That was a pretty nice victory we had the other night. However
OK enough inside-joking. As good as that game the other night was, the Spurs could have played better. Timmy wasn't doing much on offense, and as good as our defense was, there was still something missing. What could it have been? Oh wait, that's right - it was someone who was missing.
Somebody needs to find this guy:
Yes, this is from the official website of IUPUI. Drink!
His free throw defense the other night was impeccable. But we can probably expect the Mavs to try some crazy lineup experiments to get something going on offense. Bruce can't gaurd Terry and Barea at the same time. Nope, he's going to need some help. This is where being Bruce's protegé could come in handy. What's that you say? Pop still coaches the Spurs? Oh, mother*^*%er. I guess it's up to Roger then.
Preview after the jump.
Tony is the man. Still, we can't afford to let Kidd get anything easy - once he gets going, the Mavs are tough to stop. Tony needs to get at least 30, since the Mavs have nobody to guard him.
Mace is superior to Wright. He is also superior to Barea, even at PG. Roger has been bringing it in this series - let's hope that continues.
Don't ask why, but I have a feeling we might just see the Timmeh we saw in OT against the NOOCH last week make another appearance tonight. Possibly motivated by Damp's comments. Even against the second-best Center in the league!
Dirk is going to break out of his funk sometime. It might be tonight. Matt has been doing as much as he can, but eventually Dirk is going to figure it out.
I stand by this, purely because Finley is gracious and doesn't hate America.
Keys To The Game
Some other reading:
Mavs Moneyball - SB Nation blog - but play nice if you wander over there.
The Two Man Game - TrueHoop Network blog.
Dallas Morning News Mavs Blog - kind of like MySA, but for them.
Blog Maverick - Cuban's blog.
dallas-mavs.com - seems to be a pretty active forum.
48 Minutes of Hell - Always recommended reading, even if they are loosly affiliated with BSPN.
MySA Spurs Page - Spurs news and articles from "professionals".
SpursTalk - really active Spurs forum
Spurs Report - Another nice Spurs forum.
C-money's thread before the game thread. Worth the read, lots of linkitude.
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. Please rec any posts with working feed links to make them easier to find(recced posts turn green).
Spurs audio feed - if all else fails.
Recap: Somebody will do a quick cap. And Stampler might drop by with an in-depth recap. Maybe.