I'm actually quoting Al Michaels from an HBO Sports documentary on the Miracle on Ice from 1980. He described the Lake Placid arena as such when the U.S. was about to win the gold medal. But I think it applies to the first few minutes here, too.
The Mavs took an 8-0 lead at the 10:03 mark, and it was deafening here in the AAC. Think everyone in here is a little excited at the possibilities of going up 2-1 in the series?
By the way, Erick Dampier picked up his first foul at the 10:48 mark, to a chorus of boos. Could've seen that reaction coming, too.
-- Tracey Myers