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Oh man, ESPN2 got hijacked and pirated? Cold-blooded. College video games? I'm gonna draw the line on that.
The spanish language broadcast of this would be EPIC. BK
Dirk and Monta have the podium for Dallas today.
"The Great Gatsby was about a guy named Gatsby....who happened to be great. "
lol @Shaq always sounds like the kid who didn't read the book who's asked to read his book report to the class
Regretfully, neither the shots of competitors nor the crowd are doing much to shatter gamer stereotypes. BK
I seriously love the Houston-Dallas all things rivalry. Makes this series so much fun.
Rick Carlisle: "Are you asking me a question about the officiating?" takes tape and puts over mouth
Rick Carlisle on Monta Ellis: “He kept charging forward like a freight train.” Ellis had 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.
Good lord who just asked that question to Carlisle?! Yosemite Sam???
If I knew that's what James Harden wore to the game, I wouldn't have been on the Rockets. That undershirt/skirt made Zubaz look conservative
force my self to stay up, cuz nothing better than TNT crew after late-night game
"If you have to guess what an outfit is, it's not a good one." -- Sir Charles on Harden pregame apparel.
Went from impressed by Boudro's to meh about Boudro's to never going again to Boudro's.
I assumed the World Cup was the televised event where I'd feel least connected to the core audience. I was wrong. BK
Say what you want about Milli Vanilli, but they definitely had a great marketing strategy that they executed perfectly
Rick Carlisle: "It’s 52-38 on the boards for us. That’s the game."
Say what you want about "Ishtar" but Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman were definitely accomplished lead actors
Who is the Daryl Morey of eSports
Say what you want about the Titanic, but it definitely had some luxurious rooms and a hell of a band
What the hell is happening on ESPN2 right now?
My first round playoff predictions are similar to my March Madness picks so far. http://t.co/rX8O25Kv9a
Say what you want about Pierce, but everything he said about the Raptors was fair, and he backed it up.
"LEVEL 10 HAS BEEN ACQUIRED!!!!" BK
So if anyone from ASU's Dream Team leaves a Publix without paying for crab legs, what happens? BK
Tuesday's Spurs-Clippers Game 5 will be 7:30pm in L.A.
Monta Ellis led Dallas with 31 points on 13-21 shots from the floor. Aminu, Dirk with 16 each. Barea with 17 points and 13 assists.
Ariza went 2-10 from the floor and Houston shot 22.6 percent from 3.
Dallas defeats Houston, 121-109, and we're going back to Houston. Dallas trails series, 3-1. harden with 24, Howard 13 and 3-13 from line.
FINAL: Mavs 121, Rockets 109. Damage done in 2Q/3Q. Awful rebounding, 3pt shooting. Still, Rockets get one on road, come home w/ 3-1 lead.
Final: Mavs 121, Rockets 109. Time to book a flight to Houston. This series ain't over yet.
UC Berkeley takes Trollosplot the Merciless while ASU takes Kentucky big man KARL ANTHONY TOWNS . Interesting play by the Sun Devils.
Mavs PR will ask Monta Ellis (31 points) to go to podium. He last spoke to the media March 24.
Are they chanting Houston sucks?
Mavs fans chanting “Houston sucks”… I think they forgot about the other 3 games.
This live coverage of Heroes of the Dorm brought to you by Mountain Dew and questionable life priorities.
Aminu has 16 pts and 12 reb. J.J. has 17 pts and 13 assists.
Rocket fans leaving to the cheers of Maverick fans.
McHale clears the bench. Game 5 on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Houston.
We have a review and McHale clears the bench. Time to gas up the car, plane, bus, whatever and head to Houston. Dallas up, 119-105.
Think it was off Aminu.
Best thing about no Miami Heat in playoffs is no stupid "two-minute ... dos" from P.A. announcer.
Monta had 34 pts in Game 3 and has 31 in Game 4.
Rockets are 7/30 tonight on 3-point shots. Josh Smith is 4/5
McHale clears the bench with 1:36 left, Dallas up 119-105.
