Sometimes there is a picture or graphic in the game threads that is too good to pass on sharing. The above was shared by a Mavs fan as his expert analysis of the team. Again, I am amazed at how fans start out optimistic and end up attacking their own team. Right up there with expecting to see a lot of Posey on Dirk in this game.
Boston favored to win by 9.5 points.
I will take the Mavs +9.5! I think we win,
Celtics are overrated. The East is the weaker conference. The Mavs should win this one easily.
Boston -9,5 should be Money.
This should be a real interesting game with the Celtics. There are a couple of things I want to see from the game: How does Dallas react to what will be a tough defense? How does Boston try to defend Dirk? Which Josh will show up? Can Kidd keep his momentum rolling? Who does KG try to get in a fight with? JJB, Wright, Hollins?
I see the Mavs winning this. The only match up problem I see is PP, I think we can match them offensively in every position except that. Lets hope Josh decides to show up a lil and can slow PP or that Wright can do it a little. If we can do that then the rest will come down to Jet and Dirk and they will deliver.
Celtics are a much better team than us and they only have 2 losses in their house... Our only chance is if they have an off game, unfortunately.
I figure they're going to throw KG at Dirk, but Dirk can take KG...
KG will be on him, but he'll also see a TON of Posey. This game will depend on keeping Rondo in check and not letting Ray have open looks behind the arc.
I'm pretty sure Dirk won't see any of Posey......
Not about the game, but he do know James Posey is not on the Celtics this season, he is on the Hornets. Just telling you
Pierce can go for 50 but if Rondo and Ray are held to under 10, we'll still win.
Mavs get blown out today. The Celtics defense will be stifling .
Dirk vs KG Fun fact: Dirk is 3rd all-time in defensive rebounds per game in the playoffs with an average of 9.2 in his 87 playoff games. Garnett is first all time with 9.5 in 73 games.
Dirk is killing us thus far. 0-7 with 2 turnovers. Scalabrine has outscored Dirk!
I'm not going to let this game bug me too much since we're not as good as the Celtics.
1st off, kg getting away with crap right now against dirk. Second, damn it we suck today.
KG is following Dirk around whispering in his ear. Kevin, it's not a great idea to piss Dirk off.
Dirk is already writing his memoirs called "One and Done". I wouldn't say our window of opportunity is closed. It just turned into one of those small crank open bathroom windows!
Celtics are not particularly whoopin us, we're just hurting ourselves by not closing out on 3s.
Mav's always brings out the best in the other team while simultaniously bringing out the worst in themselves.
Our defense sucks so badly. We allow the Celtics, espicially ray Allen to do what they want.
Dirk is just choking. Its no secret that this happens in important games
Dirk got pwnd by Big Baby!
I'm done. I quit on this game team about 18 minutes after the mavs decided to.
Dirk should be embarrassed, it took Garnett 5 minutes to make Dirk his lil bitch and get into his head. Dirk needs to be tougher then that. Very sad
I wonder if Mav fans will get to see Matt Carroll today? Carlisle won't play George now that he got Carroll, but he also won't play Carroll.
Hey honey bring me my next bottle of tequila, need it to get through this game. Can't watch TV at its best.
You know I fully expected to be beat soundly today....but this is embarrassing. These two teams just don't belong on the same floor.
Rondo shoots 30% on jumpers and hasn't missed one yet...crazy.
Did we make the wrong move in hiring Carlisle? YES WE DID!!!!! The offense is horrible, the players are complaining about Carlisle and we are losing by 31pts in the 1st half on National TV
it's like the Harlem Globetrotters against the Muppets Allstars
Someone get an oxygen tank for kidd, he can't deal with rondo
We are just soooooo bad~
On any given night against any opponent in the NBA, the Mavs have the potential to be be blown out by 30.
Free Gerald Green
Green sucks. Get over it.
Mavs team is full of non-defensive players (excluding Kidd). So why Green doesn't play is beyond me. Mavs suck so much and don't know what to do with a potential all-star on their bench.
there's a reason why he does not play.It's because he sucks.
Dirk looks timid when he plays against Garnett, always has.
When will it be time to just embrace this team's suckiness? At least last year, we would make it slightly entertaining before we choked away a game. Now we just get blown out by the Bucks and Celtics. Fun.
Mavs need to watch this game very closely, it will aid them in how the game of basketball is to be played.
It also might aid them in developing acute depression and lifelong problems with self-esteem.
Their bench vs our starters ugh...
The worst part of this game is we actually got to the FT line 32 times so far. The Celts, 9 times. And we still suck...
Damn. I was sort of hoping that we could pull a trade for Mike Redd. Even with a torn ACL I'd take him over any 2 guard on this team sadly.
The Mavs should've drafted Billy Walker. He's a freak athletically.
Pathetic effort. It wasn't so much that the Celtics beat us but that we beat ourselves.