“People probably don’t know who I am or what I do up here. And some people probably just don’t like my game. I’m not flashy. I don’t dunk. I don’t do anything really exciting. This group has gelled together faster than any team I’ve been on. We just have a bunch of good guys that want to win, that want to play basketball. I think guys are buying into their roles faster than I’ve seen on any team. Usually you have guys who want more — want more shots, want more (playing) time. But since we’re winning, I think guys are buying in. It’s been fun.”
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“This team is so selfless. Everybody makes the extra pass. Guys know where the ball should be in the fourth quarter. Guys play their roles. They don’t try to do more than they should.”
Last night the Portland Trailblazers and the Dallas Mavericks were involved in a Foul or Defend in Portland. The Mavericks were up three and on defense.
LaMarcus Aldridge came up big on a sweet sideline out-of-bounds play to tie the game with a step-back three from the right corner. Aldridge was 0-for-9 from 3-point range this season until hitting the shot with 4.5 seconds left to tie the score at 104-104.
A few seconds later, after an offensive foul was called on OJ Mayo, Aldridge nailed the game-winner. (Aldridge’s shot comes at the :25 mark of the clip)
This is the third time this season the Dallas Mavericks have been involved in the Foul or Defend. The Mavericks have now given up three’s in two different Foul or Defend situations and have lost both.
Blazers win, thanks for coming, arrive home safely.