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ManRam
05-16-2011, 06:34 PM
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(3rd Seed, 57-25)_________ (4th Seed, 55-27)

Series Tied 0-0


American Airlines Arena
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:00 PM EST

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The Breakdown:

In the playoffs there is no substitute for veteran savvy, and there are few veterans more savvy than Mavericks floor leader Jason Kidd. He's not the great individual defender he once was, but he is still as good as anyone in the passing lanes, and he anticipates his teammates on the offensive end as well as any point guard ever has. He's also proven time and time again that the standard defensive approach of leaving him open from behind the arch is going to cost you three more often than not. Kidd's offense has already been a huge key for Dallas this postseason.

As smart and savvy as Kidd is, he represents the old guard of NBA point guards. He comes from a time when point guards were much more focused on running the offense than they were with being a significant offensive factor themselves. Westbrook is very much a new-school point guard, able to score at will, break down any defense, and create havoc in the paint and on the scoreboard.

There's no way Kidd can contain Westbrook defensively, but he'll have help doing that. Where Kidd will outplay his younger counterpart is in the mental aspect of the game, making better decisions on the fly. Westbrook is still very much learning what it means to run a playoff team, and the Western Conference Finals is a brutal place to learn. The Mavs can use players like DeShawn Stevenson and JJ Barea to compensate for Kidd's defensive slow-footedness, but the Thunder don't have a player to match Kidd's brilliance in running a team. Westbrook's offensive prowess and Kidd's veteran savvy make this match-up pretty even.

Advantage: Push


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.....................l...............Deshawn Stevenson ________l________l___l_______ Thabo Sefolosha

The Breakdown:

This is one of the more interesting match-ups in the series, as neither of the starters is likely to play many minutes and the reserves are more likely to have a say in which team wins the series. Sefolosha is averaging just over 20 minutes per game in the playoffs and Stevenson plays just 12.8. Both of these players are used as defensive stoppers, and since neither of them is particularly adept at scoring they won't be needed to stop each other. The Mavs are more likely to use Stevenson to guard Westbrook and switch Kidd over the Sefolosha, so we'll see how that plays out. Either way, neither Stevenson nor Sefolosha has a clear edge in this matchup, especially since neither will be in the game at crunch time.

Advantage: Push


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...........................l.........Shawn Marion ____________________________ Kevin Durant

There are two matchups where one team or the other has a clear and distinct advantage, with this being the first. Kevin Durant is one of the top young stars in the NBA today, and is emerging as a perennial MVP candidate. The Mavericks have their work cut out for them just containing Durant, and have little hope of stopping him. Shawn Marion is still a decent defender, but his offensive game has dropped off noticeably in recent years. He no longer takes to the sky to finish at the rim, preferring to get into the paint and flip the ball in the general direction of the hoop.

Marion was a significant factor for Dallas in the first round. He averaged 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 48% from the field, while also having some success in containing Portland's small forward duo of Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum. He didn't fare nearly as well against the defense of Ron Artest in the second round, when he managed just 8.5 points on 38% shooting. No matter how well Marion plays, however, he's completely outmatched in squaring off with Durant.

Durant was the NBA's leading scorer for the 2010-11 season, and stepped his game up even more in the first round, averaging 32.4 points per contest as the Thunder took out the Nuggets in five games. Defensive specialists like Shane Battier and Tony Allen made life a little more difficult for Durant in the second round, but he still led OKC in scoring with 24.3 points per game. The Mavericks can push and crowd Durant, but he's not going to be stopped. He will dominate whoever matches up with him in this series.

Advantage: Thunder


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........................l.............Dirk Nowitzki ____________l_____________ Serge Ibaka

The Breakdown:

It's been an impressive second half of the season for Serge Ibaka. Once again, with the trade of Jeff Green, we've seen that Thunder GM Sam Presti is one of the best in the business. Unlike Green, Ibaka is the game-changing front court defender the Thunder needed, and he's a big part of the reason they're now preparing to compete in the Western Conference Finals. In 44 starts this season Ibaka averaged 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game, and it's clear he's the starter of the future for the Thunder.

