Thursday Thumbtacks: Mavs vs. STEVE NASH and Etc.
LET’S be completely; honest here. I have not seen every single NBA game this season, for that is un-possible. I have not seen every Suns game this season, for I live in a country that hates sunlight, loves hockey and apparently wants to “diversify” their NBA coverage beyond just one team (losers!). But, what does this is all mean in regards to last night’s Mavericks vs. Ph.X Suns tilt?
It was the best game of the regular season.
Don’t care about that TripOT Nets/Suns score-gasm from while back — there wasn’t any noticeable defense (due to sick offense I know..) that made you as a fan jump up whenever a stop was made. Don’t care about anything other than knowing #1 and #2 weren’t budging one bit to show everyone and themselves that they are supreme.
From this entry’s title, one may think I’m giving the win to Nash solely, one is right. Steven Nash is awesome. STAT had a lot to do with the W as well, but hitting the 3 FTs (practically a gimme for him, but still); hitting the 3 to send to OT; drawing charges; making passes to Stoudamire’s kneecaps rah rah rah. He did it.
If Jesus came back to play ball for the Lakers and he saw game tape of Nash and how he runs the Suns, I’m quite sure He of Nazareth would say, “Ooooh heeeell no! I’m not competing against that! That’s some heavy dosage will-power son!”
Mavericks on the other hand, are also a thing to be admired. The roles of each player are so well defined that their machine has very little weakness. JeT knows exactly when to hit big buckets; J-Ho knows he can get fast points by beating any defenders and Dirk… well… you just don’t count him out, ever. That vicious Dirk Dunk, “Dir-unk”, shows just how tenacious he is now more than ever. Like, wanting to rip you skull off type tenacious.
Seeing those all those elements mash up into 4 quarters and 2 extra periods was pretty nifty.
It was the best game of the regular season…. until April 1st that is…
[Note: Okay, everything above was quite the exaggeration, as I wrote all that right after the game ended. Eh, I’m impulsive that way. But darn it if it wasn’t a fun game for all to be had (except, well, the Mav fans and Mark Cuban’s goatee)]
Check dis: here’s the deal, so I actually try to write properly outside of this sanctuary once in a blue moon. Specifically for my university’s paper to cover, what else, basketball. Yadayadayada, they’re FIRST in the country (Canada, for you “southerners”) and are headed to our version of the Big Dance!
It’s not big or dance-y at all. It’s only 3 days… and there’s consolation games… um… and it’s in Halifax, one of the TENS of Canadian cities out there. (side note: any Halifax readers out there?! Let’s go out for beer… no seriously, I need money)
Point is: I’m leaving this (Thursday) evening to get there. I HOPE there’s internet connection where I’m staying because I’d love to post my WAAAACcckkey adventures (re: trying to break the awkward silence of my 3 stranger roomates..)
To my U.S. readers, this probably means jack, since the realer March Madness is on, but hopefully you’ll stick around to see if I survive (the line is at +10.5 — btw I don’t know what that means or how that’s relevant)
To my Canuckistanis readers: hopefully, barring any upsets, my team will get all the way, you can check it out on TSN Saturday at 7:30 for the Semis and Sunday at 3:30pm for the Title game (maybe I’ll run naked into the court!!!). That is, unless you’re not also watching March Madness… traitors!