Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Nipping at the heels

The Dallas Mavericks, currently 2nd in the division at 18-7, just 1-1 behind the lead San Atonio has at 19-6, are looking good after winning the last 4 straight games. Mavs Fever, it seems, is making other teams feel rather ill. The Seattle Supersonics know this all to well after losing thier last 6 games against the Mavs. Tonight the Dallas Mavericks go for win number 7 as they travel to Key Arena in Seattle to battle the Supersonics. The Supersonics meanwhile, prepare to end a 5 game losing streak. They have home court advantage for the next 3 games but that doesn't help thier all-star, Ray Allen, who is questionable for play at the moment, get back in the game.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Outplayed

Jerry Sloan got his 1,000th career win Monday night as the Utah Jazz beat The Dallas Mavericks Monday 101-79. It's not that Dallas wasn't trying on this particular night, they just got outplayed. Outplayed, outshot, out rebounded. When both teams have the same amount of turnovers, as in this game, it all comes down to who does what with the ball on those turnovers and with the Jazz shooting an average of 10 to 11% better than the Mavs, the win was inevitable. The loss of the game to The Utah Jazz isn't going to hurt thier record a whole lot yet, but the Dallas Mavericks have to keep morale high and play even higher when they Host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, because lately those guy are on fire. Come on Dallas, do not let them walk out with victories over 2 seperate Texas teams in 2 days.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Dallas Mavericks, along with UPS stores, are teaming up with the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. At all UPS stores customers can purchase 1 dollar donation cards with all proceeds going to help children in that direct area. The Mavericks have set up a donation location on the West Plaze of the American Airlines Center and encourage patrons to donate unwrapped toys or money at home games until the 15th. If you find yourself in the area of the game please donate anythign you can or any amount you feel comfortable with. Remember its for children. Poor children who do not nomrally receive presents.

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.