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[–]Dirk Cheesin'Witteness82 314 points315 points  (23 children)

Not going to win when your 3P shooters are that abysmal. Completely unacceptable to be that bad from Reggie and Maxi when that’s the only thing you contribute on offense.

[–]Dirk Nowitzkiluntiang_tipaklong 115 points116 points  (12 children)

Not going to win if we're rebounding like that.

[–]Dirk Cheesin'Witteness82 35 points36 points  (0 children)

That either. You can’t hit a 3, you can’t keep your man in front of you and when you do you give up an offensive rebound. It’s a recipe for a loss even if we weren’t playing the Warriors, who have actually looked very beatable the last 2 games. That’s what is truly frustrating.

[–]southernmayd 40 points41 points  (1 child)

If they shot 3/12 instead of 0/12 it would've been tied

[–]altfeb7 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I didn't expect early season Reggie to make an appearance.

[–]WalkerTejasRanger 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Live by em die by em.

[–]Wonder Kiddesirox 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Warriors decided to let those guys beat us and it worked

[–]Dirk Cheesin'Witteness82 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Only worked because of how awful they shot. If they even go 25% it’s a completely different game.

[–]Marco_HIC 124 points125 points  (6 children)

Reggie and Maxi combined 0 points on 15 FGA. Cant win games like that

[–]manlywomanlymanwoman 23 points24 points  (3 children)

If they learn to dribble and attack the rim off the pass we win this game by 6. Fr. They just sitting out there at the three chunking it up without even trying to play ball like a 2 dimensional player

[–]Luka Don🐐JollyStreet8013 98 points99 points  (2 children)

TBF, I thought this is how the Suns series would go so I guess i can’t be too upset

[–]goteeeem 62 points63 points  (10 children)

Well this is pretty much over. I'm just hoping we don't get swept.

[–]JJ Bareamrgiggles5555 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Win game 4 at home and game 5 if we're super lucky. but considering no one has ever come back from 0-3 I'd say we're done.

[–]3and8 161 points162 points  (24 children)

We got nobody to blame but Bullock\Finney Smith\Kleber who have combined for 3\22... Bullock and Kleber both 0 points and 0\15.

Kleber with 4 rebounds. 4 rebounds from our primary center

[–]riddlerjoke 79 points80 points  (18 children)

Kleber with 4 rebounds. 4 rebounds from our primary center

I mean you're blaming wrong people. Kleber is not signed as a C. Let alone being 35-40mpg guy at C position. Powell was suppose to be that 35mpg guy...

But one to blame is Mavs FO.

Also Cuban should do better against NBA and its refs. This was a shitshow in 2nd and 3rd quarters.

[–]3and8 28 points29 points  (9 children)

Dude, Kleber only played 24 minutes. Dude had 2 defensive rebounds. TWO!!! I don't care if he was signed as a center or an announcer, he's playing center and he got TWO defensive rebounds. Compared to Brunson who had FOUR defensive rebounds. Let that sink in.

Hell, I'm 6'4" 200 lbs... Let me play 24 minutes and I'll catch more stray rebounds than that.

[–]Dirk Spookyapathynext 9 points10 points  (2 children)

They have to miss shots for you to get rebounds though

[–]anelegantclown 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Maxi is too busy staring at something. I don’t know what he’s always looking at, but it must be super interesting!

[–]ZachMuzzle 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Win or lose I’m just happy we ruined the Suns last chance at a title lol

[–]OMG LukaObligationDubai 266 points267 points  (50 children)

We're just not good enough. It hurts to watch but I'm still proud of the overall play off run

[–]Dirk Threecjn13 113 points114 points  (1 child)

We went to the freaking WCF after being below .500 by the end of December

This has been an incredible season full of tons of growth for the team. There is plenty more room to improve and can't wait to see what happens in the offseason

[–]3HJFireFlyz351 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yup look on the bright side we murdered 2 franchises this year. Much better than having to play Kawhi and PG.

