Here are comments found around the Mavs boards during their game with the Celtics.
Official GDT: Celts and KG the "Tanker" @ Dallas Mavs
There is no way possible we lose to Boston; they just are not that good. The only way they beat us last time is because we were without Harris...oh, wait...
(Celtics fan) Not sure if you are being sarcastic. But We beat you without KG last time.
A PF is not as important as a PG. I.E. Spurs win more without Duncan than thay do without Parker. Harris was more important to us than KG was to you!
Who won that game for you? Rondo!!!!!!!!!! If you only had Eddie House, you think you would have won even with KG? No way in hell! Especially if we had Harris!
Mavs favored to win by 3.5 points.
Remember the swarming suffocating defense the Celtics imposed upon us last time?
The Celtics defense is freaking suffocating, I really don't want to see Jason kidd not initiating the offense tomorrow. We have to almost do everything right to get this win. Good luck.
Celtics are one of the top teams, I don't know what some of you are talking about. At this point, I hope the Mavs lose every game so we can say bye to Avery. Apparantely the team is really fragmented and now the local media is covering it. Bye Avery
It will take a miracle for DAL to win tonight And the slow descent of Avery from hottest coach in the league to the Cuban dog house continues....
Mavs will lose by 17, kidd will have single digits in points rebounds and assists, jet will get torched by whoever he guards, and dirk will be dirk, book it.
The Mavs need this in the worst possible way. Winning against the Celtics, the best team in the league would be a such a ridiculous confidence booster for this group. I got to admit, my confidence level right now is not too high against good teams, but one win, just one win would change that entirely. Until I see it though, I think it will be a loss.
The Mavs better represent tomorrow. Not just for Dallas but for Texas. If Boston wins, they will be the first team since 2001 to go through the Texas Triangle unscathed.
We better pwn Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Dallas is the last man.. Err, team standing. Spurs blew it. Houston got creamed. Its time for us to show why nobody comes out of the triangle alive.
Not feeling good about this game but someone needs to put Boston in its place. It might as well be Dallas
Not feeling good about this one, win or lose I just hope Dirks owns KG... Its always a good feeling.
Can Stack keep Pierce in front of him once? Just once?
Can someone teach me the Paul Pierce armbar???
Mavs getting outhustled once again!
The Celtics are just pure beasts.
Sager with the scoop on the Cuban/Johnson tiff. Cubes was critical of the team's effort and of AJ's substitution patterns. Avery said, "Then you coach the team!"
Who scares y'all more...the entire Celtics team or Kobe?
We can beat these guys, they take a lot of jumpshots, if we can defend the jumpshooting we can win
Leon frickin' POWE gets THAT charge foul on the frickin' MVP? Goodness, gracious...
I want us to beat the Celtics even more now because of the BS call just now
From the boxscore: All our starters have massively positive +/-; all our bench has massively negative +/- The reverse is true for the Celts. Our starters can beat their starters.
Once again you see why KG will always be limited. His offensive game will not strike fear into anybody's hearts. Dirk and Damp both have played great D on him. The key to the second half will be to control the boards. They attack them so hard for extra possesions that if we do our job we will be all right against this team.
The Celts are getting away with murder
Look at KG trying to defend Dirk. Silly..
This officiating is getting ridiculous.
SOMEONE has to shut that screaming woman up!
I think Tyson Chandler is better than both Dirk and KG. HE can guard literally any position. You also have to consider who Dirk and KG guard. They rarely guard the opposing teams best player though tonight Doc has been having KG guard Dirk for the majority it seems.
The Mavs have throughly out played the Celtics and are only up 1. This is not good. Avery is just horrible.
If we lose this game it will almost entirely be because of officiating.
James Posey with a 3. Seriously is it me or does it seems like this guy always hits shots against us at the wrong time?
I hate the Celtics....
Sure The officiating Like the finals Like last years one and done Like the suns series three years ago It is the coaching.. It is Avery
IF THAT WAS PIERCE IT'D BE A FOUL
The amount of contact the Celctics are getting away with is mind boggling.
I don't understand why people can blatently hold Nowitzki, but no one else. Is it because he's white? Seriously, it's mind boggling.
Jeez how can an MVP not get a call with a contact like that at home? Why do the refs hate him so much?
I think its about who it is. Perkins played Dirk exactly the way KG did and he's fouled out. KG ain't foulin' out of this game.
Whoa. We caught a break on that one. Celtics can't run the break to save their life this game.
Ray Allen open for 3? That's predictable.
that's how you draw up a play That is what happens when you have a real coach
Some guy with a bum ankle hits an off balance 3 while running full speed?
You gotta admit... KG is a competitive stud.
But they held Rondo to 0-7. So we can stand with it. I just wonder who can step up when Dirk's covered by the best defender? It seems no one.
Rondo held himself to 0-7, he was playing with a bad back.
Paul Pierce wins the quarters for them. He gets around 10 free throws in the 4th quarter. And Dirk gets only 3 shots while he's on fire in the 3rd?
IF YOU WANNA CROWN THEM THEN CROWN THE CELTICS ASS BUT THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE! AND WE LET OFF THE HOOK! Seriously though we deserved to lose when we couldn't take the lead when Boston couldn't buy a bucket then of course they finally get one of the best shooters of all time an open look (which was sprung free by that POS posey falling down)
I'm very tired of seeing questionable officiating in close games.
(Celtics fan) Me too. Both Pierce and Garnett should've went to the line MORE. And on Dirk's last drive, KG was blatantly HELD by Dampier. He about ripped his jersey off. And if Dirk wasn't such a prima donna, he would've went INTO the defender, not backed off and just toss a prayer floater into the air.
(another Celtics fan) There were some bad calls both ways. I did not agree with some of the fouls that were called against the Mavs; then again your guys got some calls as well. The refs completely missed Dampier grabbing KG's jersey, the refs also called KG for a foul when Dirk clearly swung his elbows and hit KG. Since the mavs have lost 7 games in a row to teams over 500 since the Kidd trade I think there are bigger issues then the way the games are being called.