Mavs 52, Raps 49 at the half
Okay, missed the numbers, have no monitor and no printout box yet. Sorry about that
It is a zany season all around
Funnily enough, Mavs run play to get Dirk an elbow jumper that he makes
In an odd quirk of scheduling that I've blown, have an early-ish flight to OKC so I could get to practice; now Raps staying here the nigh and practicing in Dallas before flying; going to be an easy day for me
Now Mavs playing some zone for first time
Louder than most, too loud for my liking, actually; but a nice building for sightlines it seems
JV foul line set-shot; just like a FT; nails it
I believe the Thunder are in SA tomorrow night so I know a joint with good pub food, lots of variety of things to sample and many TVs
A third foul on Dirk can't hurt Toronto too much
More zone from Dallas; Raps get good ball movement and ...
Mavericks 66, Raptors 62 with 5:15 left in the third
Jingle Bell Rock on PA, shoot me now.
All I know about tomorrow dinner is there will be no Christmas stuff; figure we'll get that in pressrooms in OKC and SA on back-to-back nights
Media bigwigs in the house; am sitting behind the esteemed Mssrs. Beck and Stein.
He's really shooting with confidence, that was a quick pullup jumper in perfect flow
Marc lives here, always see him; Howard's working on a feature, he told me. And i am sure it's not on Toronto
Four PFs on VC and Dirk back in
An alert friend in the arena has spotted this sign:
Hey, Toronto? Want a trade?
With pictures of Jerry Jones and Rob Ford
Raptors 73, Mavs 72 with 2:07 left in the third
And I'd probably deal a mayor for an NFL owner; would give T. Leiweke someone to lobby
Of course, if they did that, they'd be tanking in Dallas
Barry Larkin back in for Mavs
Er, I mean tiny Shane Larkin
Great, great Mavs ball movement sets up Crowder three; two good shots passed up to get a better one, all built off dribble penetration
I doubt and would be very surprised; but I've been wrong once before, I think
Raps, with foul to give, give it with 2.9 seconds left; good play to avoid dribble penetration
And, of course, they let Ellis get to the rim and score
Mavericks 81, Raptors 78 after 3