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SteBO
05-19-2011, 09:51 AM
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(3rd Seed, 57-25)_________ (4th Seed, 55-27)

Mavericks lead series 1-0


American Airlines Center
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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 9:00 PM EST

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http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/Eazie4E/kidd-1.gif___PG___http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2259/77922595.jpg.....................................J ason Kidd __________________________ Russell Westbrook

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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BlondeBomber41
05-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Time to make it 8 in a row in the playoffs and continue the unbeaten streak at home.

Tarheels23
05-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Yeah I can't see Dallas losing this one

koreancabbage
05-19-2011, 10:15 AM
yea Dallas in 5. I'm not convinced that Durant is more than just a scorer. He doesn't affect the game in more ways like real superstars do. He can keep shooting the ball and if anyone can't see this is all he does, they must be blinded by the stardom he has. They lose when he doesn't shoot the ball much or well.

when they lose, most of the time, all durant does is stand around the perimeter, expecting the ball. thats not how you play buddy (ala Memphis series) sure last game was a loss and he got 40 points, but it was b/c he was usurped by the best player in the series: Dirk Nowitzki and his 24 free throws.

ManRam
05-19-2011, 10:27 AM
Dallas in a close game.

It's time for KD, the only guy with the length and speed to guard Dirk, to man up like the other superstars in this league (Kobe, LeBron, Wade etc.) and guard the opponent's best player.

Baller1
05-19-2011, 10:39 AM
yea Dallas in 5. I'm not convinced that Durant is more than just a scorer. He doesn't affect the game in more ways like real superstars do. He can keep shooting the ball and if anyone can't see this is all he does, they must be blinded by the stardom he has. They lose when he doesn't shoot the ball much or well.

when they lose, most of the time, all durant does is stand around the perimeter, expecting the ball. thats not how you play buddy (ala Memphis series) sure last game was a loss and he got 40 points, but it was b/c he was usurped by the best player in the series: Dirk Nowitzki and his 24 free throws.

Yeah, nevermind the 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks he had. He was the only one who played well for OKC in game 1, and he played superb at that.

SteBO
05-19-2011, 10:52 AM
yea Dallas in 5. I'm not convinced that Durant is more than just a scorer. He doesn't affect the game in more ways like real superstars do. He can keep shooting the ball and if anyone can't see this is all he does, they must be blinded by the stardom he has. They lose when he doesn't shoot the ball much or well.

when they lose, most of the time, all durant does is stand around the perimeter, expecting the ball. thats not how you play buddy (ala Memphis series) sure last game was a loss and he got 40 points, but it was b/c he was usurped by the best player in the series: Dirk Nowitzki and his 24 free throws.
It might be a Dallas sweep if the refs keep calling soft fouls :pity:
When will they let these guys play, instead of ruining a great matchup with silly foul calls. Dirk will average 50 points if they keep giving him these FT's all the time. These are grown men playing basketball, let them play like it. In saying that, I think the Thunder even things up.

koreancabbage
05-19-2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah, nevermind the 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks he had. He was the only one who played well for OKC in game 1, and he played superb at that.

one game that he actually got these numbers. sure he's 6-9 and he can rebound, but he doesn't pass the ball much. doesn't like playing the passing lane.

you look at his last series, he was almost non existent in everything cept rebounding. when the other team is physical with him, he backs down like a little ***** and settles for perimeter shots. only a scorer.

koreancabbage
05-19-2011, 10:58 AM
It might be a Dallas sweep if the refs keep calling soft fouls :pity:
When will they let these guys play, instead of ruining a great matchup with silly foul calls. Dirk will average 50 points if they keep giving him these FT's all the time. These are grown men playing basketball, let them play like it. In saying that, I think the Thunder even things up.

there were soft fouls on both ends of the floor in favour of Durant and Westbrook. questionable calls by the refs on both ends. durant and westbrook will average at least 35-40 points each if they kept calling these fouls. the fact that Dallas is a much better team with their bench and bigs creates problems for the Thunder.

