Couple of last thoughts on the game itself, at least from me:
Haslem set a solid pick on Dirk, but by no means was the go ahead shot by Chris Bosh a bunny. Going into the playoffs if I had given this scenario to you(tie game, less than a minute, on the road, enough time on the shot clock to drive or pass), no one would have believed Bosh was the player burying that type of shot.
It’s hard to make it out —shitty screen cap, my apologies— but everyone in the stands is on their feet, except for a guy whose head is peeking out just to the left of the net…Mark Cuban.
We all love goofing on Bosh, hell, I started back in his Toronto days, but that left eye is jacked up. Then, he hits a loooooong jumper to give Miami the ‘W’. Sometimes we all have to give credit where credit is due. Sometimes.
Yes, Dirk was legendary in game one of the Western Conference Finals and Kevin Durant went for 40, but let’s not forget about the littlest X-Factor tonight. J.J. Barea came up huge, again for the Mavs with 21 points in 16 minutes.
In the words of Bart Simpson, “Oh my God, he is like some sort of … non … giving up … school guy!”
Rodrigue Beaubois just needed a break to show he could be a scorer in the NBA. It’s unfortunate that the break in question was to Jason Terry’s facial bones, but Rod Goodwood is taking full advantage, leading the Mavs in scoring through three quarters.
Rodrigue Beaubois had 17 points off the bench to spur the Mavs to their ninth straight win. According to my rudimentary French, that name translates to “Rod Goodwood,” so it should be no surprise that he’s a player.