I watched pretty much the entire game (except for a little bit of the 1st quarter) today – Dallas was kicking butt big time, and San Antonio, the champions that they are, came back fighting and got it to the last possession in regulation.
So many things I think could have been done just slightly differently to send the Mavs packing – worst of all was the foul on Dirk at the end to give him a 3-point play. If not for that, there was a good chance the 1-point differential would have sealed the deal for the Spurs.
Oh well, all the coulda-woulda-shoulda just reminds me of not too long ago in the Rose Bowl where we Trojan fans keep thinking … if not for x, if we could just do y, etc. Ultimately, we had to accept that it was over.
Similarly, the NBA season is over for me. I do not care much about the Eastern Conference, and I know now that Detroit has a clear path to the finals and will beat whoever remains from the Western Conference. Dallas has a chance to finally make it to the Finals, and most likely will.
A Detroit-Dallas finals matchup is the perfect opportunity for me to catch up on some reading – Da Vinci Code, some work-related books, etc.
6 thoughts on “Dallas beat San Antonio – feels like Texas beating USC”
@ Rpm – Oh yeah !! They were on a roll. Though SA scared them a bit, it was all lost in the 1st half. 69% the Mavs were shooting ?Hmm.. good game actually, and as far as the ifs and buts go .. iff Ginobili/Duncan hadn’ missed he last shot !! 😉
@rajesh: I don’t want to analyze the game too much, because it is futile :-(My NBA season is over. Looking forward to the same time, next year 🙂
so detroit has a clear path to the NBA finals. I guess you don’t remember Shaq from his Laker days. Should have gotten more for him
@katie: No, between a 33-year old aging star and a 26-year old in-his-prime star, as a GM, I would bet on the younger one with solid talent. Yes, of course if Mitch had the money he would have kept all three, but unfortunately, no every team can be a New York Yankees team and keep dream teams forever. 3 Championships in a row is beautiful. I enjoyed it while it lasted.
I’m not saying they made the wrong move I just think they could have gotten more for him. Plus i just pointed out the clear path for the pistons comment.
@katie: Yes, I think Shaq has done well in this series and Wade in fact made a comment that he saw some Orlando Shaq in that Game 4. But still, I am not counting out the Pistons … they are like cockroaches, not dead till you see them dead!