Tonight, Dallas dropped their second straight game, losing 100-97 to the Golden State Warriors. Dirk Nowitzki could not go for the Mavericks as he had some sort of issue with a muscle near his thigh.
OJ Mayo and Vince Carter played well, scoring 25 and 22 respectively Shawn Marion filled the stat sheet as always with 18 points and 17 rebounds.
The Mavericks had two big runs in the 2nd half, including a 13-0 run in the 4th to tie the game at 92. They failed to ever get a lead in this game and could only manage a spinning Vince Carter 3 point attempt at the end of regulation to tie the game at 100. Carter missed, and the Mavericks lost a game they deserved to lose.
More telling than the game-ending play however, was the Mavs’ possession before, when OJ Mayo dribbled around, kicked to Collison who found Brendan Wright under the basket, who was then blocked by Andrew Bogut. The Mavs were down 2, needed a bucket, and the ball ended up in the hands of Brendan Wright. Mayo has to be decisive and either get a shot up, or create a shot for someone willing to take it. That’s what big time players do, and that’s what Mayo needs to do if he wants to eventually get paid as a big time player.