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Vince Carter on assuming 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list: "You throw those names up you just passed, it's like, 'Me, really?'"
Monta Ellis: "We set a goal in training camp. People doubted us, never gave us a chance, but as of today ... we're in the playoffs."
Dirk: "It feels good to be back in the big dance. I mean, that's where competitors want to be -- on the big stage and in the playoffs."
In expected fashion, it was a close game as the Mavs play league leading 21st game decided by 3 or less. They've won 11 of em
Mavs held Phoenix to 5/21 FG in 4th (& I am sure 2nd game of B2B hurt too). 2nd best 4th qtr FG defense for Mavs this yr as Suns shoot 23.8%
Really happy for Monta Ellis, making 3rd trip to the playoffs in his career. Tied season high w/ 37 points. Mavs wouldn't be here w/out him
Carlisle: "Our franchise stands for winning championships, and you can't win a championship unless you're in the playoffs."
Carlisle on Monta Ellis: "He's a rise-to-the-moment player."
Who would believe it defensive stops help Dallas bring it home. Huge block by Brandan Wright late. Mavs 101 Suns 98 & Mavs earn playoff spot
Ellis goes 1-2 at the line. Mavs 101 Suns 98 (9.4)... Can Phoenix execute a competent late-possession play with the season on the line?
Big block by Wright on a Bledsoe drive.
Ellis goes 1-2 at the line. Mavs 100 Suns 98 (18.7)... Can Phoenix execute a competent late-possession play with the season on the line?
No. Dirk is coming back in. My bad.
Mavs looks like they're going to have to try and win this one without Dirk.
Dirk is limping off the court.
Mavs in front 97-89 now over the Suns. 3 mins to go. Brandan Wright with his 2nd double-double, 12 pts & 11 rebs
Monta has completely taken over this game.
First lead since 35-34, Mavs get a Dirk layup to take 88-87 lead over Phoenix. 6:38 to go on TXA21
Great game, bad wifi so can't tweet much. Suns up 85-84 w/ 8:45 to go on TXA21. Monta has 30. Dirk w/ 18 for Mavs, 16 in 2nd half
MONTA ELLIS...AND ONE!!!
Interestingly, Mark Cuban did not believe Vince Carter fouled Channing Frye.
If they called that walk on Michael Jordan he would have 10,000 less points.
He's STILL Dirk Nowitzki.
He's still Dirk Nowitzki.
8-0 Mavs run, badly needed. 2 Monta 3s. Suns lead down to 69-64 w/ 4:36 left 3Q on TXA21 (NBATV nationally)
Early 3rd, Dirk already 6 pts in qtr after only 2 in 1st half. Suns up 65-54 over Dallas
Dirk is 1-6 FG. Monta is 8-13 for 16 points. His game to take over. Huge test for player who wants to be considered among best at position.
Suns on a 7-0 run, Phoenix up 47-40 over Dallas. Channing Frye 5/5 on 3s. 2:32 left 2Q on TXA21