J.J. Barea listed as the starting small forward for Dallas tonight. Rick Carlisle is out-small balling Lionel Hollins tonight.
Mavs go smallball with starting 5: Rondo, Barea, Ellis, Jefferson, Dirk
Good point from Roland Beech: Everybody talks about Barea starting in 2011 Finals. Brian Cardinal entering rotation gets overlooked.
Roland Beech on the 2011 Finals: "We felt our closing lineup was the best in the league." More important than making Barea a starter?
Half: Mavs 53, Hawks 47. Monta Ellis 15 points. J.J. Barea 9 points, 4 assists.
Order has been restored in Atlanta. JJ Barea is dribbling. A lot.
Bernard James starts for Tyson Chandler, and J.J. Barea starts for Rajon Rondo.
Wifey says this convo happened at 1:52 AM in my sleep --- Me: JJ Barea is just the best at getting in the way Wife: of what? Me: defense
Great 4Q rally for Mavs, hold Toronto to 15 pts in 4th & win 99-92. Monta led w/ 20. Devin Harris 14 pts, 5 asst., 4 stls. Barea w/ 8 in 4Q
With Rajon Rondo riding pine, Devin Harris and JJ Barea are balling.
JJ Barea is having basketball sex right now!!!!!!!
Rondo screams at Carlisle; Carlisle screams at Rondo; Barea frozen with fear. http://t.co/CWg1iLaHw8
Amar'e Stoudemire is loving playing off J.J. Barea. Barea is looking in his direction every time off the pick-and-roll. 67-56 Mavs after 3.
Dallas' 3 leading scorers so far -- Richard Jefferson 10, Amar'e Stoudemire 6, J.J. Barea 6 -- all have vet minimum deals with Mavs.
Barea alley-oop to Amar'e. Being the Mavs' backup big can be a lot of fun. Ask Brandan Wright.
Shorthanded Mavs survive & beat Utah 87-82. Both teams shot just over 37%. JJ Barea with season hi 22 pts. Mavs at break at 36-19
That play went haywire. Hayward's pass to Favors was behind the big man, leading to a turnover. JJ Barea seals win with two free throws.
Weird balance. Barea has more points (20) than any two other Mavs combined. But, five other guys have at least 8 points.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder: I'll call your J.J. Barea and raise you a Steve Novak.
End of 3: Mavs 64, Jazz 57. A 15-point quarter from Barea has Dallas on top. Burke (11) and Millsap (10) the only Jazzmen in double-figures.
End 3Q: Mavs 64, Jazz 57. J.J. Barea had 15 of his season-high 20 points in the quarter.