Wow

How are we ahead ? We have not played well at all.

we took advantage of some mistakes, they made, but we need to push the ball more and take it stronger to the hoop. Which is what I know Avery is telling the guys right now.

Lets hope we can play better in the 2nd half.

m

101 thoughts on “Wow

  1. Nice game! Good luck in the next game. I know the Mavericks can easily sweep the Heat. Go for the sweep! 4-0!

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  2. HERES A QUESTION…WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU DOING FLAPPING YOUR HANDS AROUND WHEN THEY SHOWED YOU ON TV. YOU LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT. EVERYONE IN THE SPORTSBAR I WAS AT WERE LAUGHING AT YOU. GOOD JOB AT MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF, JUST LIKE ERICK DAMPIER WHEN D-WADE DUNKED ON HIM.

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  3. Jason Terry was huge and recovered well after the missed dunk. It was a temporary momentum shift, but they get stingy with the ball at the end, when they had to.

    The win was good, but I’m sure we all know they can play better than this … and they will.

    Go MAVS!

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  4. We beat the heat!

    Avery – Nice that he’s mostly NOT a raving maniac.

    Stackhouse & Terry = YES!

    Sign seen, “We don’t need a Shaq when we have a Stackhouse.”.

    Mavs – Play better with a FASTER game.

    Uniforms = Skirts and some players with tights. All that fabric. They need decent form fitting uniforms like in the 1980’s!

    Thank God that prev Marv Albert wasn’t to be seen. How can he hold his head up? Yes, folks have a right to work, but those guys will fogive each other anything, it seems.

    I can tell when Dirk’s gonna make a basket from the free throw line by watching his wrist.

    Too bad it wasn’t a team from the north that’s not used to these temps. It could really throw them off.

    Mark looked INTENSE.

    Excellent game.

    tt

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  5. Haha way to blog during the game. Personally I wouldnt be able to sit still long enough. I seriously dont know how we were ahead at the half either, but I’ll definitely take it. Good win tonight though. Lets keep it up.

    Dallas Mavericks, 2006 NBA Champions

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  6. Great game thus far. Dirk was kinda off, but that’s what makes us such a great team; our bench. I love how you keep in touch during the game. It has to be hard for you! GO MAVS! 3 MORE WINS!

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  7. congratulations

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  8. GO MAVS… I think shaq going 1-for-9 and the heats 37 or 39% free throw percent helped alot…i think this will end in 5 games now

    Comment by CPS_MFFL -

  9. AWESOME GAME! Can’t get over the elbow throwing, but hey, we won! what a game! LOVE THE MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Traci -

  10. Woo Hoo GO MAVS! Way to step up JET! Great game you guys, Texas loves you Marc!

    Comment by K-Town_Mav_Fan -

  11. GO MAVS… I think shaq going 1-for-9 and the heats 37 or 39% free throw percent helped alot…i think this will end in 5 games now

    Comment by CPS_MFFL -

  12. Way to go MAVS!! 1 down 3 to go!!!!

    Comment by Laura -

  13. Way to go MAVS!! 1 down 3 to go!!!!

    Comment by Laura -

  14. Go MAvs! Beat the HEAT!

    Talk to you soon Cuban. Send me and email bud!.

    Comment by LAKERFAN24 -

  15. WE BEAT THE HEAT!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!

    GO MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Katie Glantz -

  16. J E T !
    JET JET JET! *cheering*

    Comment by Matt Antonino -

  17. I am from China,I am a fan of Shaq,so I kind of wish Heat could win the game,but if Marvs finally win,that’s cool as well,because I am also a fan of Mark Cuban:)

    Comment by Lingchao -

  18. JET is on FIRE!!!! GO MAVS!!

    Comment by Katie Glantz -

  19. Hi, I was reading somewhere, that if a team wins games 1, 2, and 3 of the finals and they win by more then 18 points each game that they will win the Finals by default. Is this true??? It’s great watching the Mavs play in the Finals!!! GO MAVS!!!

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  20. Dirk hasn’t done anything and the Mavs can’t stop the Diesel, if he could hit half his shots this wouldn’t be a game. And Wade just EMBARASSED Dampier.

    Comment by Franco -

  21. I getting pretty sick and tired of hearing the ABC commentators talk about how great the heat is playing!

    Come on MAVS…let’s show them why we’re in the Finals!!

    GO MAVS!!!!

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  22. Dirk is getting his rythm and Shaq is already tired. look at him huff and puff. Where them out Marc!! Come on MAVS!!!

    Mavs in 4!!!!

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  23. GO MAVS!!!!

    Dirk is getting hotter by the minute and Shaq is resorting to hard elbows instead of actually playing basketball.

    Michele
    (Wondering if anyone else has noticed that Hubie Brown has flip-flopped so many times that they expect to hear him refer to himself as Mary Lou Retton.)

