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Flying Tiger
04-15-2001, 12:16 AM
Someone always starts one of these, so I thought I would start this one. I think it will be a blow out. Mavs-113, Seattle-96

Hales233
04-15-2001, 12:19 AM
Mark Bryant pulls down 38 rebounds....Mavs 111, Sonics 96

djb
04-15-2001, 12:21 AM
And Wang ZhiZhi has his first triple-double as a Mav i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif Ok maybe not.. But the Mavs should take this one. Mavs 106, Sonics 97

MavsFanFinley
04-15-2001, 12:32 AM
Mavs will take this one too. I'll say 115-95, the Mavs will show the Sonics no mercy!

In the last meeting, Finley hit a 3 with less than 30 seconds to go and it ticked Brent Barry off. He had some words for Finley and said they would repay us with this game. LOL. I didn't know Barry was a comedian. I'd look for Finley to show him what time it is.

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 12:39 AM
Shawn Kemp goes off for 42, Schrempf has 15 and 10, Payton with the triple-double, Sam Perkins has 5 three-pointers, Sonics win 128-103.

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Mavinator
04-15-2001, 12:40 AM
No wait a second... maybe Ruben Patterson goes off for 42?

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 12:43 AM
Oh, of course. This is the crappy Sonics team. Mavs win 112-96

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MavsFanFinley
04-15-2001, 01:05 AM
I forgot to add that Dirk is going to break out BIG TIME too. He's been kinda quite lately and that will change. He will follow Fin's lead and come out gunning.

LonestarROB
04-15-2001, 09:48 AM
We're gonna win this one but I expect a big game from Payton. Nash is gonna struggle and Dirk goes off.

Mavs 107
Sonics 101

madape
04-15-2001, 12:46 PM
Bradley + confidence + slow opposing center = crushing

MavsFanFinley
04-15-2001, 01:10 PM
I've just read the game previews and it has Vin Baker, Ruben Patterson and Jelani McCoy all questionable/gametime decisions for tonight's game. All 3 injured themselves in the Phoenix game (friday, I think?)Baker reaggravated his knee injuries in the 1st quarter, Patterson sprained his ankle in the 2nd quarter and didn't return and McCoy sprained his ankle in the 3rd quarter and he didn't return either.

Now, let me tell you, we BETTER NOT lose this game if those 3 guys are out.

Flying Tiger
04-15-2001, 01:39 PM
I bet the Mavs get control of this one really early and Wang gets some considerable minutes.

djb
04-15-2001, 02:25 PM
As long as Payton's in the game, anything can happen. Plus Desmond Mason always seems to have big games against us. The Mavs are still the better team though so no worries here i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 04:20 PM
Big #40 needs to come to Dallas and play with big #44... they would be the most intimidating frontcourt in the history of the league...

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Hales233
04-15-2001, 04:24 PM
Dez Mason is gonna be one nasty player in a few years i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 10:52 PM
Hmm. I was out during the first three quarters of this game, but saw the fourth and the overtime... Didn't look pretty. This can't help the Mavs' confidence... From what it looks like, Bradley crushed Patrick Ewing (individual defense, anyone? It's actually been looking A LOT better over the past couple games), and how huge was he in the overtime? A block, a steal, and two putbacks (one was a goaltend)... The portion of the game I saw was one of the worst officiated I've ever seen. Dirk apparently did a decent job on offense and a great job on the boards, Juwan with a great job on the boards... I'll have to wait for the boxscore to update on ESPN for more commentary.

LonestarROB
04-15-2001, 10:57 PM
Didn't see much of the game either. But it didn't look all bad from what I saw. The end sucked but atleast we got the win. On to Golden State.

dallmav
04-15-2001, 10:58 PM
officials are the worst I have seen in years. You could pick any dumbass off the streets and they could do a better job than those overpaid bunch of jackasses. Payton should have had his 6th foul when he smacked dirk in the face on the rebound he tried to get which actually sent us into overtime.

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 11:03 PM
I think it's doing the Bradley Show a world of good to be competing with Booth for minutes. I think Bradley's string of off-games on the road trip were a result of less-than-generous, scattered minutes and screwed up confidence to losing his starting job to Booth... I think he's gotten himself more in focus now, and it's noticeable how much tougher he's been defending his assignment and how much more he's been going to the offensive glass- advantages Calvin Booth is supposed to have over Bradley. Many have pretended Booth is the replacement for Bradley, and that he has taken Bradley's starter job because he is Dallas' future- but you may have noticed who has been spending the bulk of minutes at center in the fourth quarter and in over time... I think Booth's presence is elevating Bradley's game, particularly in terms of offensive rebounding...

