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alby
02-13-2006, 07:11 PM
game is about to start

go King James

alby
02-13-2006, 07:19 PM
Cleveland has put Lebron on Parker, a very interesting matchup.

MavsFanFinley
02-13-2006, 07:29 PM
Spurs started off strong but sorta of fumbled a bit. Still lead by 5.

alby
02-13-2006, 07:34 PM
end of 1st quarter

19 San Antonio
18 Cleveland

4cwebb
02-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Cleveland playing well keeping pace with the Spurs, leading by 1 at 41-40 at this point. King James having a decent game, but not shooting terribly well (7 - 15).

MavsFanFinley
02-13-2006, 08:06 PM
It reminds me of the Indiana game yesterday.

alby
02-13-2006, 08:12 PM
MFF what part of California are you from?

MavsFanFinley
02-13-2006, 08:13 PM
Central. Modesto. About an hour from Sacramento and about an hour/45 minutes from SF.

alby
02-13-2006, 08:27 PM
Not far from me at all, I'm from Brentwood.

off topic, are you guys watching this UConn/Nova game, wow..

MavsFanFinley
02-13-2006, 08:30 PM
I'm eating dinner and keeping an eye on the Spurs game. I'll be heading to work in about a half hour. New job, different hours now.

4cwebb
02-13-2006, 08:34 PM
Lebron with 25 now midway through the 3rd on 20 shots, and the Cavs are up 6 (57-51). Wonder if the Spurs will start making other Cavs beat them for the next 18 minutes?

alby
02-13-2006, 08:35 PM
Spurs games don't really get good until it counts (4th quarter). This team turns it up to a different level when the game is on the line.

4cwebb
02-13-2006, 08:43 PM
2 minutes left in the 3rd, Lebron now has 31, and the Cavs lead by 7 (66-59). Lebron not doing much on offense other than scoring, so hope he can keep it up through the 4th.

Murphy3
02-13-2006, 08:46 PM
Spurs games usually don't get good...they're usually extremely ugly with the Spurs pulling it out in the 4th....

alby
02-13-2006, 08:50 PM
end of 3rd quarter

62 San Antonio
71 Cleveland

dirno2000
02-13-2006, 08:51 PM
Looks like Fin is in the doghouse...5 minutes in 3 quarters

alby
02-13-2006, 09:00 PM
Other than his game in Toronto, he's been going through the worst stretch of his career IMO.

alby
02-13-2006, 09:07 PM
Cleveland with a 14 point lead with 6 minutes left... please don't be another Indiana game

dirno2000
02-13-2006, 09:11 PM
Graham is making some big shots

alby
02-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Game over

15 points with 2 1/2 minutes left

Lebron pretty much toyed with Finley during this fourth quarter

dirno2000
02-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Looks like Fin is in the doghouse...5 minutes in 3 quarters

Spoke too soon. Two big three's by Fin but Labron is taking advantage of him at the offensive end

alby
02-13-2006, 09:16 PM
seriously...

Finley is Lebron's bucket boy

dirno2000
02-13-2006, 09:17 PM
And King James caps it off with a breakaway dunk...do the Mavs play tonight?

alby
02-13-2006, 09:18 PM
lol yes they do, they are up in the 2nd quarter vs the knicks

alby
02-13-2006, 09:19 PM
41-9: Detroit Pistons
40-11: San Antonio Spurs
39-11: Dallas Mavericks (most likely 40-11 after tonight)

4cwebb
02-13-2006, 09:24 PM
Wow, I didn't expect the Cavs to win going away in the 4th quarter. King James dropping 44 on the Spurs. To big and quick for Bowen, I guess. Duncan with a pedestrian 19 and 10, and Tony Parker with a big disappearing act of 4 points.

Alright, now the Mavs just need to continue to take care of bidness vs. the Knicks to get back even.

Bookit
02-13-2006, 09:37 PM
Mavs were playing much better with Devin in the game.

