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DenButsu
04-16-2009, 02:02 AM
(3) San Antonio Spurs (54-28) vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks (50-32)


San Antonio will have the Homecourt Advantage


Mavs Wins Series 4-1 Series Breakdown



REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Season Series Tied 2-2
Nov. 4: Mavericks 98 at Spurs 81
Dec. 9: Spurs 133 at Mavericks 126 (OT)
Feb. 24: at Spurs 93, Mavericks 76
Mar. 4: at Mavericks 107, Spurs 102


Game 1 Dallas 105 San Antonio 103 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AkkbMk6sIeTvBFrKRwloZ3S8vLYF?gid=200 9041824)
Game 2 San Antonio 105 Dallas 84 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AuZVYZhc4C15Wnz7xgtiOui8vLYF?gid=200 9042024)
Game 3 Dallas 88 San Antonio 67 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AnOG_kzSaz.zJVmRyGttc768vLYF?gid=200 9042306)
Game 4 Dallas 99 San Antonio 90 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=Ap0Oy0l3UrxEw_.ARV5f.WS8vLYF?gid=200 9042506)
Game 5 Dallas 106 San Antonio 93 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=As.PaR2qw6lItrNy.z1poU68vLYF?gid=200 9042824)



http://s402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/th_Spurs.png Projected Starting Lineup

http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1015.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1721.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/83.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/215.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/2805.jpg


PG - Tony Parker
SG - Roger Mason
SF - Bruce Bowen
PF - Tim Duncan
C - Fabricio Oberto




http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Mavericks.png Projected Starting Lineup

http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/429.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3055.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/2006.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/609.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/181.jpg


PG - Jason Kidd
SG - Jose Juan Barea
SF - Josh Howard
PF - Dirk Nowitzki
C - Erick Dampier



Who will win this Western Conference 1st Round Series?

DaaBoTownSox
04-16-2009, 02:04 AM
I'm gonna have to say Spurs in 7 on this one.

abe_froman
04-16-2009, 02:07 AM
spurs just arent what they use to be+no manu=spurs in 6,but wouldnt shock me if it was mavs either

holocaust227
04-16-2009, 02:49 AM
The Mavs are playing great basketball right now. I say Mavs in six.

LakersKB24
04-16-2009, 02:56 AM
In the middle of this season this was a now brainer. Spurs would beat the **** out of the Mavs. But right now, without Manu and the Mavs stepping up, this could be an interesting series.
I say Spurs in 6, maybe 7

DenButsu
04-16-2009, 02:59 AM
This is a really tough call, given how much better overall Dallas has been playing recently compared to... well, not too long ago. But it's an odd year. San Antonio has to at least win one series, right? I took them in 6, just because they know how to finish in the playoffs. But if it goes 7, I'd shift the edge over to Dallas, just because I think they'll have a little more endurance.

Lakersfan2483
04-16-2009, 03:18 AM
Spurs in 6 games.

hotdogbun
04-16-2009, 03:27 AM
MAVS IN 6. yeah its an odd year but manu is out and the chances of the spurs winning also went out. Jason Terry will lead the mavs to 2nd round

pippsux
04-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Spurs in 7 (only 51% sure)

Raidaz4Life
04-16-2009, 03:40 AM
I actually think the spurs sweep this one although in a bunch of very close games

nolin
04-16-2009, 04:18 AM
mavs in 6. no manu no win.

nolin
04-16-2009, 04:23 AM
get ready for a mavs lakers WCF'S.

DenButsu
04-16-2009, 04:42 AM
get ready for a mavs lakers WCF'S.

If Dallas beats San Antonio, their road goes through - and ends in - Denver.

holocaust227
04-16-2009, 04:57 AM
I hate to admit it but yes. Even if they win against San Antonio they'll lose against Denver unless Jason Kidd becomes the MVP type Jason Kidd miraculously.

JayW_1023
04-16-2009, 05:24 AM
We still got the third seed despite the injuries we've had...we are not healthy, but we are not done either. Spurs in seven. Duncan still showed a heart of a champion carrying the Spurs to the #3 seed last night on two bad knees.

