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Not Feeling That Jazz

Not Feeling That Jazz

I still have not been able to catch my breath. What a crazy game. Personally I’ve never seen anything like it in regards to the Mavs that I can remember. Three overtimes…seemed like about 15 game tying shots tonight!

For the first time since 1989, the Dallas Mavericks were involved in a triple overtime game. I was only 4 years old at the time but I’m pretty sure I was forced to watch it by my mom. MFFL baby! Sad thing about both of these games…Dallas lost both of them.

You can always count on Dirkules to have a monster game when going up against the Jazz. Last meeting he poured in 40 points. Same result for tonight’s game…plus 9 rebounds. Typical demigod type showing for Dirkules. He hit the big 3 pointer to tie the game in the first overtime to send it to two.

JET had a pretty solid night as well. 27 points and hit big shots down the stretch. My MVP of the game for Dallas goes to Vinsanity. 18 points, 12 big rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. He hit two 3’s in a row with under a minute left in regulation that were game winner material. We all know…if Vince hits a potential game winner…the other team will come back and score for the buzzer beater (Durant anyone?).

Another. Center. DOMINATES. Big Al Jefferson…28 points along with a RIDICULOUS rebound total of 26! Talk about pure dominance. Seemed as if he gobbled up every miss  the Mavs shot. Paul Millsap who went scoreless most of regulation…jammed in a game tying dunk with about 2 seconds left in regulation. He did most of his work in the OT’s finishing with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Huge win for the Jazz as they fight to keep the playoff dream alive!

Playoff talk time! How does this loss affect the Mavs chances? Glad you asked! Dallas has 4 games left…2 in Dallas against Houston and GS and 2 away against Bulls and Hawks. We are currently 6 games over .500.

Phoenix has 5 games remaining…4 home against OKC, Clippers, Denver and Spurs with one away game against Utah. Suns are currently 3 games over .500.

Utah has 4 games remaining…3 home against Orlando, Phoenix, and a home/away game with Portland. Utah is currently 2 games over .500 and that Utah/Phoenix game will be absolutely HUGE! Probably the most important game of the whole entire season in the NBA

Houston…sigh. 4 losses in a row have them sitting UNCOMFORTABLY in the 9th spot. Yikes…talk about choke job! They come into town on Wednesday night…and please believe I will be in attendance screaming like a mad man.

Mavs want to make the playoffs without looking over their shoulder and worrying about other teams surpassing them??? Easy…just WIN WIN WIN! Win 3 of the last 4 games and the Mavs are in the playoffs REGARDLESS of what the other teams do. Win only 2 of 4 and things get a little more interesting…seeing as how we are only 1.5 games ahead of Phoenix/Houston and 2 games ahead of Utah. Win only 1 of 4 and things get a LOT more interesting. Win NONE of the 4…pray for losses for the other teams. That Phoenix/Utah game…TNT…April 24th…biggest game of the season. The Mavs might be interested in who wins that game. Hopefully…they just WIN and don’t have to worry.

You can follow me on twitter @kenny_817 and as always…GO MAVS!

Ryan Wilson founded Mavs Fanatic (Now Dallas Sports Fanatic) in January of 2012. He had a vision of starting something new and different. A place where fans of the Dallas Mavericks and fans of writing could come and be heard. A blog "Run By Fans For Fans". He is also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago WhiteSox (His hometown team). Mavs Fanatic is now known as Dallas Sports Fanatic, a blog that covers all of the major Dallas pro sports teams.    

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