Thespiralgoeson
02-13-2006, 09:38 PM
Now we're back even... #1 in the west again.

BTW, who said it first? MUHAHAHAHAHA!!! ;)

Bookit
02-13-2006, 09:39 PM
Now we're back even... #1 in the west again.

BTW, who said it first? MUHAHAHAHAHA!!! ;)


I guess you aren't upersticious. Why don't we just let the Mavs win before making statements like this?

dirno2000
02-14-2006, 02:12 AM
I'm sure the league was paying attention to how Mike Brow defended Parker...especially since he was on the Spurs bench last season. Labron guarded him from about 3 feet away in an attempt to keep him out of the lane, went under ever pick and used his length to contest shots.

Could have been a case of Parker just having an off night, but if I'm Mo Cheeks, I sic Igulola on him for 30-35 minutes. From a Mavs perspective maybe Josh is the way to go. Beyond spotting up for the corner 3, Bowen isn't much of a threat so JT could guard him.

alby
02-14-2006, 02:16 AM
The thing is, people HAVE been backing off of him all year but somehow he still manages to score all those points in the paint.. Its actually pretty amazing if you think about it and his finishes around the rim have been spectactular.. I really see Devin Harris with this potential if he gets the opportunity.

bernardos70
02-14-2006, 02:44 AM
I find it very interesting he's been playing out of his mind all year like he has. He finishes at the bucket just like Ginobili, it looks like to me. I guess it's easier to say it than to do it, but it looks exactly the same to me everytime, and like someone long enough could stop it.

Thespiralgoeson
02-14-2006, 04:11 AM
I guess you aren't upersticious. Why don't we just let the Mavs win before making statements like this?

Statements like what? You mean factual statements? All I said was that we're even again, and as such we're #1 in the west. According to NBA.com the tiebreaker is now the division record, and they have us listed first in the conference. Hardly being "upersticious." As for my prediction that the Spurs would lose, that was just an educated guess. I just figured they'd lose because they hadn't been playing that well really despite the record, they were on the second night of b2b on the road, and against LeBron whom they have nobody to guard.

As for the gloating, I was just happy they lost, so I had a little fun with it. Hence the ";)"

EricaLubarsky
02-14-2006, 04:13 AM
the idea was that you were saying we had won the game tonight before we had won it I think

Thespiralgoeson
02-14-2006, 04:31 AM
the idea was that you were saying we had won the game tonight before we had won it I think

Makes sense enough. Truth be told, if it were any other team besides a Marbury-less Knicks that were on a 9 game losing streak and have the worst record in the league (not looking it up, correct me if I'm wrong) I might've waited. I guess I'm just a homer that never expects us to blow a lead, especially against a bad team, even though I've seen it happen before. But, Bookit, if it will make you happy, I will try not to jinx the team from now on.

Edit: But hell, you can hardly blame me, I was on a roll ;)

George Gervin
02-14-2006, 09:02 AM
I just have to mention what beast Lebron James is... I am gald we only have to see this dude twice a year..no answer for him.. we had to double the guy 15 ft from the basket and he still pick us apart.. great, great player.. we due for stinker game but I thought it would be Philly... just like tha mavs loss to to Denver things just got sway from the Spurs and there was alot of standing around.. no worries you get better and move on.. was the mavs game even as close as the final score indicated?

mary
02-14-2006, 09:41 AM
The tie-breaker is the conference record - not the division record.

Triple T's
02-14-2006, 10:22 AM
The tie-breaker is the conference record - not the division record.
Conference tiebreaker and no reseeding the second round ... looks like "someone wants Phoenix in the conference finals". Smells like urine to me.

mary
02-14-2006, 10:27 AM
NBA has Dallas as the first seed, ESPN has them as the fourth.

Did they change the tie-breaker rules? I haven't been able to find any information, but I swear I thought conference record was the tiebreaker.

Either NBA.com or ESPN is confused.

