Doncic did his thing, putting up 26 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, and Dorian Finney-Smith torched the nets to the tune of a career-high 8 three-pointers. Chris Paul fouled out of the game with 9 minutes remaining in the fourth, Davis Bertans gave us flashbacks of Peja Stojakovic during the...
Published 05/09/22
On this live-recorded episode, host Dalton Trigg is joined by DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth and a handful of excited Mavs fans on Spotify Live to break down the Mavs eliminating the Jazz in Game 6 on Thursday night. Dallas won 98-96 in a tightly contested close-out game and won the series 4-2. The guys give their final thoughts on the Mavs' first playoff series win in 11 years and some of the biggest performances as well. Now the Mavs will move on to face the league-best Phoenix...
Published 04/29/22
On this live-recorded episode, host Dalton Trigg is joined by his DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth to break down what they witnessed in the Mavs' 102-77 beatdown of the Jazz in Game 5. Luka Doncic was magical, Jalen Brunson continued to do his thing, and Dallas' rugged perimeter defense is starting to take a toll on Utah. Now up 3-2 in the series, can the Mavs finish things off in Game 6 in Salt Lake City on Thursday? Let's talk about it. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your...
Published 04/26/22
On this episode, hosts Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by a handful of guests on Spotify Live to discuss the Mavs' thrilling Game 3 win over the Jazz to take a 2-1 series lead. As Luka Doncic is close to making his return, the Mavs, led by Jalen Brunson, Spencer Dinwiddie and the rest of the supporting cast, have taken care of business without him so far. Things are playing out nicely right now for the Mavs in the West if they can take care of business. The guys talk about the game...
Published 04/22/22
On this episode, host Dalton Trigg is joined by DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth and NBC News senior reporter Ben Collins to talk about the Dallas Mavericks' thrilling win over the Utah Jazz in Game 2 to tie the first-round series at 1-1. From Jalen Brunson's career-high 41 points, to Maxi Kleber breaking out of his funk by going 8-11 from deep, to Luka Doncic's potential availability for Game 3, and adjustments that can be made for Game 3 as well, the guys cover it all in this...
Published 04/19/22
On this live episode, hosts Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by a handful of callers to discuss the Mavs sweeping the Spurs, Luka Doncic's unfortunate calf strain in the third quarter, his availability for the playoffs, which begin on Saturday, and a Mavs-Jazz Playoff Preview. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/11/22
On this episode, host Dalton Trigg is joined by his DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth to talk about the Mavs' big bounce-back win over the Bucks where Luka Doncic out-dueled Giannis Antetokounmpo with 32 points and 15 assists. The guys then talk about how Doncic deserves more MVP recognition from the national media, a Mavs Playoff Preview with the Nuggets or Jazz being Dallas' likely first-round opponent, the Mavs reportedly having interest in trading for Rudy Gobert this summer,...
Published 04/05/22
On this episode, host Dalton Trigg talks about the Mavs' big win over the Jazz, giving them sole possession of 4th place in the West. Although getting home court would be huge, the Mavs now have their eyes set on catching the Warriors for 3rd, as they're only two games behind Golden State with a favorable schedule ahead. Will LeBron James (ankle) play in Tuesday's Mavs-Lakers game? Does it really matter? And what's with this whole "Luka isn't as impactful as Ja Morant" nonsense? Learn more...
Published 03/28/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg talks about the very important weekend of Mavs basketball coming up against the Timberwolves and Jazz. From there, he discusses Luka Doncic's tired legs and Maxi Kleber's continued struggles with a guest before finishing out by making the case for Doncic winning the MVP over Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/25/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by DallasBasketball.com colleague Lance Roberson to discuss the MVP candidacy of Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who has been on an absolute tear in 2022 and coming off a 35-point, 16-rebound, seven-assist performance in a win against the Utah Jazz. Can Doncic realistically win MVP with players like Nikola Jokić, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo also having strong years? At the very least, has Doncic overtaken Steph Curry for All-NBA First...