SteBO
05-19-2011, 11:01 AM
there were soft fouls on both ends of the floor in favour of Durant and Westbrook. questionable calls by the refs on both ends. durant and westbrook will average at least 35-40 points each if they kept calling these fouls. the fact that Dallas is a much better team with their bench and bigs creates problems for the Thunder.

You're right, but 24 FT's really is alot :speechless:
Dallas is a very scary team right now, and Dirk looks locked in. I don't think any team left in these playoffs can stop him the way he's playing. He hit 10-12 shots last game, most of them fadeways off one leg. I just wish they'd let the players play more, you know.

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:04 AM
one game that he actually got these numbers. sure he's 6-9 and he can rebound, but he doesn't pass the ball much. doesn't like playing the passing lane.

you look at his last series, he was almost non existent in everything cept rebounding. when the other team is physical with him, he backs down like a little ***** and settles for perimeter shots. only a scorer.

Only a scorer that can rebound and score at a rate that just about no one in the league can emulate.

gsgs49
05-19-2011, 11:09 AM
It might be a Dallas sweep if the refs keep calling soft fouls :pity:
When will they let these guys play, instead of ruining a great matchup with silly foul calls. Dirk will average 50 points if they keep giving him these FT's all the time. These are grown men playing basketball, let them play like it. In saying that, I think the Thunder even things up.

:confused: why?
The soft fouls were called for both sides,the refs didn't favored a team over another. OKC shot more free throws than Dallas.

gsgs49
05-19-2011, 11:15 AM
there were soft fouls on both ends of the floor in favour of Durant and Westbrook. questionable calls by the refs on both ends. durant and westbrook will average at least 35-40 points each if they kept calling these fouls. the fact that Dallas is a much better team with their bench and bigs creates problems for the Thunder.

exactly,you beat me to it.

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:17 AM
I think we did some good things in Game 1, Russell has to settle in and look for and make the mid range jumper. Dallas defends the rim very very well and its tough to finish around. In my series keys Barea is one guy i pointed out you have to try to contain and keep out of the paint. we failed miserably in that aspect. He's a good player but we cant allow him to dictate the way he did, he was outstanding. I think if we do a better job on him, and get in Dirk's air space, make him dribble, and make him work harder for shots(We arent gonna stop him) then we have an excellent chance to tie this thing and head back to OKC.

AnalyzeNShoot
05-19-2011, 11:20 AM
Someone Else need to step in othe than dirk otherwise, Mavs lose this one.

Gibby23
05-19-2011, 11:24 AM
Dirk is going to be close to 40 again. Can't stop him right now. If they try and crowed him he fades away and hits or drives and gets fouled because there isn't a player that can guard him. There is no KG on the other side that can play defense with their feet and stay infront of Dirk and still be long enough to contest.

Gibby23
05-19-2011, 11:25 AM
Someone Else need to step in othe than dirk otherwise, Mavs lose this one.

Why is that? Dirk stepped up last game and so did JJ and JT. It's not like they can stop Dirk, so he will still do what he does.

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:32 AM
Yeah, nevermind the 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks he had. He was the only one who played well for OKC in game 1, and he played superb at that.

KD was good on both ends in game, he played really well but Dirks performance kind of shadowed it, rightfully so. You can see KD's growth in those areas that he's gets criticized. Some of it is his lack of aggression to get to mid range and closer areas of the floor which he has done very well the last 2 games, part of it is scheme and the overall system he's in(or lack there of) and part of it is simply he's skinny and he's 22 year old, he's not nearly a finished product.

AnalyzeNShoot
05-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnalyzeNShoot
Someone Else need to step in othe than dirk otherwise, Mavs lose this one.

Why is that? Dirk stepped up last game and so did JJ and JT. It's not like they can stop Dirk, so he will still do what he does.
^^

They are gona have game plan for Dirk, JJ is not gona blow for 21 of the bench again, Terry will be Terry, expect 14 from him, but ppl like jkidd, Chanlder, and Haywood need tobring they A game. Its the WCF, Thunder gona be hungier. Dallas might just get out Hustle today

Gibby23
05-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnalyzeNShoot
Someone Else need to step in othe than dirk otherwise, Mavs lose this one.

