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Kings 109 Mavs 101 : Kings Ice Mavs In 4th

The Mavs have their typical first quarter sluggish start as the Kings take advantage of the Mavs porous defense and outscore the Mavs 28-18 in the first period. The Mavs are getting the shots, but can’t convert any better than 8-24 (33%) compared to the Kings 11-23. The Mavs get out rebounded 14-10 and the Kings take better care of the ball 1 turnover to the Mavs 3. Devin is the Mavs leading scorer with 4 points on 2-2 from the field. Meanwhile Peja is 4-5 with 14 points. Tough shots for the Kings? Not really, just mainly a failure of the Mavs to stay within a few yards of the guy with the ball.
The Mavs open the second quarter on a 9-2 run to close within 3 points at 27-30 thanks to Alan. Keith ties it up at 30 all with a trey.
The Mavs continue with a 34-18 run before Dirk is called for a Flagrant 1 foul on Thomas with 1:50 left in the half. Despite the Kings closing, the Mavs take care of business and take a 58-51 lead to the locker room on the strength of 40 points and 75% shooting in the second period.
The third opens up with both teams playing ragged, but the Kings have the advantage as the Kings come out 10-5 before Fin nails a trey and Josh goes coast to coast for a dunk to even up the period. Kings go on a 9-2 run to finish the period to make it close, 76-75.
Mavs open the fourth 1-9 from the field as the Kings take advantage and take the lead and go up 90-82. The Mavs make a charge, but missed 4 lay-ups (Josh, Devin, Michael, and finally Dirk) in the last minutes of the game that could have made the difference.

UPN Camera Crew : A+; I really can’t say enough about Channel 21’s broadcast crew. The views of the floor entertainment, the views of the crowd. Impeccable taste. +36

Avery : C-, The Mavs again floundered in the first before getting it together in the second quarter, but the big difference was the third. The Mavs came out with terrible defense out of the locker room. Coach didn’t help by getting a technical arguing a travel non-call. The Kings scored on the tech and got the ball. Rookie coaching mistake.

Howard: D; Josh, the Mavs lock down guy, never got going offensively nor defensively. Peja was hot, but it was because Josh was leaving him wide open. Not that Josh was the only one. Everyone seemed to take turns leaving Peja uncontested. +12

Nowitzki: C; Dirk scored 35 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, but missed a clutch lay up at the end of the game. Dirk did show some nice intensity, even getting a flagrant 1 foul, but in the end, the tired legs of the back-to-back showed up. +36

Bradley: C-; Shawn got 5 points (2-8 FG) and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Shawn was just too slow to be able to deal with the shorter, but quicker Skinner. Zero turnovers. +5

Finley: D; Michael has a slow first quarter (0 points), but heats up in the second with 8 points. Made only one field goal in the second half (a trey) and along with Dirk, Josh, and Devin could not finish a critical lay-up. Spent most of his time defensively trading off with Josh trying to stop either Mobley or Peja. Played better defense than Josh tonight again, but it wasn’t near enough. +5

Terry: D; Jason just didn’t have it tonight and couldn’t find it. Period. +4

Henderson: C; Alan was able to keep up with Skinner a bit better than Shawn. +8

Daniels: C-; Marquis, like Jason didn’t have anything tonight either. Zero turnovers. +0

Harris: B; Pretty good outing by Devin, might have been a different outcome if Harris had had more than 15 minutes though. +15

Van Horn: B; Keith delivered 16 points (7-13 FG) and actually played decent defense. Love the way Keith pushes the ball. +11

Podkolzin: C; Essentially a DNP-CD with less than a minute. Zero turnovers. +0

Armstrong : DNP-CD.

M’Benga: DNP-CD.

Stackhouse: DNP-IR. Pulled groin muscle.

Dampier: DNP- IR. Ankle stress fracture.

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I didn't get to see the game, so keep that in mind

Besides missing a crucial layup, what did Dirk do to warrant a C? He topscored on a high percentage, grabbed some rebounds and passed it. Was he marking Peja?

Devin really stepped it up, and kept us in this game. I'm glad AJ can see the potential in him and is giving him satisfactory minutes

Keep em up Vigg!
 

