Moving On

April 30, 2010

Well, I don’t think that is how it was intended to happen. The Mavericks and the Blazers are officially sent home and the Suns and Spurs get to match up in the Conference Semifinals.

And everyone is critiquing Dirk for his lapse in judgement on his third and fourth fouls, and the third one is well deserved. However, am I the only one who sees George Hill grab his arm and hold him on the fourth foul, drawing the whistle. I’m not saying it wasn’t a smart play, because it was on Hill’s part, however its not “legal”. Yet, Dirk is ridiculed for that call. He was playing aggressive when his team looked to be on the brink of an old fashioned beating. Then Hill pulls a veteran move and now Dirk is the idiot.

Should he have let Hill drive? Probably. He didn’t have to play so aggressive, but that call is more a result of the referee not seeing what all went on. He saw Dirk’s arm apparently prevent Hill from driving and he made the call. Not his fault either, that’s what he is supposed to do. But to claim that Nowitzki is completely at fault is ludicrous. If anything, the Mavs lost because Kidd and Terry provided no offensive help and Carlisle was reluctant to put Beaubois in during the series.


Being Chill

April 29, 2010

Cool. Calm. Clutch. Did I mention cool? Read the rest of this entry »

Huge Sigh of Belief

April 28, 2010

So, wait a minute. The Lakers aren’t dead? Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t See No Fat Lady

April 27, 2010

That was what Shawn Marion had to say about the Mavs’ chances going into game 5 in Dallas. Not exactly the stuff of legend, not a guarantee, not a mission statement. However, he is right. Read the rest of this entry »

Bigger Than Expected

April 27, 2010

Let the Series Begin

April 27, 2010

They say that a series doesn’t officially begin until the road team wins a game. I don’t know who “they” are but if that is the case then the Milwaukee-Atlanta series has yet to start. Meanwhile, Brandon Jennings is making the Octagon look like a prophet.

P.S. What’s cooler than being cool?

Acceptable answers: Ice cold or Brandon Jennings.

I Love This Stuff

April 26, 2010

How can you not love playoff basketball, especially this season’s version of postseason antics? It has at once been exhilarating and boring, expected and surprising, heroic and deflating. What is left is right, up is down, yet it all is normal in the same prism that previous playoffs have been seen in. Read the rest of this entry »