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Thespiralgoeson
11-29-2006, 05:38 PM
Time for the Mavs to take the division. Let's go Utah!

sike
11-29-2006, 05:48 PM
where is the mailman when you need him?

FINtastic
11-29-2006, 06:26 PM
Where is this guy when you need him?

http://shizzle.us/mark%20eaton.jpg

Let's see Tim Duncan try to shoot over that

Windmill360
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
Either loss is a win for us.

fluid.forty.one
11-29-2006, 06:49 PM
Either loss is a win for us.

And either win is a loss for us.

Windmill360
11-29-2006, 06:51 PM
And either win is a loss for us.

touché. I didn't even think of that, seriously i didn't.

fluid.forty.one
11-29-2006, 06:52 PM
;)

That being said... Go Jazz. I don't think they can keep this up all season, and Spurs can.. So I'd much rather gain some ground on the Spurs asap.

Mavs Rule
11-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Fin: 22 min, 1-8 shooting, zero assists, 2 turnovers, 5 personal fouls.

BALL GAME!!!

Now that's the old Fin that we all know and love. ;)

chumdawg
11-30-2006, 12:09 AM
Sadly, the esrtwhile Mavericks great has become nigh emblematic of what ails the Spurs franchise. A collection of former elite players who are unable to recapture their stardom of years gone by. Unfortunately for them, they have not been able to infuse themselves with talented youth to make up for the attrition they are suffering as the years go by.

Window. Closing. Fast.

Big Shot Rob
11-30-2006, 12:21 AM
So down tonight.

Spurs losing 3 out of 4...

I am almost expecting them to lose now...

I think I know how Mav fans felt at the beginning of the season.

Flacolaco
11-30-2006, 12:35 AM
Yeah, sucks does it not?

How'd they manage less than 80 points?

capitalcity
11-30-2006, 12:38 AM
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currently available in silver.

MavsFanFinley
11-30-2006, 12:41 AM
I remember people wrote Finley off early last season too. He's going to be up and down and anyone expecting his production to be that of 3-4 years ago have high expectations for a roll player now.

The player who looks like he's done is Horry. What's up with him?

As for the Spurs they look like shit and act as if they'd rather be doing something else than playing basketball. They'll keep sinking with that kind of play.

Big Shot Rob
11-30-2006, 01:37 AM
They looked horrible against the Jazz.

But I have to give credit to the Jazz--they had great energy and passion.

mqywaaah
11-30-2006, 01:46 AM
The Spurs are on a losing streak.

Big Shot Rob
11-30-2006, 08:27 AM
Yeah--my team is on a losing streak.

But I won't abandon them--

I'll even bet on them on the next vbookie.

V2M
11-30-2006, 09:57 AM
Yeah--my team is on a losing streak.

But I won't abandon them--

I'll even bet on them on the next vbookie.

Sure you would... cuz they get a 3-day break before playing the Kings at home who in turn would be playing B2B, after playing the Mavs on Friday.

;)

Mavdog
11-30-2006, 12:15 PM
Jazz add sour end to Spurs' road trip

Web Posted: 11/30/2006 12:24 AM CST

Johnny Ludden
Express-News Staff Writer

SALT LAKE CITY — Tim Duncan poked the ball away from Carlos Boozer near Utah's free-throw line, scooped it up and set his sights on the Spurs' basket 50 feet away.
For all of Duncan's skills, however, foot speed is not among them. After lumbering down the floor, Duncan started to go up for a dunk only to have Boozer crack him back to the floor.

The hard foul not only prevented a basket, it sent a message. Apparently, the Jazz have grown tired of being pushed around by the Spurs.

With Boozer totaling 23 points and 16 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko pogo-sticking his way all over the court and Deron Williams burying one clutch shot after another, the Jazz beat the Spurs 83-75 Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The victory was just Utah's third in its past 25 games against the Spurs. With it, the Jazz improved their NBA-best record to 13-3 while handing the Spurs (11-5) their first losing streak of the season.

"Right now they're a tougher-minded club than we are," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We have a little ways to go to be as tough-minded as they are."

