December 11, 2002

NBA Beat Report: The Central Division falters. Pacers lose two in a row. Pistons lose three in a row. And the Hornets lose to the Clippers. But forget about Divisions, Texas rules. Mavericks, Rockets, and Spurs (a very nice Spurs news site) are #1, #3, and #4, respectively, in the Western Conference. I thought Texas was a football state? Are the Lakers depleted? Will they eventually work their way into the playoff picture? Finally, are NBA Locker Rooms getting out of control?

posted by jacknose to basketball at 11:16 AM - 4 comments

NBA Top Five: 1. Mavericks 2. Kings 3. 76ers 4. Pacers 5. Nets

posted by jacknose at 11:17 AM on December 11, 2002

And tonight we get the Mavs at the Spurs. I was at the Mavs/Clippers game last night, and it was frankly pretty boring*, except for the Nowitzki injury (gaf!) and the booing of Wang ZhiZhi (btw, who the hell knew that Cherokee Parks was playing? And for the Clips?) I saw a stat in the paper today: adding the Dirk and Adrian Griffin (shoulder) injuries last night, the Mavs have had 10 injuries this year, four of which have been to starters: Griffin, Dirk, Raef, and Najera. If they make it through this round of injuries, they're going to begin to look bulletproof (nevermind that game at the lakers on friday night. I don't want to talk about it.) Dirk may even be back for tonight's game in San Antonio. I really don't want him to push it, but he may be necessary for a win. But if he can't play, he can't play. *boring b/c of a lack of a game. there was no contest.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:30 AM on December 11, 2002

Dirk won't be necessary for a win until june because no win will be necessary until then, at this rate. they should make sure he's healthy.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:38 PM on December 11, 2002

Well, the Dallas Morning News is reporting that Dirk won't play tonight.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:31 PM on December 11, 2002

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