The last two games have been so much fun once Dallas said "screw defending, we'll just score 125 a night"
Trevor Ariza is 2-10 tonight and 0-5 from three.
Then Brewer and Ariza missed 3s. So it’s a 12-point game with 1:36 to play.
Monta Ellis has back-to-back 30-plus-point games. Previous playoff career high was 29.
So basically, the Rockets thought they would keep taking 3-pointers. Ariza and Harden each just missed.
Commentator on ESPN2: "That was a weird one." Indeed.
Wow. That is such complete shit.
Dirk hits two foul shots. His first of the evening.
Rick Carlisle's rant about the refs which cost him $25k, seems to have work from the Rockets prospective.
These are the 1st FTs of the game for Dirk.
not a big fan of local, 11:30 TV sports extras, but quality segment by WEWS-5 with doctor on now
Get this game over and let's get to Houston for Game 5. It's getting late.
Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard get some techs. We have a timeout on the floor. Looks like we're headed back to Houston for Game 5.
if Love is out (and JR for more than 1 game), think gotta play Miller some, cuz gotta get pts outside of Kyrie, LeBron
Smith's 4 3-pointers -- all in 4th quarter -- a career playoff high. He has 18 of his 23 pts in the 4th. Brewer's 20p a career playoff high.
lol. Tyson Chandler wants to fight Dwight Howard so badly
How much would you pay for pay-per-view of Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard fighting?
With 2:44 to play in the game, Mavs lead 115-105.
starting perkins with moz clogs middle, but bulls are big. not sure can go much smaller if JR also out
Double techs on Tyson and Dwight.
Double technical fouls on Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard.
You're gonna miss the original one-legger when it's gone
Dirk has 8 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.
anyone for starting perkins, just let him beat hell out of someone for start of 1st and 3rd qters?
Build Dirk's statue with that shot right there.
It just doesn't make sense. Josh Smith is a bad 3-pt shooter. Now 437-of-439 vs Mavs (that may be an exaggeration)
Paul Pierce is not against reminding teams he just ruined them.
Hi, yes, my Josh Smith appears to be defective? Yeah, he keeps making 3-pointers.
Free throws. But can they hit them?
Josh Smith. Not missing.
At this point, you finally have my blessing -- keep firing away, Josh.
Then another Josh Smith 3. 9 point game.
Paul Pierce is at that odd place in history - still effective on the court and devastating as an internet and interview troll.
Mavs get two offensive rebounds then a make by Ellis. Rockets rebounding continues to be a problem.
Rockets within nine with 4:30 left. Need a bunch of stops, but they have escaped that offensive funk.
Rockets within single digits, 4:30 to go.
Terry Collins on A-Rod: I am sure Alex realizes the errors he’s made, but he’s a great player. A great player.
Jefferson gets a Tech. Mavs getting nervous? Jefferson getting mixed up with Smith.
Jefferson was just T’ed up… didn’t see what it was for, though.
Tech on Jefferson.
If Brooklyn Nets were a serious job applicant, say, would they even put "2015 Eastern Conference No. 8 seed" on their resume?
10 point game in Dallas. 4:31 to play.
with everyone healthy, Cavs-Bulls was going to feature ton of cross-matchups. now it will be even more
No traditional point guard on the floor for Houston. Harden and Brewer in backcourt.
These made three’s are the basketball equivalent of a gateway drug for Josh Smith. AK
Josh Smith 31.6 3PT% this season ... 53.8 3PT% vs Mavs in four games
With that last three-pointer, Josh Smith tied his playoff career-high for 3PT FGM in a playoff game at 3.
Houston trying to come back, cut into half of Dallas' biggest lead.. Mavs 109-97 with 5 mins left on TXA21. Aminu 16 pts, 11 rebs
Aminu: 16 points on 9 shots. Josh Smith: 18 points on 8 shots. What is happening??
david blatt gonna earn his money
Again, this is when I need an intern: when I need to get dinner but am too lazy to go get it
Oh no Hawks Twitter is pulling me in http://t.co/9dMewApBOV
Rockets need a stop on defense, got one when Barea walked. Now they need a few more and some buckets to make this a ballgame. Maybe.
