January 16, 2007

Mavericks 109, Rockets 96

Here comes Dickens: It was a tale of two halves. The Mavericks allowed Tracy McGrady to roam free in the first half, and got spanked because of it. No doubt the halftime speech was not pretty in the Mavs locker room, but they came out in the second half clamping down on defense and scoring like crazy on offense, and it paid off in a win that seems that it was a sure thing. But it really wasn't a sure thing at all. McGrady had 45, but that was about it for the Rockets. The Mavs turned it on at the end of the third quarter and for the rest of the game, but McGrady had the Rockets in it before then. The Mavs simply pulled away late and finished in a way that made it seem relatively easy. Nowitzki and Howard led the way with 30 and 28. Nowitzki completed a double-double with 10 rebounds. And what do you know - Devean George not only made a 3-pointer, he went 4 for 5!!! Atta boy, Georgie!!

32-8??? You've gotta be kidding me. Go Mavs!

Devils 1, Rangers 0

First Period: Brad Lukowich (no assist)
Second Period:
Third Period:

Shots on Goal: 32-26 Devils

Penalties: Devils - 0 minutes, Rangers - 8 minutes

How sweet it is. The Devils playing "Devils" hockey. I hate to say it. But some people will get upset about it, and for that, there is hilarity. Brodeur shuts 'em out AGAIN. The man is a force. I don't care how good the defense is, or how the trap makes players take weak shots, Brodeur is the goalie to have in that type of system and he proves it time and time again. Another shutout. Brilliant work. A likely hero. Lukowich? An unlikely hero. But a hero. And the discipline was there again. I don't know what to do but praise these guys, for hot streakers they have been.