KneeJerk Recap (TM) Jonthefon v1.15
The Mavs (beat/lost to) [the Miami Heat]¹ tonight (thanks to/
despite) Dirk’s awesomeness. The (cloud in the silver lining/ major culprit) once more was the lack of support from his team-mates, with the exception of Tyson Chandler/ Jason Kidd². Especially useless was Jason Terry /Caron Butler /J.J. Barea/Shawn Marion/Brendan Haywood³ and it is (GUESS WHAT) THEY’RE ALMOST NOT ALLUSELESS.
¹ Inserted Opponent
² Only one of them, mind you
³ Two at the minimum, up to all five of them.
(On busting Miami's Streak) "I don’t make a huge, huge deal out of the streak and all that kind of stuff. We’re just trying to play solid basketball and win as many games as we can."
(Do you know that James almost never
gets called for fouls?) "LeBron got early foul trouble, which threw him out of rhythm. We were real active defensively and we wanted to try to make it tough on LeBron and Wade and Bosh."
(On the halftimespeech) "At halftime, we were a little frustrated because we had a lead and lost it, and then we kind of battled back. And I told them, I said, ‘Look, we’re within one point, and JET hasn’t even scored a point yet. So, I told them, ‘We’re in good shape. We’re gonna get going. We’re gonna get him going.’"
(On the course of the Game) "I love the way we hung in. We had a couple of leads and we lost them. We stayed poised and guys believed in each other."
(On 19 in the fourth for JET) "This is why Terry is one of the best fourth-quarter players in the game. He really came up big for us, and our guys did a great job of finding him."
(On the Win) "This is a great win for us. Right now, we’ll enjoy this for a few hours, and then tomorrow morning we’ll circle the wagons and we’ll get read for the next one. We’ve got an Orlando team that’s gonna be energized by the trades, and we’re gonna have to play the same kind of game, but probably play better to win tomorrow."
D. Nowitzki, scaring Kidds and Butlers whith his thorough Hand-in-the-Face Defense.
(On the Mavs) "We got to keep on working. We don't want to settle for anything. We've found a pretty good mix of zone and man. I think we're in a groove. But what does it say? Really not much in December. If we break a lot of streaks in the playoffs, that'll be more like it. But as far as right now, it doesn’t mean a lot."
(On the Heat) "They settled for a lot of 3s against our zone. We got a little lucky."
(On Terry) "JET finally showed up in the fourth. That’s what he does, showing up late. He’s our finisher. He’s our closer. He got hot."
(On holding the Heat under 41%) "Any time you hold a good offensive team like that to 40.5 percent shooting on their floor, I think we did a good job. The defense was solid."
Ref: "Mr. Wade, i'm terribly sorry to inform you that the ordered FT-Package can not be granted tonight. Payments have been late."
Wade: "Not again. Shit always gets fucked up when i rely on business partners."
Kidd: "What the... i don't even..."
(On Dallas) "We got to rely on our defense if we want to win. Our offense is going to come and go, but we rely on our defense that we've got to get stops. We did that in the fourth quarter and capitalized on the other end. Even if we miss a shot, we just felt like we could get another shot and get another crack at it at the other end."
(On the Heat) "They’ve been playing very well. They’ve been shooting the ball very well. And we just tried to make it very hard for them."
"Has the fourth quarter started already? Good."
(Did you miss the bus for the first half?) "That’s what he said at halftime. He said, ‘Look, guys, JET hasn’t even scored. He’s still at the hotel.’ I told him, ‘I thought the bus was late. But thanks for coming back and getting me.’"
(On not scoring until the fourth) "I’m a player that waits patiently and then when the opportunity presents itself I’m gonna attack. And in the fourth quarter they’re gonna come to me.It’s a huge responsibility but it’s something that I love. And the guys have confidence in getting me the ball and getting us in position to be successful."
(On the win) "Coach Carlisle was putting us in the right position and J-Kidd was controlling the play-calling."
"Du kommst hier net rein."
(On slipping D during the Mavs own winstreak) "We got away from that. It seemed like the longer our winning streak was going, we started to take a step back and relax on the defensive end. It took that loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 13 to wake everybody back up, and now we're communicating out there and we're actually following Coach's game plan again."
(On holding the Heat to under 41%) "This has to be our identity. If we want to have a special year, we've got to think defense first."
