Scatterhooping: Dallas 106, Miami 93

December, 11, 2009
12/11/09
10:30
PM CT

With a knowing nod to a legend, we’re scatterhooping while wondering whatever happened to former Mav brickwall and Miami Heat undrafted rookie find Terry Davis ...

Aside from the San Antonio and Memphis debacles, and to a lesser degree the Cleveland and New Orleans mishaps, there is no doubt the Mavericks bring a completely different energy to road games. Surely they’ll get their act together at the AAC, right?

Miami’s second quarter shot chart indicates they weren’t going to settle for the jumpers they missed in the first quarter. Then they went ahead and resorted back to their first quarter habits and missed a bunch in the second half -- for kicks I suppose ...

I often hear some fans/observers whining about J.J. Barea’s workload. He’s certainly had some off games this year. But even in games where he’s not as productive from a box score perspective as he was tonight, he still gives you the value of offensive pressure. For a team like the Mavs, that is extremely valuable. I feel like a lot of folks just don’t appreciate that. He certainly appreciates getting starts as he’s had back-to-back games of very tangible impact in that starting backcourt ...

Joel Anthony will eat your shot ...

If Erick Dampier made mid-level exception money he’d be very highly regarded in this town. Then again if 20 and 17 were regular occurrences he’d be one of the most revered athletes in DFW history no matter how big the contract was ...

The Heat sure have shown amazing dedication to Dorell Wright. Seems to be the exact same player he was three years ago when they were hoping he’d really turn into something. I realize there are some injuries in his past, but he’s one of those guys that you barely notice is in the game. He’s the basketball equivalent of an extra ...

I’m just ecstatic that Shawn Marion’s ankle tweak ended up being minor enough for him to return. After watching Marion have success checking Joe Johnson, Amare Stoudemire and Dwayne Wade for stretches during the last seven days, I’d have to say having the Matrix in the mix is a big-time positive ...

Udonis Haslem has an absurd level of confidence against the Mavericks ...

JET did an outstanding job distributing the ball tonight. Especially off the dribble, which isn’t one of his strengths ...

I do wish Dirk (38:24) and J Kidd (36:44) could’ve played fewer minutes with Charlotte rolling into town tomorrow night ...

While watching the FSN half-time report, I’m reminded of how Dana Larson is so money. Sometimes working sports gals feel compelled to go out of their way to let you know how much they know about sports. Dana never does that because she knows her stuff and knows she doesn’t have to prove herself. She’s just good. She’s also unflappable during behind-the-scenes chaos. Big up all-area Dana Larsons ...

Looking at the fan voting so far with T-Mac as a starting guard in the West is humorous. Is that part of the Yao-Chinese population impact? I promise you the Rockets would love to showcase McGrady’s enormous expiring at All-Star weekend instead of having him screw up their team chemistry to do it ...

Oh yeah, D-Wade was in the house tonight. 28/11/5 apparently equaled no big deal ...

And then there was the guy who was convinced it was actually Bennett Salvatore who’d been threatened by the Gambino Crime Family ...

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Dirk Nowitzki
PTS AST STL MIN
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsS. Marion 6.5
AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksB. Wright 0.9