Dear Lord, I'm not adult enough for this! Insane basketball!!!
Question: HOW can ANYONE in their right mind say the Dallas Mavericks are outmatched by the Heat?
4 games, all close, and a tied series. However this series turns out, it's time for people to eat their words and recognize the Mavericks as one helluva talented team...one that is just as good as the Heat. Come on. Grow some and man-up to all who downed my Mavs.
Dirk. Our beloved Dirk. He played bad-sick tonight, fighting through a 101-102 temperature. Doctors unsuccessfully tried to bring his temp down prior to the game. Chandler said they watched him and he was barely able to talk because of the wheezing and coughing. I confess, I got a little teary watching him battle on--he's a humble warrior. The rest of the team stepped up and gave him the support he needed.
Terry, Chandler, JJ, Kidd, Stevenson...everyone played GRITTY-TOUGH.
Mavs bench outscored the Heat bench, 28-15.
This team played a phenomenal defensive 4th quarter--I mean, did y'all see that? It was about as perfect as you can get, forcing Heat turnovers and holding Miami to 14.
At the very end, it appeared as though Terry looked up at Dirk and said, "I got you." THIS is a team.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again and again...it all comes down to heart. There is nothing more powerful than heart and believing. Nothing.
*slightly teary-eyed* GO MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!