Why is that? Dirk stepped up last game and so did JJ and JT. It's not like they can stop Dirk, so he will still do what he does.
^^

They are gona have game plan for Dirk, JJ is not gona blow for 21 of the bench again, Terry will be Terry, expect 14 from him, but ppl like jkidd, Chanlder, and Haywood need tobring they A game. Its the WCF, Thunder gona be hungier. Dallas might just get out Hustle today

There is no game plan for Dirk. Prime KG isn't on the Thunder.

AnalyzeNShoot
05-19-2011, 11:49 AM
There is no game plan for Dirk. Prime KG isn't on the Thunder.

There is a game plan If he start misisng his shots. but yeah dirk is ungaurdable for thunders, IF ibaka who can match him with his athletism, but that is a stretch as well.

koreancabbage
05-19-2011, 12:31 PM
There is a game plan If he start misisng his shots. but yeah dirk is ungaurdable for thunders, IF ibaka who can match him with his athletism, but that is a stretch as well.

the fact that Dirk sets up his man so well, he's unguardable. The only person that can stop Dirk is Dirk himself. you just have to stop everyone on Dallas from scoring and you can win. just like for the thunder. If no one else contributes on the thunder cept durant and westbrook, they will lose as well.

Avenged
05-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Dallas wins this game and the series comfortably.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 02:02 PM
Dallas in a close game.

It's time for KD, the only guy with the length and speed to guard Dirk, to man up like the other superstars in this league (Kobe, LeBron, Wade etc.) and guard the opponent's best player.

If Durant is on Dirk for a majority of the game, then he will be in foul trouble all game. He was on Dirk 2 minutes in Game 1, and couldn't guard him.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 02:05 PM
KD was good on both ends in game, he played really well but Dirks performance kind of shadowed it, rightfully so. You can see KD's growth in those areas that he's gets criticized. Some of it is his lack of aggression to get to mid range and closer areas of the floor which he has done very well the last 2 games, part of it is scheme and the overall system he's in(or lack there of) and part of it is simply he's skinny and he's 22 year old, he's not nearly a finished product.

This. Durant is a great player, and probably has more tools than he even realizes. OKC is going to give Dallas fits every game of this series, just like Game 1. It's going to come down to can Dallas weather the storm, and use their experience late in games to win. Durant wasn't the reason the Thunder lost, and there might not even be a true reason why they lost other than Dirk and Dallas were the better team that night.

ULT WARRIOR408
05-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Da mavs!!!!!!

ManRam
05-19-2011, 02:29 PM
If Durant is on Dirk for a majority of the game, then he will be in foul trouble all game. He was on Dirk 2 minutes in Game 1, and couldn't guard him.

I know. I'd just like him to accept the challenge for once. You always hear those other stars asking to guard the opponent's best player...but never KD. That's the next step for him: guarding the opponent's best player and doing so effectively.

I know he's not an amazing defender, but I do think his size, length and speed is the best match.

Gibby23
05-19-2011, 03:20 PM
I know. I'd just like him to accept the challenge for once. You always hear those other stars asking to guard the opponent's best player...but never KD. That's the next step for him: guarding the opponent's best player and doing so effectively.

I know he's not an amazing defender, but I do think his size, length and speed is the best match.

When that happened, Dirk took him right to the post.

Iron24th
05-19-2011, 03:42 PM
If Dirk keeps shooting like that and has 20+ FT,I don't know how OKC can win a game.

ManRam
05-19-2011, 04:12 PM
When that happened, Dirk took him right to the post.

I'm not saying he did well...

Clearly, no one did well against Dirk the other night.

Gibby23
05-19-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm not saying he did well...

Clearly, no one did well against Dirk the other night.

I think that is a position or matchup the Thunder want to stay away from. They don't want Durant to guard a guy that is coming off a 24 FT game. It is too big a risk to put Durant on Dirk, because if he gets in foul trouble, it is over. They should trap him high and see if the other Mavs can beat them.

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Dallas wins this one. If Westy goes off I can see OKC winning.