If we do go down this series, I'm glad it's at the hands of class acts like Kidd, Dirk and Rick Carlisle. And to avoid an embarrassing spank fest at the hands of the Lakers of course ;)

But seriously though:

"NEVER compromise, NEVER surrender, EVEN in the face of armaggeddon!"

JordansBulls
04-16-2009, 08:17 AM
Mavericks in 7

GrkGawdofWalkz
04-16-2009, 08:42 AM
Dallas is in the playoffs like they should be but to me aren't a true match for the Spurs even without Manu Ginobili. I believe it will be 6 close games. Good luck Dallas fans. Let's go TimmyD and Park4Prez.

jimbobjarree
04-16-2009, 08:53 AM
I look forward to a spurs-Hornets WC semi again, Spurs in 6 only because the Mavs are playing well right now, but I still think the Spurs will knock them out in less

aWiLL 20
04-16-2009, 08:53 AM
if the mavs continue their play of late, and i believe they will. they have some fire. dirk has been nothing short of amazing lately. and kidd had a triple double last night. terry is too clutch. i really dont see the spurs with much chance if the mavs play the way they've played the last 8 or so games.

Pumped Mavs show up- Mavs in 5 or 6.

Uninspired Mavs show up- Mavs/Spurs in 7

normy
04-16-2009, 09:13 AM
I actually think the spurs sweep this one although in a bunch of very close games
Thats crazy. These two teams have a long standing rivalry. No way a sweep happens and Dallas will probably win game 1.

I take Dallas in six. Something happened to Dallas six games ago and something clicked. Kidd, Dirk and Terry are all on fire recently and Howard has really stepped up. Dallas was the last team the Spurs wanted to see.

DenButsu
04-16-2009, 09:21 AM
I look forward to a spurs-Hornets WC semi again,

Too bad for you then, since you won't get one.

kingofkings313
04-16-2009, 09:32 AM
With no Ginobili and Duncan being banged up....Mavs in 6!

theimortalone
04-16-2009, 09:36 AM
I said "San Antonio in 7" Some how they will prevail in 7.

JayW_1023
04-16-2009, 09:50 AM
The last time Duncan was banged up in a playoff series against the Mavs he STILL singlehandedly dominated the entire Mavs frontcourt. That was when Dallas was a NBA finals calibre team and beat us 6-2.

I wouldn't be too optimistic about this series going less than six games. Especially because Dallas isn't nearly the team they were in their last playoff matchup vs. the Spurs.

chin chukwu
04-16-2009, 09:59 AM
SPURS in 6. two things will remain constant in this series: mavs have no one to stop t. parker. and they are going to have their hands full with t. duncan. the x-factor will be DREW GOODEN. i think he tilts series in the SPURS favor.

mark these words: GEORGE HILL WILL PLAY AND PLAY OFTEN IN THIS SERIES.

Fool
04-16-2009, 11:59 AM
Spurs in 6. Even with the good play of the Mavericks.

DrDEADalready
04-16-2009, 12:00 PM
spurs in 5.

JayW_1023
04-16-2009, 12:04 PM
What has Tony Parker averaged against the Mavs this season...like 33 and 10 assists? Edit: my bad...31 pts,7 assists and 52% FG.

pf289
04-16-2009, 12:10 PM
I think this will be the only series t o go to 7 an im gonna say Spurs again prevail.

todu82
04-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Spurs in 7.

Brooke
04-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Spurs in 6

Spurred1
04-16-2009, 12:28 PM
SPURS in 6. two things will remain constant in this series: mavs have no one to stop t. parker. and they are going to have their hands full with t. duncan. the x-factor will be DREW GOODEN. i think he tilts series in the SPURS favor.

mark these words: GEORGE HILL WILL PLAY AND PLAY OFTEN IN THIS SERIES.

No, he won't. Pop has already ruled out using him for the playoffs.

LA_Raiders
04-16-2009, 01:04 PM
Dal in 7, No Manu...