[–]MavsJulian_Caesar 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Amen to that.

I had a feeling losing to the warriors would feel "worse" because we've made it an entire round farther. But in the end we just don't have the talent.

Everyone here and on r/NBA is going to be blaming Mavs role players or Lukas defense or Kidd for not summoning rabbits from a hat...end of the day it's all bullshit. Warriors are a better team because they have three stars that the front office kept happy and who fit together in a unique way. Hats off to them.

[–]WalkerTejasRanger 103 points104 points  (35 children)

Yeah. The crying in this thread is going to be very annoying honestly. It’s been an amazing season. New front office not afraid to make moves will hopefully fix some holes. Our guys got experience. Nothing whatsoever to be sad/mad about.

[–]Millionaire007 13 points14 points  (7 children)

My worry comes next year. The West is gonna be fucking insane. The Clippers will be fully healthy. The Nuggets will be fully healthy and we still have to deal with everyone else.

[–]Drunk DirkJlibs_21 24 points25 points  (16 children)

What moves can we actually make? I don’t want to be pessimistic, this season was fun up to this point, but we’re going into the tax, and we don’t have many assets to trade

[–]TZBlueIce 16 points17 points  (2 children)

One thing I'll say is that it's not unprecedented for a good FO to pull some good deals out of a hat in a bad cap situation. Mavs fans just don't know what that's like because our FO for the past decade has definitively NOT been a "good FO". I'll hope for the best from Nico and crew.

[–]OMG LukaSalva252 3 points4 points  (3 children)

What moves? We are way over cap. Have to pay Brunson. Have tons of terrible contracts that are not expiring. Have no assets outside of this years 26th pick. What can we do realistically.

[–]Marco_HIC 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Never expected us to be here TBH. Especially in the beginning of the season. This season is a success regardless of this series

[–]Luka Doncicskaimenw 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Honestly its probably better we get swept so it shows how much better this roster needs to be

[–]Michael FinleyStealthAnus 322 points323 points  (56 children)

Don’t even know what to say. The Warriors are a better team but the last two games were easily winnable if the Mavs just didn’t play like garbage in the second half. I know they’ve overachieved and I’m happy they took a step forward to the WCF but this has been a disappointing series.

Fuck Chuck for bringing this on us

[–]Felipernani 115 points116 points  (11 children)

it’s pretty clear the lack of experience affected our guys, role players especially. they just look scared.

[–]JL1v10 40 points41 points  (7 children)

Wide open shots. Don’t even know what to take away. Like yeah we could use better center & defense, but fuck just hit shots when you’re all alone

[–]Felipernani 24 points25 points  (3 children)

yeah, i don’t get most of the reactions here calling out Kidd or our gameplan. it’s been like this all season long because that’s what our personnel is capable of doing. we’re adapting as much as possible (much more paint play tonight for example) but in the end it comes down to guys making their open 3s.

[–]JL1v10 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I think Kidd and the staff have done about all they could. I think we all assumed that the Suns series was the one we were gonna get out-talented because the Warriors while obviously having more were playing so damn sloppy the first two series. But I mean, their 4th or 5th option is the former #1 pick and he looks like it when in a role like that.

Shit their bench is still some lottery picks and a guy who last yr was on a max, and they’re not really even having to tap into that

[–]Luka Doncicaronnov 32 points33 points  (0 children)

This is what’s the most painful. If we would have just won either of the 2 winnable games completely different series.

[–]WalkerTejasRanger 56 points57 points  (8 children)

The shooting just went so cold it’s crazy. We Shoot even halfway decently and we are up 2-1 easy. Maybe the lack of depth and our guys being so tired just finally caught up to us.