Wilson
05-19-2011, 07:41 PM
Really looking forward to this one. Hoping for something big from Durant to offset the game one loss.

mdm692
05-19-2011, 08:03 PM
who else got turned on by the introduction to nba kia countdown hahaha






Ps. No homo xD

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 08:39 PM
yea Dallas in 5. I'm not convinced that Durant is more than just a scorer. He doesn't affect the game in more ways like real superstars do. He can keep shooting the ball and if anyone can't see this is all he does, they must be blinded by the stardom he has. They lose when he doesn't shoot the ball much or well.

when they lose, most of the time, all durant does is stand around the perimeter, expecting the ball. thats not how you play buddy (ala Memphis series) sure last game was a loss and he got 40 points, but it was b/c he was usurped by the best player in the series: Dirk Nowitzki and his 24 free throws.

Not buying this. Dallas in 7

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 08:44 PM
I'm not saying he did well...

Clearly, no one did well against Dirk the other night.

That sig cracks me up

mttwlsn16
05-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Dallas in a close game.

It's time for KD, the only guy with the length and speed to guard Dirk, to man up like the other superstars in this league (Kobe, LeBron, Wade etc.) and guard the opponent's best player.

KD and MAN UP dont go together, hes way too skinny to "man up". great player, great scorer, but hes weak as hell

StriveGreatness
05-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Go Thunder

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Lets go mavs

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Slam back by Marion

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:10 PM
Kidd has it going 2 quick triples

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:13 PM
gonna be a tight one

ManRam
05-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Dirk is just on some other **** right now. So good!

He never dunks...and he's done it twice this series. I think he's seriously only dunked 3 times all year.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Good start Dallas

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Mavs off to another good start

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:20 PM
Wow nice pass by J-Kidd and alley-oop by Chandler!

ManRam
05-19-2011, 09:20 PM
They're toying with OKC's defense.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:22 PM
Good start from guys not named Dirk or JET

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Nice flow for Dallas on offense right now

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Cue the whiners

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:24 PM
This game just doesn't have that wow factor like the Heat vs Bulls. I know they're both not my fav teams but just not as exciting.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:24 PM
KD off to a good start too bad the rest (OKC) aren't

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Go Dallas tho. Dirk deserves a ring. And Kidd & Terry. And Carlisle lol

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:25 PM
I love The Mavs ,I'm hoping Dallas Win the championship, Dirk deserve one

ManRam
05-19-2011, 09:28 PM
Go Dallas tho. Dirk deserves a ring. And Kidd & Terry. And Carlisle lol

I agree.

I also am rooting for them because of all the idiots who were calling them chokers early on in the playoffs and laughing at me for predicting them to make it this far. They are a really good team, and that choking stuff is so overplayed. It's a new year, a new team. Choking is in the past.

drobe86
05-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Mavs going inside tonight.... Been saying it forever... The mavs are the most balanced team in our league

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:30 PM
DeShawn playin good D

ManRam
05-19-2011, 09:31 PM
Everything is coming from outside for the Thunder. On the other hand, the Mavs are getting to the paint with ease.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:31 PM
Terry with the easy lay in

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:32 PM
There seems to be no interior D for the Thunder. Mavs pounding them down low.

StriveGreatness
05-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Throw it DOWN young fella!!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:33 PM
KD.... :speechless:

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:33 PM
OOOOOH damn KD!!!! and 1!!!

marvILLous
05-19-2011, 09:33 PM
omg kevin durant wowww

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:34 PM
Wonder what he said

marj987
05-19-2011, 09:34 PM
Damn.............Thats Going on youtube..............

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Durant has it going on right now

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Damn I missed it what happened.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:37 PM
KD is possessed

drobe86
05-19-2011, 09:38 PM
We here.... Lovin the mavs early energy

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:38 PM
Damn I missed it what happened.

Haha you missed the durantualr

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Damn I missed it what happened.

KD posterized Haywood

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:42 PM
I just saw it. KD got up on that 1. Nasty.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:43 PM
Mavs still getting the paint at will

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Weak *** call on Haywood. Straight up

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:45 PM
LOL at those last 2 whistles

ManRam
05-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Now OKC is getting into the paint, and good things are happening.

