Getting ready got Game 4 in a few hours means forgetting Game 3. G-State has manhandled the Mavs twice in this series, including the 18-point blowout here two nights ago.
“After tough losses, it takes 24 hours to get over it,” Dirk said today. “We feel better, but this obviously is not a position we want to be in. We’ve got to approach this as a Game 7 and come out swinging from all angles, have a bounce in our step. If you think of the games they won, they caught fire early and kind of got away from us and I think we have to find a way to stay in the game and keep it a close game, especially when it comes down to the fourth quarter.”
Avery is hoping his guys dig in and fight. For whatever reason, the Mavs haven't come out with much emotion in any of the three games.
“We’ve got to have that bunker mentality that we know we have to come out here and scratch and claw for 48 minutes or however long it takes,” General said. “More than results, because we are so result-oriented, which we haven’t been all year, we’ve been about details and little things and charges and loose balls and rebounding and playing every short period of quarters and the results taking care of themselves. We can’t fast forward to the end. We’ve got to do all the little things we’ve done all year that have made us have a pretty good year so far.”