Warriors Find Redemption Against Dallas, By Beating Dirk, & Peja. Golden State 99- Mavericks 92

Posted: April 17, 2011 in Golden State Basketball

What’s up sports fans? You know this was a game I couldn’t call, I mean this is just a topsy-turvy world. I think it was just a month ago I was blogging how Dallas had Golden State’s number, they had beaten them twice and the Warriors didn’t really know how to stop them. I’m corrected at times when I’m wrong and I don’t mind it because, let’s face it you can’t be right all the time. Usually when I’m corrected it’s sometimes hard to take, because it generally means I have to eat crow, or put it bluntly wipe egg off of my face. Well someone hand me a towel, because after this game I have a whole dozen eggs on my face. The Warriors decided enough is enough. You Mavericks come in here and bring Mark Cuban in here to our Oracle Arena, gloating over how you used us the last couple of games that’s enough.

It’s time to bring you Mavericks back to the year 2007. Yeahhh, see you Mavericks don’t want to think about that year, well we’re going to make you relive it, and relive it they did. What’s is hard to believe is the Mavericks leading scorer for the game was Shawn Marion, can you believe it Shawn Marion? Marion finished with 21pts. The reason why is because Golden State’s defense was shutting everybody down, that goes for Dirk Nowitski, Peja Stojakovic, Jason Terry, well okay Jason Terry did have 17pts. Dirk Nowitski was held to just 16 points, credit David Lee, and Ekpe U’doh. The two of them stayed on Dirk like he was giving away the winning $10 million lottery ticket.

“We’d love to get some wins here before we start off, but the playoffs are also a completely new season,” said Nowitzki, held to 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting. “We’d love to get some momentum, start making some shots, look a little better. We look a little flat lately, look a little tired. So hopefully we can step it up here.” Well they didn’t. Monta Ellis scored 32pts. with a bad right ankle. I only hope he hurts that ankle some more as long as he scoring like that.  “I just kept believing we were about to hit a hot streak,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. Dallas didn’t hit that streak he spoke of, as a matter of fact the Mavericks hit a all time low at Oracle Arena. They shot a miserable 37 of 90 from the floor with just 5 of 25 from three point land. Dallas did get it back in the fourth quarter, and one of the reasons why is Golden State was starting to look fatigued.

Jason Terry hit a three pointer, and Shawn Marion made a dunk, and then the sea-saw game continued, each team scoring and trading baskets back and forth, until Steph Curry hit a three which put the Warriors up for good by six and took away any hope of the Mavericks getting the “W” from the “W’s”.  “We just have to learn from these games,” Ellis said. “Watch a lot of film and see the good things we did and correct the bad things we did. Treat every game like it’s our last five. We still have a job to do and that’s to finish the season up strong.”  Dorrell Wright scored 12, but two of his shots from that 12pts. were history makers. Dorrell with those two made threes tied the franchise lead with most threes in a season at 183. The only other Golden State Warrior to do that was Jason Richardson back in the 2005 season with 183. It was a win that Golden State savored because of the way Dallas continued to pound them this season.

It was no question they were looking for a little redemption and they got it. You can probably almost put you finger on the fact the Dirk and boys won’t forget this loss either. Hey let’s keep it real, Dallas may have to battle the Lakers, Spurs, Suns and the thunder but everybody in the league still knows that if the Dallas Mavericks have a nemesis it isn’t the Lakers, Spurs, Suns, Trailblazers or the Thunder, trust me when Dirk goes to sleep at night he can still see Baron Davis go up for the dunk and bring the Mavericks 2007 playoff run to an end. Tell me what you think. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!


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