Dallas Mavericks Submit a Masterpiece of a Quarter

December 3rd, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
I'll admit it. I thought the Mavericks were going to drop it last night to the New Jersey Nets. I had a whole article written that I was going to publish yesterday about how the Mavs had no choice but to beat the Nets and make history, otherwise all the success of this young season were for naught.

Here's an excerpt:

But tonight, as the Mavericks attempt to make the New Jersey Nets start with the worst record in NBA history, it's all on the line.

And I mean it. Everything.

The hot start. The rumblings in the Western Conference hierarchy. The deep, dark dreams every Mavs fan has of a healthy Josh Howard, Erick Dampier and Shawn Marion leading the Mavericks to a stunning upset in the Western Conference Finals over the Lakers, and an even more stunning victory over the Magic or Celtics in the Finals.

It will be all gone if the Mavs don't make history tonight and send the Nets to the worst start in the history of the NBA.

Notice anything (besides the wonderful flowing prose and perfect grasp of the English language, of course)?

Yep, I had it all played out in my mind. The Mavs were going to blow t ...

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