On the Dallas side of the equation, of course, is a man who needs no introduction. Dirk Nowitzki is the best international player to ever grace the NBA hardwoods and he shows now signs of slowing down. Dirk has learned to pace himself during the regular season, but once the playoffs begin he does what the great ones do and takes his game to another level. After averaging a fairly low (for him) 23 points per game during the season, Nowitzki is averaging 26.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and even 2.5 assists per game in postseason play. Never known for his defense, Nowitzki has been especially sharp on the defensive end, making life tough on Pau Gasol in the second round. Like Durant, Nowitzki is a force that cannot be stopped. The Thunder can only hope to contain everyone else and force Dirk to beat them.

And he might.

Advantage: Mavericks


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.......................................Tyson Chandler ________________l_________ Kendrick Perkins

The Breakdown:

The one thing the Thunder were clearly lacking as they began the 2010-11 season was a true starting center, and true to form Presti went out and got exactly what his team needed. Kendrick Perkins arrived as part of the aforementioned Jeff Green trade, and together with Ibaka he has formed one of the toughest defensive front lines in the NBA. His numbers don't jump off the page, but his presence is something every team has to account for as they talk about attacking the OKC defense.

On the flip side is Tyson Chandler, who was in the running for Most Improved Player thanks to the remarkable impact he's had on the Dallas Mavericks. All of a sudden the Mavs have gone from somewhat of a pushover defensively to one of the better defensive teams in the league, and Chandler is a huge part of the reason for the change. Like Perkins, Chandler's numbers don't overwhelm, but his 6.9 points and 8.7 rebounds have been huge for the Mavs as they base their success around controlling the glass.

Advantage: Mavericks (slightly)



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Dallas Wins Season Series 2-1

Mavericks 111, Thunder 103 - November 24, 2010 (http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?id=301124025)

Mavericks 103, Thunder 93 - December 27, 2010 (http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?id=301227025)

Thunder 99, Mavericks 95 - January 6, 2011 (http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?id=310106006)



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haggis
05-16-2011, 06:35 PM
1st!


Gimme the Mavs in 7.

Chacarron
05-16-2011, 06:43 PM
There is no way the Mavs lose game 1 at home. ;)

TboneM3
05-16-2011, 06:44 PM
It says May 15th.

o i c wat u did

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-16-2011, 06:51 PM
Mavs in 6 or 7.

Gibby23
05-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Thunder in 6

MacFitz92
05-16-2011, 06:54 PM
Mavs 119 Thunder 86

Baller1
05-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Westbrook and Kidd a push... :laugh:

I think this is a close game, but I see the Mavs taking game 1 at home.

ManRam
05-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Westbrook and Kidd a push... :laugh:

I think this is a close game, but I see the Mavs taking game 1 at home.

That was pretty funny too. Russy is the clear third best player in this series IMO.

For the record, the writeups are not mine :nod:

MJ-BULLS
05-16-2011, 07:29 PM
I always been a big fan of dirk and KD. But ill go with...The Mavs.

Chi StateOfMind
05-16-2011, 07:30 PM
I think the Mavs should win at home. Hopefully the layoff doesn't hurt them b/c OKC just played where Dallas had a nine day rest. Start quick and get the crowd goin fast.

Dallas 103-94

mzgrizz
05-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Mavs in 5

Baller1
05-16-2011, 08:56 PM
That was pretty funny too. Russy is the clear third best player in this series IMO.

For the record, the writeups are not mine :nod:

Suuuuuure... ;)

Sadds The Gr8
05-16-2011, 08:59 PM
Mavs are gonna eat their food

DoJoTheSlasher
05-16-2011, 09:15 PM
Mavs win 104-91.

Dirk gets 32 and 11, Terry gets 16, Chandler gets 10 and 14. Peja and Barea combine for 18 points.

SP17
05-16-2011, 09:24 PM
Mavs win game 1 and end the series in 6...But I'm hoping it would be a very fun series and ending up in 7 games..Hopefully the winner wins the championship..I want a west team to be champs.

theSPECIALKID
05-16-2011, 09:45 PM
I think Dallas is gonna win, but I wouldn't be surprised if OKC won. Teams usually play pretty bad after a long layoff.

