Sunday, June 04, 2006

After a 102-93 win over the Suns the NBA finals are set. It will be the Heat vs. the Mavs starting Thursday at 9:00 pm in Dallas. The Mavs were down most of the game but made a few comeback and wouldn't let it go 7 game. Dirk Nowitzki got 24 points and 10 boards in 44 minutes. Nowitzki got hot and that's what led the Mavs back into the game. Josh Howard got 20 points and 15 boards in 46 minutes. Howard played well and in the 3rd had three offensive boards and didn't give up until he scored and that's important. Jason Terry got 17 points and 3 assists in 26 minutes. Terry didn't get to play a lot but was affective in the minutes he played. Jerry Stackhouse got 19 points and 3 steals in 40 minutes off the bench. Stackhouse was key off the bench and has to play a lot because of the foul trouble. Boris Diaw got 30 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes. Diaw played a terrific game but it just wasn't enough defense to stop the Mavs. Shawn Marion got 13 points and 11 boards in 46 minutes. Marion didn't shot enough he needs 18 shots not 10. Steve Nash got 19 points and 9 assists in 42 minutes. Nash played hard but the defense by the Mavs had the shot clock playing against them. Leandro Barbosa got 14 points and 3 assists in 27 minutes. Barbosa was electric and kept the Mavs away at first but then he got into some foul trouble and had to sit.