Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Position in Major Limbo After the Sorry-Ass Spurs Punk 'Em

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Dear San Antonio Spurs,

Eff you.

Sincerely,

Dallas Mavericks


With a chance to beat the reeling Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night and go a long way toward securing the No. 2 seed in the NBA's Western Conference Playoffs for the Mavericks, the Spurs decided to rest stars Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan and trot out its D-League team.

The result: A group featuring Tiago Splitter, Chris Quinn and Daniel Green lost to the Lakers, allowing L.A. to snap its five-game losing streak. If the Lakers beat the Kings in Sacramento tonight they'll be the No. 2 seed. The Mavericks host the Hornets tonight, and depending on the result could wind up the No. 2, 3 or 4 seed, and could end up with any of four different first-round opponents.


The worst part of the Spurs' give-up? San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says his star-studded trio will play tonight in the meaningless season-finale against the Phoenix Suns.

Grumblegrumblemurmurmurmurmur.

Can't believe Mark Cuban is being mum on this one.

Most likely, the Mavs will beat the Hornets and the Lakers will beat the Kings. (Lakers center Andrew Bynum did leave last night's game with a knee injury) If so, Dallas is the No. 3 seed and L.A. will have the homecourt advantage in a potential second-round series.

If Dallas wins and L.A. loses, Mavs are the No. 2 seed.

If the Mavs lose and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Bucks at home, Dallas would slide to No. 4.

As for their playoff opponent, who knows? Could be the Blazers, Nuggets, Hornets or Grizzlies. Most likely is the Mavs finishing No. 3 and hosting the No. 6 Blazers in a best-of-7 first-round series starting Saturday in American Airlines Center.

Should be an interesting night.

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30 comments
cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

All fired up to watch another first round exit. Wake me when it is over.

RW's Doppelganger
RW's Doppelganger

Since Richie Whitt and I are no longer friends, I'll say this: He wouldn't last at ESPNDallas. Her resume is probably full of errors and passive aggressive statements.

ghost of tim mcmahon's career
ghost of tim mcmahon's career

dear richard whitt,

the spurs giving that win to the lakers GUARANTEES them that the lakers will finish #2 in the west. therefore, the spurs wont play the lakers until the conference finals.

ps - freshen your resume up. i hear espn dallas is looking for bloggers

RW's Doppelganger
RW's Doppelganger

Please, please, please, please, please dear Lord Baby Jesus, lying there in your...your little ghost manger, lookin' at your Baby Einstein developmental...videos, learnin' 'bout shapes and colors..., we hope that you can use your baby Jesus powers to make Richie Whitt remember me.Amen.

Jksantee
Jksantee

can we quit whining about this? to be the best, you have to BEAT the best

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Nothing quite warms my heart as much as the unbridled jealousy Mavs fans have for the Spurs. It's the NBA's version of Eagles fans hating the Cowboys.

Sucks not having a championship (or four), don't it Mavs fans?

Corby's Backpack Fullaweed
Corby's Backpack Fullaweed

The Mavwrecks are #1 every season. The #1 team every Western Conference team wants to play in the first round. Seriously, the laughing stock of the league that will further it's soft reputation this coming playoffs.

kergo
kergo

First off, people seem very angry at RW today...even more so than usual.

Secondly, nobody gives a shit about yall' s gay ass fantasy league. So quit with the updates. Thanks.

Thirdly, embrace your rage.

Kergie out.

LBC
LBC

that's the thing about this whole idiotic discussion that's so telling

if the mavs were truly championship material (and i think we're all quite aware that they are not) we wouldn't be so sweating the playoff match-ups like this

if they were great,it would be a 'bring it on' mentality

first round bounce- no matter who or what seed, case closed -team blown up, dirk a year older

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Let me get this straight...

The Spurs should give two shits about the Mavs and their seed why?

They're old, they didn't want to play all their guys against the Lakers, lose, and help the Lakers get into playoff mode with added confidence, and obviously having home court against Chicago in the Finals wasn't enough of a reason for them to care about that game.

The Mavs are going to be the least impressive 2-4 seed in a long time no matter what happens. I have a strong feeling this post is only prep to milk far too many segments of poking Mavs fans with a stick this afternoon. Good thing only a couple listen.

kergo
kergo

Get all the mavs talk out of your system now cuz I don't wanna hear the usual how-do-we-fix-the-mavs talk when they get dumped in the first round by a mid tier team.

RW's Doppelganger
RW's Doppelganger

Richie, I miss you. You brought me to life for a few days then threw out the window. Please find me. I miss you.

candi
candi

I luv san antonio. Tim duncan seems like the strong, silent type. I bet he can really kill it.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You know what, I take back my comment on the last thread. I wish you wouldn't talk about basketball sometimes. Do the percentages, the Spurs are playing a back to back, who do they have a better chance of beating? And beating LA does them no good other than all but assure they would play them in the second round. If you would have watched the game, the Spurs kept it close until about 3 minutes left. The Lakers had to play their starters until the end of the game(and in the process Bynum was injured), while the Spurs rested 4 starters(McDyess has been starting for the past 15+ games). Richard Jefferson was the only starter in and he sat the entire 4th quarter.Maybe, I don't know, look at the box score more? The Spurs are playing for the best record in the NBA, they could care less about what the Mavs are doing right now or helping them.

You left the Terry comment out yesterday about someone asking him if he was rooting for the Spurs. "I never cheer for them,'' Terry said of the Spurs. Maybe you should have asked if anyone should root for the Spurs before you fire off a nice thank you letter.

Dear RW,

Eff you.

Sincerely,

Spurs Fans and "some" Sportatorium commenters not in reference to the Spurs.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You're as dead as Scruffy.

Stay hard, Olive Branch!

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Your stance on basketball is much better than your stance on hockey.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'm trying out alot of outfiielders right now Kergo..got the Det starter in today's game too..

kergo
kergo

Richie! Love ya my boy!

Rob...

I mean, Kergie out!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I've got Tim Hudson starting tonight. Also taking a flyer on Esmil Rogers of Colorado who looked really, really good during his last start. I'll let ya know if it works out.

kergo
kergo

I have a place you can go to keep warm

candi
candi

Fake kergie...

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

I know you are a Spurs fan, so that plays into your comment here, but you don't speak for me as one of the Sportatorium commenters.

Dear Spurs and their fans,

Read my name.

Sincerely,

Me.

P.S. No hard feelings.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I got my trade request rejected. I need hitting and have pitching--offers (good ones) will be strongly considered. You're not giving me Juan Pierre for Sabathia, people.

kergo
kergo

This implies that Kergo is Rob Em......not even I could create a character SO annoying. Fake Scott-yes. Coulton the MMA Doucher-yes. It's a good idea though; a guy that listens to Norm and Grandpa Urine, and then posts his take on that mundane crap. I wish you peace Scott....ummmmm, Rob Em, ahhhhh dr' g. or whatever name you are posting under this week. Even your "fake kergo" sucks and is boring. Do you like boring?Ok, now press the like button about 400 times.

Kergie Out!

ps-more Sox tawk, more Bobby Orr talk, todays recipe:Baked Ziti:Boil pasta al dente'Mix with a nice red sauceCover w/tons of shredded cheddar jackSprinkle (liberally) w/fresh parmBake on 325 for 15 minutes.....mmmmmmm!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Since I'm getting Ryan Howard, I just made Victor Martinez available.

kergo
kergo

Almost forgot that Larry in Frisco is one of my fake names also. Gotta generate fake support for myself!

Yours truly,The kerginator

candi
candi

Good facsimile, but also fake kergo.

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