Whenever I visit Las Vegas, I usually break even. What does that mean? I earn back as much as I invest. In other words, I win as much as I lose.
During the Dallas Mavericks‘ four-game tour on the road, as well as their matchups against the Golden State Warriors, they also broke even. The Mavericks have two victories and defeats each for their away games. Plus, both Dallas and Golden State have lost and won one game apiece in their series this season. Both the Mavericks and Warriors are even with their NBA standings, as they currently have a 13-10 record after Wednesday’s game.
Of course, this was not the way we “Mavs Fans for Life” wanted to see our team wrap up their tour through the west coast. Despite Dallas players’ powerful performances, including from my Nowellis Dynamic Duo, power forward Dirk Nowitzki and former Warrior/now Mavs’ starting shooting guard Monta Ellis, who both scored 21 points a pop, they were stopped by Ellis’ past teammate, Stephen Curry. This Golden State guard‘s 33 points, and in particular, his clutch shot, claimed his team’s victory.
I think that this loss is a trip and not typical of the Mavericks, who just on Saturday night blazed past the the No. 1 team of the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to Ellis’ buzzer-beater. Now Dallas’ defeat and standing status lead me to wonder whether they still can be championship contenders all the way to the Finals again at this point.
The Mavs, moving forward, must be aware and alert of the men who they are defending and blocking because in their most recent game, Curry consistently took charge of the court. If they can speculate their opponents’ game strategies with advance anticipation, then they can plan their next moves accordingly. Hopefully, they will heed my advice as they head back home in the winter weather to the American Airlines Center. Wishing y’all safe travels back to Texas, Dallas!