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!”
How did JJ Barea get so open in Game 2? The Lakers can’t defend the pick-and-roll, and the other Mavericks set “hella screens” for him.
Barea grew up in Puerto Rico and played college ball in Massachusetts, so I think it’s safe to say that Northern California’s own Jason Kidd taught him to say “hella.” No word on whether Barea thinks you get to the Staples Center by taking 110, or the 110.