Friday, June 02, 2006

The Dallas Mavs beat the Suns 117-101 to take a 3-2 series lead. Dirk had a playoff high 50 points and 12 boards to tie Kobe for the most points in a game in the post season. Dirk did what he had to do pound the ball inside and the Suns couldn't stop him. Josh Howard got 23 points and 7 boards in 31 minutes. Howard was great from downtown and kept the pace a little to fast they should slow down in game 6. Jason Terry got 14 points and 9 assists in 34 minutes. Terry played a solid game but didn't have to do much with Howard and Dirk on fire. Jerry Stackhouse got 16 points and 5 assists in 39 minutes. Stackhouse played good and has to come off the bench and hit jumpers. Steve Nash got 20 points and 11 assists in 39 minutes. Nash played alright but I think he could never get going. Boris Diaw got 16 points and 9 boards in 39 minutes. I wish Diaw could teach me the Euro two step! Shawn Marion got 20 points and 10 boards in 38 minutes. Marion has to be even more active on the glass so the Mavs don't a 10 point difference in second chance points. Tim Thomas got 26 points and 3 boards in 41 minutes. Thomas was hot but the Suns didn't go back to him and you have to know to feed the hot hand.