Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
Jason Terry has to play better. Dirk was great last night, but he can't beat Miami by himself. He scored more points (34) than the other starters combined (27) and more than the bench players combined (25). That can't happen.
Terry did OK and can get his own shots, but Kidd needs to get a few lobs to Tyson Chandler and get Stevenson involved. It was only a 2-point loss, so if anyone else can step up in the next game...
Originally Posted by munchausen
This is all coulda shoulda woulda nonsense, but I can't help but wonder what these games would be like if Caron Butler and Roddy Bobois (sp?) were playing. Still, I think there are some surprises left in this series.
...the problem is that the Mavs don't have anyone who can step up consistently, which is why I predicted Miami in 7. I hope to be proven wrong, but without Butler and Beaubois the Mavs don't have the horses. Basketball is a team game, though, and good teams need to be able to overcome injuries like these.