It's not that the Mavericks showed up flat with Jason Kidd and Lamar Odom both late scratches; it's that they really didn't show up at all.â†µ
Dallas was beaten for every loose ball on both sides of the floor and let Randy Foye (!!) hit eight three-pointers, several of them completely unguarded.â†µ
However, the fans at the American Airlines Center did get something from the price of their ticket, in the form of the latest edition to the Blake Griffin dunk compendium:â†µâ†µ
ESPN's Chris Palmer called it the best dunk of the season on Twitter; I'm not sure I would take it above Griffin's "Superman" of Kendrick Perkins, LeBron's hurdle of John Lucas III or Gerald Green's windmill alley-oop.â†µ
But still ... look at how high in the air he catches the ball! He doesn't so much dunk it as spike it through the net.â†µ
An excellent display of boxing out by the Mavericks as well.