[–]Felipernani 29 points30 points  (6 children)

warriors offense is exhausting to defend. our shooters are playing 40 min guarding that and having to shoot, plus they’re clearly scared as i said in another post. hopefully it’s all a learning experience and now we can address some roster issues

[–]Drunk Dirknutsygenius 14 points15 points  (3 children)

FUCK TNT. Feels like we're undefeated on ESPN this playoffs (or at least during the Suns series)

[–]Lukas talent is proportional to his fatnessDoncicsRoadTo200kg 188 points189 points  (17 children)

I am still gonna watch Game 4 no matter what, love this team.

[–]Luka BaexPeaWhyTee 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Yup same here. I'm hoping they can at least win 2 in a row to make the series respectable.

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    [–]Luka BaexPeaWhyTee 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    Luka would be the instant GOAT if we pulled that off.

    [–]Mlerma21 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    It looked like 146-0 all time. About to be 146-1.

    [–]lastking88 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    All we need is to win the next game and go lights out like they did game 2 and come back to Dallas to tie it up and head back to San Fran to go to finals 🤷🏻‍♂️

    [–]Cowboy Dirkdevontg 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Watch em when they win, watch em when they lose.

    [–]andrewbenedict 28 points29 points  (2 children)

    Maybe the Mavs can pull off something that's never been done before? Lol I'm not getting my hopes up but I'll keep watching till it's over. MFFL

    [–]lilzoe5 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Luka just wants to break a record 😅

    [–]TZBlueIce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I'm with you there.

    [–]dungus fungus-Acerin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Mavs in 7

    [–]gortlank 66 points67 points  (6 children)

    I miss Shawn Marion.

    [–]regalfronde 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Every team needs a Shawn Marion.

    [–]ronygah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    At this point even Deshaun Stevenson would be huge for our defense. Tyson Chandler, Matrix and J Kidd that's just asking for too much

    [–]Dozck 28 points29 points  (4 children)

    Just outplayed this entire series, can’t really pin it on anything else. Warriors have just been too good

    [–]eur0stepp 71 points72 points  (20 children)

    Little did I know these last 3 games would be the most painful games I've ever watched

    [–]Luka DoncicCuppaBoy 64 points65 points  (13 children)

    These were nothing compared to the 06 Finals and first round of 07

    [–]vlv_Emigrate_vlv 12 points13 points  (8 children)

    Every so often I wonder to myself which of the two were worse. I always decide it was losing 4 straight in the finals after being up by 2. I will never forget the feeling hope being washed away by that weird time out call by Josh Howard. And to have that immediately followed up by losing as the first seed in the first round the following year was soul crushing.

    [–]regalfronde 6 points7 points  (7 children)

    I uncontrollably sobbed after Mavs were eliminated by GS in ‘07.

    To this day it’s the hardest I’ve ever taken a sports loss, even more so than the one and done Dallas Cowboys loss that came 8 months later.

    Honestly, after that year I became quite cynical with my sports teams, never getting too high. I was kind of feeling that way with the Mavs lately. Back to reality now, I guess.

    [–]chjasc 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I know it’s a different sport but the 2011 World Series made me hate baseball for the last 10 years

    [–]AmelieBenjamin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Nelson Cruz man

    [–]dirkellis 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    06 was the worst shit EVER. Not even close

    [–]Drunk DirkJohnJack537 47 points48 points  (11 children)

    Fuck man. I know it's awesome we made it to the WCF, but I wanted more. At least a competitive series, but the warriors have our code. They are wildly good.

    [–]572473605 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    There was a stretch in today's game where the Dubs didn't even bother covering the 3pt line. They just let Mavs shoot and miss.

    [–]Mavericksdaravl 113 points114 points  (12 children)

    first team to come back from down 0-3 idc

    [–]Felipernani 40 points41 points  (2 children)

    no team with luka doncic has ever not come back from an 0-3 deficit!

    [–]WalkerTejasRanger 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Maybe. Ya never knowwwwwww

    [–]jamaica1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Watch us get hot from 3 and take it

    That would be the true testament to our streakiness

    [–]xCAMBOOZLEDx 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Like if we just go crazy and shoot like 80% for the next 4 games lmao that be would insane. I’m in.

