Still doubting the Dallas Mavericks even after defeating the Los Angles Lakers in the season opener? Didn’t think so. Dallas looked solid in what seemed to have been a statement victory at the Staples Center against the Lake show, who looked impressive early on, but the Mavericks, without Dirk Nowitzki is what stole the spot-light on Tuesday night, as the Mavericks won 99-91.
You probably thought that the Nowitizkless Mavericks would struggle. There is no blaming on that, as there would be logical reasoning to think that. Not on Tuesday night though. The Mavericks sent a message to the Lakers, and they made it clear. — Dallas made it clear to the Lakers, who went out and did all that off-season shopping, as they acquired: Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard, (Howard), who whined his way out of the Magic’s franchise. Winning without the one time NBA Regular Season MVP (2007), and one time NBA Champion (2011). The big question here is can Dallas continue to do it without Nowitzki, until he returns to action?
Tune in to find out if the Mavericks really have this identity.
If there’s anything to make of this team, if anything after one-game, it’s that they look a lot better than they did on last-season’s late opener due to the lockout on Christmas day vs. the Miami Heat.
Thomas Brunt is the sports-editor for his high school newspaper: “The Hawk”, he also blogs on the Dallas Cowboys for Blue Star Ranch blog, follow his personal Twitter feed: @SPORTSDUDE350, email him you’re sports-questions here: firstname.lastname@example.org it should also be noted that Thomas enjoys covering an array of different sports, and does enjoy the privilege of sitting in the press-box for his high school’s football games.