On to Houston
Wow, not a whole lot to say about last night's disaster in Dallas other than it's probably good that the fellas will get a chance to be back on the court tonight against the 7-4 Rockets. Last night's game was competitive until the Mavs blew the Wizards off the court in the third quarter. One key difference: Dallas created decent shots and made them while the Wizards, particularly Gilbert Arenas, took the first shot available and missed.
Gilbert on the team's 0-5 road start: "We've got to win on the road sometime. We'll just keep trying."
Dallas is damn good and will only get better once Josh Howard and Devean George return to the lineup. That is a deep, deep team with big men, a legit star (Nowitzki) who is a matchup nightmare, quick guards who can fill it up Devin Harris and Jason Terry and pretty darn good coach (Avery Johnson).
One of the things that impressed me about Johnson last night was how quickly he climbed on his team when he sensed that they were sluggish. After Arenas scored on the first two possessions - his second basket came on a fastbreak layup - Johnson immediately called a timeout and jumped all over his players. I was sitting courtside and heard him yell: "Get back on defense! If you ain't gonna play, I'm taking your $%##@ ass out!"
The Wizards played a great first quarter but the Mavs eventually found their legs and controlled the action in the second half. Some key numbers for the Wiz 7 (number of second half FGs), 9-25 (Gilbert's shooting line), 2-16 (the team's three-point line) and 10 (total assists for Washington as a team). That's weak.
I'm keeping this short because I just hopped off a flight from Dallas and will be doing a chat at 1 p.m. Eastern. Log on and get involved.
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