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Dallas 119, Detroit 82 . . . L #1! [Nov. 19th, 2005|11:40 pm]
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Cuban is pleased.

Congratulations, Dallas. I do not believe I've witnessed a more perfect quarter of basketball against Detroit than the 40 dropped in the 1st. I can't remember, but I think the Mavs made about 16 different field goals, maybe missed like 4-6, for a total of 72-80% from the floor in that very first quarter. It was some of the finest shooting I've witnessed for some time.

Perhaps there have been better quarters against Detroit, but I wasn't near a TV for them.

Dallas, this one, you take to the confidence bank, and you cash it before the check expires. Believe me, those checks expire quickly in the NBA. ;D

I'll sum this one. Dallas was the perfect storm. They not only played great defense . . . they played perfect offense, in the sense of NBA-perfect. 59.2% to finish from the floor is outstanding. In fact, I believe for the end of the game, until the subs finished, Dallas was hitting them just as hard, if not even better, especially with the circus shots. Everything went right in the hoop.

Hats off to Dallas. In terms of what I witnessed, they clearly shot better than any team for some time. Energy? They channeled Detroit's energy at a level they give for the biggest games. That was NBA Finals energy, Dallas. You witnessed a keeper for effort. As for discipline, Dallas got loosey-goosey, but I can't blame 'em. They were turding on the heads of all five Piston starters. The discipline was a slight notch below San Antonio, so remember especially to hold on to that. I know this Mavs team only came up with 11 points against Atlanta, or so I was told, in that 1st Q. Forget that game . . . embrace this one. Dallas, unchanged, will give San Antonio some headaches. Defense? Dallas's D came to life with that energy. That's a nice secret enjoyed by hot teams . . . shots being made, with aggressive D, that usually gets the calls in their favor from the refs. However, Dallas would not stop on offense. It was a festival for the ages. Seriously . . . that is how you do it, Dallas. Write down that formula, and start selling bottles of it.

What can be said about Detroit? What can I say, lol? I noticed a ton of shit that went wrong on Detroit's end. No one wants to hear that, though.

So, out of respect for that Mavs squad, here it comes!

Dallas: 7-2 looks better!

LJ is a virus 1 LJ is a virus 2


[User Picture]From: chromemolly
2005-11-20 05:21 am (UTC)
I don't mind the Mav's but do you honestly think they'll be able to even get to a Game #6 v. the Spurs come the playoffs?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-11-20 05:44 am (UTC)
Well, answer this question.

Who on Dallas's roster has played in more than 4 conference finals games?

For SA, with the assumption that the seat is reserved for them in a conf. finals, gander upon that roster and count the number of big-time games they have.

That's the one giant disadvantage. That isn't the end of the world, however.

What Dallas really needs to remember . . . no one, no team, never in any season, no matter how well they do, will ever get as much credit as what would be given if they won the whole thing.

Phoenix was looking for cred last year. No one gave it. They kept looking, while SA showed them what they have to do to get it.

Detroit was shown quite a few times in previous seasons before they struck the top. In the 2ks, Detroit had to suffer some serious heartbreakers before they finally won the Finals.

SA knows heartbreak as well, especially in regard to that 2004 playoffs.

NJ knows a bit of setback.

Every great team gets mushed a bit.

Dallas can be one of those great teams. It's essential, however, for Dallas to remember that they need to prove to everyone far more than other recent champs have to prove.

I like their chances, regardless.
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[User Picture]From: salivar
2005-11-20 06:49 am (UTC)
Oh man.

Dallas? Over Detroit? By about a thousand? Unbelievable.

I should send Mark Cuban *more* e-mails.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-11-20 12:15 pm (UTC)

As a Seahawks fan, you know when it rains, it pours. ;D
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[User Picture]From: salivar
2005-11-20 07:54 pm (UTC)
Reminds me a little of last year's Bills @ Seahawks game.

Seattle put up, like, NINE points.

Buffalo put up 38.


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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-11-20 03:55 pm (UTC)
You know the last time Detroit allowed 40 dropped against them in a quarter?

The Freep/News here claims San Antonio was the last team, and they did it Nov. 30th, 1999.

Also, for the record, they claim Dallas whooped Detroit harder on Nov. 9th, 2002, when the margin came up 114-75 in favor of Dallas.

This was a long time coming.
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