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“Birdman” Sits While Dirk and Mavericks Avoid Melo’s 41 Points

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

With the Mavericks' backs against the wall, it was a win or go home situation. The dead silence was deafening at the end of the first quarter, with Mavs fan figuring the game was over. The Nuggets were up 34-23 at the end of the first and the crowd fell silent after a three pointer in the opening seconds of the second by Jr Smith, extending the lead to 37-23.

After a couple of missed shots, Anthony and Wright got tangled up, ending in Anthony getting called for the technical. This seemed to ignite the Mavs, who finished the quarter with a tremendous run, narrowing the gap down to 10.

It would have been five but the Mavericks' Jason Terry got a flagrant one foul called on him as Billups hit the free-throw. Klezia fol...

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