Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Dallas Mavs beat the Suns 105-98 to take a 1-0 series lead. Dirk came up huge and I think with at least a split in the valley of the Suns they could win the series. Dirk Nowitzki got 30 points and 14 boards in 44 minutes. Nowitzki took no three's that tells you how his game has changed. Josh Howard got 29 points and 7 boards in 40 minutes. Amazing how good and day of rest did for Howard. Jason Terry got 18 points and 4 assists in 42 minutes. Terry was good and didn't take those bad shots that he did take in game 1. Jerry Stackhouse got 11 points and 7 boards in 29 minutes off the bench. Stackhouse found his shot late and came up big off the bench. Steve Nash got 16 points and 11 assists in 39 minutes. The Mavs let Nash do a little but not as much as he did in game 1. Shawn Marion got 19 points and 19 boards in 42 minutes. Marion had a terrific game and really crashed the boards. Tim Thomas got 20 points and 1 steal in 40 minutes. Thomas made one big three but was cold after. Boris Diaw got 25 points and 10 boards in 43 minutes. Diaw had another solid game but it wasn't enough tonight.