Young2Kinsler
05-16-2011, 09:52 PM
Honestly, OKC is just going to have no answer for Dirk. If they play him man up and keep guarding the outside shooters, he will take whoever is on him one on one. If they sag in and help like LA, Dirk will find the open man and let the outside shooters make them pay. The key there is we have to keep hitting our shots, but I think the likes of Terry and Peja can be consistent in this series.

Not saying OKC can't win this game, or the series, but I feel really good about Dallas going to the finals.

LTBaByyy
05-16-2011, 09:52 PM
Mavs are undefeated in the playoffs this year at home

I will take the Mavs the 2 first game please

LTBaByyy
05-16-2011, 09:53 PM
5-0 at home

3-2 on the road

Jewelz0376
05-16-2011, 10:00 PM
Lakers in 6

......

oh wait.....:facepalm:

BullsFan_1
05-16-2011, 10:03 PM
OP says Mavs are the 8th seed. Figured I'd point that out.

allSUAVE
05-16-2011, 10:19 PM
I'll Give OKC the benefit of the doubt and say Dallas in 5 Games.

drobe86
05-16-2011, 10:32 PM
We're not gonna blow this group out at all. OKC is legit and here to stay. Mavs win 101-96 in the game 1

soonabooma
05-16-2011, 10:49 PM
Dallas has some great experience, Dirk Nowitzki is still one of the best players in the league, and they have some crazy depth. This will all be hard to account for. But we're still very young, very fast, and very athletic. We don't really get tired. And this can always cause probems for older teams. I know it's gonna be hard for us to win this series, but I kinda look at it like last years series with the Lakers. We're gonna give em all they can handle, and if we lose to em, we will probably have lost to the eventual champs. With all that experience and depth, they're a better overall team than Chicago and Miami. If they get through us, they'll be ready for whatever.

king4day
05-16-2011, 11:07 PM
I think and want Dallas to win this series but I think OKC is just too fresh to lose this one. Dallas hasn't played in over a week. It's gonna take some time for them to get back in the groove.

Purple&Gold24
05-16-2011, 11:21 PM
:shrug:

tredigs
05-16-2011, 11:55 PM
I think and want Dallas to win this series but I think OKC is just too fresh to lose this one. Dallas hasn't played in over a week. It's gonna take some time for them to get back in the groove.

I actually don't think there was a more ideal scenario for Dallas than for them to sweep and OKC to go a tough 7 games.

Dallas is too smart and too good to have the "rust" they may or may not accumulate in a very small amount to outweigh the monumental benefits that a week+ of rest will do for a team whose average starters age is well into their 30's.

If it was Dallas who went 7 and OKC who swept then this series is completely different. I don't think they could keep up with the Thunders transition O in that scenario.

If the Thunder were going to lose this year I wanted it to be to Dallas, and I do think that's the most likely outcome. But who knows, Durant may just go Nova and unleash his full potential on Dallas here - that's their best chance to take it down.

edit: Saw that you meant just this game alone. I can agree with you there.

Raph12
05-17-2011, 12:54 AM
Mavs win Game 1, unless the Thunder shoot lights out (60+FG%)...

GoatMilk
05-17-2011, 02:04 AM
Dallas in game 1
as of now, this looks like a home team series. 2-0 mavs, then 2-2, etc

however, i dont think it goes 7. i think dallas has a better chance at winning on the road than OKC so im also picking them to win the series in 6.

DeyAce
05-17-2011, 02:05 AM
Thunder win 108-91 Durant 42pts

Iron24th
05-17-2011, 03:14 AM
I don't see OKC winning this one,but if they do,dallas will be in trouble.

ManRam
05-17-2011, 11:23 AM
Suuuuuure... ;)

I love Russy. Probably my second favorite player that's still playing :nod:


Dallas is a 6 point favorite tonight, which I think is a lot. Even though I do think they win, I'm really tempted to take OKC +6.

ddhulett
05-17-2011, 12:53 PM
I just heard J-Kidd jumped in a fountain of youth and is ready to bring back the young Kidd!