Mavinator
04-15-2001, 11:05 PM
And the tougher Bradley's game gets offensively, the tougher the Double Shawn tandem is going to look next year...

djb
04-15-2001, 11:13 PM
Dammit I was off by 3pts again! Why's it so quiet in here?! I watched bits of the game in the gym, and yea the refs really stunk it up tonight i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif The game really shouldn't have gone into o/t but oh well. Mavs roll on. Eisley showed some signs of life offensively, but he wasn't too effective on the other end of the floor. At least he's starting to do SOMETHING.

djb
04-15-2001, 11:18 PM
Phoenix beat Sactown 88-86 tonight..good thing the Mavs won and are still ahead of them!

Mavs#1Fan
04-15-2001, 11:22 PM
Dude, it's Easter. Some people have to spend time with their folks and stuff. Not me though. I even had the store open today.

MavsFanFinley
04-15-2001, 11:45 PM
Im not sure anything good can be said about tonight's game except that we came away with the win. We didn't shoot the ball well at all and played no defense to speak of either. Eisley actually played good tonight but turned around and fouled Payton at the end of regulation i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif

Nash saved our butt in OT with the 3, then Bradley scored, then Fin, then Dirk, then Dirk hit a couple free throws and then Fin did the same to seal the game.

Im not sure why Dirk took the final shot at end of regulation and a 3-pointer to top things off. He ended up 1-8. Finley wasn't much better at 4-10. The thing that got me was why Dirk took about 5-6 shots in OT and only made 1, which was the dunk. Finley usually gets blasted when he does that.

Mavinator
04-16-2001, 12:22 AM
As I recall, Dirk took four shots in overtime, one of which he made, and two of which he was blatantly fouled without any call... Dirk saw openings, and he took the ball to the hole in an attempt to score. I don't recall Finley ever getting blasted for trying to make good plays, which is what Dirk was doing...

ReggieThetaChi
04-16-2001, 12:38 AM
I didn't see the game. how did we look?

TheKid
04-16-2001, 11:17 AM
Not all that good but I see one good thing from lastnight, JUWAN GOT HIS ASS ON THE BOARDS. It's about freakin TIME!!!!!!

LAM0015
04-16-2001, 12:29 PM
i want dirk and finley to take shots when they're open..and i want both to drive to the basket.
regardless of whether either of them are in a slump, they need to get their shots. my only gripe is that i want both of them to drive more.... and i want finley to take less low percentage shots.
thanks,

TheKid
04-16-2001, 01:44 PM
Right now I just want the bench to step up. I'm truly not concerned with our starters putting out maximum effort and performing when they have to, but I am concerned about the bench.

LAM0015
04-16-2001, 03:54 PM
i agree, the bench does have to step up when they get their opportunities... i won't argue with you their at all. very valid point. but i still want dirk and fin to drive more

Mavinator
04-16-2001, 04:12 PM
All you have to do is make Finley go left and half the time he will turn over the ball... he needs to keep a careful balance between drives and crazy out-of-control fadeaways or he will have more 8-turnover games like against the Jazz...

TheKid
04-16-2001, 04:23 PM
Well if he has no left and he turns the ball over constantly, he's been doing a fine job. I'll take almost 22 points a game from him, and with his quick first step you don't want to give him the left either. He'll go by someone and switch it to the right and dunk on someone. Just ask Starks and Polynice who thought it was a bright idea to make him drive to his left.

Mavinator
04-16-2001, 04:24 PM
Those 22 PPG are largely from crazy fadeaways, which despite what some fans might have you believe, go in a hell of a lot of the time...

LAM0015
04-16-2001, 04:27 PM
yes, he can hit the fadeaway, i'm not arguing that. not at all. but, he does take some bad turn around fadeaways at times. you must admit that. if he eliminated those from his game, he'd probably shoot 47-48%(which over the course of a season is a big jump).
yeah..finley is doing alot of things right, but their's always room for improvement.
yes, he is more turnover prone going to his left...but, i still think he needs to continue to drive more like he has been doing recently

Mavinator
04-16-2001, 04:31 PM
Hahah... if Finley didn't take fadeaways, he'd be averaging 5 shot attempts a game instead of 20! I love it when Finley drives, but it irritates me when he tries to do it every possession... he gets into grooves where he either shoots nothing but fadeaways, or does nothing but drive the lane. He can get himself into offensive locks that make him predictable and lead to turnovers... I'd be happy if 60% of the time, he shot the fadeaway, and the other 40% he tried to drive to the basket...

LAM0015
04-16-2001, 04:51 PM
finley takes alot of non-fadeaway jumpshots. but when he takes the fadeaway from 16-19 feet...it's such a low percentage shot and he really doesn't make a good percentage of those shots. yes, he might make 35-40% of the deep turnaround fadeaways...but that's not a good enough percentage.

scooterj5
04-16-2001, 07:20 PM
That Wolkowsky guy looks like a nazi