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Round 4, Game 4 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 86, Miami 83

Right now the plot of this finals is like a super-cooled liquid it’s so thick.  The series is tied at two games a piece, but nothing I’ve seen in 4 games gives me any reason to believe that the Mavs can pull this series out.  Yet at the same time, nothing I’ve seen from Miami makes me feel like the Heat have locked this series up. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 3 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Miami 88, Dallas 86

I promised myself I wouldn’t get carried away with Dallas’ game 2 victory, but I still let myself fall for the trap that is the expectations game.  Here’s the weird thing about this game: everyone, myself included, thought that Dallas was going to win the game, or so it seemed.  Pundits and the like were saying it could go either way, but come game-time, watching the game, it seemed like every fan in the arena was just utterly convinced that no matter what, Dallas was going to pull out a victory.  It was truly the unspoken secret that everyone, for some reason, thought that Dallas was going to win.  Thus when Dirk’s shot bounced off the rim, the crowd seemed completely stunned as if they didn’t know how to react.  It wasn’t a crowd like the one in Miami, stunned by what had transpired, it was a crowd that literally was trying to make sense of something that seemed outside their scope of understanding. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 2 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 95, Maimi 93

Here are a couple quotes from yours truly after game 1:

“Going forward, Dallas has a lot of work to do.  Like I said before, a tie isn’t good enough for the Mavs, because they just have such an extremely large talent deficit.  Dallas has to continue to play good defense and hope Miami starts missing some 3′s.” Continue reading

Round 4, Game 1 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 84, Miami 92

Sometimes I really hate being right and unfortunately for me, game 1 played out exactly like I had feared.  Dallas hung around all game (very much like Chicago did in the previous series) only to get run out of the gym in the final few minutes.  Actually, the more I think about it, game 1 had plenty of parallels with the Chicago series.  Dirk (like Rose) had a nigh number of points, but shot a poor percentage (given for Dirk, poor is sub 50; for Rose, it’s sub 40); the game was close throughout as Miami only pulled away in the final minutes; during that closing stretch, though, Dallas couldn’t buy a shot; Miami won the game with defense and unreal plays by James and Wade. Continue reading

Miami v Dallas (Preview)

As I’ve mentioned before, numerous times, really, I hate the SuperFriends and it is killing me that they made the finals, much less have a chance to win.  But I’ve been over that in my previous blog posts, so let’s move on to looking over these teams for real. Continue reading

Round 3, Game 2 (Dallas v OKC)

It was a sad day for me on Thursday night.  Okay, I’ll stop being so dramatic, but in all truthfulness (which for some unbeknownst reason I value, evidently) I was dead wrong in how I thought game 2 would play out.  I knew OKC hadn’t been blown out, even though Dirk had put up 48 and that even in Dallas’ most dominant hour, they still didn’t look like they were crushing the Thunder at any point.  But I really believed that Dallas was a better basketball team and with far more drive to get back to the finals. Continue reading

Round 3, Game 1 (Dallas v OKC)

So before I start, I’d just like to preface this by saying that I’m sorry I didn’t get around to getting this blog out last night.  I’d like to claim that it was because of real-world responsibilities and whatnot, but unfortunately, I do have to admit that it was more due to my swooning from Dirk’s performance than anything else. Continue reading