JordansBulls
04-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Rematch of the 2006 series.

Joshtd1
04-16-2009, 03:03 PM
This team matches up very good against us, and I wouldnt be surprised if this game goes 7 games..however we have proven we can beat them without Manu, and I will take Spurs in 6 or 7. Spurs havent lost a 1st round series if TD has been healthy, and I dont expect that to happen this year either.

Kakaroach
04-16-2009, 03:05 PM
Mavs in 7, especially if Dirk and the Jet play like they did last night.

Lakergirl24
04-16-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm predicting an upset. With the ginobli injury and the way the mavs have been playing lately, I say Mavs in 6 or 7.

Lone Maverick
04-16-2009, 03:38 PM
I say the Mavericks in 6.

superkegger
04-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Mavs play the spurs well. it should be a great series. I think the spurs will take it in 6 or 7.

chin chukwu
04-16-2009, 04:39 PM
2 things will remain constant in this series. the mavs will not be able to stop t. parker and they'll have their hands full with t. duncan (as usual). the x-factor is clearly DREW GOODEN...who will also give the mavs problems in the paint. SPURS in 6.

mark these works: GOERGE HILL WILL PLAY AND WILL BE A FACTOR IN THIS SERIES (on the defensive end).

thedfactor
04-16-2009, 04:47 PM
It all depends on how the Mavericks come to play. We all know how San Antonio plays which is hard, solid, and consistent.

Dallas is no doubt playing their best basketball heading into the playoffs. The question is whether or not they can maintain that level of play.

If the Mavs do keep the intensity high and the bench contributes, Mavs in 6.

DreamShaker
04-16-2009, 05:02 PM
I see this being a pretty lopsided series. Parker is going to torch Kidd...and Duncan is always a step or two better in the playoffs....Gooden has been great and the Mavs are weak defensively up front....Spurs in 5.

ATX
04-16-2009, 06:12 PM
San Antonio will find a way to prevail. Tough series, but SA knows how to get it done (Even without Manu). SA in 6.

NBA_Starter
04-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Dallas in 6, this is not the same ol' Spurs and the Mavs are pretty hot lately.

nolin
04-16-2009, 06:38 PM
If Dallas beats San Antonio, their road goes through - and ends in - Denver.

i really think there going to be playing cp3 in the hornets in the 2nd rd though.

ATX
04-16-2009, 06:40 PM
i really think there going to be playing cp3 in the hornets in the 2nd rd though.

I think I might just have to agree with this.

blacknell
04-16-2009, 06:41 PM
mavs in 6 or less

Kakaroach
04-16-2009, 07:21 PM
mavs in 6 or less Are you expecting a sweep or something? :eyebrow:

IversonIsKrazy
04-16-2009, 07:40 PM
Spurs w/o a doubt. No matter how garbage they play in the season, when playoffs come, Spurs are on another level. There winning in 6 or 7, Mavs will put up a fight, but TP & TD Will dominate. Dirk and Terry will have a huge series, J-Kidd will be alrite, and Jo-ho will choke. Spurs' Mason and Bonner will step up and play a huge role, Finley will want to play huge against his former Mavs. Tony Parker will be amazing, avging 33ppg and 8apg in this series. SPURS R GREAT, NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE SPURS!

SPURS IN 6 or 7

bahama0811
04-16-2009, 08:08 PM
SA in 6. Another good series but the Spurs should pull it out.

jrivera
04-16-2009, 08:31 PM
This one Dallas gots it.. I say Dallas by 7 due to San Antonio running outta gas.

IBleedPurple
04-16-2009, 09:24 PM
I think the Spurs take this one. It will be strange to watch the Spurs play without the soap opera that is Ginobli, but they are still a solid team.

jimbobjarree
04-16-2009, 09:26 PM
its a shame, is Manu out for the whole thing?

DenButsu
04-16-2009, 09:50 PM
its a shame, is Manu out for the whole thing?

My understanding was that he's done for the duration. KG too. Big implications.

PennyMy#1
04-17-2009, 07:15 AM
I voted Mavs in 7. DIRKULES ! What more can I say ?