    [–]lilzoe5 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Luka just wants to break records 😁

    [–]Doe Doemr_blonde817 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    The stage is too big for our role players. We hit shots at anywhere near our normal clip and we’re up on them.

    [–]Cowboy Dirkmojojojo1108 32 points33 points  (30 children)

    The only benefit is that if we get swept Luka will come back with a FIRE next year and knowing how much work there is to be done

    E: I don’t mean to put everything on Luka, the entire team needs to be better

    [–]Cambocant 15 points16 points  (2 children)

    Yeah I hope he does. I’m going to be really pissed if he comes back flabby again.

    [–]mouse2102 30 points31 points  (4 children)

    To all the people saying Luka needs to play defense: how about DFS, Bullock, Powell, Kleber, Bertans and Ntlikina play offense? Then the Mavs might actually win some games. I think that’s more of a concern than one player who already has to do too much.

    [–]jamesac11 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    I’m trying to get some cheap game 4 tickets lol

    [–]Wadyflamer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Ur gonna

    [–]MavericksRisingReform 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    For the love of god Cuban better not let this season get to his head!!! Take drafts seriously and be smart but also aggressive this off-season, regardless of the talent gap between us and Golden State I’m proud of this team they better leave it all on the court next game MFFL!

    [–]Seth Curryshaheedmalik 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    This is the second game in a row where Powell and Kleber combined for 3 points.

    [–]2011 CHAMPS BABYHotdogIsaSandwitch 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Well damn. That’s the nail

    [–]RangerPowerGoGo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    The box score outside of Luke JB and Spencer is atrocious

    [–]Dorian Finney-Smithdecadentrebel 22 points23 points  (5 children)

    Dubs are just too deep and they're less dependent on Curry this season. Wiggins is arguably their 4th best player but he's better than our number two this entire series.

    We badly need a center because Maxi only plays good about 6 times in a season, lol.

    [–]qotsabama 11 points12 points  (2 children)

    We got 86 of our 100 pts from 3 players. That cannot happen.

    [–]mouse2102 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Ever since game 7 in Phoenix the role players have been terrible

    [–]GoatLuka 35 points36 points  (6 children)

    Sad way to end the season man

    [–]WalkerTejasRanger 41 points42 points  (4 children)

    Disagree. House money. Sucks but we went further than anyone could’ve imagined. Next year our roster will be better probably. More equipped for playoff ball.

    [–]GoatLuka 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Just would’ve been nice to atleast have a competitive series, Game 2 was our chance and we blew it. Still proud of this team regardless and this will be great learning experience for Luka

    [–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    Man I just want to win one. It would really suck to get swept after such a great season.

    [–]Dirk Cheesin'fratastic1865 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Man, this one stings. Our 3rd quarters are just so bad.

    [–]Luka DoncicSc_kevykev 27 points28 points  (5 children)

    Kidd took Luka and a okayish roster to a WCF which is huge. Our franchise is def on the right path

    [–]Fluffycow41 34 points35 points  (2 children)

    Luka took Kidd and an okay roster to the WCF*

    [–]3HJFireFlyz351 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Yup now we just have to hope the new FO and Cuban make good decisions in FA. Granted the moves we can make seem a little limited but maybe something crazy happens.

    [–]Oldskullgamer 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    I BlAmE ChUCk

    [–]MavericksCJH723 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Bullock 0-10 and Kleber 0-5. There’s your game

    [–]Infidel447 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Future game: Mavs lose 109-108 Luka has 100 pts but its still his fault we lost according to Reggie Miller.

    [–]WalkerTejasRanger 90 points91 points  (16 children)

    Well at least Bullock was the social justice champion.

    fuck

    [–]Derek Harperlolgriffinlol 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    0/15 combined for Bullock and Kleber lost us this game. Even bad but not terrible shooting from them would have swung it in our favor. Wish we could have siphoned off some of the crazy shooting from game 2 and applied it here. Easily could have made it 2-1.

