Will Cantrell of Bright Side of the Sun makes an astute observation: in terms of the box score, last night’s game really could not have been any more even.
Rick Carlisle on the back-up PG rotation now that Josh Howard is back logging minutes at the 2 (via Eddie Sefko): “It’s going to be competitive between Roddy and J.J. for minutes…That’s great for those guys. It’ll make them better and make our team better.” It’s going to be hard for Beaubois to prove he deserves the burn with just table scraps of playing time.
The Mavs once allowed the Suns to get the upper hand by refusing to foul when up three. This time the Mavs, and Jason Terry, didn’t make the same mistake. JET fouls Nash, and then intentionally misses a free throw to deny Phoenix a prime opportunity to move the ball up-court on an inbounds pass. Maybe the Suns would have made a (better) shot or maybe the wouldn’t have, but it’s a good thing that we never have to know.
Tim Thomas insists on making me the fool. First the turnovers, and now a Denny’s.