ChitownSports16
05-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Both good teams but, gotta go with the Mavs at home.

alencp3
05-17-2011, 01:10 PM
only 3 votes for OKC lol
lot of people will be surprised i see

toovey107
05-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Mavs in 6

LJEATON26
05-17-2011, 06:47 PM
OkC 101
Dallas 98

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Lets go dallas lol

theheatles
05-17-2011, 08:10 PM
wow, i can't believe how lopsided this poll is

Cano4prez
05-17-2011, 09:00 PM
JJ Barea will have a triple double :laugh2:

Wilson
05-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Should be a great series, maybe better than the much more hyped ECF. Looking forward to this!

Baller1
05-17-2011, 09:06 PM
:jumpy:

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:09 PM
Should be a good game. I picked the Thunder to win so go OKC!

Baller1
05-17-2011, 09:09 PM
It looks like it's in OKC.

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:09 PM
wtf i thought that was the thunder stadium for a minute lol

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:10 PM
at least put a hand up ibaka

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Double techs already :laugh2:

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:11 PM
What a ****ing joke refs, Chandler did nothing there.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Dallas is getting deep in the playoffs, better **** over our best defender,

Cubs Win
05-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Do the blue shirts even remotely affect the players if both teams use them? :laugh2:

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:12 PM
Perkins already making his moneys worth

Baller1
05-17-2011, 09:12 PM
:laugh: Perkins.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:12 PM
Chandler didn't do **** to get a tech. I swear they call aa double T no matter what

Wilson
05-17-2011, 09:12 PM
What the ****? You mean two of those could get those guys chucked out of the game? Come on now, that wasn't even tech worthy in pre-season :laugh2:

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:12 PM
that wasnt worth a tech. i think chandler can stay quiet but i dont know about perkins.

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:13 PM
hahah that looked like in slow motion.

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:13 PM
Do the blue shirts even remotely affect the players if both teams use them? :laugh2:

Yeah, I'm not sure WTF is wrong with Dallas.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Mavs looking good early on

LTBaByyy
05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Mavs killin!!!!

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Dirk throwin down. Tell me he doesn't want this

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Ibaka, you can'd guard Dirk, he has beat you on the jumpshot, the dribble, and the pick and roll

LTBaByyy
05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
The Thunder are too young, Mavs want this so much

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure WTF is wrong with Dallas.

i thought it was the okc stadium at first. then i saw the dallas logo and i was wtf.

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
I love Dirk.

I always find myself routing for Dallas, this is my second team man!!!

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
The Thunder look rusty as hell

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
Dirk beastin early.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
The Mavs fans have been wearing this color for a while now, it just so happens they are really close.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM
2 fouls and a tech on Perk already

LTBaByyy
05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
2 fouls on Perkins :)

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
The Thunder are too young, Mavs want this so much

Lol Young?

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Perkins with an elbow to the head...no T?

Havoc Wreaker
05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Dirk is undefendable.

LTBaByyy
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Nobody in the world can guard Dirk

Wilson
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Do the blue shirts even remotely affect the players if both teams use them? :laugh2:

I don't like this thing where everyone wheres the same colour. If it happens naturally then fair enough, but the way NBA teams do it, it seems so forced.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Terrible no-call

Cano4prez
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Dirk is just unguardable

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Missed call turned out a good thing for OKC there. KD and Nowitzki show. Early edge to Dirk.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Dirk has it going on right now.

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
is this okc vs dallas or dirk vs durant?

Melo4Mvp
05-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Dirk is soo automatic.

LTBaByyy
05-17-2011, 09:18 PM
Ibaka, you cant guard him

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:18 PM
I agree with Mark. Let him drive not shoot.

chicago lulz
05-17-2011, 09:19 PM
i'm glad Sefalosha is in the playoffs...always enjoyed him as a Bull

jkiddvc20
05-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Deshawn Stevenson has to stop shooting

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:19 PM
DeShawn chucking

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:19 PM
perks comes off and okc starts ballin

marvILLous
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
letsss goo okc

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Wow that was fast

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
thunder look great lets go thunder!!!!!!!!!!!1

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Rick, get Stevenson out of the ****ing game. He brings nothing to this series. Barea, Terry, Brewer need those minutes.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
didn't know Thabo could hit the three

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Stevenson stop shooting the damn ball

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Jim Carey get your head out of the *** and put Stevenson at the end of the bench where be belongs. He should never even be dressed, much less see the floor.

jrm2054
05-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Dirk is on fire

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Stevenson is garbage. Rick take out the trash.

jkiddvc20
05-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Jim Carey get your head out of the *** and put Stevenson at the end of the bench where be belongs. He should never even be dressed, much less see the floor.

