The Mavs went through a light workout and some film study Wednesday. Coach Avery Johnson said some players were angry when they got there, angry at their play in Games 1 and 2 in New Orleans. Jason Kidd said he was upset and embarrassed by Game 2's pitiful display.
Very little light was shed on new strategies for Game 2, other than to keep trying to get the ball out of Chris Paul's hands -- of course that's primarily how he's racked up 27 assists in the two games, 17 in Game 2.
The Mavs are talking about riding the momentum of being at home, turning some of those exciting fastbreak plays into crowd-pleasing romps that turns the tables on the Hornets. We'll see how that works.
-- Jeff Caplan