MavsFanFinley
02-14-2006, 10:36 AM
Yahoo has the Spurs 1st, Mavs 4th. The info was posted in the Mavs section on the order of tie-breakers. I think someone even posted an email from Cuban about the subject. Something about him working on it getting fixed.

u2sarajevo
02-14-2006, 10:51 AM
The tie-breakers information on NBA.com conflicts with itself, depending on where you look. I wish they could get it straight.

Dtownsfinest
02-14-2006, 11:22 AM
Just curious but how in the hell did the Spurs lose shooting 50% from the field and 53% from 3 lol? Damn Cavs must've been on last night.

MavsFanFinley
02-14-2006, 11:27 AM
Just curious but how in the hell did the Spurs lose shooting 50% from the field and 53% from 3 lol? Damn Cavs must've been on last night.

Lebron shut Tony Parker down. I think he had 4pts and 7to's. On the other side, Bowen/Finley/Ginobli were absolutely abused by James.

Cavs had 18 off rbs to the Spurs 6. They also took 92 shots to the Spurs 65. And they the Spurs had 18to's to the Cavs 5.

dirno2000
02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Just curious but how in the hell did the Spurs lose shooting 50% from the field and 53% from 3 lol? Damn Cavs must've been on last night.

They got killed on the class and turned the ball over.

Spurs: 65 FGA's
Cavs: 92 FGA's

Dtownsfinest
02-14-2006, 01:42 PM
Okay I see what occurred. Just like most teams the Spurs go as well as their point guard is playing and looks like he had one of those rare nights. Damn near 30 more attempts than the Spurs had. I knew something was fishy when I saw that the Spurs where shooting 50% from the field but only had 87 points.

Triple T's
02-14-2006, 04:15 PM
whats true is that teams fall back into their normal pattern of playing after a while. san antonio started off red hot this year, and november by far was their best month of the season. i think they were high at every major statistics by a good bit. after that, they began to decline; (injuires, schedule, back to backs, etc etc) but anyways, they settled back into the grind it out team that weve all become accustomed to seeing after all these years, and not the fast breaking team we saw earlier in the season. now, a lot of that had to do with 2 things:

Duncans injury;
outstanding play of tony parker

the point of the game to put the ball in the basket, and they do that with a much higher efficiently than just about any team out there, but if theyre turning the ball over, and not potecting the glass, then youll basically out score them if youre cleaning the glass and converting turnovers. athletisism seem to give them a lot of problems.

Thespiralgoeson
02-14-2006, 07:35 PM
The tie-breaker is the conference record - not the division record.

I trust NBA.com over ESPN. Either NBA.com is wrong, or they changed the tiebreaker when they reconfigured the divisions.

Really, as long as they have this stupid rule guaranteeing division leaders top seeds, then the tiebreaker damn well SHOULD be the division record. Really, what the hell kind of sense does reward someone for having the best record of the teams in their division, but not reward them for having the best record against other teams in the division.

DirkGoesNuclear
02-14-2006, 10:50 PM
How do we stop Tony Parker? Is Devin our best hope?

alby
02-14-2006, 11:05 PM
If Lebron could do it, Josh Howard SHOULD be able to do it.

Thespiralgoeson
02-15-2006, 01:16 AM
As great as Parker has played this season, I'm still more concerned about a healthy Ginobili.

alby
02-15-2006, 01:24 AM
gino is still overrated in my book

Thespiralgoeson
02-15-2006, 01:31 AM
So is Parker, I think. But Manu's very capable of causing the Mavs some serious problems in the playoffs. At least as capable as Parker IMO.

mary
02-15-2006, 01:58 PM
I trust NBA.com over ESPN. Either NBA.com is wrong, or they changed the tiebreaker when they reconfigured the divisions.

Really, as long as they have this stupid rule guaranteeing division leaders top seeds, then the tiebreaker damn well SHOULD be the division record. Really, what the hell kind of sense does reward someone for having the best record of the teams in their division, but not reward them for having the best record against other teams in the division.

Yep, I was totally wrong.

I wonder why ESPN shows incorrect standings??