Chronz
04-17-2009, 07:30 AM
Whos been guarding Dirk the last few times theyve faced? I know Bonner probably gets the starting assignment against him but whos their best defender against Dirk on defensive possessions? I think Gooden could be the x-factor for them

aWiLL 20
04-17-2009, 08:49 AM
i think anyone who has been watching the mavs consistently...especially in the last 10 games knows that if we continue this type of basketball, the spurs have no chance...we have VERY convincing wins the past few weeks that were practically the playoffs for us. if we continue to play with that fire, the spurs have ZERO chance. Mavs in 6. "wright" that down.

Joshtd1
04-17-2009, 08:52 AM
i think anyone who has been watching the mavs consistently...especially in the last 10 games knows that if we continue this type of basketball, the spurs have no chance...we have VERY convincing wins the past few weeks that were practically the playoffs for us. if we continue to play with that fire, the spurs have ZERO chance. Mavs in 6. "wright" that down.

The Spurs will always have a chance.

Joshtd1
04-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Whos been guarding Dirk the last few times theyve faced? I know Bonner probably gets the starting assignment against him but whos their best defender against Dirk on defensive possessions? I think Gooden could be the x-factor for them

Bonner usually starts out on him, then KT tends to get some time. Im sure Gooden will get some time, along with Duncan.

Bowen is still the best perimeter defendere on the team, and he is the best option against Dirk. Now that he is back in the rotation, I expect him to get minutes guarding Dirk.

DenButsu
04-17-2009, 10:13 AM
The Spurs will always have a chance.

I hope you win. I want the Spurs in the second round. Redemption time. :nod:

EX-TREME
04-17-2009, 10:45 AM
mavs in 7

Sportfan
04-17-2009, 11:37 AM
I don't like the mavs chances in this I say spurs will win in 5 or sweep

Joshtd1
04-17-2009, 03:28 PM
I hope you win. I want the Spurs in the second round. Redemption time. :nod:

Be careful what you wish for :smoking:

Kakaroach
04-17-2009, 04:50 PM
I don't like the mavs chances in this I say spurs will win in 5 or sweep :pity: The Mavs are playing well and will at least take this one to 6 games, I've got em winning in 7.

Rome
04-17-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm not sure. No Ginobli hurts the Spurs, Mavs have been playing good lately.

Eh Spurs in 6 or 7.

asmarks18
04-17-2009, 06:00 PM
Antione Wright is the starting 2 guard not JJ Barea.

JordansBulls
04-18-2009, 12:39 AM
This series will be better than Spurs and Suns last year for sure. It will probably be as good as San Antonio and New Orleans last year.

maverick1155
04-18-2009, 01:16 AM
spurs in 7

chin chukwu
04-18-2009, 02:52 PM
No, he won't. Pop has already ruled out using him for the playoffs.

popovich ruled out using him, BUT he's still on the playoff roster. the reason why i say george hill will play is because popovich is going to realize (and realize early in these playoffs) that he's going to need this kid in a big way.

JordansBulls
04-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Looks like the Mavs will go up 1-0

DenButsu
04-18-2009, 10:50 PM
G. Hill http://www.nba.com/images/dnp.gif

So I guess that settles that.

Game_Over
04-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Spurs are starting to look a little old..

JayW_1023
04-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Bah! We've lost the 1st game of the post season many times before. Been there, done that.

holocaust227
04-19-2009, 06:46 AM
The Mav's bench killed them. I wonder why BB wasn't put back into the game.

PennyMy#1
04-19-2009, 08:51 AM
Yes, the Mavs bench broke their neck. I hope they will continue. Dirk "only" with 19. If he gets up to his 30/10 as usual and the Mavs bench keeps on that way ... man, Cuban will be one happy owner and we'll have a little surprise team ;)

JordansBulls
04-19-2009, 11:25 PM
Very important game tomorrow for the Spurs.

JayW_1023
04-20-2009, 06:01 AM
Even if we lose this series, I will look apon this season with pride...The Spurs have shown alot of heart this year getting to the third seed with all the injury woes.