Published 03/09/22
On this LIVE episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, host Dalton Trigg is joined by a couple of return guests to talk about the streaking Dallas Mavericks who have now won 8 of their last 10 games. Luka Doncic continues to torch the nets as he slowly climbs up the NBA's MVP ladder, and Spencer Dinwiddie is proving to be a godsend for Dallas in clutch situations so far. Enjoy all of that Mavs talk and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/05/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by his DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth to break down the Dallas Mavericks' 21-point comeback win on the road against the Golden State Warriors. Although Luka Doncic was the game's leading scorer with 34 points, Spencer Dinwiddie was the hero who led the fourth-quarter surge to push the Mavs over the top. The guys discuss Dinwiddie and Bertans' play four games after the Kristaps Porzingis trade, the intriguing three-guard lineup of...
Published 02/28/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan recap the NBA All-Star festivities where Luka Doncic shared an incredible moment with the great Michael Jordan. Can Doncic keep up his MVP-level of play in the final stretch of the season? Are the Utah Jazz actually a favorable playoff matchup for Dallas? What about the Denver Nuggets or Memphis Grizzlies? The guys discuss all that and more... including Karl-Anthony Towns' asinine claim to being the 'best big man shooter' ever. Thanks for...
Published 02/25/22
On this special episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, host Dalton Trigg is joined by Dallas Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison to discuss why the Mavs decided to move on from Kristaps Porzingis at the NBA trade deadline, the possibility of Dallas signing Goran Dragic or others on the buyout market, his friendship with head coach Jason Kidd and how Kidd has grown tremendously as a coach this season, and much more! Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 02/16/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball and others to discuss Luka Doncic torching the Los Angeles Clippers with a career-high 51 points, the timing of the Kristaps Porzingis trade to the Wizards, the fit of Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans in Dallas, and why we shouldn't be worried about Jalen Brunson's free agency anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/12/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan discuss the Mavs trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. What led to the Mavs making this decision? Do the guys think it was a mistake or a good thing going forward? Find out here! Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/11/22
On this special episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by Grant Afseth to discuss what the Dallas Mavericks could potentially do at the NBA Trade Deadline. Buddy Hield, Richaun Holmes and Jerami Grant are all names that have been linked to the Mavs in trade rumors lately. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/09/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by Jon Macri of Knicks Film School to discuss a number of Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks related trade rumors and speculation. How serious are the Knicks about Jalen Brunson? Dalton's talk with Mavs owner Mark Cuban today might make the answer to that question not matter either way, though. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/02/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg hosted a room on Twitter Spaces to gauge fans on what they think the Dallas Mavericks should do at this NBA trade deadline. Should the Mavs be aggressive in attempting to shakeup their roster, or should they be more conservative given that this current squad has been on such an impressive run this calendar year? Let's talk about it! Join Mavs Step Back Premium for access to live watch parties and ad-free bonus content! patreon.com/MavsStepBack Learn more about...
Published 01/26/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan discuss the Dallas Mavericks' big win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Jason Kidd's chances of being a legitimate Coach of the Year candidate, and a handful of Mavs trade scenarios to think about as the trade deadline inches closer. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/24/22
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, host Dalton Trigg is joined by Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball to discuss the triumphant return of 'Luka Magic,' as Luka Doncic dropped 41 points in a 102-98 win over the Raptors on Wednesday night. The guys then talk about how much staying power this Mavs' newfound elite defense has, the strategy change that has led to such a remarkable defensive turnaround, the Mavs catching up to the Grizzlies and Jazz in the West standings, and much, much...
Published 01/20/22
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball, as well as a handful of listeners, to talk about the Dallas Mavericks' matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies, Luka Doncic vs. Ja Morant, Doncic's struggles with efficiency this season, swirling NBA trade rumors involving the Mavs and more! Thanks for listening! Be sure to sign up for Mavs Step Back Premium here if you'd like to join our super fun and engaging watch parties. We're doing one tonight for...
Published 01/14/22