Ahhh, Mavs v Spurs. Can't wait. For some reason, I always (always!) think Dallas will win these games. Lately I've been wrong about that more often than not...
Fisher has his daily donuts.
SA is in many ways the Mavs' measuring stick. ... and while there is a feeling at Mavs HQ that the two teams match up well and are sort of neck-and-neck. ... the fact is, San Antonio has won four of the last five meetings. Even in terms of recent hotness, Dallas is a tick behind its divisional rivals. The Mavs have overcome their 2-7 start with an ensuing 31-15 mark. But the Spurs in this calendar year are 17-6.
No Jet and no Manu and that's the latest effort by Fate to balance this thing out.
Sefko has an article on the Mavs problems against Western Conference teams on the road. It doesn't fill me with confidence.
"The formula has got to be there. You've got to play consistently on defense and rebound, " Carlisle said. "Offensively, you've got to be efficient and you've got to score enough points."
That's the problem. The Mavericks haven't been consistent on defense on the road. Their offense has been sporadic. Their bench has been erratic.
But there are signs of improvement, such as Friday's 93-86 loss in Houston.
Are we really using that game a positive?
And people like network broadcaster Hubie Brown - who must be arriving at this games in a silver DeLorean - talk about how Stack is a "19-points-a-game scorer.''
In a blog first, and probably last, I'm linking to myself with a short article on the Mavs/Spurs rivalry.
For some reason linking to myself reminds me of one of my favorite Seinfeld moments. "How can a street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe!"