The Difference: Dallas Mavericks 82, Philadelphia 76ers 75

Posted by Rob Mahoney on February 18, 2012 under xOther | 5 Comments to Read

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You know the drill. The Difference is a reflection on the game that was, with one bullet for every point in the final margin.

  • Only today, not so much. Forgive the lack of a proper recap treatment; business as usual will resume Sunday night/Monday. In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves: What did you think of Dirk Nowitzki’s jaw-dropping, second-half performance? How is it even possible that — even when accounting for the Sixers’ amazingly low turnover rate — Philadelphia turned the ball over six times in one quarter, yet only ended up with eight giveaways for the night? Why did the basket have a secret vendetta against Shawn Marion? And are we ready to start up the Dominique Jones hype machine
  • Jensen

    Dirty drank some strength juice at the half and came out unstoppable.  He looked tired in the first half with most of his shots falling a little short but he was making them with his eyes closed in the second half.  It's amazing to watch him when he's on a tear like that.

    Doug Collins is a really coach and he's done a great job getting all their young guys to buy into the system, share the ball, accept their roles, and hold each other responsible – their turnover average is just a good example of all of that.

    Not sure what was going on with Trix last night.  His shots were as ugly as ever but didn't seem to fall.  It's probably a bleep on an otherwise consistently great season.

    Dojo looked pretty good out there although he somehow came out as a whooping -21 for the game.  Also for the amount of time he controlled the ball, you would expect some assists.  He got the hockey assist on a few but he still needs to work on his vision/decision-making (no surprise) to get his assist/turnover numbers in better spots.

  • Jacob

    The second half was as dominant a performance as I've seen from Dirk since the WCF. Simply amazing how smooth those shots from the backdowns look, doing it from the post on both sides. Hope we see more of the same when the Mavs are featured on network TV tomorrow.

  • Coolestbigmac

    RIP Lamar Odom, can't wait to see how much better the Mavs are when anyone else gets his minutes

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