In the lexicon of sports there is one steadfast thing which all players, coaches, fans, analysts, experts, owners, etc. can count on:
A win is a win is a win is a win.
It does not matter how ugly or how pretty they are just that you have more of them than the other guy at the end of the season. While some of the Mavericks early wins were not the prettiest (okay, they were kind of ugly), they have turned it on of late winning five in arow on the way to a 10-3 record and a tie for second in the division (with the Lakers).
Jason Kidd looks like he is finnally waking up. Typically a player hits the double-double by scoring points and than either making ten assists or rebounds, but Kidd does so against the Bucks with 10 boards and 17 assists! To top it off, the man was only a point away from the much heralded triple double. Figures he would start playing ball after I traded him off my fantasy team (I was desperate fro a center)!
Early season MVP candidate Dirk Nowitzki has not had to do it all himslef lately either. Jason Terry has been pouring it in off the bench proving why he is the reigning Sixth Man Award winner. Drew Gooden has been no slouch either as his numbers draw closer to averaging a double-double on the year (9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds).
All this success has come with key players missing time so just imagine what they’ll do with a healthy team playig like they are now! The Mavericks do have a challenging three game raod trip coming up after playing Golden State at home on Tuesday. They travel to Houston on wednesday for a nice in-state match-up with the Rockets; then after eatting some turkey with their families they travel to Indianapolis to take on the improving Pacers before facing off with King James, Shaq, and the rest of the Cavaliers in Cleveland (maybe Lebron will get hurt at football practice…nothing serious, just enought to hold him out a game…).