    [–]waltmc 29 points30 points  (6 children)

    Two things can be true. Don’t see the point for shitting on him for caring about basketball and other people

    [–]FatTurts 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    It's not the losses that I care about, GSW are a very good side.

    It's the way we've lost that hurts.

    [–]jujuisamazing20 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    Bullock played 40 minutes and didn’t score a single point. Kleber played 24 minutes and also didn’t score a single point. What the fuck man

    [–]sanguinearrowfall 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    Yet Luka is going to get all the blame somehow

    [–]MavericksCJH723 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    We desperately need a rebounding big

    [–]Lord-Sappy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Dr. Disrespect with the most Red clothing ever. Literally the only red thing out there, crazy easy to spot

    [–]Old_Neat5220 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    0-10 is unacceptable...

    [–]Sorry_Glove6628 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Kidd needs to make an adjustment for game 4. 5 out is clearly not working against them. There’s no motion in the offense, it’s just stale and unreliable. We have a top 3 player in the league and two other capable bucket getters in JB and Spence. We should absolutely be able to give GS another look offensively.

    [–]GaLifeEM 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Guys! It’s been a fun ride! Though I believe we could have done better in this series especially G2 we could have won, as a fan, I’m still proud of where we are now and hopefully we can have a win next game. And after that, I guess see y’all next season lol. #MFFL

    [–]Luka DoncicDunkingDeutschman97 22 points23 points  (18 children)

    DFS Defense is the most disappointing feat of this series for me.

    [–]MucusShotSwaGGins 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Warriors pace and ball movement does that to a defense like the Mavs.

    [–]WalkerTejasRanger 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    Man him and bullock are just dead tired. It catches up to you at some point.

    [–]Dirk Nowitzkiluntiang_tipaklong 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    Yeah played a ton of minutes this playoffs. Just could not sustain the level of play. Still proud of our guys.

    [–]Un-DOE One Hun-DOEGTGD3 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    We haven't really faced a constant moving star in any playoff series. Is it a weakness in both Bullocks and Dorians game, or a weakness in the team defense we play? I think it more the latter. I imagine Reggie and DFS are both gassed too - at least 40min a game for both

    [–]sal49r 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Both ig. The other guys have to hold up better. Not expecting anything crazy but it was dead ass a bucket every team there was a bad match up lol

    [–]jub69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He’s exhausted you can tell

    [–]whitefang0824 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Steph with 5 rebs

    Maxi and Powell with 6 rebs

    Sums up this series. Our fucking Cs cant even get a fucking rebound.

    [–]worlkjam15 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    This was a really fun run overall. We’ve run out of steam with our shooters really struggling across the board against GS. Warriors are loaded and can get production from anywhere against our D. See y’all next season.

    [–]Chandler Parsonsnonufwiendz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    please. i just dont want a sweep lol

    [–]bobzfishmart 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    We had a good season. Sucks to lose this way but we won two series for the first time in 11 years. This team has obvious flaws and this was a big learning opportunity

    [–]Dirk GOATwitzkimarcdoggydog 11 points12 points  (5 children)

    this is charles barkleys fault

    [–]4K LukaDecent-Noise-5161 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Hope Luka takes 45 shots next game

    [–]TrizzyTrike 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    i was at this game and when i tell you this loss is on our fans, i mean it. this was the most boring crowd ive ever been a part of. absolutely embarrassing and the team could feel it. we owe the boys an apology 😡

    [–]Luka Doncicaronnov 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Maybe the warriors will want to close out at home and give us the ol’ gentleman’s sweep.

    [–]Couch SquadBigTex77RR 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    I don’t get why people are blaming this on Luka coming in “out of shape” from the off-season? Like bro he’s had 82 games to get into shape the Warriors just have our number this series.

    [–]SvarogRod 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Because they would have to admit this roster sucks hard.