I still stand by my point that Tony Parker has been the second best point guard in the NBA this season in terms of individual brilliance.

DenButsu
04-20-2009, 06:32 AM
Even if we lose this series, I will look apon this season with pride...The Spurs have shown alot of heart this year getting to the third seed with all the injury woes.

I still stand by my point that Tony Parker has been the second best point guard in the NBA this season in terms of individual brilliance.

There are more than a few people in Denver who would take issue with that right about now.

But I'm not gonna get into a TP vs. CB pissing match with you. :cool:

JayW_1023
04-20-2009, 06:39 AM
There are more than a few people in Denver who would take issue with that right about now.

But I'm not gonna get into a TP vs. CB pissing match with you. :cool:

That's why I said 'individual brilliance'...Chaunceys impact was more on changing the mindset and getting the team to play together with his leadership. That too is impressive.

I'm speaking strictly in terms of individual production here.

Joshtd1
04-20-2009, 09:46 AM
Spurs will be winning this game. No way they let the Mavs come in and win both games.

DenButsu
04-20-2009, 09:49 AM
That's why I said 'individual brilliance'...Chaunceys impact was more on changing the mindset and getting the team to play together with his leadership. That too is impressive.

I'm speaking strictly in terms of individual production here.

Oh, I know.

And really, they both took on completely different projects. TP was trying to keep together a team that was starting to fray around the edges due to injury (and, perhaps, aging), while CB was trying to fuse together a team that hadn't quite learned yet to be more than just the sum of its parts.

JayW_1023
04-20-2009, 12:12 PM
Oh, I know.

And really, they both took on completely different projects. TP was trying to keep together a team that was starting to fray around the edges due to injury (and, perhaps, aging), while CB was trying to fuse together a team that hadn't quite learned yet to be more than just the sum of its parts.

True. Thing is Tony Parker, he really had to assert himself offensively and dig deep this season to keep the Spurs afloat, let alone to a top seed.

With Billups Denver has the luxury of having the kind of leader that even if he struggles during the game, he always finds a way to make an impact.

The Spurs couldn't afford Parker to struggle...whereas Chauncey can always influence the game with his leadership without having to dominate a box score.

Chronz
04-20-2009, 06:32 PM
Yea as far as intangibles go, Chauncey is the Shane Battier of PG's.

JordansBulls
04-21-2009, 12:17 AM
Series tied

DenButsu
04-21-2009, 12:46 AM
What an insane performance by Parker. 16-22 (.727!) for 38 pts plus 4 and 8. Day-um.

superkegger
04-21-2009, 01:26 AM
in only 32 minutes as well.

JayW_1023
04-21-2009, 08:31 AM
Tony Parker did this with Duncan held to just 13 points. Badass.

Young2Kinsler
04-21-2009, 09:27 AM
I see the Mavs decided to head back to Dallas early, before last nights game. Pathetic losers.

Jay22Redd
04-21-2009, 10:04 AM
I see spurs in 6.

DenButsu
04-21-2009, 10:18 AM
I think the pendulum swings in the Spurs' favor after this... the pressure before game 1 was on SA... after losing, it was still on them... but now the pressure is on DAL to win 2 in a row at home... something they must do (imho) to take this series.

Meanwhile, Spurs fans should be closely watching how the Nuggets defense handles CP3. TP is legitimately a force to be reckoned with. But the Nugs have proven pretty adept at handling great point guards this season, and Nene/K-Mart have proven capable of limiting TD to a mere human rather than superhuman level of play. Manu has always been the Nuggets killer, really. I still like our chances in round 2, if both SAS and DEN advance. I think the two Spurs flash points can be held enough in check for us to open the door.

JordansBulls
04-22-2009, 06:34 PM
I am surprised the Mavericks didn't come out last game trying to go up 2-0.

DenButsu
04-22-2009, 06:59 PM
I am surprised the Mavericks didn't come out last game trying to go up 2-0.

Yeah, I was only able to watch the first quarter before I had to leave home, but from what I saw it really did look like they left their intensity in the locker room and didn't bring any of it to the court.

