Pregame: I’m not really sure why I’m doing this or if I will do another game. I don’t really like basketball and am barely a fan of the Mavericks. Ideally, I would be live blogging game 2 of Stars/Sharks or some such.
12:00 I love the classy old school team introductions. Hey Cuban, take notes. A basketball game doesn’t have to feel like you’re in the middle of a pinball machine.
10:46 With the Lakers scoring the first two points of the game the question has to be asked, is Marv Albert wearing a Teddy or a Camisole tonight?
9:03 JFC how many steps does Gasol get to make???
6:02 TO LA 12 DAL 8
5:56 Peja always makes me scared. But he scored so I'm ok with him on the floor for now.
4:46 Pao Gasol is an All NBA first team dumb-face team member.
4:15 Peja doing what Peja do, three pointers.
3:55 And then blows the fast break layup.
3:00 Mavs take their first lead on a JET 3
2:30 Kidd misses a 3. Let’s not fall in love with the long ball guys.
2:09 TO DAL 21 LA 19
0:25 No more JJ 3s please.
End of the First Dallas 25 Los Angeles 23
12;00 My pre-game notes show that Dirk was ecstatic about Pope John Paul II’s beatification this weekend. Thus making this series a battle between the German Papist and the anal rapist.
10:30 The JET is on fire.
9:00 Too many 3 point attempts.
8:00 TO DAL 32 LA 29
6:15 TO DAL 36 LA 33
6:15 I’m not gonna lie to you. This is the part of the game that I usually nod off. So I don’t know how much blogging I can get done napping.
5:08 Great defense by Chandler.
5:07 Yeah, that’s all I got. It’s looking less likely of another live playoff blog.
3:44 Jet causes the turnover but redeems with the fastbreak bucket over Kobe.
3:42 TO DAL 40 LA 37
2:00 TO DAL 42 LA 41
0:01 How do you foul someone 70 feet from the basket? Huh, Jet?
End of Half Los Angeles 53 Dallas 44
12:00 I’m gonna call Secret Encounters. There looks to be some hot chicas there that are into me.
11:35 Artest with the steal and score. That’s not a good start to the half.
11:15 Another Mavericks miss. What did Carlisle talk about in the locker-room?
10:40 Another steal. Ugh.
10:37 TO LA 60 DAL 44
9:32 Is this game still on? I dozed off for a bit.
5:36 Lakers are looking very Mavs like by throwing up quick three attempts when ahead.
5:19 TO LA 64 DAL 61
5:19 Seeing those highlights of the last time these teams met in the playoffs, I wonder, will shorts ever be that short again? I hope not. That video look like what was playing at The Pony Bar.
End of the Third Los Angeles 78 Dallas 71
9:04 A barrage of Mavericks threes had brought them to within one.
8:46 TO LA 80 DAL 79
8:46 I really should be more excited. But how can I get my head in the game when the Rangers are blowing games with their makeshift 40yo closers.
6:38 TO LA 86 DAL 83
5:05 TO LA 90 DAL 85
5:05 Sorry once again for the bloggin fail. I tried to do something new and it just didn’t work out for me.
2:12 TO LA 92 DAL 89
2:12 I’ve never felt the Mavs could win this game. Even when they were ahead, I knew there would be a Lakers run. That’s what passes for my basketball analysis. I got nothing.
0:20 LA 94 DAL 93
0:19 Dirks free throws give the Mavs a one point lead. Stop Kobe and win the game, guys.
0:19 DAL 95 LA 94
0:03 Are you fucking me?? Kidd with the steal. Going to the line and miss the first. Oh dear.
0:03 DAL 96 LA 94
I dunno how they did it. But the Mavericks win. Theeeeeeeeee Mavericks Win.
Dallas 96 Los Angeles 94