DALLAS – After personally hearing how loud it was at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks are hoping their fans can counter that with some deafening noise of their own when the series with the Spurs resume Friday night at 7 at American Airlines Center.
“That place is as loud as it gets,’’ forward Dirk Nowitzki said of the AT&T Center. “I thought here in Game 3 and Game 4 (at the AAC) was phenomenal.
“The crowd really pushed us, and then when Vince (Carter) made the game-winner, this place erupted. Yeah, we’re going to need more of the same.’’
Coach Rick Carlisle said he expects “a great crowd’’ Friday night, but wants his players to perform well enough on the court to keep the crowd into the game and keep the AAC as loud as it can get.
“We have great fans,’’ Carlisle said. “Our place will be rocking.
“It’s our job to get the fans into it and keep them into it all night.”
Nowitzki sees it as a partnership between the Mavs and their fans. When one group does their part, the other group will do their part.
“We’re going to need them to push us,’’ Nowitzki said. “But also we need (to do) a good job keeping them in the game.’’
-- Dwain Price
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