Player of the D.A.Y.

by March 02, 2007

By Sam Rubenstein

Since I wasn’t feeling well last night, I was not able to watch the big TNT showdown of LeBron and the default Eastern Conference power house Cavs in the weakest conference ever verus the Dallas Mavericks, a team that is putting together a run of historical dominance. Ever since the 0-4 start, the Mavs have lost 5 games. In order for them to not win the championship, they have to lose seven four times in a much shorter period. (my bad.)
I love the way the Suns play, and now that Amare is approaching being Amare, Phoenix does have a chance at knocking Dallas off. Not a great one though. The Mavs are one of the best teams we have ever seen, and it’s time to start treating them like it. LeBron had a monster 39 point game, but according to some of your comments on the D.A.Y., he missed some more free throws at crunch time. He had a nasty dunk, but not in a win.

Meanwhile, Dirk Nowitzki just keeps putting up winning numbers without monopolizing the ball. His 24, 11, and 7 were great, and still left room for Jason Terry’s 20 and Josh Howard’s 17 on 15 shots each.

Player of the D.A.Y. is Dirk. The MVP race is between him and Steve Nash. The Suns rarely lose when Nash is playing, but the Mavs never lose period.