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  24. Who let that idiot t.o. come to the game? he isnt even a mavs fanand likes the heat. he plays for americas team and wears a heat jersey. kick him out cuban!

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  25. Dirk ain’t shirkin’
    Diop ain’t droppin’
    Jet’s sure loppin’
    Mark’s hand is floppin’?
    The Heat needs stoppin’
    YOU GO MAVS!

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  26. We got some DIRK IN DAT BUCKET!

    Comment by Tammy P -

  27. OH YAAAAA BABY…DIRK’S ROCKIN THE HOUSE TONIGHT!

    Comment by Robin Cronk -

  28. We got some DIRK IN DAT BUCKET!

    Comment by Tammy P -

  29. Great game, but why is Shaq allowed to travel and use the hard elbows

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  30. Mark..you guys will be fine as long as Riley doesn’t get you sucked into the half court game.He’s the king of the half court, and I’ve seen it happen before.But than, I’m sure Avery is more than aware of that. Also, gotta keep Shaq’s fat hiney running..otherwise he’s gonna keep pounding under the basket…Simma down..you guys will do alright..GO MAVS

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  31. Great game, but hard to figure how Shaq continues to get away with traveling and hard elbows.

    Comment by michael -

  32. C’mon, Cube, Dallas can’t make shots if they can’t see, and they can’t see if Shaq keeps elbowing our guys in the face. Between Dirk’s jaw and Stacks nose, I would say the refs need to open THEIR eyes…..

    Look at me, I sound just like you!
    🙂

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  33. If we play the 2nd half like we did the 2nd quarter we will be fine. PLus it is a given that Howard and Dirk will get it going. Lets get Stack ready to go. There is a ‘D’ in Dallas now and we will show that!! Go Mavs

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  34. wow, we realy need for Dirk to come out the 2nd half along with Jason and kill shaq.

    Comment by Deb Maness -

  35. As a German Blogger AND Basketball player that played Dirk Nowitzki in Germany I will promise that Dirk will do some shots in the second half😉

    Comment by hoopnastion.de -

  36. Mark Cuban YOU ROCK!!! Your team is about to start its first finals ever and you are working out while giving an interview. Then to top it off to show haw cool you are, you write a blog entry at half time! Nothing like a suspensful Mavs start and they will finish strong. GO MAVS!!!!

    Comment by David -

  37. As a German Blogger AND Basketball player that played Dirk Nowitzki in Germany I will promise that Dirk will do some shots in the second half😉

    Comment by hoopnation.de -

  38. As a German Blogger AND Basketball player that played Dirk Nowitzki in Germany I will promise that Dirk will do some shots in the second half😉

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  39. 1st Quarter Heat, 2nd Quarter Mavs. Have a feeling the 10 man rotation will keep the Mavs fresh while the Heat might be huffing and puffing at the end of the.

    Hopefully the Heat will find their shots like they did in the 1st Quarter.

    GO HEAT!!!

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  40. 1st Quarter Heat, 2nd Quarter Mavs. Have a feeling the 10 man rotation will keep the Mavs fresh while the Heat might be huffing and puffing at the end of the.

    Hopefully the Heat will find their shots like they did in the 1st Quarter.

    GO HEAT!!!

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  41. Who would ever have thunk that an NBA owner would be blogging at half time of game #1? Cube is da man! Let’s go Mav’s!

    Comment by Battlekat -

  42. I really feel that we will ultimately prevail, but it will be very very tough.

    Comment by Deb Maness -

  43. cmon man, youre pimpin the haltime post, and this is all we get? I guess I expected more.

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  44. terry and harris driving to the hole opens everything up.

    we almost forgot that against suns.

    get some stiches in stackhouse.

    dirk will find his game

    Comment by kaleb -

  45. We played a bad first half, and yet Miami can’t touch us. Thanks Mark.

    Comment by KC -

  46. PUT SOME DIRK IN DAT BUCKET!

    Comment by Tammy P -

  47. GOT EM RIGHT WHERE YOU WANT EM, NOW FINISH THEM. GO MAV’s

    Comment by MGM JR -

  48. Dude, What’s up with the dog tags. Hey Mark come visit us after the game at Magnolia Station 101D. I will take a 2 point lead anytime the Heat shoots 70% in the 1st and mavs shoot 30%. The heat are donem GO MAVS. MFFL

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  49. How does he do it? Dirk always makes the off balance shots. It looks like there is no way, not even fading, off balance left and still makes it! Dirk Rocks!

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  50. The Jet has landed!!!

    Comment by Jason -

  51. Tell Dirk to settle down. He’s seeming a bit nervous… but then again, who isn’t? He is starting to get his groove and I’m popping my ponytail holders like mad every time we get the ball.

