Spoelstra not into comparisons

It was Don Nelson’s best team in Dallas, 60 wins and 22 losses, at least until young star Dirk Nowitzki went down. But the Mavericks moved on like the little engine that could and I was ready to hit the road and cover a game in San Antonio for the first time. I’ve been there…

Where to go for OKC?

The Spurs look like a machine. The Thunder look overwhelmed. Next, the network guys are going to tell us, yeah, but this happened back in 2012. The Spurs won 100 straight games, well actually 20 but it seemed like 100, only to then lose four straight after taking a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference…

Not great, but Heat good enough

Dwyane Wade isn’t the 2006 Wade that earned the nickname D-Whistle as he used his skill and athleticism to baffle the Mavericks and earn free throws at a dizzying pace. But with enough rest he can go through stretches where he makes a lot of tough 2-pointers. Minus the explosive, throw his body into a…

Who can blow the biggest lead?

The Thunder thought they’d accomplished something Sunday by blowing a big lead in the final nine minutes, allowing the Clippers to score on 18 of 19 possessions in the process. But the Clippers topped that their with their meltdown Tuesday night in OKC. The Clippers were the better team for most of all four of the…

Dirk Nowitzki

Hope restored for Mavs

As a lifelong Dallas Mavericks fan, any fear of dying without witnessing “the one” was dismissed after Dirk and company were able to upset The Big Three in 2011. Life since that miracle season has not been easy. 2012 ended with a first-round sweeping by the Thunder, and the team failed to make the playoffs…

Still in shock, but what a great year

I made a reservation for Lubbock for this weekend a long time ago. I thought Hirschi would be there. I thought Burkburnett would be there. Not that they were perfect teams, but they were really good teams with a chance to win the region. Or so I thought. I expect both teams to give it…

NFL Wild Card playoffs

Two teams without a lot of recent sucess kicked off the 2011-12 NFL playoffs. The pick-6 at the end of the first half of Andy Dalton may not have been the deciding points, but it turned everything the Texans’ way for the second half.  I liked the Bengals by a hair coming in, but didn’t…

Just as I was buying the Bears

I was beginning to buy the Chicago Bears as one of the best five teams in the NFL. Good defense, great special teams and enough offense with Matt Forte having a great year and yes, Jay Cutler, making some big throws. I, like most, had underestimated the Bears coming into the year. I looked right…

Oklahoma playoff scores

Tipton pulls a stunner, beating Deer Creek-Lamont, 13-12. Defense held the fort in the fourth quarter after the surprising Tigers went up 13-0 in the third. Frederick stayed about even for a half at Hennesey, trailing 14-12, before falling 42-20. Bombers finish at 10-2 in another good season by Coach Farmer’s crew.

Rider can win this region

I have a feeling the Rider Raiders are going to win Region I-4A. I didn’t necessarily think that for much of the season. I wasn’t sure if their defense was sturdy enough. But maybe it is. That maybe was a certainly last week and really the defense has been pretty good since the Little Elm…

Worth a second look

The NFL Sunday Ticket gives a fan a chance to watch his/her team every single week and for me that’s the 49ers. But it also gives me a chance to watch portions of games of any team around the league. So besides watching the Cowboys and 49ers every week, I decide what games to try…