I think the Chandler one was an OK call, that Mahimi one looked more questionable.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Here we go

LTBaByyy
05-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Worst calls ever those last 2!!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Nice job by the OKC forcing the turnover and getting the easy bucket

mdm692
05-19-2011, 09:47 PM
The savior harden. . .fear the beard!!!!

drobe86
05-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Lot of weak calls... Sending okc to the line buts it's col.. No need for us to notch. We will step up and make a play

mjokc
05-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Mavs fans really gonna complain about refs? LMAO

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Mavs fans really gonna complain about refs? LMAO

Yes, but there's plentyof game to go. You're probably one of those who can't read numbers well enough to realize that your team shot more FTs in game 1

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:50 PM
If OKC wins tonight what do you think happens in Game 3 & 4 ??

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Mavs fans really gonna complain about refs? LMAO

We shouldn't why??? OKC shot more FT last game, and are currently getting very questionable calls now to send them to the line.

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Doubling Dirk Nowitski ..

Come on Dallas you had to expect that after his performance in game 1

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Terry is horrible tonight...

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Get it to Dirk!!!

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Doubling Dirk Nowitski ..

Come on Dallas you had to expect that after his performance in game 1

Is that girl in your sig your girlfriend.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Dallas bench is so good

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Peja!!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
If OKC wins tonight what do you think happens in Game 3 & 4 ??

We'd come back to Dallas tied 2-2

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
JJ Barea!

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
JJ! Double Dirk and pray no one else beats you OKC

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Is that girl in your sig your girlfriend.

No she's a close friend of mines.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
That illegal screen was the ballhandler's fault

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Calm down JJ

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
JJ for three. I would hate guarding him.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
This is gonna be another real high scoring game...damn almost a roll for Chandler

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 09:55 PM
No she's a close friend of mines.

Get closer.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Good no call

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Damn, how many times can Westbrook elbow Barea in the chest on one posession?

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Get closer.

LOL read my mind

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 09:57 PM
Easy shot for Dirk

LTBaByyy
05-19-2011, 09:57 PM
And Westbrook got All NBA 2nd team? He has been playing like a role player this series

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:57 PM
Nice pass Dirk!!! Peja with a...steal???

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 09:58 PM
And Westbrook got All NBA 2nd team? He has been playing like a role player this series

Too bad it's based on the regular season, during which he was deserving of the award, IMO

allSUAVE
05-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Get closer.

Smh, she's like a sister to me .

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Smh, she's like a sister to me .

Key word ;)

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Nice move and layup Westbrook

shep33
05-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Westbrook... smh. Guy has to learn to keep the turnovers and bad shots down.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:02 PM
My god we have to to make those gimmes

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Make a damn layup

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Let's shoot ourselves in the foot some more

Chi StateOfMind
05-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Key word ;)

Lol read my mind :laugh: Just f---in with u Suave.

D is my favorite letter by the way. JK

blahblahyoutoo
05-19-2011, 10:06 PM
westbrook has really big lips.
looks like hot dog buns.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:06 PM
I didn't see a foul there but w/e

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Westbrook doing what he should be

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Kidd shooting midrange???

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Come on JET, play some D

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Harden ties it up.... And then a slam by Chandler unties it lol

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:07 PM
OKC is being allowed to be waaaay more physical than Dallas at this point

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 10:08 PM
James Harden is so awesome. I love his game

Shareeb_omac2
05-19-2011, 10:08 PM
Haha here you go Thunder fans, getting your make up calls this game....

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:08 PM
OMG Perk

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 10:08 PM
Perkins looked like he'd never taken a jumper before :laugh2:

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:09 PM
Haha here you go Thunder fans, getting your make up calls this game....

:clap:

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Perkins looked like he'd never taken a jumper before :laugh2:

Beginner's luck??? lol

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Go up quickly Ty!!!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Nice dirty screen Perk

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Westbrook with the 3

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Classic end to a Mavs half

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Good, exciting first half of basketball

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 10:16 PM
That dunk by KD was absolute filth

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:16 PM
Unacceptable putrid defense

Carey
05-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Perkins looked like he'd never taken a jumper before :laugh2:

Lmao! took so long its almost like he didnt wanna shoot it, you could probably call 3 secs on him every possession.

