Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
On to the Dallas Mavericks!
First off, nice job Dallas in defeating the Sacramento Kings. 12 game winning streaks will put some confidence in you. Maybe a little too much though. The Mavs had 3 days off between the Kings and the Washington Wizards and that must have been what threw thier shooting off as well. Washington wanted this win after losing 2 weeks ago in the American Airlines Center but who knew they would be firing up shots with a 60% hit rate. The Wizards magically took a 31 point lead in the 3rd quarter. To give Dallas a little credit, they did come back in the 4th to within 7 points. Win streaks never last but they do not have to end by hitting a wall.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
SI.com has another stat for us NBA watchers: the NBA Player Power Rankings. It’s meant to evaluate players for their ability to put their teams over the top, which admittedly is easier to do with some NBA squads than others. SI’s Kelly Dwyer rates Dirk at #2, just below our old friend Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
Well, that's preseason. Starting now, Dirk will be moving up.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Our Mavericks know teamwork, and we have the Lenovo Stats to prove it. If those are new to you as they were to me, what they represent is how much plus or minus different players or groups of players contributed to scoring when they were in the game (or by being out).
The Mavs dominated the 2005-06 list with best scores in combinations of two players, three players, and four players. Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard were, not surprisingly, part of each combo.
BTW, Miami's Dwyane Wade had the best individual score. Oh, yeah, we remember that guy.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Still, I have faith that our Mavericks will finally get a win when they play the Houston Rockets tonight. We beat Houston in all four encounters last year, during the regular season.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki was selected to be featured on the cover of NBA Live 07, along with the Grizzlies’ Pau Gasol, the S
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks are still my favorite team. I have never faltered as a fan and won’t succumb to the critics’ views that the Mavs just relied too much on the jump shot.
They were forced outside by the ludicrous calls they were getting anytime they got less than two inches from any
No matter what, in most games the officials are known to back off in the final minutes to make sure that superior play decides the winner of the game and not one call or another. Nothing the Mavs did in the final minutes of those games was flagrant and very few of the calls would hold up under review by unbiased parties. I am sure.
What I am not sure of is how can teams work to combat this scenario in the future. How can a team learn to play under such insulting and oppressively fearful circumstances? Who can explain why the referees chose not to call
I fully support Mark Cuban in his questioning of the NBA’s motives and agendas. We live in a crazy world where weirder things have happened and I think it is totally honorable of him to encourage people not to think the NBA is guilty of wrongdoing. He is right though to push for some sort of review or consideration that could allow us to speak rationally about the inconsistencies and unbalanced behavior everyone witnessed in this year’s NBA Finals. Really in the whole post-season. But I won’t blame him if he just accepts it and moves on. It is a hard call to make.
I am grateful to all the Dallas Mavericks for an awesome season. It was better than I could have hoped for and you all showed signs of growing and achieving throughout the long journey. Dirk the Warrior improved as a player and leader and as a facilitator of his fellow teammates’ glory and improvement as well. They could not have done it without him and he deserves our cheers for being a true gladiator and a titan in his field.
Avery Johnson is the best thing that ever happened to these players. He is the kind of coach they should be making movies about. Strong in his resolve to change these players careers, Avery has motivated his players to better themselves and play to each others strengths. The Mavericks of old lacked the camaraderie and chemistry that these new Mavericks have developed under the tutelage of an intelligent, creative, compassionate leader that maintains the players respect and trust by directing them in a manner that speaks to his respect and trust in their abilities and value. I believe it all comes down to love and encouragement.
A lot of people are still really sore about the outcome of the NBA Finals. Whether we got a fair shake or not, the Dallas Mavericks lost the series. Whether we were driven to play in fear or were too inexperienced to adapt and compensate for the handicaps that were imposed upon us, we still battled pretty well. When people asked if game 5 was our worst loss ever I got really mad. The Mavs lost that game by a few points and had the lead for a time. Worst-Losses tend to have greater score discrepancies and fewer powerful performances. Trashing a team for losing their first NBA Finals ever is just mean and uncalled for. We had just as good a chance to win as
I am proud of the Dallas Mavericks and believe that they will strive to fight just as hard next year. All I want for next season is to see them having fun on the court like they did this season. Thanks for the memories Dirk, Josh, Jason, Avery and especially Mark Cuban. Don’t let the man get you down! Make the world a better place any way you choose. You have given us more than we could ever have dreamed already. It would be nice to continue this relationship a long time. Cheers, E
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The one pattern that has held so far is: victory to the home team. I say, let's go with that -- tonight and Thursday!
Saturday, June 10, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks won game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Thursday night. I was so happy after that game. We were jumping around cheering and celebrating. It felt good to get over the stress of just wanting to come out strong and win this first crucial game.
I know we didn’t play our best game that night but we still managed to win by a nice margin. Dirk was not on his game but remember what he did after the last 11 point game he had. He came out and scored 50 points. I am confident that the Mavericks got all the information they needed in that first game to anticipate the
Now it is time to play Maverick basketball and show the Miami Heat that Antoine Walker is not going to make a difference in this series, Shaq won’t be a big threat when we have three centers and that Dwyane Wade is no match for Josh Howard and Adrian Griffin. DJ Mbenga’s return will be a sweet homecoming.
If they can find the drive to play their game, the Dallas Mavericks will dominate the Miami Heat throughout this series.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks have slayed the dragon! The San Antonio Spurs went down and we are now facing the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. I am so excited but I don’t want to jinx anything. So all I will say is we haven’t done anything yet. We have at least eight games to go and maybe more. I sound like Avery don’t I.
Make no mistake I celebrated hard when we smashed the Spurs in overtime. It was a stressful game and I almost lost hope but Dirk came to the rescue once again. Go Dirk! Go Mavs.
As a side note a buddy of mine is having a baby boy and he’s naming him after the gentle German. Aiden Dirk Jennison. I like it! Congrats Man!
Monday, May 15, 2006
I know I haven’t written much since the Playoffs started but I just don’t want to jinx my team. I think it is safe to say that Dirk’s minor injury is not going to slow us down as evident in our win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Josh Howard, Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse stepped up and all contributed to our win. Dirk was especially vital in the final minutes as he set us up for the win.
Manu Ginobli was a force to be reckoned with after
Monday, April 24, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks took game one of their series against the Memphis Grizzlies last night. The final score was 103-93 and the Mavericks lead the Grizzlies by as much as 18 points during the game. Jason Terry was on his game and Dampier was all about the rebounds with 12. Dirk Nowitzki was the star, however, with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Go Mavs!
Sunday, April 02, 2006
The Dallas Mavericks are currently suffering through the longest losing streak of the season. We lost to the Orlando Magic,
While it was hard to watch them lose to a sub-par team like the Magic, the Mavs are entitled to a few mistakes considering how spot on they have played all season. Now that we have key players returning from injury, this Mavericks team should break away from this run of bad luck and get back to winning.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Dallas Maverick Jerry Stackhouse was bitten by Robert Horry of the San Antonio Spurs during play at the
Friday, February 10, 2006
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Saturday, January 14, 2006
On a local note the Mavericks have become the first Dallas advertiser to show up on hub caps. You can to see the Mavs ads on taxi cabs all over Dallas and the surrounding areas.