Phew! Good game...a little too good at times, according to my nervy tummy.
The Mavericks rusty? Nah. The Thunder simply would not go away--they kept coming and coming--but the Mavs kicked into another gear.
JJ Barea. Did you see those shots? Unreal! He's so much fun to watch! JJ put up 21 points tonight. Jason Terry made a big three towards the end, scoring 24 on the night.
Shawn Marion is a soldier. After taking an elbow to the nose, Marion writhed in pain on the court, yet marched right back out there once the trainer cleaned (and plugged) him up.
The highlight of the night had to be Dirk: 24 of 24 free throws; 48 total points; 4 blocks. Tonight, Dirk set an NBA playoff record for free throws made without a miss (24). Tonight, Dirk showed, yet again, why he is one of the best players in the history of the game. For me, he's an absolute joy to watch play...wish I could shake his hand.
What could this feeling be? Might it be...satisfied? Yes, I do believe it is...but I want more. I'm being a little saucy tonight, huh? Hormones and sports--interesting combo.
Game 2 will be Thursday at 9 EST.