Friday, June 2

NBA Playoffs - Day 38

' Killer ' Dallas Kills Phoenix

Dallas 102 Phoenix 91

Dirk Nowitzki played like a man possesed last night to lead Dallas past Phoenix and lead their series 3-2. Nowitzki scored a playoff high 50 pts. to redeem himself from a dismal performance last Tuesday. He surpassed his measly output of the game last Tuesday in the 1st quarter of tonight's match. At the first 3 quarters and a half , the game was a see saw battle. ' It was like a game of H-O-R-S-E . One team scores and the other scores back ' said an amused Doug Collins . And the game was very intense . The crowd was into it . ' The tempo of the game favored Phoenix ' said Charles Barkley at halftime. This view was shared by NBA TV's Gail Goodrich and Fred Carter . They forgot that Dallas can play small ball too. Especially this ' intense ' Dallas team .
' When we were down by 7 points , I thought the game was slipping and with it, all our efforts of the regular season ' said Dirk Nowitzki to explain the turnaround in Dallas performance. His team tied the game and slowly pulled away from Suns. The Mavs have finally exhibited the ' killer instinct ' the whole Dallas is asking for. I don't know what exactly Dallas fans want their team to do . Kill every opponent , I guess. No , this being Texas , chainsaw them to death is more like it.

What could have brought about this change in performance ? . Coach Avery Johnson was asked this question by the reporters and he provided the usual spiel about playing hard etc. etc. Although he added ' there are some things discussed behind close doors ' . Hmmm. Knowing the fiery coach I'm sure, he did not mince any words . The Dallas coach calls his style ' in your face ' coaching . A sample of Coach J.''s ' in your face coaching ' was on full display in last night's game. The Mavs' Jason Terry incurred a technical foul vs. Steve Nash in the 4th quarter. It was a stupid foul by Terry at a time that the team was starting to create some distance from the Suns. Coach J, let Terry know this in full view of the crowd and the camera. Afterwards , Terry was pulled out and in came Harris. This type of coaching one will find in college ball. Like that of coach Bobby Knight of Indiana before now of Texas Tech. You know like the time coach J. pulled Griffin by the jersey to put him in the game last time. Very Bobby Knight. It's OK I guess as long as you will not lose your players like Walmart starting to lose its customers. Othewise , you will join Knight in exile .

No not in Texas .

You are already in Texas .

In Siberia.



Gaddamit !

6 Comments:

Anonymous cb4 said...

Coach Johnson id doing very well .He has the respect of his players. The NBA needs more coaches like him.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous cb4 said...

Dirkwas awesome last night. He was unstoppable. He should play like that all the time .

2:44 PM  
Blogger NIKEY said...

thomas blew a kiss to dirk ha , ha , ha the series is becoming more interesting.

3:18 PM  
Blogger el greco said...

The Suns will extend the series to game 7.
Miami will win tonite.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Scooter said...

Dallas was too strong for Phoenix. It seems that the team is finally able to handle the Suns fastbreak .

6:44 PM  
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