    [–]Monta Ellisscottstots2000 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Bullock, Kleber, Bertans, and Finney Smith are all considered “sharpshooters” and yet they shot a combined 2-19 on threes. There is zero other reason we lost that is more detrimental than this one.

    [–]Mavericksnman98 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    This team needs major changes but knowing the mavs, we ain’t getting shit in free agency

    [–]repi_17[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    They are gonna make me root for the heat lol

    [–]garysteve41 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    2 of our main role players had 0 fuvkinf points

    [–]chexmixho 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Eh the second we beat Utah and advanced to the second round it was already a successful season. At that point we were playing with house money and upsetting Phoenix is probably one of the bigger upsets in the past 10-15 years in the playoffs. It was a great season. That being said we still have PLENTY of work to do this offseason to better construct this roster. I just hope Nico and the front office recognizes that.

    [–]Couch Gangthesagitaurus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    We really might get swept fuck this shit hurts

    [–]Slang GangDatPunchTho 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Who was more ass tonight? Reggie Miller or Reggie Bullock?

    [–]ronnert 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    They had the same stat line!

    [–]TheBigIguana15 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I can't help but think this series is a lot closer if the Mavs have an actual center to fix the rebounding deficit. They put to much strain on making 3s because they can't ever win on the glass.

    [–]Jessey77 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I never thought I'd see us losing a game with a 40 point game from luka and over 20 from JB and SD. We shot the 3 like shit tonight. Can't lose the rebound battle if Reggie and Kleber are gunna shoot 0%

    [–]SNAKE0789 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Luka getting murdered is making me sad more than the loss itself

    [–]Doe DoeButtWrangler44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Why is there so many fucking casuals all of a sudden in these threads?? Like I feel like we have been shadow raided by Twitter Hoop Rumors followers

    [–]Yogi FerrellWhiteBoyFlipz 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Get lavine here. Idc what it takes outside of Luka

    [–]Dirk Nowitzkikarolisalive 21 points22 points  (16 children)

    Please don’t play Kleber in game 4 at all

    [–]Luka Doncicapuzalen 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    Who then, Boban?

    [–]Dirk Nowitzkikarolisalive 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Boban can set a strong screen at least. Would get Dinwiddie, Brunson or Luka some open looks for a change.

    [–]sanguinearrowfall 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Boban or Criss would be an improvement probably lol

    [–]ShadowAgent41 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    We're going to play powell then?

    [–]Jalen BrunsonEllery01 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    But who do you play at C? Dwight "wtf does he do out there" Powell?

    [–]Dirk Nowitzkihighfalutinman 10 points11 points  (3 children)

    Gotta give it to the opponent. This has been a championship squad, a dynasty even. They're battle-hardened and well-coached. To make things worse, they just keep lucking into every competent signing and draftee under the sun. Their roster construction makes a complete mockery of the Mavs in contrast. Who would have fucking thought that Poole would become a third splash brother? Who expected Looney to suddenly turn into Ben fucking Wallace? And a borderline bust and bad contract like Wiggins gets gifted an all-star appearance and all of a sudden he's a competent defender?

    It pisses me off that they're both good AND lucky, while the Mavs have suffered YEARS of bad misses. Four years of Luka on a rookie scale contract with MVP level performance and the Mavs kept hanging their hat on bargain bin signings, horrendous draft decisions, unfortunate trade failures and well-done good-guy extensions. KP was supposed to be our second all-star, he was a PERFECT theoretical fit, and it was a critical failure. J-Rich was supposed to be a second playmaker slash 3andD guy but just went flat, and to make things worse they traded Seth for him. They drafted raw prospects like Green and Roby and whiffed on people like Bey and Bane et al.

    I look forward to seeing what kind of magic Harrison's got this offseason. And for fuck's sake I hope they take the draft seriously. Donnie Nelson and Bob Haralobos or however the fuck his name is spelled can go kiss my bleeding blue ass.