MJ-BULLS
05-19-2011, 10:23 PM
Good game so far.

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Maynor sucks yet he has like 10.

Westbrook gets any call he wants as does Harden.

It's fine.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:36 PM
Westbrook looking a lot better then he did in game 1

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:38 PM
This team is done tonight...congrats OKC

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Mavs starting real slow

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Marion and Stevenson have to be 2 of the worst players in the NBA. Please cut them....

tredigs
05-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Not much urgency on Dallas' part. Thunder look solid. When Westbrook plays his normal game this series becomes a LOT tougher on the Mavs.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:40 PM
Stevenson and Marion as so useless, please just bench them for Peja and Barea or Terry

Carey
05-19-2011, 10:41 PM
KD has played outstanding basketball the last 10 qtrs and counting...

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Let the series begin

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 10:42 PM
KD has played outstanding basketball the last 10 qtrs and counting...

And Dirk's been better.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Nice shot J Kidd

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Westbrook gambled for the steal and failed. Easy three for Kidd

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:43 PM
OMG Marion

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Marion and Stevenson, **** you.

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:44 PM
I question if Marion could make a layup even if he was the only one on the floor

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Finally Marion gets one to go in lol

Young2Kinsler
05-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Durant is allowed to be physical but not Stevenson?

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:45 PM
This team is done tonight...congrats OKC

Thank you Captain Kneejerk!!!

YoungOne
05-19-2011, 10:45 PM
finally marion makes a layup!

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:46 PM
Nothing going in for the Mavs

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Good ball DeShawn

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:47 PM
First Marion hits one, then Stevenson. Seems like Mavs fans complaining is working lol

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:47 PM
****ing ******** shot by Perk

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:49 PM
Blow it boys, DAMN

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:49 PM
Weak *** call on Stevenson

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:50 PM
Chandler can't get a roll

Carey
05-19-2011, 10:50 PM
And Dirk's been better.

Im sorry, i didnt know Dirk was the only person that could get credit in this thread :confused:

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:50 PM
Damn ball just roll in lol

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:50 PM
OK Dirk, it's time bud

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:51 PM
Dirty *** Collison lol. He's a guy most teams would love to have

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:52 PM
Mavs keep fighting back, lead down to only 2

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:52 PM
**** Peja

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 10:55 PM
I wish Terry would play.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:56 PM
They finally let Chandler go straight up

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Peja for 3!

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Daamn you Peja

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Who fouled??? WTF?

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:58 PM
He finished!!!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 10:58 PM
Good *** defense

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 10:58 PM
Bad foul by Westbrook

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
And 1 for Harden. Horrible foul call

tredigs
05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
Fear The Beard.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
Another weak *** call

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
James mother ****ing Harden.

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
James motherfacking Harden

roshan3ai
05-19-2011, 11:01 PM
James mother ****ing Harden.


James motherfacking Harden

:laugh2: You beat me to it!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:01 PM
A contact-less 4 point play

tredigs
05-19-2011, 11:01 PM
And 1 for Harden. Horrible foul call

Unless you're in the arena, we didn't see an angle where you could tell one way or the other.

Regardless - Beard to the eye.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Great game so far, fourth quarter should be great!

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:02 PM
:laugh2: You beat me to it!

:laugh:

marvILLous
05-19-2011, 11:02 PM
harden is a damn beasttttt

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Unless you're in the arena, we didn't see an angle where you could tell one way or the other.

I'm probably wrong (as usual) but I didn't see that much contact, you are right though no angle is conclusive.

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Why does Harden get more respect than 99% of NBA players from the officials? I would think you would have to relevant in the league first.

poleandreel
05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
great game and this thread has 12 ****ing pages???

people complain about no parity in the nba and then when a young team makes the conference finals, no one watches...:facepalm:

mdm692
05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Harden again making the important shots and plays they should play pnr with harden and durant all game long. . .

tredigs
05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
I'm probably wrong (as usual) but I didn't see that much contact, you are right though no angle is conclusive.