Josh Smith now has as many threes tonight as the rest of the Rockets do combined. 109-97 Mavs, 4:50 left.
Among is going monster
4:50 to play. Mavs up 109-97.
Seriously, if you were trying to hurt someone, would you tug on his arm? Probably not, right?
Josh Smith is trolling everyone.
Josh Smith has hit 3 3s… Rockets cutting into the lead.
What is this bullshit with Josh Smith nailing threes against the Mavs?
Aminu with the game of his life
Even if Olynyk meant to pull Love, a ridiculous stretch to think he planned to yank the arm out of its socket or cause injury in any way.
How much money has Al-Farouq Aminu made tonight?
There isn't a world where Dirk misses that.
Rockets put together some offense, but they cannot get a stop.
All 3 "young" pieces in CP3 trade playing in first playoff series this postseason. Aminu, Gordon and Austin Rivers
cavs could also start marion if love out. gives flexibility if JR also out more than 1 game
Dwane Casey ... highest winning percentage of any coach in Raptors HISTORY at .494 (154-158)
Harden and Ariza are coming back in the game to join Howard, Smith and Brewer.
Looks like the only 3 first-round sweeps this year will come from the NBA's elite: Warriors, Cavs, Wizards.
Huge and-1 by Aminu.
Amaré Stoudemire dunked on Dwight Howard? That didn't even happen in 2005.
if JR suspended for several games, complicates lineup, cuz LJ will have to play bigger, rather than smaller
Olynyk is the guy who responded to Hassan Whiteside's cheap shot by saying Whiteside is "a good human being" and wishing Whiteside the best.
Paul Pierce and Canada should get a room already
The final 7 minutes will be crazy physical.
if love can't play, who starts? Tristan? leaves bench real thin. go small, LJ at PF? other ideas?
Remember when Gal Mekel was gonna make the team instead of JJ Barea?
Back-to-back buckets for the big German just when things were getting tight for the Mavs.
to recap, cavs start Sat if Bulls end in 5. Mon, May 4 if end in 6. no word on if bulls go 7
Lesson from the Cascadia Cup: with Brad Evans at CB, Sounders can survive without Chad Marshall in a way they couldn't last season.
Nick Johnson was able to guard both weak side shooters because neither crashed to the rim when Amar'e was doubled.
Rockets cut it to 14. JJ Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu check back in for Mavs.
The Paul Pierce thing with Toronto players/fans the past two years is "truly" tremendous. http://t.co/oJhiIbfi0d
It's 96-82. Dallas calls timeout.
I think I've reached my quota of former Knicks on the court at the same time
Not going to matter if Rockets don’t start going to the basket and if they can’t get stops.
The Rockets just hit a three? Did I see that right? 96-82 Mavs, 9:44 left.
Josh Smith just hit a 3. It’s a 14- point game...
Corey Brewer has 17 points tonight and is the only Rockets taking it to the hole.
I may or may not have been drunk.
Rockets still taking 3s… They are 2/22 tonight.
I once watched a juggling championship on ESPN3, so this video game deal on ESPN2 is nothing.
Still no Terrence Jones.
No Jason Terry to start 4Q. Pablo Prigioni and Nick Johnson in the backcourt.
As this NBA weekend winds to a close, just a reminder we've seen six 3-0 leads in this first round, topping previous record of five in 1989
Another great game from Monta so far, 25 pts to lead the Mavs. Rockets had stretch of 17 strait misses tonite. After 3 on TXA21, Mavs 94-75
I wish I could have the last 30 seconds of my life back. It consisted of several middle-aged overweight men dancing in belly shirts...
End 3Q: Mavs 94, Rockets 75 Monta Ellis 25 points, 11-17 FG JJ Barea 17 points, 10 assists Al-Farouq Aminu 11 points, 10 rebounds
Rockets awful in quarters two & three. 2-21 from 3-point range won't happen again but it's likely going to be the reason they fall tonight.
