Monday, April 24, 2006

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizz 103-93 and have a 1-0 series lead. The Grizz still haven't got a playoff win in the franchise history. The Mavs didn't play defense and let the Grizz shoot 53% from the floor. Dirk Nowitzki got 31 points and 11 boards in 45 minutes. Nowitzki played well and made most of his shoots against the best defense in the league. Jason Terry got 20 points and 4 assists in 36 minutes. Terry played alright but has to get those assists up and pass. Jerry Stackhouse got 14 points and 1 assist in 33 minutes off the bench. Stackhouse could be Sixth man of the year and he's instant offense for the Mavs. Erick Dampier got 12 points and 12 boards in 33 minutes off the bench. Dampier has accepted coming off the bench and played better than he did as a starter. Pau Gasol got 24 points and 7 boards in 41 minutes. Gasol did all he could also adding two blocks but the Mavs had to much offense for them. Jake Tsakalidis got 11 points and 8 boards in 27 minutes. They tried to get Tsakaldis going early and establish quick center offense and he played great. Eddie Jones got 16 points and 2 dimes in 34 minutes. Jones was hot in the 1st and hit two three's but wasn't as hot later. Of course you saw the Pistons beat the Bucks 92-74 and take a series lead of 1-0. It's such an easy series for Detroit.