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    pudgebyrd722

    [21]Dec 20, 2011
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    I know preseason meets next to nothing, but the Clippers blew out the Lakers, last night, 114-95 after 23 from Billups and 17 from Chris Paul. Unlike the Mavericks, who lost by fourteen to the Thunder, the Lakers played their star player(s) in Kobe, who had 22 points in just under 30 minutes played.


    And we have a Page 2 before the season has even started! Maybe we're on to something...

    Edited on 12/20/2011 10:41am
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    drudager

    [22]Dec 20, 2011
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    *ahem* Are you forgetting about Lakers-Bulls?

    Regardless, I'm happy pro hoops is back and I'm even happier that the preseason has been reduced two meaningless games as opposed to the usual eight or nine.


    The Bulls have 7 games in 9 nights including 3 in a row in early January. lol awesome. We're gonna see some blown knees & legs that give out. You know the NBA would be a lot more enjoyable if they just stopped playing so much damn defense and shortened the shot clock down to 15 seconds. Oh yeah, CALL TRAVELING!
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    pudgebyrd722

    [23]Dec 20, 2011
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    Dirk goes 2-10 with 6 points in another disappointing preseason loss to the Thunder. Hope he's ready for the regular season in the opener against the Heat...
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    pudgebyrd722

    [24]Dec 22, 2011
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    Forbes Magazine recently released a list of the league's top 10 most disliked players, and after 72 days of marriage to Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries topped out at #1. LeBron James was #2, Kobe #3.
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    HelloStuart

    [25]Dec 24, 2011
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    pudgebyrd722 wrote:
    Forbes Magazine recently released a list of the league's top 10 most disliked players, and after 72 days of marriage to Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries topped out at #1. LeBron James was #2, Kobe #3.

    Ron Artest --er, uh Metta World Peace-- didn't crack the top five. WTF?
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    pudgebyrd722

    [26]Dec 25, 2011
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    pudgebyrd722 wrote:
    Forbes Magazine recently released a list of the league's top 10 most disliked players, and after 72 days of marriage to Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries topped out at #1. LeBron James was #2, Kobe #3.

    Ron Artest --er, uh Metta World Peace-- didn't crack the top five. WTF?
    Haha, I'm still wanting to see that name on the back of his jersey. And actually, he was #5.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [27]Dec 25, 2011
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    Well, at least the Mavs proved they had the deeper bench. Is it bad they held the Heat to 8 points in the fourth quarter and still lost by double digits? The Dallas bench (Nowitzki, Kidd, Marion did not play in the 4th) outscored the Heat, 29-8 in the 4th quarter, and making what was once a 35-point deficit more respectable when the final buzzer sounded. Jason Terry led the Mavs with 23 and Nowitzki had 21 in a 105-94 Miami Heat win over the Dallas Mavericks.

    Beforehand, Carmelo Anthony took over in the 4th quarter and nailed go-ahead free throws to beat the Celtics, 106-104.

    Derrick Rose led a furious comeback at the Staples Center as the Bulls beat the Lakers, 89-88.

    The Thunder defeated the Magic, 97-89 behind 30 points from Kevin Durant.

    And the Clippers pulled away in the second half to win their opener in Oakland, 105-86 over the Warriors and new head coach Mark Jackson. Oakland led by two at halftime, 43-41.
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    marvelfan89

    [28]Dec 26, 2011
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    Heat dominated that game though, Mavs cut it close but the game was out of reach pretty early, but there seemed to be something missing for them i.e. JJ Barea. It was a tough for Lakers, but they played pretty competitively.


    Clippers played an awful team in the Warriors. That was a gimme. The test for them will be how they perform on a higher caliber team


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    pudgebyrd722

    [29]Dec 27, 2011
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    Well, the Mavs got "drubbed" again last night to the Nuggets, 115-93. The guys were so out of shape, that my favorite new Mav, Sean Williams entered the game in the 4th, scored 12 points, then took himself out to throw up.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [30]Dec 29, 2011
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    The Mavs can't win. Vince Carter hit a go-ahead three with less than two seconds to go that make it 102-101, Dallas. But Kevin Durant nailed a three at the buzzer to keep the Thunder perfect and the Mavericks winless.
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    HelloStuart

    [31]Jan 4, 2012
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    At the rate he's going, D-Rose will probably be MVP again. First he shocks the Lakers on Christmas, then he nibbles away at a big Hawks lead last night.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [32]Jan 6, 2012
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    The Mavs had a game like that last night, except they still lost, and big. They only put up 42 after three but were able to put up 29 in the fourth with their bench plus Delonte West. Dallas is 3-5 and 0-3 on the road.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [33]Jan 13, 2012
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    Since, the Mavs have defeated the Hornets at home, and then come out on top in match ups at the Palace of Auburn Hills and the TD Garden, including a ridirkulous and-1 shot by Nowitzki against Boston. The second-best-in-the-division Dallas Mavericks are now 6-5.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [34]Jan 15, 2012
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    Franchise records are set as the Mavericks hold the Kings to 60 points last night, and only 23 in the first half, en route to a 39-point win. The 8-5 Mavs are back on track, and during this five-game win streak, Dirk has not scored twenty points! (Talk about depth!)
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    HelloStuart

    [35]Jan 16, 2012
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    Congrats to the Bulls on being the first team since the inception of the shot clock to limit their opponent to 80 points or less three games in a row.
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    drudager

    [36]Jan 16, 2012
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    Congrats to the Bulls on being the first team since the inception of the shot clock to limit their opponent to 80 points or less three games in a row.


    lol, with this condensed schedule, it's like watching drunken hogs run in mud! We're gonna see a final score of like 43-32 one of these days. Mid-January and these players are already exhausted. Way to go, David Stern.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [37]Jan 16, 2012
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    The only reason I like it is because now they're basically a Mavs game on everyday and then only two days later. (Mavs have 18 games in 31 January days)

    Great TNT special tonight. Kendrick Perkins returns to Boston and Lamar Odom to Los Angeles.
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    HelloStuart

    [38]Jan 18, 2012
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    Would it be fair to say the Celts' big three (KG, Allen, and Pierce) have seen their chance at a second title come and go? They're doddering and pitiful against competitive teams.
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    pudgebyrd722

    [39]Jan 18, 2012
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    Would it be fair to say the Celts' big three (KG, Allen, and Pierce) have seen their chance at a second title come and go? They're doddering and pitiful against competitive teams.
    I think that's more fair than our local fair. (the last two years haven't even had bumper cars, 2010 didn't even have a ferris wheel!)

    And that streak you just mentioned of the Bulls is currently happening to the Mavs as well, except they're only 2-1 in the stretch!
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    pudgebyrd722

    [40]Jan 23, 2012
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    Mavs improve to 11-7 after a 93-87 win over Phoenix.

    Orlando scores a franchise low 56 points with only 20 in the second half against the Celtics.

    Playing 4-5 games a week has really taken a beating on the players, to say the least.
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