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  52. shaqs elbows are sharp as hell… He got two good shots in so far but im sure you will have your refs submitting them into the head office…

    Comment by MindsCave -

  53. DAAAAAAAAAAAG!! How are we ahead!??! OMG!!!!

    What a great first half. Some shoddy D in the first quarter, but I assume at some point Jop is goin to go seven foot Nigerian on someone! Hope Stack is ok!

    Seeeeee ya in the second half!

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Terry’s been awesome! Guess it was alright that he didn’t sleep in the opposing team’s pants last night! Dirk’s shot right at the end made me jump up and down. Man, if only I were there.

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  55. shaqs elbows are sharp as hell… He got two good shots in so far but im sure you will have your refs submitting them into the head office…

    Comment by MindsCave -

  56. CRAZY GAME!!! WE ARE AHEAD? THE WAY WE ARE SHOOTING TOO!!! I LOVE THE MAVS!!! WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN AWESOME SECOND HALF!!! MAVS ALL THE WAY

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  57. Miami is still gonna win… and hey mark… wait for the shaq-attack comin ur way in the second half..the heat is on..

    Comment by Rohan -

  58. I personally prefer watching the game at home on tv than live out there. For me the comfort of my sofa and convenience of replays far outweighs the thrill of it live.
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  59. One thing I am enjoying though…the refs are letting them play. For the first time this postseason, I’m really happy that the refs are letting the game flow and not calling all of the ticky-tack fouls that they have through most of the earlier rounds.

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  60. Thank God that prev Marv Albert wasn’t to be seen. How can he hold his head up? Yes, folks have a right to work, but those guys will fogive each other anything, it seems.

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  61. great game!
    the most important is the final result !
    I’m really enjoying watching this game.
    both teams look like they’re firing on all cylinders for the most part.

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  62. I was watching ESPN today and listened to the analylists about the officiating. I agree, if the mavericks come out and dominate from the start, we will not have to worry what the refs are calling. Some calls are always going to be questionable, that is the nature of human error, good or bad. I always feel the home court gets the benefit of the calls anyway, in all sports. Time to come out and play ball and kick some heat butt!

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  63. How come the Mavs didn’t call another timeout after Wade’s 2nd free throw? Sure, Miami would have gotten another free throw, but at least Dallas could have advanced the ball to midcourt and had a plausible opportunity to tie or win the game (a la Game 5 of the 1976 Finals).

    Comment by Eric -

  64. You are without a doubt a fantastic owner & I love telling it like it JUST AS YOU DO!!! This is a saying we used to do when we were young & restless & it goes like this if you ever want to use it….UCK FAY OFF AYY AND AYY IE DAY!!! your team is good but I think you’re done

    Comment by Barry -

  65. Hey Mark! I love the fact that the Mavericks are expected to lose by the mainstream media. This will be a great thing when the “common man’s” team (Mavs) win the championship. I’m a Buck’s fan here in Milwaukee so I know what it’s like to see my team get bypassed. Will you come up north and buy our franchise as well!? Good luck and great team! Peter

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  66. Great Mavericks playoff blogging by Dallas Morning News may be found here:
    http://fromthescene.beloblog.com/?nl

    Comment by John Banks -

  67. The game was amazing…question though…why was Darrell Armstrong fined for cheering for the Redskins after defeating the Cowboys in December (I was at that game! go Skins!!!!) and yet the newest bad boy to the Cowboys can sport a Heat jersey to the playoffs and everyone thinks it is funny? I think he should be fined or sent back to Philli…oh wait, they don’t want him either!

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  68. “no one the rest of your team was doing anything,”

    yeah, and they still whipped the Heat by double digits. Imagine how ugly it’ll be for the Heat when Nowitzki and Howard are on! Mavs in 5

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  69. Mark do not count your chickens before they hatch, if it wasnt for terry last night, you boys would of never won this game, no one the rest of your team was doing anything, but when it comes down to the end, Heat gonna take you and take you hard…..(sorry) woooooooohoooooooooooooooo Heat

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  70. hats off to our bench-outscored theirs 26-2. we are the better team. the better team almost always wins these series. go mavs

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  71. 3 more…

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  72. 3 more…

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  73. 3 games left. The mark of a championship team is that someone different is capable of stepping forward at any given time. Jet did it tonight. Don’t be surprised if we have another player not named Jet, Dirk or Josh play a substantial role in another big win before this series is over. GO MAVS!

