Mavericks 113, Spurs 110… Uh Oh…

No No No No!!!Well, last night’s game proved that the only team that is going to beat the Spurs is themselves and luck sometimes finds the other guy.

I felt certain after dominating the first half the Spurs had every answer to “the run & gun”. It seems Don Nelson was able to pull out a few answers of his own; namely the immediate fouls on Bowen. I can’t say I saw that coming and neither did the Spurs. That broke the rhythm they had going and with Bowen only a 40% foul shooter it kept him from being effective on the floor.

It didn’t help that the Spurs gave the Mavericks FIFTY foul attempts, 49 of which went in. The Spurs also had a large number of attempts and it hurt them.

I know beating the Lakers was a big deal, but the Spurs need to get past that series and find a way to close out games in this series.

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  • Katie May 20, 2003   Reply →

    Just so you know, A.J., you are now officially my man in the stands with this series, as I finally told Comcast to take their ’support’ (and I use the term loosely) and shove it in their whosits. Yeah! Um, damn! Keep me updated (in a fun way though, like this, not in a serious sports-is-my-life way like ESPN). Go Spurs!

  • Lauren May 20, 2003   Reply →

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched a basketball game where someone was given 50 foul attempts… except for when Duke is killing State at home and we just start hacking away at all those private school basketball brats.

  • Choz* May 21, 2003   Reply →

    Hey, AJ, I just read that archive from April which you’d left a link at on one of my comments boxes. I wanted to let you know that I thought it was a great post, and I appluad your frankness and honesty on the matter.

    The post had been about the responsibility we have as adults in what we present to the public and unwittingly to the younger generation, too.

    Anyway, I wanna say its nice to be back here and catchin’ up on news with you, and hope you have a good day!

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