Originally Posted by Anil
the mavs blowout the warriors in game 2, all of the sudden, the warriors are all getting "unfairly called", baron davis and stephen jackson get ejected for behaving like spoilt brats...the warriors once again started off well but the fact of the matter is the mavs were definitely the better team from the 2nd quarter onwards and the warriors looked like they just couldn't stomach losing their edge....let's see whether don nelson can bring them back to their competitive best even though the mavs have now tasted blood so to speak...
I think experience came into play in this game. The Warriors lost their composure and cool when facing a tough challenge for the first time against Dallas this season. Not many expected the Warriors to give the Mavs trouble, so they had no pressure on them. If they lose, they were expected to. If they win, then they pull of a huge upset. They won the first game. After that, they feel pressure to win game 2. Once they saw that things weren't going their way, they imploded and lost their cool. It's unforgivable for the two best and most experienced players to act like that and get ejected. Anyway, I felt the Mavs did a better job of contesting the matchup problems they face against the Warriors. They still aren't looking like the #1 seed that they are, but I'm hoping yesterday was the turning point. I know the Mavs will have a rowdy crowd to deal with in Oaktown. Unlike Barkley, I don't think it's going to be easy. Funny thing is, probably any other potential matchups in the first round would've been easier for the Mavs (Lakers, Clippers etc). They just ran into a team that gives them matchup problems.