Dirk Nowitski, and the Dallas Mavericks are headed for the NBA Finals, for the first time since 2006, and this time, both he, and his team, may be better. Johnny Ludden, of yahoo.com, has the story, below.
After a five year absence, the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA Finals. For the second time in franchise history, the Mavs are Western Conference champs after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 by the score of 100-96. They now await the winner of the Miami vs. Chicago series.
Two days after losing Game 2 at home, the Dallas Mavericks win Game 3 on the road, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-87. Dallas led by as many as 23 points. Oklahoma City made a charge late, but the gap proved to be too wide.
Dirk Nowitzki gave one of the all-time great playoff performances to lead his Mavericks to a 121-112 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Dirk made 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocks.
Chris Paul was selected to the NBA's all-defensive second team on Monday night. It is the third time Paul has been named to the all-defensive team. He was a first team selection in 2008-09, and the second team selection in 2007-08.
The Dallas Mavericks completed a series sweep of the defending champion L.A. Lakers on Sunday in dominating fashion. With a final score of 122-86, the Mavs advanced to the Western Conference finals where they await the winner of Memphis and Oklahoma City.
The Dallas Mavericks made a statement last night in the Los Angeles Staples Center. A winning recipe of stable defense anchored by Tyson Chandler, coupled with proficient offense led by Dirk Nowitzki, resulted in a 93-81 victory for the road team. The Mavs return home for Game 3 and 4 with a dominant 2-0 series lead over the Lakers.
Two-time all-star David West has spent his entire 8 year career with the New Orleans Hornets. Whether or not the power forward will remain in NOLA next year is uncertain. He can opt out of his contract after this season, and I suspect he will. As a matter of fact, you can count on it.
While Chris Paul took the Hornets first loss hard, he most hard on himself. CP3 picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter. "You can't do nothing on the bench. That's my fault. I felt like the fouls were here or there, that's my fault, I can't expect the refs to not call it."
It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on .
To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you.
To activate your account, please confirm your password.
When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.
*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.
Welcome back to The Locker Room
It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your original account information.