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Mavs-Nuggets Game One: Nuggets Fast Breakers Crash The Mavs

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Denver Nuggets attacked in waves during their Game One 109-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

While Dallas weathered the first breakers, like a rock cliff facing the sea, the Mavs were eventually eroded away and pummeled to gravel by the sheer relentlessness of Denver’s attack.

Like most playoff attacks, the onslaught began on the defensive end.

In the initial quarter, the Nuggets put little resistance on Dirk Nowitzki, allowing him to face and shoot without putting the ball down, or by switching on to him with a smaller, weaker defender. Because of this, Dirk hit his first six shots.

Also, as is his custom, Josh Howard was able to light up the scoreboard early, torching the inadeq...

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