Haha Carlise does look JUST like him its almost scary

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Stevenson is the Jared Jeffries of guards

jkiddvc20
05-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Terry is nice with it

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:23 PM
stevenson makes bogans look like an asset

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Whistle on Dallas every time down the floor.

drobe86
05-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Ok so can we stop talking about serge ibaka? He's trash lol... Dirk can get 50 on him...Easily

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:25 PM
lol after one qt ibaka is trash lmao

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:25 PM
I just got a bad feeling about this game...

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:25 PM
I got confused who was at home at first. Then I looked at the court and jersey color.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:25 PM
Ugh Joey Crawford. I hate that man

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Whistle on Dallas every time down the floor.

Except when Dirk takes off Westbrook's arm driving to the hoop?

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Peja in the game...who is he gonna guard?lmao

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Airball lol

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Don't see Terry airball too often

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
the thunder are just better quicker faster stronger!!!!! they look great

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
dallas moving the ball too much.

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Wait a minute: OKC playing better Defense than the Lakers

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Peja won't be good in this series, can't play D

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
JET with an air ball. Break off the rust.

Wilson
05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Ugh Joey Crawford. I hate that man

Me too, he's terrible.

Oh dear Jason Terry...

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Can we not talk about Miami while the Mavs and Thunder are playing?!

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:28 PM
We are done

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:28 PM
OKC is gonna give Dallas fits.

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Kd!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Wow tough shot by Durant

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Durant saying, "Dirk - anything you can do I can do better".

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Welp, congrats Thunder on going to the finals. We can't play anymore

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
the thunder are just better quicker faster stronger!!!!! they look great

Thunder played Sunday

Dallas played 9 days ago. Give the Mavs a little bit to get in rythm.

Practice isn't game speed.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
Durant saying, "Dirk - anything you can do I can do better".

Except anything. Durant is a great player, Dirk is better

Wilson
05-17-2011, 09:31 PM
Welp, congrats Thunder on going to the finals. We can't play anymore

It's a little early for that don't you think? :laugh:

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:31 PM
Can we not talk about Miami while the Mavs and Thunder are playing?!

Thinking the same thing but heaven forbid anyone talks negative about Miami. JK.

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:32 PM
Thunder played Sunday

Dallas played 9 days ago. Give the Mavs a little bit to get in rythm.

Practice isn't game speed.

if dallas wins and okc loses its because the thunder didnt have enough rest and dallas was well rested.

if dallas loses its because okc had rhythm and dallas had too much rest.

KnicksR4Real
05-17-2011, 09:33 PM
close game here

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:33 PM
The lack of a legit second option will haunt us in this series. Our crowd sucks btw

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:33 PM
Except anything. Durant is a great player, Dirk is better

Oh that's very, VERY arguable. I love me some Dirk, but KD may already be better.

I will say that most consider KD a top 5 player, and not Dirk. A lot of that has to do with Dirk's propensity to be apathetic on D though.

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:33 PM
Collison is all over the place.

drobe86
05-17-2011, 09:34 PM
I love the mavs hate... Especially when ur fav teams r on our dick

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Where there is a loose ball, Collison will be there

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Dallas is getting wild

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:34 PM
trip on Peja

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:34 PM
if dallas wins and okc loses its because the thunder didnt have enough rest and dallas was well rested.

if dallas loses its because okc had rhythm and dallas had too much rest.

True but Dallas wasn't the only team to get rest in the playoffs. Memphis almost won and they played alot with not much rest. Just excuses for fans and critics to use.

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Lmao Durant is better than Dirk. Now, I know this forum is filled with homers and unrealistic people.

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:35 PM
was up with all those wild floaters? dallas has only made 1 out of 7

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:35 PM
lets go thunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:36 PM
Magic said JJ will get a triple double tonite, anyone agree?