Richard Jefferson gets the bounce and Dallas is up, 94-75. Rockets shooting 40.7 percent from the floor just 2-21 from 3 point range.
Mavericks 94, Rockets 75 after 3. Rockets 11 of 40 since the first quarter.
Big 3 from Jefferson. Needed that.
Only took Rick Carlisle 4 games to remember that JJ Barea should be his starter...
Mental exercise: Al-Farouq Aminu becomes a guy who can convert 3-pointers at a 35-36ish percent clip.
This free throw thing is amazing.
Amar'e Stoudemire spins past Harden dunks on Brewer. It's like he's playing for Phoenix.
Dirk had to yell at Amar'e to get him to post up on that possession. It worked out alright.
Important time for Nick Johnson. He needs to show he can defend point guards here as Terry, Prigioni both have struggled.
The Rondo/Carlisle falling out happens --> the Mavs come back from down 3-0 and win the title --> the Lakers sign Rondo
Rockets went to the paint a couple of times and scored… weird what happens when they don’t just jack up 3s.
Nick Johnson getting ready to check in.Dallas up 17.
Nick Johnson is about to check in.
I don't care what you say, that goal was all Clint Dempsey skill.
Houston, how's the weather over there? Y'all had hail storms on 2 nights when I was there last week.
Passes like that is why people really ought to stop saying Monta should play point.
Dallas up by 20 and they feel they have to intentionally foul Houston? What gives?
Bucks Game 4 victory over Bulls is Milwaukee's only Playoff Victory all-time with a FG% under 40 (39.1)
Ok. Hotel booked.
Terrence Jones was taken out with 8:25 to play in the third quarter. I just thought he was in a good offensive flow.
A fan just rimmed out on a halfcourt shot to win a 70-inch TV. He then hit the rim on the 2nd and 3rd try. This place would have went nuts!
Sounders-Timbers update: Darlington Nagbe still looks like Jamal Crawford.
Wonder what this Mavs season would have been if not for the weird detour where they pretended Rondo was still good
Rockets losing composure, Josh Smith after getting fouled by Devin Harris, pushes him back. Refs didn't like that. He gets a Tech.
Rockets in first quarter: 13-19 FG Rockets since then: 8-36 FG
Josh Smith just picked up a technical foul. Mavs up 20 points.
Tech on Josh Smith.
Smith was angry that an offensive was not called on Stoudemire, shoves Harris when comes up for hack-a-Josh.
Josh Smith gets T'd up.
Gortat: "One day, if I play a perfect game, I might break Wilt Chamberlain’s record.”
MLB team twitter accounts want to be NBA team twitter accounts so badly http://t.co/9ORwbvXhWh
JJ Barea has 17 points and 10 assists. Rajon Rondo had that many points with double-digit assists once during his Dallas tenure.
Wall: "The focus we had coming into this series on the practice court and at shoot-around was the best we’ve ever had since I’ve been here."
Brewer scores on a break, Rockets first FG in nearly 10 minutes.
Rockets get their first FG in the last 9.5 minutes.
Something needs to be done about the way the league officiates James Harden. The calls he gets are disgraceful
I will never, ever get tired of "Singin' in the Rain" ...
It's not the best strategy to miss shots, especially when the other team is making shots
Can't decide what would be funnier: Love leaving the Cavs after they traded Wiggins for him or if Olynyk actually blew the Celtics' shot.
Mavs on a 25-3 run since Harden's 3 in the 2nd quarter. Rockets have missed 18-consecutive shots and are 0 for 12 in 2nd half. Dallas up 24.
Lesson from Rockets-Mavs: starting your best lineup works.
It's 81-57 Dallas. Houston has missed the last 20 shots from the floor. Brewer left huddle early to talk to refs. Nobody is happy.
2010 NBA draft: 8. Aminu, 9. Hayward, 10. George.