Pardon me for a moment. I'm about to lose my composure and act like an absolute idiot.
Excited! So excited! Ridiculously excited! Must bounce!
*Jump! Bounce! Higher! Bounce! Higher!*
Time to work the bum in lights out fashion!
*Shakin' the bum! Shake it! Shake it! Doin' the Beyonce booty dance! Yeah! Yeah!*
Ah, feel better now.
(Don't think I didn't do exactly that immediately following the game, either...um...'cause I did.).
With my hands shaking and my pacing growing more extreme, I watched my Mavs, yet again, be the comeback kids and suck the wind right out of the Thunder, winning 100-96.
Much credit to the Thunder--there is no doubt they will be one heck of a force in years to come. I expect to see them back in the playoffs next year.
But, for now...
The Dallas Mavericks are heading to the NBA Finals. Whoop! Whoop! Aw, yeah, I'm bringin' out the whoop!
Dirk, Marion, JJ, Kidd, Terry, and the whole blessed team played not only with talent--that's a given--but with heart. SO PROUD OF THEM!!!!
So, who will Dallas meet in the Finals? Well, it will either be the Bulls or the Heat. Right now, it looks like the Miami Heat, which means it will be a 2006 Finals rematch (the Heat won, but we won't talk about that).
I know it's going to be tough, whoever we face, but right now...I want to bask in this feeling...
Let's go get 'em!