Dallas Mavericks Take Game 1 [VIDEO]
The Dallas Mavericks took game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals last night by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121 – 112. Dirk Nowitzki put on a clinic, scoring 48 points and recording his 6th career 40+ point game! The analyst at ESPN even compared him to the great Larry Bird in last nights game. See the post-game interview with Dirk after the jump.
The Mavericks bench came up big again in this game by scoring 50 points. Mavericks guard J.J. Barea scored 12 points in a row at one point in the game! LA Lakers center Andrew Bynum actually gave Barea a great compliment on his Twitter account according to cbsports.com:
Following the game, Bynum took to Twitter to shout out some congratulations to his hit victim: “JJ Barea has a great story, worked his butt off and now killing on the big stage! Congrats you deserve it!”
Bynum, you may remember, was a part of one of the dirtiest plays in recent NBA history when he elbowed J.J. Barea in the ribs during game 4 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals:
Bynum was fined and suspended and later apologized to Barea. For him to give Barea a shout out on his Twitter account is a cool thing to do…especially since he wasn’t forced to do it.
Here’s the post-game interview with Dirk after last nights game 1 win:
96X listeners Will Harvey of Tyler and Gabriel McBride of Chandler were both in attendance at the American Airlines Center for last nights game 1 win. Today, Paula Maris of Whitehouse and Leslie Harroff of Big Sandy won tickets to game 2 tomorrow night!