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  74. HI,I am a chinese girl,I am a maverick’s biggest fan.I love Dirk,He’s a MVP in my heart!
    I love you,Mr mark cuban,either.You are a crazy boss.
    today,Dirk have not played well,but terry was fantastic.
    Go MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by jessica -

  75. Hey Jared, who won the game??
    If the Heat can’t put up a better fight on a night when Dallas’ biggest scoring threats were having off-nights…you need to be railing at Pat Rile and Shaq…not Cuban.
    I dont think Mark will care what you and your goon friends in that bar think of him when he holds up the NBA trophy😎
    MFFL!!!!
    Go MAVS!

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  76. http://homepage.mac.com/txcassidy/ForGraver/iMovieTheater15.html

    NICE MAVS. We played bad, but pulled it out. I love it. Watch the video and see how Shaq had a bad day. I plan on updating this with new shots.

    Comment by Jeff Cassidy -

  77. I just started reading your blog and i remember a post or two about how commentators said the same cliches over and over. To the ABC commentators credit, they did throw out some statistics of what inbounds play each team likes to run, the implications of the different defences that each team used, and a lot of praise for the home team. GO MAVS!

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  78. JET RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  79. 4 – 0

    GO MAVS!

    Comment by Stephen -

  80. GO MAVS! This is the most excited i’ve been about any Dallas team ever! THANK YOU MARK FOR BUYING THE MAVS!

    Comment by AS -

  81. Jet Terry is our man tonight!

    Comment by TommyD -

  82. Mark,

    I am enjoying this gave very much. Dallas has comeback without to much from Dirk–not bad. Flash is a bad man however.

    Go Calor

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  83. You’re ahead because my boys have forgotten how to play defense. Seriously, we had an 11-point lead on you and just blew it. Riles hair gel must be dried up by now.

    Lookin’ forward to the 2nd half.

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  84. It was A great first half, a little sloppy but I have faith in the Mavs. Thanks Mark for finally making the team one that we Texans can root for.

    Comment by RICK -

  85. Mark,

    I am enjoying this gave very much. Dallas has comeback without to much from Dirk–not bad. Flash is a bad man however.

    Go Calor

    Comment by hvnhlpr -

  86. Slow start but take that final momentum into the second half and wrap this up!! Go Mavs!!

    Comment by Website Design -

  87. It was A great first half, a little sloppy but I have faith in the Mavs. Thanks Mark for finally making the team one that we Texans can root for.

    Comment by RICK -

  88. Key was turning up the d in the 2nd & not allowing so many layups… holding them to 13 points in the qtr allowed the Mavs back in it even though they still aren’t shooting well other than Jet.

    Comment by Frank -

  89. When Dirk is cold like he is tonight, he needs to suck it up like he has been, take it to the rim and get to the foul line. I’m sure he will in the second half. Terry’s been carrying the guys so far. The defense in the first quarter was almost non-existent. One thing I am enjoying though…the refs are letting them play. For the first time this postseason, I’m really happy that the refs are letting the game flow and not calling all of the ticky-tack fouls that they have through most of the earlier rounds.

    Comment by Chad in Justin -

  90. Mark, I have no doubt our Mavs will find a way to win this game and the series! BTW, my 19-yr-old daughter just called and chewed me out for not waiting another year to have her…. that way she’d still be a ballkid and would be at this game!

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  91. Oh Man!! This game rocks!! Go MAVS!!

    Dirk and Terry are amazing!!!

    Comment by Katie Glantz -

  92. I guarantee dirk finishes with +30 points. Wish i could have been there for the opening, that was entertainment, hopefully the NBA sees how a team can be about basketball and still be a show. Good luck. Go Mavs.

    Comment by tyler lee -

  93. GO MAVS

    The Heat should be sick. they shot 70% in the first half and thier behind. my prediction it’s all mavs in the 2nd half as Dirk comes to life

    Love the up to the min blogs mARK its kept me logged in

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  94. Lookin good on the floor. Unfortunately, the ABC feed here in Tallahassee is not broadcasting in HD. Boo.

    -Santoro

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  95. Yeah!That shot from Dirk was the icing on the cake!

    Comment by Adam -

  96. Okay Half, Mavs.

    Comment by Matt -

  97. This is such a great game. We’re all yelling and screaming. Best of luck!!!

    Comment by John & Danha -

  98. You’re ahead because Miami is fouling like nobody’s business. And because JET is kicking some major butt!!!

    Comment by Chase -

  99. You guys will do fine. consider that 1st half a “warm-up”. Also, hoping Jerry is doing okay.

    Comment by Lindsey -

  100. You’re looking relatively calm and collected on the TV Mark. I can’t imagine what’s going through your brain.

    Get Stackhouse patched up and let’s have a great 2nd half!

    Comment by Ross -

  101. Mark,

    It’s been a great game so far! I’m really enjoying watching this game from an entertainment perspective. Wish I was there to see it live, but it’s pretty exciting on TV! Both teams look like they’re firing on all cylinders for the most part. Vote in my Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks poll at http://www.oiskas.com

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