What did it take for the Mavs to bounce back last night? The formula isn’t as complicated as you might think.
“We were really disappointed in that first game,” Jerry Stackhouse said. “We just didn’t compete and that’s not Mavericks basketball. That’s not our philosophy. Everybody talked about the X and O’s and the decision Avery made to go smaller, but it really wasn’t that, it was just the fact that we didn’t compete. I thought we came out and really competed.”
And here’s Dirk: “Offensively, we were a lot sharper than last game. We were attacking from different angles and we tried to take advantage of the scrambling defense that they play. They are all over the place, double-teaming, rotating and we wanted to make sure that we executed a lot better. We took the shots if they were there, if not try to break the defense down and we did a good job of doing that.”