It’s been suggest the Mavs haven’t been able to loosen up against G-State. Watching the first three games, I would tend to agree. The General doesn’t.
“Why should we be tight? That should be the last thing we should be,” Avery said today. “We should be excited and pumped up and ready for the challenge.
“I know as a player, when I’ve been in their situation, I know I wasn’t tight. That wasn’t the word. Was I peeved about some stuff? Was I ready to knock somebody and crack somebody upside the head? Yeah, and hit them in some other spots.”
Ouch. The Mavs need to dish it out tomorrow night in Game 4. If not, their collapse in the NBA Finals will seem tame in comparison.
“It’s almost a Game 7 situation,” Dirk said. “We can’t go home 3-1 down.”
A win ties the series 2-2 with a win and Dirk and Co. regain the home-court edge heading to the Game 5 on Tuesday at AAC. Nellie’s Warriors have won Games 1 & 3. Will the league’s best road team hold serve in the even-numbered affairs.
“We know the playoffs is an emotional roller coaster,” Dirk said. “It feels like if you win one game, ‘Yeah, we’ve got these boys.’ You lose one game and you think you can’t win again.”