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:36 PM
It's a little early for that don't you think? :laugh:

Nope, this team falls in love with the 3, and takes them even when contested. Unlike last series, OKC is closing out, but we won't adjust.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:36 PM
Control JJ

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:36 PM
Alley-oop to Harden!

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
kd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVIN THIS

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Wow KD coast to coast to beat the buzzer

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
1 out 8 with the floaters.

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Coast to coast right past the defensively impotent Dirk. Boo-YA.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Pathetic end to the quarter...same choking Mavs

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Damn and only 7 voted for the Thunder.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Awful D

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:38 PM
I'll bet any amount of money now Dallas doesn't win more than 1 game in this series.

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Pathetic end to the quarter...same choking Mavs

true that!:)

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:39 PM
I'll bet any amount of money now Dallas doesn't win more than 1 game in this series.

i think they win 1 game maybe 2

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:39 PM
Good quarter for OKC. I mean for Durant.

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:40 PM
OKC should build on this lead.

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:41 PM
I'll bet any amount of money now Dallas doesn't win more than 1 game in this series.

Dude its' one quarter. Calm down. LOL!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Good job by OKC responding to Dirk's hot start

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:42 PM
anyone else watching the game on espn3.com?

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:42 PM
Call me the Harden!!!

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:42 PM
Dude its' one quarter. Calm down. LOL!!

Honestly, I'm rarely wrong about this team. They just don't have it. Peja and Stevenson and Kidd are worthless in this series.

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:43 PM
Haywood made a free throw. :speechless:

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:43 PM
Cook for 3

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:44 PM
damn i hate nazr ever since he was here

bagwell368
05-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Notice OKC made a run as soon as Perk came out...

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Terrible defense.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Ibaka can't cover Dirk.

Hangtime
05-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Dirk was gonna go off no matter who guards him.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:46 PM
My heart feels like it is going to explode watching these games. I think I need therapy for how bad I want this team to win.

Sorry for my wild over reaction mood swings, lmao. They just come out sometimes.

210Don
05-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Ibaka can't cover Dirk.

i think he can.. give him sometime to adjust

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:48 PM
My heart feels like it is going to explode watching these games. I think I need therapy for how bad I want this team to win.

Sorry for my wild over reaction mood swings, lmao. They just come out sometimes.

Its all good, I'm the same way with my Detroit teams.

JJ_JKidd
05-17-2011, 09:48 PM
With the Mavs favored, they are pressured to win this series.

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Honestly, I'm rarely wrong about this team. They just don't have it. Peja and Stevenson and Kidd are worthless in this series.

You're infamous on this forum for being both simultaneously wrong and hyperbolic about your home town. The Rangers would've been swept in the playoffs 4 times last year if your predictions held water.

There's a backhanded compliment in there somewhere.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:50 PM
KD and Westbrook checking back in.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:50 PM
You're infamous on this forum for being both simultaneously wrong and hyperbolic about your home town. The Rangers would've been swept in the playoffs 4 times last year if your predictions held water.

There's a backhanded compliment in there somewhere.

Thanks, lol. I know I'm borderline nuts. I'm trying to control it more.

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:51 PM
I f ing hate JVG.

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Let's go Mavs.........get Dirk that chip

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Harden for 3

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Call me the Harden!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Harden with 7 points in 8 minutes

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:52 PM
Nice flop by KD

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:52 PM
Would any of you ever name your son Dirk?

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:52 PM
We need Butler so bad this series. Terrible call on Terry there...

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Terrible call. Typical Durant superstar call.

Punk
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Lol Refs are ********. No foul whatsoever

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Jj !!

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Wow Durant got a freebie

D1JM
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
durant flops a lot

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
JJ with a nice 3 there.

Hangtime
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Wow......phantom foul on Terry. How many times are the refs gonna call that crap.

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Damn yu Durant ,the refs have a secret affair with u

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Would any of you ever name your son Dirk?

Actually Dirk means sharp concealed dagger........

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:54 PM
Haywood has got to be smarter there...you don't leave your ****ing man to double Perkins...he isn't Bynum

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:54 PM
Wow......phantom foul on Terry. How many times are the refs gonna call that crap.

