It’s a dire situation. No other way the Mavs can spin it, so they’re not even trying to. The best-of-7 is down to a best-of-1. Well, for the Mavs it’s three straight best-of-1’s starting tomorrow night at AAC.
They need to win the first one just to get to the next one back in Oakland on Thursday. One at a time. Yeah, yeah.
“We’ve got to keep fighting,” Jerry Stackhouse said. “The series is not over. We’ve seen it happen just last year, a series was 3-1 and the team came back and won it. We’ve been a team that has had multiple winning streaks during the course of the year -- 10 games or more -- so three games shouldn’t seem like a whole lot, but we’ve got to get it together.”
Josh Howard said, “We kind of shot ourselves in the foot.” And he played the lesson angle: “We had an opportunity to go up with a nice cushion, but we just didn’t follow through on the game plan. It’s a learning experience. We’ve got to move on to the next page.”
And here’s Devean George: “We felt we were in a good position. We felt we were playing pretty good ball and starting to look like our old selves on both ends as far as helping each other out and as far as executing on offense. We just didn’t put a full game together. It’ll come.”