|LeBron James had a good game against Dallas tonight (13/6/6) but he shot just 5-14. James killed the Mavs last year in their two matches, averaging 41 points.
On the Mavs side, we probably we got our fist look at the starting lineup: Anthony Johnson - Jason Terry - Greg Buckner - Dirk Nowitzki - DeSagana Diop. No surprises there. Devin Harris had a good game off the bench, scoring 14 - second to Dirk's 17.
As expected, Dampier missed the game with his sore hip. What wasn't expected was for Josh Howard to miss the game with what is being reported as left thigh contusion. Hopefully that was entirely precautionary.