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of Riley's.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of Riley's
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing recaps, that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of Riley's
"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Riley like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
In the wells of Riley's
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of Riley's.
(Quick, your take on the game?) "Bottom line is they made bigger plays down the stretch more consistently than we did. They executed and got all the necessary open shots and offensive rebounds to really pull away in a close game."
Bonus: Foxsports Full Transcript (Automatically generated. May not be 100% accurate)
"Executed and got all the necessary open shots or offense or rebounds that led to a wide open three. To really. I'll pull away in the fourth quarter of a close game. Doesn't happen to us often. To somebody scores 33 on us and and did in our building. Erica and your three year three point camps is leveled off a little defeat ocean in the early is almost triple your free throw attempt should be forced you into that they do it but don't want possession of factories -- those fourteen. Still the numbers as high. But. That that was their game plan to two zone -- had a lot of open looks three I didn't think we took many. Early Jack's. They were really committed just to protect in the paint packed in the paint that's often -- zone defense is -- Erica my with a minute and a half laugh I think muster while they had the cover on terror can the three -- or is that just a broken -- things kind of helter skelter and Terry gets lost a little better of course but I yeah I mean. Those were tough sequences. Terry was turn the corner I seem like Jerry. -- possession. So that we went to the trapped. I'm -- at that point now and tried. Take the ball out of his hands and you have after which he flaring. It's going to Collison triggers and somebody will be open and they. To a great job moving the ball -- great shooters. And and Terry broke free and from the one that was you know tough ones. One point games had a great defense possession ends up being an air ball falls and -- man's though Latin. Kicks out for a wide open three. Coaches -- been as good of a team as you've faced in terms of slowing down the transition offense yet they did very good job that I tonight -- job of like it back we also. On now teams are scouting against us and and they're making a better effort and commitment. To get back initially. Until we still. I can run better. That what we're doing now and that initial attack might be their but we have to us and I continue to sacrifice -- get to -- spots I'd do it. With a real high motor and probably higher motor than what we've had to do I'm the last three weeks. Because of the adjustment the team Jamaican but it's still. It's still possible for us to run you decide to make a better effort not to get out to him and and open floor were they doing anything differently against LeBron. An -- three fouls in the first half of his first LS half and three years a lot of that. Was a foul trouble doing in the room he got more to his game and in the second half he also missed. In a couple point blank shots on the first half. For the normally makes. And this weren't able to go down."
(On the Mavs Zone limiting him to 0 points in the first half) "They keep you off balance. They do a great job of not allowing you get into a flow offensively."
(On leading at half with him sitting in foul trouble) "Just shows the depth we have on this team."
A little late for Snake&Eagle's Shadow Defense, huh, 'Trix?
(On the Heat) "We’re 30 games in. These elite teams have been playing together for a long time. That’s why we play a regular season, so we can get prepared for when its playoff time, when its money time."
(On the Mavs D) "We didn't know if they were in a man-to-man defense or zone at times. It'll throw you off."
(Did that bother you?) "When you don’t have a lot of time to prepare for it, yeah it’ll throw you off a little bit. In the season, you don’t have time to sit down and really look at it. They just kind of throw you off balance and make you hesitate for those couple of possessions."
(On the Game) "We came so close and then...a couple of crazy bounces - an airball ...shot by Dirk Nowitzki.. i mean, he rare- .....i've never seen him shot any of those and it goes right to Shawn - and they capitalized. That's kind of how the night went for us."
(On losing at home to the Mavs) "They have a lot more experience than us, together. We just keep that in mind. It’s a very long season and we’re still going to see these teams down the road. Eventually, when we match up with these teams down the road, I have confidence that we’ll be a better team."
Coach Spo Presser
Hoopdata Nip-Tuck Recap and Boxscore (Lol Defense: Heat 5-9 at the Rim, Mavs 8-8)
Espn Daily Dime about Zone'D
Kurt Helin's Recap at PBT
NBA Playbook shows how
Two Mistakes On The Defensive End Late Hurt The Heat
Haywood 0% from the line. . Celebration for our third-best Center, Beaches! [nsfw]
Chandler 8-10-0 in 31 Minutes. Haywood 4-4-0 in 17Minutes.
Mahinmi as much in 3 Minutes.
Disclaimer: If you couldn't tell by now, all italic sentences are made up thoughts, not actual quotes. Also, Lisa gets Airtime.