Wednesday, January 17, 2007
5 Reasons "Why The Rockets Lost":
1) Rebounding - The Mavs out rebounded the Rockets 44 to 32 in total and 15 to 8 in offensive rebounds.
2) Josh Howard - The dude is an All-Star. He is unstoppable offensively and he was killing my man, Shane (who always does a great job on Dirk). He can shoot from three, off the dribble, and he makes all his lay-ups.
3) Devean George - Four 3's and 6 boards coming off the bench
4) Mavs Small Line-up - In the 3rd quarter, the Mavs moved Dirk to center, leaving Mutombo to "guard" or leave open George for 3's. This was particularly effective because the Rockets couldn't get the Mavs back on the other end by killing them with a post player (We miss you, Yao)
5) Tmac Got Cold - Even though Tmac scored 45, he still relied too much on his jump shot, especially in the 2nd half as he got to the free-throw line ONCE and he shot 10 shots that were 20 feet or more, missing 7 of those. Dude, get to the line like D Wade.