JordansBulls
04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
How the Mavs came out today is how I expected the Bulls to come out today.

JayW_1023
04-24-2009, 12:57 AM
Realistically, we'll be lucky if we force a game 7...last year, miraculously we did against the Hornets and even won the series. But without Manu it's hard pressed against a Dallas team that has played better than it has played all season.

Duncan is clearly not himself out there. You could tell he really shouldn't've been playing in Game 3.

heyman321
04-24-2009, 09:27 PM
Mavs are definitely taking it now.

Spurred1
04-24-2009, 09:32 PM
Mavs are definitely taking it now.

Don't be so hasty. Spurs have been horribly blown out before and managed to come back. It'll just be tougher this time without Manu and Timmy's healthy knees.

JordansBulls
04-26-2009, 12:33 AM
Deja Vu of the 2006 series thus far. Mavs up 3-1

superkegger
04-26-2009, 12:52 AM
Deja Vu of the 2006 series thus far. Mavs up 3-1

Yeah, but that series also featured a healthy Manu and a healthy Tim Duncan.

I just don't see the Spurs winning this series. Maybe extending it, but not winning it.

I mean, they're basically asking Tony Parker and Tim Duncan to do all the heavy lifting, and with TD clearly not 100%, its just not happening.

Lakersfan2483
04-26-2009, 01:00 AM
I am very surprised San Antonio lost today, I really felt like they were going to come out and win this game. Parker was spectacular, but he didn't have enough support from the rest of his teammates. The Spurs' age is showing in this series and they miss Manu as well.

holocaust227
04-26-2009, 01:09 AM
This is what I hoped for. The Mavs to at least get out of the first round for them to regain some of their lost confidence. Losing twice two years in a row is enough to almost kill their chances.
The unsung hero here is Jason Kidd.

JayW_1023
04-26-2009, 06:10 AM
We're ripe for the glue factory.

EX-TREME
04-26-2009, 09:05 AM
never expected dallas to lead the series

heyman321
04-26-2009, 10:16 AM
Don't be so hasty. Spurs have been horribly blown out before and managed to come back. It'll just be tougher this time without Manu and Timmy's healthy knees.

Sorry but no Ginobili definitely means no chance of winning consistently in the playoffs. Not to mention TD is showing he acutally is 33 now.

Spurred1
04-26-2009, 05:04 PM
Okay-now it is probably over for the Spurs. Can't believe the bench is performing so horribly, though. Riding Parker isn't going to get it done-he can only go so far by himself. Duncan contributed yesterday, they kept Dirk and Terry under wraps, and still couldn't get the win. Pop planned to control Dirk and Terry and most likely thought that the pothead addled Howard would be playing and the Spurs would win. Looks like the improved version of Howard has shown up and the Mavs bench is contributing.
Regardless, the Spurs did plan to make changes this offseason-they might be making them earlier. Dump Finley and the old farts. Find some young blood and find a big man to groom to take over for Timmy. (Easier said than done)

JayW_1023
04-26-2009, 06:35 PM
We need some real offensive talent so it will allow Duncan, Parker and Manu to rest without our offense getting staggered.

If we bring a legitimate scorer...we have more leeway to keep our stars rested and fresh for the postseason. Last two seasons we have been limping to the postseason.

It's time for Buford to give us some dramatic SHORT term help.

Lebron23
04-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Dallas should end the series in Game 5.

JayW_1023
04-26-2009, 07:00 PM
I respect most of Dallas' players...even Dampier...but Hollins' taunt on Duncan drew my ire. Respect your elders, kiddo...especially those who achieved more in the game that you ever will.

Cocky youngsters...it was even worse than that wuss of a Vujacic that had to chuck up a three at the buzzer last season.

Spurred1
04-26-2009, 07:04 PM
^Youthful enthusiasm? Bad idea to do that to Timmy-he'll be driven more for the next game. But I think it is over for the Spurs. Of course, Pop could have something up his sleeve-he might put the clamps on Howard and risk Terry and Dirk going off instead; those two usually do great against the Spurs...maybe not.