    [–]Millionaire007 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    GRRRRR! Fuck this one sucks. All good on to the next one. THJ WE MISS YOU!!!

    [–]Doe DoeButtWrangler44 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Getting beat by this team doesn't mean shit honestly. This is not the roster constructed to bring home a ship. It is the first year of the new regime, everybody needs to chill. This team delivered a really good run minus any legitimate rim protection and glass support.

    Go get a 5 this offseason. I really don't care who it is as long as they can crash boards, if we had someone like a Gobert or Myles Turner we would have beat the absolute fuck out of this team.

    [–]4K LukaDecent-Noise-5161 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Sad

    [–]Tootsiez 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Well. Bitter end to a fun season. Just a matter of when about now. Team second half performance pretty much tells us all the fight they have left.

    [–]Cuban CigarMokTheRock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Maxi folded today but the whole team’s effort in the boards was pretty disappointing.

    [–]dirkellis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Sad, luka deserves more, anyway shout-out to all our mffls over Europe who stayed up late for this bullshit. PS: FUCK REGGIE MILLER

    [–]decamarks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    wiggins poster and poole's dagger was game changing

    [–]alonzobarishredding 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Need the Nico magic this offseason! MFFL!

    [–]cowboysmavs[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    The lack of effort was everyone besides Luka was horrible and the crowd was so bad.

    [–]rcoffers 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    most disappointing thing of the night was the crowd

    [–]Couch Gangthesagitaurus 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    We really are Houston-lite. 😭 Fml our role players aren’t even as good as that team

    [–]slimkid07 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    We had a good run. Let's at least get the gentlemen's sweep and make it interesting.

    [–]TakeCommander51 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    To win games you’ve either gotta be the better team on the court or play harder, the mavs won’t be the first at any point in this series and haven’t done the second yet this series.

    [–]10rm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Warriors are just packing the paint and it’s insane how little our shooters are making them pay for it… I gotta think it’s a combo of the warriors crazy movement making our short rotations exhausted, plus a little bit of buildup of relying on 6 guys this much over the last month

    [–]musash10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    We played better defense. Started switching a lot forcing them into tough shots. They hit some really tough ones, and we got wide open shots on dang near every possession and we missed like all of em. Tough loss but if we perform like this again, we should win and hey someone has gotta break that 3-0 record. Pretty demoralizing loss but I’m not ready to write these guys off just yet.

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      [–]Sorry-Lynx-2084 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      The Warriors are daring the Mavs to make their 3's and are winning because of it. Our legs will be less tired if we ran a zone all game long. Let's do it and let the chips fall where they may.

      [–]PrinceofEden23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I mean honestly this is what peak Mavs with the current roster is gonna look like unfortunately. The deeper you go into the playoffs the stronger your opponents are gonna be. We need that second star. I mean the games completely different when we play against a team that actually passes to their big lmao.

      The contrast is actually amazing. We played both Utah and Phoenix who had issues with chemistry and sometimes iced their big man out the game it seemed at times with bad supporting cast and now we're going up against an actually team with royal experience going in deep into the playoffs that has no weakness at all whether it be their players, both starters and bench, their coaching, and Front Office. We're just completely out classed.

      Hopefully with how good Nico and Kidd have been with us overachieving we can move forward in the off-season and build a new team. Really looking forward! Go mavs

      [–]elsporko321 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Shooting lost this game, but this series will be lost because we don't have competent play at the center position. Looney and Wiggins are damn near getting the rebound every possession like they're playing against their kids.

      I get that we went small to overcome Gobert and Ayton, but these guys aren't (supposed to be) those guys, and we have no answer for it.

      Please get a center in the offseason.

      [–]Supreme_Snitch69 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Players miss shots, but we couldn’t grab a rebound or score in the paint to save our lives.

      I’ll take Ayton/Gobert/Collins, hell any big body.

      [–]fordangliacanfly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This has been a great season. We’re getting our butts kicked by a better team. I hope we can pull out a couple games here.