I probably have a total here somewhere, or a good estimate

tredigs
05-17-2011, 09:55 PM
There's a difference between a flop and actively trying to draw contact, fellas. You don't flop on offense. Not his fault the refs missed the call - generally the player actually does foul him on that play. Unless it's Tony Allen...

championships
05-17-2011, 09:56 PM
You would think OKC would guard that 3 point line after what Dallas did to L.A.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:56 PM
Dirk needs the ball more

championships
05-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Another open look from 3.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Come on Dallas give it to Dirk

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 09:58 PM
the chucker is back

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Peja needs to be on the bench, unless he is hitting 3's hes useless

championships
05-17-2011, 09:59 PM
looks like Bynum didn't hurt Barea.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 09:59 PM
No one want to get in front of Durant?

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 09:59 PM
Coast to Coast Durant again

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Marion looks hurt

Punk
05-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Wow Marion looks messed up

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:00 PM
ZERO defense from Dallas, we just give away points

championships
05-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Marion down, coach is pissed.

Punk
05-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Wow are you serious? You give a tech for a guy who is obviously upset his player got hurt?

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:01 PM
Come on refs that tech wasn't necessary

championships
05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
Did Marion really need to act like he just got shot there? Geez

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
We just fall in love with the 3 too easy. We will be like 7 for 30 or some crap

210Don
05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
good tech lets go refs!!!

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
If Dallas isn't hitting those threes it could be a long series for them. Gotta play D too.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Weak *** tech call... Again. Let the same thing happen to KD and you get an ejection

tredigs
05-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Durant and Dirk both 6/6 with 5 boards. Pimpin' ain't easy.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Booo Dirk for missing! lol

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Wow Dirk missed lol

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:05 PM
good tech lets go refs!!!

:facepalm: Such mindless hate, jocking the REFS lol. What a fail

Punk
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
Terrible westbrook

championships
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
Come on refs that tech wasn't necessary

It looked like he told the ref to fvck off to me. That will get you T everytime.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
good tech lets go refs!!!

So I take it you want the Mavs to win lol :laugh2:

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
There you go Dallas.

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
His nose is ****ed up

210Don
05-17-2011, 10:06 PM
:facepalm: Such mindless hate, jocking the REFS lol. What a fail

damn right my hate for the mavs is deep in my veins

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:07 PM
It looked like he told the ref to fvck off to me. That will get you T everytime.

If that was what he said then yeah I agree he deserves it.

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:07 PM
And 1 for Dirk! Mavs got it going now

championships
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Would someone just punch Terry in the face please!!?

Hate that guy.

Chi StateOfMind
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Young2Kinsler is that better for you. LOL.

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
damn right my hate for the mavs is deep in my veins

At the very least, I applaud your honesty sir. At least you're not like some on here who spew mindless ignorance and pretend to back it up with "facts." So many Skip Baylesses on here

YoungOne
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
westbrook brings the mavs back

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Let's go Mavs!

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
I have the worlds biggest man-crush on Dirk

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Dirk !!!!

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Collison with 2 hands in his back and he still makes it

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Terrible missed call

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Wow Dirk got the friendly bounce

Punk
05-17-2011, 10:10 PM
That's unreal. Totally unreal.

Punk
05-17-2011, 10:11 PM
OKC getting hammered

championships
05-17-2011, 10:11 PM
If that was what he said then yeah I agree he deserves it.

Not completely sure that was the case but that's what I think I saw when the camera went on Carlisle.

allSUAVE
05-17-2011, 10:11 PM
I ****s with Dallas hard lol

LionsFan..LOL
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
13-0 run for the Mavs right now

bagwell368
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Perk goes in and there goes the lead...

Young2Kinsler
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Terry has had some WEAK calls on him

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
The level of difficulty on those shots :speechless:

mzgrizz
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Tyson Chandler was a great addition for the Mavs

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Crawford is jobbing JET

bagwell368
05-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Perk is a -13, all other starters are 0,1/-1

bagwell368
05-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Tyson Chandler was a great addition for the Mavs

x2

Tanakid777
05-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Peja sighting