#1Mavericksfan
04-27-2009, 02:42 AM
I respect most of Dallas' players...even Dampier...but Hollins' taunt on Duncan drew my ire. Respect your elders, kiddo...especially those who achieved more in the game that you ever will.

Cocky youngsters...it was even worse than that wuss of a Vujacic that had to chuck up a three at the buzzer last season.

I agree with what you said about Hollins but if you look at the video he wasn't even looking at Tim Duncan but Hollins did apologize after the game if it looked like he was yelling at Tim....but this nothing compared to what the Cavs do to other players and get away with it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgpQ93XfrQ&feature=related

Chronz
04-27-2009, 04:07 AM
We need some real offensive talent so it will allow Duncan, Parker and Manu to rest without our offense getting staggered.

If we bring a legitimate scorer...we have more leeway to keep our stars rested and fresh for the postseason. Last two seasons we have been limping to the postseason.

It's time for Buford to give us some dramatic SHORT term help.
I dont know why you were against trading for Vince Carter, hes exactly what your team needs.

JayW_1023
04-27-2009, 04:27 AM
I dont know why you were against trading for Vince Carter, hes exactly what your team needs.

I was not against trading for Vince Carter...I was against trading Manu Ginobili for Vince Carter.

JordansBulls
04-29-2009, 12:13 AM
Mavs knock off the Spurs.

BlondeBomber41
04-29-2009, 12:16 AM
LOL there wasnt ONE vote for Dallas to win the series in 5 games. Not one.

Chronz
04-29-2009, 12:55 AM
LOL there wasnt ONE vote for Dallas to win the series in 5 games. Not one.

clearly you saw it wrong, there is 1 vote

BlondeBomber41
04-29-2009, 01:08 AM
clearly you saw it wrong, there is 1 vote

lol yeah its weird how I missed that.

They should of put a deadline on that poll to thwart vote thieves like yourself.

DenButsu
04-29-2009, 01:30 AM
:laugh2:

DenButsu
04-29-2009, 01:32 AM
In fairness, the Spurs have a "pretty good" :rolleyes: track record in the playoffs that would be a powerful reason for most people not to think they could get taken out in just 5 games.

superkegger
04-29-2009, 01:46 AM
clearly you saw it wrong, there is 1 vote


lol yeah its weird how I missed that.

They should of put a deadline on that poll to thwart vote thieves like yourself.

Now there's 2.

:laugh:

JayW_1023
04-29-2009, 04:11 AM
I'm actually quite relieved we're out...hopefully that's motivation enough to finally do things right next offseason.

JayW_1023
04-29-2009, 04:28 AM
And if Tim Duncan at 60% can still drop 30 on the Mavs interior D, I wouldn't boast too much Mavs fans. You guys beat a banged up Spurs...the second round will prove much tougher.

The Spurs still fought even though it was a lost cause...we still showed heart out there.

JJ_JKidd
04-29-2009, 06:22 AM
Screw YOU Rick Kamla Screw YOU Steve Smith freakin Spurs HOMERS!!! Im not a homer myself and I declared even before the series started that if Manu played, the outcome could have been different (Spurs in 6) but please NBA TV fools, NO MANU, NO HONEY!!!!

So its,,,

Denver in 5....

Lakers in 6....

Lakers in 6....


U get me guys,, dont you? :smoking:

todu82
04-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Really surprised to see San Antonio out this early. The question is if this is just a one time thing for the team or if it's the start of a downward spiral for the team.

Young2Kinsler
04-29-2009, 10:19 AM
Now the real question, can we pull off a miracle against denver

normy
04-29-2009, 10:37 AM
Really surprised to see San Antonio out this early. The question is if this is just a one time thing for the team or if it's the start of a downward spiral for the team.I think you're making the same mistake Barkley and Kenny Smith have been making in not giving the Mavs the credit they deserve. They played 2 games at home and beat the Spurs 4-1. They actually beat them handily in their wins, they weren't squeakers. The Mavs are a different team with Rick Carslile as their coach and Denver better watch out.

