Mavs Win; Jason Kidd Scores; Jason Terry Gets Carried Away

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Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not.

Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement:

Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, Heat (twice), Hawks, Magic, Thunder, Jazz and Lakers. In other words, every NBA team that's at least 10 games over .500 has lost to the Mavs. Except, that is, the Chicago Bulls. And lookie who Dallas plays tonight on TNT?

Last night kinda felt like fool's gold. Jason Terry and Shawn Marion scored 22 points off the bench, but it was Jason Kidd who turned the game in the third quarter by making three consecutive 3-pointers. His high point total for a game this season had been 16, and in the third quarter alone he netted 13 en route to 21 points.

The offensive outburst -- Dallas was held to 70 a couple games back -- prompted this post-game outburst of hyperbole from Terry:

"All teams go through tough times. We're going to grow from this. At the end we'll be the last team standing."

Without Caron Butler that's doubtful. But maybe with Carmelo Anthony?

Now that the Nets have stopped pursuing the Nuggets' All-Star, could Dallas be a realistic destination? Simply put, yes.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban said a while back it would take a third team to pull off that kind of blockbuster, but if the Mavs are willing to part with, say, Roddy Beaubois and Butler while taking back some dead weight in salary in the form of Al Harrington, they just may be able to rent Anthony until he becomes a free agent after the season.

If it's me, I do it. Long-term future be damned, the Mavs' window -- i.e., Dirk Nowitzki -- is closing. Considering the way the Spurs are playing, if Dallas stands pat, victories like last night will be the only highlights this season.

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sports talker
sports talker

Any medical experts in this here Sportatorium? Butler said last night he was going to try to be back for the postseason. Not sure how realistic that is, but he said he had the same injury before and could be ready from rehab in 4 months. That'd sure be swell, but maybe it's best to use him as a trade chip especially if we can get Melo.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Terry is an idiot. I'm glad the Spurs get into his head and he always does something stupid when he plays them. Terry refuses to shoulder the blame of not stepping up in the absence of Caron. At least he has that one 6th man trophy.

Give me the stretchmark chick
Give me the stretchmark chick

We don't have Derrick Favors to offer the Nuggets to get Melo...the Nyets deal was the best possible option for the Nuggets...they were getting Favors and Harris, picks, AND getting rid of one other big contract, Billups. Roddy has nowhere near the value of Favors, no matter how blue and white your roses on your glasses are.

luniz
luniz

I would be sad to see Butler traded, but I do feel like you have to make some sort of move. However I think it's trouble to saddle themselves with Al Harrington (and Haywood) and then next season they're unable to try to bring Butler back (I think that would be a good fit for him and the Mavs). Do you trade your next 3 or 4 years with Dirk away all for a shot with Carmelo this year? I think that's a lot riskier than other people seem to believe and their is a big downside.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hell yes you do, but you can't. I doubt Melo will even move this year. If you can get Melo, you do it. How many more "good" years as a #1 do you think Dirk will have?

luniz
luniz

But all that said, great win by the Mavs last night. They played hard and with great energy. Go Mavs!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

You gotta do what you must to ensure victory. Is Carmelo a bad seed? Sure 'nuff. Would my fellow Alamo defenders accepted defectors from Santa Anna's massive army? Hell yes.

Daniel Cloud on December 26, 1835 while en route to San Antonio said "We know what awaits us and are prepared to meet it". Boys, that's the kind of attitude one must have.

Davek
Davek

Is this a joke I'm not in on, or is it like Sean Salisbury, Cliff Lee, kergo, Half-Cat, et. al., just another failed bit?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

he's been around for a while, just recently has started posting here. Sean Salisbury is the biggest whip, Cliff Lee is good in spurts, and Half-cat hasn't made an appearance in a while. Davy's Twitter is fun to follow.

sports talker
sports talker

Whatever happened to Half-cat? I thought he was funny too.

sports talker
sports talker

I think it's pretty funny. I mean, Davey sir, I salute your allegiance to the Republic of Texas. wrassle them bears and crocodiles.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Son, I don't know of those others you speak of. I ain't a failed bit, either. Well, technically, we failed at defending the Alamo, but the odds were against us. What I aim to do is join in on the commentary by adding some life experiences. For example, the last person to question me (like you have done) tasted the full flavor of a knuckle sandwich provided by yours truly. Otherwise, I'm with you fellers, not against ya.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Don't want Carmelo. This isn't like MLB where you get compensation picks if a dude walks. The guy is a piehole, I don't see him giving a full effort to the Mavs, and you'd gamble on the possibility of a sign-and-trade when he does walk. Is there anything the Mavs want from the Knicks that's realistic? *crickets*

Mishon
Mishon

Mavs finally win one....yippee. RW, your other post today should be about how for the 2nd year in a row Texas Tech has acted like a huge pussy and backed out of a game against TCU, leaving them in a huge bind. Tech says they had to do it, but yet they kept games against New Mexcio and Nevada and are rumored to have a game to open the season against Texas State. Now TCU finds themselves scrambling to find an opponent, yet again. Screw Tech.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Amen. Tech is like the RW of college football.

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