Hey there, fellow Spurs fans and Rockpounders - It's great to have you all here. Let's also begrudgingly accept any Mavs fans who wander over here and make them feel welcome.
So we've arrived at the postseason, finally. We had a great win the other night, but it's time to forget about it, because it doesn't mean a thing if we lose tonight. Happy Playoffs!
(Just add an "e" to the first word on Damp's jersey)
Let's do this thing. First, I want to know how everyone thinks this is gonna go down, so I've included a poll. Playoff preview after the jump.
I give Tony the edge, but we can ill afford to underestimate J-Kidd. He doesn't get into the paint like he used to, but the guy is shooting lights out from 3-point range this year. That said, Tony is usually unstoppable against the Devin Harris-less Mavs.
I'd love nothing more than to give Roger the edge here, but Barea just seems to be everywhere at once when he's on the floor. He's the definition of "hustle player". Also, unlike Kidd, he is very effective in the paint. I'm hoping Tony and Roger switch on the defensive end.
This is not up for debate. Timmeh is better than Dampier in pretty much every facet of the game.
Once again, not up for debate. Dirk has some ridiculous skills that Matt could never hope to compete with. I just hope he can hold his own on D.
Howard is a very talented player. However, he's also an idiot who engages in ridiculous off-court shenanigans. Finley is a consummate professional - not to mention clutch. That's right - relive it again.
Keys To The Game
Some other reading:
Mavs Moneyball - SB Nation blog - they seem like nice people, and we haven't had any trolls wander over from there, to my knowledge. Go say hi, but be nice. OK, tell them they're going to lose, but in a polite way.
The Two Man Game - TrueHoop Network blog - not very active, but it looks pretty.
Dallas Morning News Mavs Blog - kind of like MySA, but for them.
Blog Maverick - Mark Cuban's blog. Not often sports-related, but he seems much more intelligent online than he does on TV.
EBSports Forums - NBA forum I've been posting at for a long time - the Mavs forum is one of the most active there.
48 Minutes of Hell - Always recommended reading, from some damn good Spurs bloggers.
Spurs Dynasty - Another Spurs blog. Doesn't have all the crazy widgets and stuff that we do, but still a pretty good read.
MySA Spurs Page - For those of you who like watered-down, "professional" writing about our Spurs, from newspaper writers.
SpursTalk - pretty active forum about the Spurs.(duh)
Stampler's preview in all of its traitorous glory. Let's hope he's wrong.
Other things of possible interest
Check this game thead at gametime for specific links to good quality feeds. If you arrive late in the game, there game feed links are usually among the first 50 posts of the thread.
Spurs audio feed - if all else fails.
Recap: Stampler might get one done, or Wayne will pop a quick cap in your ATS.
Pre-series poll: Who wins?
This poll is closed
Spurs in 4
Spurs in 5
Spurs in 6
Spurs in 7
Mavs in 4
Mavs in 5
Mavs in 6
Mavs in 7