Once a Mav, always a Mav, apparently. When I was finally able to check in on the box score of the San Antonio-New Orleans game, the Spurs were down five points with just 47 seconds left. Sigh. So I pushed my laptop away a bit, only to check in a few minutes later to find the Spurs, with possession, down just three. Mavs-Rockets was still too competitive to flip away from, so I was left hanging on a refreshing box score window.
Then, all of a sudden, I heard my phone vibrate. And I knew.
The Spurs had done it.
I changed channels to see the replay, a smooth Finley three off of a well designed play by Popovich. It seems like a lifetime since Michael Finley has been a Maverick, but with that shot, he gave a lot of Mavs fans exactly what they wanted: a first round date with the San Antonio Spurs, for better or worse. Thanks for everything, Fin.