Kohaku
04-29-2009, 12:35 PM
I think you're making the same mistake Barkley and Kenny Smith have been making in not giving the Mavs the credit they deserve. They played 2 games at home and beat the Spurs 4-1. They actually beat them handily in their wins, they weren't squeakers. The Mavs are a different team with Rick Carslile as their coach and Denver better watch out.

Was that before or after we season-swept the mavs?

nik.jd.aitken
04-29-2009, 12:46 PM
Was that before or after we season-swept the mavs?

The Mavs are a different team now, with a healthy Josh Howard.

And besides 3 of those games were decided by a combined 7 points, the Mavs have a shot.

st3voness
04-29-2009, 12:56 PM
And if Tim Duncan at 60% can still drop 30 on the Mavs interior D, I wouldn't boast too much Mavs fans. You guys beat a banged up Spurs...the second round will prove much tougher.

The Spurs still fought even though it was a lost cause...we still showed heart out there.

Then I guess Josh Howard is 40% because he actually needs SURGERY in the off season and dropped 25 and 28 on your best perimeter defenders.

Stfu.

IBleedPurple
04-29-2009, 01:47 PM
Mavs played great, and are playing good at the right time of the year. Congrats!

But Denver is also playing its' best of the year, and I think Nuggets take it in 6. Denver creates matchup problems for Dallas all over the court, and the only matchup issue for Denver is Dirk.

Chronz
04-29-2009, 02:01 PM
And if Tim Duncan at 60% can still drop 30 on the Mavs interior D, I wouldn't boast too much Mavs fans. You guys beat a banged up Spurs...the second round will prove much tougher.

The Spurs still fought even though it was a lost cause...we still showed heart out there.

I remember someone said this when Duncan dropped 40 in game 7 to this very same team when he was suffering with plantar fascitus or whatever, the very next year he comes back fresher and wins a chip.


At this point though the idea of Duncan getting better with time and rest is fallible, granted I agree a fresh Duncan is very important but to be able to do that the Spurs really need to think of giving him the Shaq treatment, play him to start the year if he can, if any sort of injury (however mild) is present sit him out. About halfway through the season before the A.S. break tell Duncan to turn it down or just take off road games altogether. Turn it on a before the playoffs begin and hope for dominance.

normy
04-29-2009, 02:26 PM
Was that before or after we season-swept the mavs?no doubt your team is very athletic but this is a different Mavs team. Your coach is a very good coach too but 3 of those games were very close. I hope Denver comes in cocky.

JayW_1023
04-29-2009, 03:32 PM
Then I guess Josh Howard is 40% because he actually needs SURGERY in the off season and dropped 25 and 28 on your best perimeter defenders.

Stfu.


Tends to happen when we focus all our defensive attention on Dirk and Terry...Howard stepped up. He didn't get the defensive attention Duncan and Parker got this series.

As for the STFU part it just shows you are a classless prick with no grace in victory.

I will not lower to your level by staying gracious in defeat. Prick.

JayW_1023
04-29-2009, 03:34 PM
I remember someone said this when Duncan dropped 40 in game 7 to this very same team when he was suffering with plantar fascitus or whatever, the very next year he comes back fresher and wins a chip.


At this point though the idea of Duncan getting better with time and rest is fallible, granted I agree a fresh Duncan is very important but to be able to do that the Spurs really need to think of giving him the Shaq treatment, play him to start the year if he can, if any sort of injury (however mild) is present sit him out. About halfway through the season before the A.S. break tell Duncan to turn it down or just take off road games altogether. Turn it on a before the playoffs begin and hope for dominance.

It's true we'll need to limit his minutes even more. If we acquire someone like Rasheed at least we'll have the luxury to rest Duncan without losing much offensive punch.

We need scorers in the worst way.

theimortalone
04-30-2009, 10:45 AM
I still can't believe that the Spurs lost in 5. That was a big shocker! :speechless: Not having Manu really costed them this series. So much for the Spurs winning all the odd years! :laugh: