May 1, 2007

Playoffs, Baby

I don't watch a ton of basketball, and I write about it even less, but I watched the last three quarters of tonights Warriors-Mavericks tilt and it was pretty enjoyable. Dirk Nowitzki has had a rotten series for someone who might win the MVP award this year. Baron Davis is everything he's been made out to be. The game, though, was something. Dallas was up 21 at one point, but then was down 9 with about 3 minutes left. Then, Nowitzki scored 12 of 15 as the Mavs went on a 15-0 run to take the lead for good. Nowitzki wasn't getting it done all night, and I was ticked, but then he turned it on when it counted and put the game away almost single-handedly. I say almost because Golden State started taking terrible shots with less than 3 minutes left. No selection, rushing unnecessarily, stuff that makes you the #8 seed that they are. It was kind of startling. They were definitely doomed after Davis fouled out. Everything they do runs either off his actions or is a result of Dallas having to keep track of him all the time. If you like basketball at all and can afford to stay up for a game with a 10:30 Eastern start time, you shouldn't be disappointed. I may make an effort to watch it here in the Central Time Zone.

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