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Grizzlies
  • Darrell Arthur Shane Battier Rudy Gay Hamed Haddadi Xavier Henry O.J. Mayo Leon Powe Ish Smith Greivis Vasquez Jason Williams
Mavericks
  • Jose Barea Corey Brewer Caron Butler Brian Cardinal Tyson Chandler Dominique Jones Ian Mahinmi Shawn Marion DeShawn Stevenson Jason Terry

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Another possible first round matchup for the Grizz.

 

Very winnable game.

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I don't think we can win this... the Mavs are the hottest team in the league, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they are riding a 7 game winning streak.

 

 

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I don't think we can win this... the Mavs are the hottest team in the league, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they are riding a 7 game winning streak.

Any and all streaks come to an end. Which is why their streak earlier in the year isnt 20 or so now. We need this game, especially after atrocity at home against NO. Everybody needs to understand this including Hollins.

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I don't think we can win this... the Mavs are the hottest team in the league, 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they are riding a 7 game winning streak.

its simply going to be if we can turn them over with our defense. If we dont force turnovers and we have to play half court sets, they will wear us out because we have nobody to stop Dirk.

 

We have to play with energy and get deflections, turnovers, and steals. They are going to double Zach like everybody does now. He is going to have to make the pass to the open man and that open man is going to have to hit his shot. Tonight against NOLA, Sam couldnt make his shot during crunch time.

 

I really think the days of Zach just taking his man one on one and dominating are going to be few and far between. Good teams arent going to allow that. They will take Zach away with the double team and make us hit shots. Z can still get his points and rebounds but he will have to score getting garbage buckets--cleaning up the mess when we miss.

 

This game will be really tough. That is why the loss to NO hurts so bad. We really needed to take care of the home court.

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The guys can't care about the Mavs record, their win streak, or even the fact that Chandler is out. They just need to come in and give 110%. Do that, and I think we have a good chance at winning.

 

I think Zbo is the key. He obviously won't be able to contain Dirk on the defensive end, so he needs to at least match him in points/rebounds. If Zach has an off day, we're in trouble.

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Hopefully Chandler sits out, it's very hard to win when the opponent has two centers that are better than your "franchise" center

Good to have you back MH.

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Losing to the hornets hurt, but winning against the Mavs (a game you aren't expected to win) will counter it. It would be really nice to get this one, especially since theres a back to back with the thunder the next night. Sheesh.

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I have a good feeling about this game. I believe we make up for losing at home to New Orleans. We always play Dallas pretty well

 

 

A win against Dallas will make up for the loss against NO. However, if we lose, we are in trouble. Houston won tonight. Phoenix won last night. Utah is in a tight game against SAC at home. Last night's loss gave each of those teams more hope that they can pass us.

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A win against Dallas will make up for the loss against NO. However, if we lose, we are in trouble. Houston won tonight. Phoenix won last night. Utah is in a tight game against SAC at home. Last night's loss gave each of those teams more hope that they can pass us.

 

Phoenix plays @ OKC tomm though.

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Win 3 out 4 against Dallas ...... with the last game being on their home court.

Possible; but not likely. :unsure: I'm trying hard to keep the faith.

 

I know it's spilled milk (more like spilled blood), but losing to NOLA friday night was truly a blown opportunity. Now is the time to rise above the waves.

 

Grizz can't depend on other rivals losing to other teams.

Holding serve the next 14 days is critical.

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I don't like hour chances with Rudy Gay this game. I really don't.

 

That being said I have never doubted an OJ Mayo team before, so I won't start now

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Rudy coming back? Hmmm...will Hollins start him?

 

Rudy is not coming back for the Dallas game or for any game for some time; if at all.

 

lilojmayo post was probably a typo error. He posted "with", but left out the "out".

It's my guess his post was supposed to say "without Rudy Gay". He is so enamored with OJ; he ,at times, has "missing moments" with his post thought pattern ;)

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Rudy is not coming back for the Dallas game or for any game for some time; if at all.

 

lilojmayo post was probably a typo error. He posted "with", but left out the "out".

It's my guess his post was supposed to say "without Rudy Gay". He is so enamored with OJ; he ,at times, has "missing moments" with his post thought pattern ;)

 

Rudy will be back before the beginning of April. When exactly? Only he knows.

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If we lose this game, we are handing Phoneix are playoff spot..

 

YO

PHX is definitely going to be a thorn in our side. Glad we have the tiebreaker on them. I posted in "tracking playoff position" thread that thank goodness PHX has some tough games coming up. They are at OKC today/tonight then OKC comes here for the back end of a back to back. Hopefully OKC can beat PHX then come here tomorrow and is tired and we spank them. At least that is what I am hoping. We are going to be on the back end of a B2B as well.

 

Man that loss to NOH was big Friday night. We really needed to have won that game. West goes out and we still couldnt do it. Tough loss big picture wise.

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I'd like to see Shane guarding Dirk a bit this game.

I was thinking the same thing. Nobody is going to shut him down but Shane has the mentality to make it harder for him. He is pretty near unguardable when he gets his shot going. That fall away shot and he is 6-10 to boot make it almost impossible to stop him.

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