Dirk’s only 3 pointer with 27 seconds remaining gave the Mavericks their first lead since the second quarter and his drive to the basket sealed the deal with 3 seconds to go. The funniest part? Wade’s flop fail on his desperation attempt at the end. Oh, I loved that. For once, the referees got one right.
While it was a close game throughout one gets the disquieting feeling that the Miami Heat were merely playing with their food. If the Dallas Mavericks managed to hit a few baskets in a row while getting a few stops, the Heat would reel them back within minutes.
There are two reasons the Steelers won’t be on Hard Knocks and probably never will. Primarily, it’s not the Steelers way, at least not the way of the modern-NFL-era Steelers. It doesn’t fit well with the tradition and old-school values the team seeks to embody. This is a team that built a new stadium in the north and left off the top – guaranteeing that they’d never host a Super Bowl. This is a team that continues to hold their training camp at Saint Vincent College in the small town of Latrobe. A team that shares their practice facilities and stadium with the local college team.
It was eerily similar to Game 4 in Oklahoma City on Monday night. The Thunder lead for most of the game and by as much as seven points deep into the fourth quarter.
Burress a Steeler? Not a chance. Why would the Steelers now decide that Burress, after serving a stint in prison, is a free agent they’d like to pursue?
With their comeback from 15 down with 5 minutes to play the Dallas Mavericks effectively closed the door on the OKC Thunder’s season. Dallas ended their 17-2 run with two clutch free throws by Dirk Nowitzki to force OT.
The Dallas Mavericks wasted no time in regaining the home court advantage. They increased their 15 point first quarter lead with an 8 point run to start the second. From their they hung on to the end. OKC cut into the lead, drawing to within 16 by halftime, 12 points by the end of the third and down to 5 at points late in the fourth.