The Dallas Mavericks won an absolute gem of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night at the Moda Center. This was easily one of the most entertaining games of the season where the Mavs shot a fiery hot 54.8 percent from downtown and gave us some last minute excitement and heroics when it mattered most.
Yogi Ferrell was up to his old (new) tricks again setting a career high of 32 points to go along with 2 rebounds, 5 assists and continued to add to what is quickly becoming one of the best highlights of this Mavericks season. Ferrell shot 9-11 from the 3 point line and hit a late game dagger to seal the win.
Wes Matthews is my favourite Maverick this season
Game after game, Wes just keeps giving happiness to Mavs fans all around the world. Tonight was no different where he poured in 26 points and played aggressive defense for 40 minutes. The Ironman turned his season right around after a slow start, and tonight was just another occasion where he reiterated how great he is.
My first Yogi experience was really something
After having a crazy week and not being able to watch any NBA, all I could do was read about all the things he was doing, so today as he put on one of the best shooting performances I’ve seen from a Mav, I can now tell my grandkids about the time I watched an undrafted rookie be called up from the D-League and put the Mavericks into championship contention.. Okay maybe I’m getting too excited and a little ahead of myself here, but man he makes this team better.
The Mavericks might actually make a valid run at the playoffs
After tonight’s win, the Mavs are now only 2 wins outside of a playoff spot, and are looking like a completely different team. Whether or not we want them to push for it, the Mavs being able to almost taste the playoffs will really make them go for it now, and will hope to get that sweet sweet rematch with the Warriors some 10 years after the heartbreak of the Mavs losing to the eighth seed Warriors in 2007.
The Mavericks will look to build on their 4 game win streak as they take on the Nuggets this Monday night in Denver.