The Mavs have lost 12 of 15 playoff games
Just think, the last three MVP trophies are going fishing. The media crush around the Mavs and the Suns before this year was maddening. I just didn’t understand why people were so enamored with teams cottony soft in a playoff rock hard world. Say what you want about Flash’s 17 free throw a game average a couple of years back, but Dallas made its own bed that series and has never recovered.
I’m not one to call for anyone getting fired and I apologize in advance if I’ve said anything of the sort publicly.
I have to say this though, if Avery goes, so should D’Antoni. At least Avery got to the Finals.
Again and I’ve said this for years. What has Phoenix won to have garnered so much media and fan acclaim?
Where was Josh Howard? Was it all about him not making the proper adjustments in his game to facilitate Kidd’s arrival?
The man I feel bad for in all of this is Grant Hill. In our interview, Grant was happy at the prospect of winning a championship. It’s a shame another injury (groin) prohibited him from giving his heart and soul on the floor when his team needed it the most.
Stick around Grant. You too Jason.
Shaq was brought in to help neutralize the Spurs but it should have been obvious the Suns biggest weakness is defending the opposing point guard. Tony Parker averaged 29 points in the series and Steve Nash was just as helpless as Jason Kidd was in Dallas guarding Chris Paul.
I’ve gotten word that Kobe will win MVP, but damn Chris Paul is a beast and has no reason whatsoever to hang his head.
24 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds in an elimination game is just sick.
It also should be obvious these teams would have been better off having a training camp to get more comfortable with their new parts.
They both should be given the chance. We as fans judge coaches through TV influenced eyes, but why do coaches get penalized by winning?
Seriously with the makeup of both of these rosters, does anyone think they are good enough to win a championship?
If you fire either of these coaches and “change the culture” does it guarantee success?
San Antonio is one of the best teams in the history of sports and Chris Paul has a shot to become one of the best point guards ever.
Why aren’t they getting credit for victory?
Both teams did what they could to stave off summer vacation, but it was not to be.
Hornets 99, Mavericks 94
Byron Scott wins NBA Coach of the Year
New Orleans Leaders:
David West: 25 points, 7 rips, 4 dimes, 3 blocks
Chris Paul: 24, 15, 11
Jannero Pargo: 17 points
Tyson Chandler: 10 points, 17 rebounds, 3 blocks
Dirk Nowitzki: 22 points, 13 boards, 6 assists, 2 blocks
Jason Kidd: 14 points, 9 assists, 4 boards
Jason Terry: 13 points, 9 assists
Josh Howard: 12 points, 9 rebounds
Spurs 92, Mavs 87
San Antonio Leaders:
Tony Parker: 31 points, 9 dimes
Tim Duncan: 29 points, 17 boards, 3 blocks
Duncan and Parker the only Spurs in double figures
Boris Diaw: 22 points, 8 rips, 8 dimes
Amare Stoudemire: 15 points, 11 rips, 3 blocks
Shaquille O’Neal: 13 points, 9 boards, 3 blocks
Every Phoenix starter with the exception of Nash (4) had 5 fouls
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
You can’t hold me young boy!
Houston 95, Utah 69
Yo, is that score right?
Remember NBA Jam?
“It’s a blowout!”
Not much to talk about here as the Rockets stave off elimination to live another day.
Tracey McGrady stepped up–finally–and led his team to a big victory. His defense didn’t hurt as well.
TMac: 29, 5 and 5
Luis Scola: 18 and 12
Carlos Boozer 19 and 10
Mehmet Okur: 14 and 10
Derron Williams: 13 and 6 dimes
Utah scores less than 20 in 3 of 4 quarters
What are you gonna do to top this TMac?