Friday, October 31, 2008
Home Opening Woes
There was a celebration before the game, as Mark Cuban teamed up with Jerry Jones to announce the poorly-kept secret that the NBA All Star Game will be held right here in DFW next year at the new Cowboys Stadium. This made fans in an even more excited state as the Mavs faithful filed into the AAC to see what kind of basketball team they will get to witness this season. Will this year's Mavs be, as the critics from all over the country predict, between 7th and 9th place in the West and finally a non-contender? Or will the Mavs be, as Jason Terry predicted, far better than people are giving them credit for?
Right before tipoff, Jerry Stackhouse grabbed a mic and welcomed the fans in. He told the fans to "Buckle up, because this season is going to be fast and fun." Ironically, this would be the last time the fans clapped for Stack for the rest of the night. It felt like a All Star Game of it's own as Dirk, J Ho, Yao Ming, and Artest were all on fire. It was fast, it was very fun, but in the end came the same result as last season. A loss on the scoreboard, as the Mavs couldn't get the stops and shots they needed in the 4th quarter.
Tomorrow DallasDedicated will give you all the positives and negatives of last night's heartbreaking loss to the Rockets, as well as preview the first road game against the T'Wolves...