Only 10 hours earlier, Utah coach Jerry Sloan had been saying the same of the Spurs. At the Jazz' morning shootaround, Sloan questioned whether his young team — in spite of its strong start — was strong enough to match the resiliency of its longtime rival.

"San Antonio is one of those teams with guys who thrive when people get down on them and think they can't do it," Sloan said. "They pour it on you and teach you a lesson."

The Jazz did most of the teaching Wednesday.

After erasing a 10-point deficit in the first half, they overwhelmed the Spurs in the game's final six minutes.

With Utah clinging to a 69-68 lead, Boozer poked the ball from Duncan's hands, creating a layup for Matt Harpring. The next time down the floor, Boozer blocked Duncan. Duncan grabbed the rebound, but Tony Parker was called for a carrying violation.

Harpring followed with a 15-footer to stretch Utah's lead to five with 4:11 left.

"That," Popovich said, "was the breaking point of the game."

Duncan totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, but went scoreless in the fourth quarter, missing the only two shots he took. The Jazz usually double-teamed Duncan whenever he turned into the lane, but Boozer also frequently used his quick hands to unsettle him.

"Quick hands are compounded by getting hit on the elbow and the arm and not getting called," Duncan said. "So he played the right way. He made the plays and they didn't blow the whistle. In that respect, he did do a great job."

With Boozer's help, Utah overpowered the Spurs on the boards, outrebounding them 16-9 in the final quarter and 50-34 for the game. The Jazz's 16 offensive rebounds matched the most by a Spurs' opponent this season.

Kirilenko had a lot to do with that. He made only one shot but controlled the other end of the floor with his help defense, totaling nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and a steal.

"They're the best rebounding team in the NBA, and they showed why again tonight," Popovich said. "They're just relentless in that regard.

"We made a lot of good stops. They scored only (83) points. But a stop isn't real unless you get the rebound."

Bruce Bowen scored a season-high 17 points while making five 3-pointers, but that wasn't enough support for Duncan. Parker was limited to 14 points and Michael Finley, Robert Horry and Beno Udrih combined to go 6 of 24.

Finley started his third consecutive game in place of Manu Ginobili. But any hopes the Spurs had of getting the veteran shooter on track during Ginobili's absence are quickly expiring. He went 1 for 8 and is shooting just 32.2 percent for the season.

"I can't say nothing because I'm the only one in the crew missing layups," Horry said. "It's just one of those situations. Most of those guys are hard-nosed battlers and they'll get through it."

Williams, meanwhile, didn't miss much. He made all four of his 3-pointers, including one over Parker that helped put the game out of reach with 2:34 left.

"He's not playing like a rookie anymore," Popovich said of Williams. "He's out there to put his foot on your throat."

The rest of the Jazz joined Williams in applying the pressure, leaving the Spurs flying home with their third loss in four games.

"They represent a hard-nosed coach," Horry said, "and they're hard-nosed players."

V2M
11-30-2006, 12:35 PM
Duncan totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, but went scoreless in the fourth quarter, missing the only two shots he took. The Jazz usually double-teamed Duncan whenever he turned into the lane, but Boozer also frequently used his quick hands to unsettle him.

"Quick hands are compounded by getting hit on the elbow and the arm and not getting called," Duncan said. "So he played the right way. He made the plays and they didn't blow the whistle. In that respect, he did do a great job."



Tim "The Cry Baby" Duncan is at it again...

Flacolaco
11-30-2006, 01:02 PM
Sure you would... cuz they get a 3-day break before playing the Kings at home who in turn would be playing B2B, after playing the Mavs on Friday.

;)

not to be Mavs homer or anything....but doesn't it seem like the Spurs get a lot of teams the night after those teams play us?

(Im sure the schedule is fair and everything, it's just so many times a year I think "oh look there are the spurs playing them team we played last night")

mary
11-30-2006, 01:09 PM
Wow...I just can't believe Tim Duncan would complain about officiating.....

MavsX
11-30-2006, 01:26 PM
tim duncan is a wuss.

edit: i would use other choice words, but im trying to clean up my act.