Spurs-Mavericks: If Ex-Wizards Are Clicking, Dallas Is Still Very Dangerous

April 27th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
The Dallas Mavericks had some terrible stretches in Game Five, just like in Game Four. The only difference was that this time it came in garbage time instead of with the game on the line. 

But the Mavericks were able to get some quality garbage time (and just so you know how garbage it was, Matt Carroll logged a few minutes) due to the two ex-Wizards, Brendan Haywood and Caron Butler, finally making their presence known. 

In Games One through Four, Butler averaged 14.5 points per game on 38.6 percent shooting, while Haywood averaged 8.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. 

Not exactly what Mark Cuban had in mind when he shelled out tens of millions of dollars to bring the duo over for a playoff run. 

Haywood's poor play went largely unnoticed, mostly because it has been impossible to ignore Butler's. The local media and blogosphere alike took to savaging Caron's play.

Wizards fans/writers/bloggers seemed to take particular relish in the fact that Butler was exhibiting every negative trait that helped lead to his exit from D.C., but also several seasons of unrealized expectations. 

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