Not as a writer, but as a fan of the game, I would. But it's moot, no pro league anywhere in NA is contracting; ain't happening
Not to worry, I'll get that stopped
It's a 19-6 Raps run we're watching; starting with them actually playing defence
Mike Callahan, the shortish older ref may not be the best in the league -- and he's not -- but he is demonstrative
And we're tied; game of runs, right?
Amir dribbling on the break is not good, him stopping the dribbling is good, him stopping the dribbling and passing to JV 35 feet from the basket is not good
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