Monday, May 30, 2005

One or the Other

Who is better Shaquille O’Neal or Wilt Chamberlin?

Now before anyone decides to answer this question, one should take time to think about it. To think about all the factors that comes into play.

For one I am not a big fan of Shaq but the man is very good at what he does and will some day join Wilt in the Basketball Hall of Fame.But consider it was two different eras and two different styles. It is almost like comparing Joe Montana to Brett Favre, both great players but two different eras. So what do you all think?

Thursday, May 26, 2005

KG for Dirk?

It was about this time last year that owner Mark Cuban had a decision to make. Steve Nash was a free agent and was offered a $66 million dollar deal by the Phoenix Suns. Nash didn’t want to leave Dallas and said he wanted to stay if Cuban matched the offer, but that didn’t happen and Nash left.

Now they are some rumors flying around that a possible trade could happen between the T’wolves and the Mavericks, the players being Dirk Nowitzki for Kevin Garnett. I just don’t know if that would be an improvement or not. Right now I am leaning towards it being a good idea, for one Nowitzki does really feel comfortable in Avery Johnson new style of play and secondly KG will be good on any team that he plays for. Hopefully this time Cuban will make the right decision.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Check Back

You should be proud of your Dallas Mavericks. They seemed almost about to pull an upset, in what many experts said would be no contest against the offensive power house, the Phoenix Suns.

The Mavs were able to pull toe to toe with the Suns as the series was tied at 2-2. I think the Suns where the most surprised at of anyone, and the least surprised would be head coach Avery Johnson of the Mavericks.

It has been Johnson’s ‘Spurs’ like defensive that has kept the Mavs in Playoff contention. Keep up the good work Mavs for next season.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Against the Wall

In 114-108 loss to the Suns, the Mavericks find themselves frustrated not being able to win with their 108 points. In the loss Jerry Stackhouse had 29 points and six rebounds. Stackhouse mustard out as much as he could, hitting 11-of-21 shots including 3-of-6 from the 3-point line. Dirk Nowitzki also had good game posting up 34 points and 10 boards in Game 5. Now with the Suns leading the series 3-2, we head back to Dallas for a game 6.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Good Hustle

With the game nearing the end it was left in the hands of team captain Dirk Nowitzki. He finished with 23 points, but the most important points of them all were his last two. In his last effort to win, with just a few seconds left, Dirk shot a turnaround jumper to lift the Mavericks over the Suns 108-106.

The Mavs did a great job on the defensive side of the ball by holding the Suns to their lowest score since the Suns have been in the playoffs. The Mavs also forced the Suns to shot 41.6 percent when the club average is 51 percent. The series is now tied at 1-1 and game 3 will be held in Dallas this Friday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A Little Disappointed

``You're angry, you're disappointed. They scored 130 points (it was really 127) and they were laughing at us.''
It is a little obvious that Dirk Nowitzki is upset and embarrassed after game one against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns blasted the Mavs 102 – 127 and the assault was lead by Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire 40 point performance.

Dirk played his game well by leading his team with 28 points and 13 rebounds, although that is pretty much where the effort ended for the Mavs.