Yup - I didn't think there was, but I've been wrong way too many times (both ways) until I see a certain replay to say for certain.
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This series, and these playoffs, are unsurprisingly ****ing great.

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:05 PM
Fear the beard. FEAR IT.

heyman321
05-19-2011, 11:06 PM
Why are they not feeding Dirk? Stop shooting it Terry.

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:06 PM
Collison and Harden...

:love:

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:06 PM
Nice put back jam by Collison.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:06 PM
**** Haywood

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:07 PM
JJ for three!

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:07 PM
I hate Barea.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:07 PM
Play some DAMN D

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:07 PM
Cook went inside the three point line?

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:08 PM
Dirk sighting

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:08 PM
**** off KD lol

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:08 PM
KD vs. Dirk...

This is gonna be good.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:09 PM
KD and Dirk going back and forth

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Cook went inside the three point line?

Read my mind

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:10 PM
Nice flop by Collison

poleandreel
05-19-2011, 11:11 PM
great game and this thread has 12 ****ing pages???

people complain about no parity in the nba and then when a young team makes the conference finals, no one watches...:facepalm:

.

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Hope the Mavs fans saw those two push offs by Dirk on his last 2 buckets...not complaining, jus saying it happens both ways so do jump off the deep end when u dont get a call or 2

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:12 PM
Hope the Mavs fans saw those two push offs by Dirk on his last 2 buckets...not complaining, jus saying it happens both ways so do jump off the deep end when u dont get a call or 2

Don't say that... We're not allowed to have calls go against us.

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Don't say that... We're not allowed to have calls go against us.

Yea...thats true

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:13 PM
And 1 for Harden

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Fear it.

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:14 PM
And one! JHard!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:14 PM
LOL LeBron couldn't get the calls Harden is getting

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 11:14 PM
**** James Harden. ****ing *****

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Dirk again

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Is it just me or do they not call any lane violations at the NBA level?

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Come on! That's terrible D.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Gotta be smarter than that JET

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Move over LeBron. Harden gets the most calls.

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
James Harden!!!!!!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Harden is on fire!

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
OMG James Harden strikes again!!!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
In and ****ing out

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Feed the ball to the beard!

heyman321
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
wow STEVENSON IS TERRIBLE

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Battle of the benches

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Barea for threeeee!!! #midgetswag

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
JJ Barea responds!

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Oh my... If Harden's would've gone in.

heyman321
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
JJ Barea *****es

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Awful defense

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:17 PM
:laugh: Don't complain Mavs fans... Where the **** was that foul?!

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:17 PM
god damn JJ

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
**** yeah KD.

LionsFan..LOL
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
Durant with the big shot

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
Is it just me or do they not call any lane violations at the NBA level?

Not just you, they are non existent

marvILLous
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
jeeeez barea is sooo annoying lol

mdm692
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
I called it mofukaz PICK N ROLL HARDEN AND DURANT ALL NIGHT!!!!!

John Walls Era
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
O man. Durant baby. That step back shot has such a quick release.

Punk
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
Durant gets buckets

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:19 PM
:laugh: Don't complain Mavs fans... Where the **** was that foul?!

:confused:

DoJoTheSlasher
05-19-2011, 11:19 PM
Don't know why I believed. This ******** no effort at all. Have fun in the Finals Thunder.

NYtilIdie
05-19-2011, 11:19 PM
JJ Barea on the pick and roll is just unstoppable!

Carey
05-19-2011, 11:19 PM
Barea's price tag is going up by the game

Baller1
05-19-2011, 11:19 PM
I called it mofukaz PICK N ROLL HARDEN AND DURANT ALL NIGHT!!!!!

I wish Brooks' dumbass would realize how lethal it is and integrate it to a higher degree.

Tanakid777
05-19-2011, 11:20 PM
Don't know why I believed. This ******** no effort at all. Have fun in the Finals Thunder.

OMFG dude, calm the **** down