Thursday, December 29, 2005

Mavs Beat Pacers and not Lakers. Why?

The Dallas Mavericks are on an impressive three game winning streak and have faced some formidable opponents. First of all we pulled off a win over the Indiana Pacers and they have been doing really well this season. We beat the Kings and Seattle on their own courts and have been consistently scoring over a hundred points per game for a while. With all this in mind I am very upset that we played so poorly against the Lakers. Kobe Bryant is carrying that team on his own and with Dirk and Stackhouse out there we had the answer. The Mavs just couldn’t get their confidence up all game and I don’t know why.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Stackhouse Appears on the Court Tonight

Jerry Stackhouse, an integral part of the Dallas Mavericks, has been missing all season due to injury. Well he returns tonight and this fan can’t wait to see him play again. Unfortunately Josh Howard, who returned recently, has had a couple of games in which he performed poorly on offense. It seems like he is falling back into his bad habit of not passing the ball but he has been there for the rebounds. Hopefully Stackhouse can bring some fire with him to inspire these Mavericks to out perform their past few games. Losing to the Lakers hurt bad knowing we could have beaten them so easily if we had been on our game.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Howard Back in Action

Josh Howard is back and things are looking exciting. He had a big game against the Phoenix Suns last night after the Mavs loss to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers the day before. Howard returned in full form taking on the leadership role he had left to Marquis Daniels and Dirk when he was injured. Josh looked very strong and had 18 points and played for 35 minutes. He only played 12 minutes in the recent game against the Lakers so one can hope Howard will be a driving force in beating them next week now that he’s in the lead.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Three D’s and Defense

DeSagana Diop, Dirk Nowitzki and Marquis Daniels are my absolute favorite D’s. These guys are the flash and bang of the Mavericks squad. They put up the points every game and are the realization of a defensive dream for the Mavs. It’s amazing that we’ve had a few great seasons but it is all the more satisfying this season with the Mavs beating teams like the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons. The combo of the three D’s on the court is magic and even when they are off the field we have great producers like, Devin Harris, Adrian Griffin and Josh Howard (when he’s not injured). In my opinion the D’s are going to take us far this season.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Howard’s Leadership Missed against the Bucks

Josh Howard was sorely missed in the Dallas Mavericks' loss to the San Antonio Spurs. His absence was felt as our team failed to produce in the last few minutes of the game. As we all know, ankle injuries are very serious and often take players out for weeks and even full seasons. We need Josh Howard if we are going to perform better than we have in these past two games with the Spurs and Bucks. Marquis Daniels stepped up to help in Howard’s stead but it just wasn’t enough. Let’s hope we can get Josh Howard back soon as we are facing the Bulls, Pacers and Grizzlies in the days ahead.