OK,calm down. I'm not talking about that kind of high. Actually, the subject line is a lyric from the album Quadrophenia and since I'm sitting in the hockey press box, it just popped into my head, which is full of lyrics by the Who anyway.
But enough of that. We're talking basketball tonight. The Mavericks and Jazz started 30 minutes later than usual because the Stars played here this afternoon and they had to changeover the arena. For those who might have missed it, the Stars defeated L.A. 3-2 in a shootout.
We're not having a shootout tonight but we're not without baskets. The two teams have combined for 25 points in the first six minutes with the Mavericks up by one. Along with Dirk, Kidd and Damp, Antoine Wright and Devean George got the start.
One new guy (Ryan Hollins) is here and the other (Matt Carroll) will join the Mavericks for their game in Philadelphia on Monday.
Sorry to see DeSagna Diop go. One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. But he was playing rarely and the Mavericks had a chance to pick up a shooter in Carroll, so it's a good risk.
Mavericks now lead 17-12 and Jerry Sloan took a timeout. Good start for the Mavericks, who have been plagued by lack of good starts all year.
-- Jan Hubbard