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What do you got to do to get an A on your board after a 35pt,8reb,and a 5as performance?Michael Finley should of got an F.Alan Henderson should have gotten a B.He had a solid performance.
 

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Kings 109 Mavs 101 : Kings Ice Mavs In 4th

The Mavs have their typical first quarter sluggish start as the Kings take advantage of the Mavs porous defense and outscore the Mavs 28-18 in the first period. The Mavs are getting the shots, but can’t convert any better than 8-24 (33%) compared to the Kings 11-23. The Mavs get out rebounded 14-10 and the Kings take better care of the ball 1 turnover to the Mavs 3. Devin is the Mavs leading scorer with 4 points on 2-2 from the field. Meanwhile Peja is 4-5 with 14 points. Tough shots for the Kings? Not really, just mainly a failure of the Mavs to stay within a few yards of the guy with the ball.
The Mavs open the second quarter on a 9-2 run to close within 3 points at 27-30 thanks to Alan. Keith ties it up at 30 all with a trey.
The Mavs continue with a 34-18 run before Dirk is called for a Flagrant 1 foul on Thomas with 1:50 left in the half. Despite the Kings closing, the Mavs take care of business and take a 58-51 lead to the locker room on the strength of 40 points and 75% shooting in the second period.
The third opens up with both teams playing ragged, but the Kings have the advantage as the Kings come out 10-5 before Fin nails a trey and Josh goes coast to coast for a dunk to even up the period. Kings go on a 9-2 run to finish the period to make it close, 76-75.
Mavs open the fourth 1-9 from the field as the Kings take advantage and take the lead and go up 90-82. The Mavs make a charge, but missed 4 lay-ups (Josh, Devin, Michael, and finally Dirk) in the last minutes of the game that could have made the difference.

UPN Camera Crew : A+; I really can’t say enough about Channel 21’s broadcast crew. The views of the floor entertainment, the views of the crowd. Impeccable taste. +36

Avery : C-, The Mavs again floundered in the first before getting it together in the second quarter, but the big difference was the third. The Mavs came out with terrible defense out of the locker room. Coach didn’t help by getting a technical arguing a travel non-call. The Kings scored on the tech and got the ball. Rookie coaching mistake.

Howard: D; Josh, the Mavs lock down guy, never got going offensively nor defensively. Peja was hot, but it was because Josh was leaving him wide open. Not that Josh was the only one. Everyone seemed to take turns leaving Peja uncontested. +12

Nowitzki: C; Dirk scored 35 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, but missed a clutch lay up at the end of the game. Dirk did show some nice intensity, even getting a flagrant 1 foul, but in the end, the tired legs of the back-to-back showed up. +36

Bradley: C-; Shawn got 5 points (2-8 FG) and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Shawn was just too slow to be able to deal with the shorter, but quicker Skinner. Zero turnovers. +5

Finley: D; Michael has a slow first quarter (0 points), but heats up in the second with 8 points. Made only one field goal in the second half (a trey) and along with Dirk, Josh, and Devin could not finish a critical lay-up. Spent most of his time defensively trading off with Josh trying to stop either Mobley or Peja. Played better defense than Josh tonight again, but it wasn’t near enough. +5

Terry: D; Jason just didn’t have it tonight and couldn’t find it. Period. +4

Henderson: C; Alan was able to keep up with Skinner a bit better than Shawn. +8

Daniels: C-; Marquis, like Jason didn’t have anything tonight either. Zero turnovers. +0

Harris: B; Pretty good outing by Devin, might have been a different outcome if Harris had had more than 15 minutes though. +15

Van Horn: B; Keith delivered 16 points (7-13 FG) and actually played decent defense. Love the way Keith pushes the ball. +11

Podkolzin: C; Essentially a DNP-CD with less than a minute. Zero turnovers. +0

Armstrong : DNP-CD.

M’Benga: DNP-CD.

Stackhouse: DNP-IR. Pulled groin muscle.

Dampier: DNP- IR. Ankle stress fracture.

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I think your being to harsh because not everyone played that poorly, Dirk did all he could but it came down to excution at the end and pride for sacramento.
 
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