Mavericks vs Hornets: David West And Clutch Defense Secures 99-97 Win

November 18th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Many touted this home-and-home between Dallas to be a mini playoff series, it proved to be just that as New Orleans squeaked out a tough fought win over Dallas. The Mavericks got off to another hot start in the first quarter getting out to a 15-5 lead. Even coach Monty Williams said before the game, “we have to do a better job of starting off the game, last time they [Dallas] got off the a quick start and we never really got into rhythm.” Well the exact same thing happened as New Orleans fought hard to get within striking distance.

With Dallas trying to extend the lead through amazing jumpshooting from Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki it was Willie Green who once again proved to keep New Orelans in touch. If it wasn’t for his defense I think the Hornets lose this one.

And with that New Orleans came out of the half rejuvenated and focused on defense being much more physical. It allowed them to get a 10 point lead on the Mavericks. However heading into the waining minutes of the fourth Dallas was able to keep in touch and had several chances to take the lead. But defense from David West closed the game out as he ...

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