Good evening, folks.
Wish I had a big pile of news to impart but there’s nothing really going on at all here.
Nice chats with Jose and Vince, I’ll find the Jose story in a little bit for you but that’s all that was big about the day.
The starters are as advertised and there are no injuries to report.
Let’s have fun.
This is why I can't do TV: Local Dallas pre-game show host is standing 15 feet away from me on the court having his makeup touched up.
I'm not sure I'd allow that in front of so many people
Jose, Vince, Marion, Dalembert. This is a team of familiar faces
Can one of you send a comment so I know this is working, awfully quiet there and I set it up myself today and hope I didn't screw it up
A face for radio, I've often been told
Gotta admit, it was nice to see Jose and Vince and catchup on some stuff away from the court. I like those guys a lot; grownups.
Here's the early story I mentioned
I don't know, the season is a long grind and there are some old bodies over there. Hope so, though
Dwane Casey calls him “the hub” of what Dallas does offensively, everything revolves around him. Different defenders, different looks are a must.
Play with passion
The Raptors have often played with more energy on the road than at home this year. That doesn’t say a lot about the home effort but is a must here tonight.
The Mavs are aged, in a lot of positions, and if Toronto can push tempo a bit it has to be a plus. That means getting stops and rebounding.
The young kid a few feet away is the first I've ever seen wearing a Tyler Hansbrough jersey.
Singing time, standing time. Be back soon
Solid anthems, same dude -- Michael Borts -- has sung 'em every time I've been here for a very long time. Quick, on tempo, no goofing around.
Not sure if it'll come across on TV but this is the loudest and in many ways most obnoxious arena in the league. Waaaaaay too much music and drumming and a screaming PA guy
Can't see it; one practice and -- honestly -- woefully out of condition. I mean woefully
Was about 18 C in morning, about 4 C when we came to the game; and gonna be close to 0 in OKC
The PA announcer wearing the blue Mavs Santa hat is toooo much
Those are some pretty white white shoes Lowry is sporting tonight
First Mavs bucket is a lob to Marion over Ross; that's a troubling matchup for Toronto; experience vs. none
Was never more than a half season rental and he knew it
Mavs always fronting JV in post early; he's going to have to fight through that to get any kind of looks down low
And Nowitzki plays so far off Amir there are few high-low possibilities
Mavs 14, Raptors 6 with 7:53 left in the first
Might. Might not. It's why they play the games