^^Not yet. Tough loss for sure tonight. Felt that Denver had many opportunities to close the game out in the 4th, just could not get stops when needed. This loss and some of the calls throughout the game was expected. Overall not too disappointed, aside from how JR played early on in the 4th. The team desperately needed an offensive spark, but he looked too damn passive. With the clock winding down, he would dribble, dribble, dribble, then turn it over or dribble dribble dribble, pass. I kept saying to myself, just shoot the damn ball already. It's obvious that Barea is a mismatch, so why not take advantage of it early on? He did make couple of insane shots at the buzzer in the 4th, but again, we needed his hot hands early on when Denver went on that shooting drought. I hope he does a better job of exploiting the mismatches next game...he could've had 30+ pts tonight and perhaps the final outcome would've looked a lot different too.
Cuban, who is skipping the trip to Denver so he can pick up an award, invited Martinís family to sit in his suite should the series return to Dallas for a Game 6. He also said heíd buy Martin dinner after the season; Karl had previously said he hoped Martin would wait until the summer to settle his differences with the Mavs owner.
Martin later exchanged words with some fans seated behind the Nuggetsí bench, and the second half brought more of the same. At one point, police officers and arena security were trying to shuffle between two sections of fans to deal with separate incidents. Anthonyís girlfriend, LaLa Vazquez, was led away from her seat after she scuffled with fans. Nuggets VP Rex Chapman then rushed over to tend to Martinís girlfriend, Triana, who was being harassed behind the teamís bench.Martinís mother watched the rest of the game with security personnel surrounding her seat.
Damn, before the season even started, most were doubting we'd even make the playoffs and it looked to be true after starting the season 1-3. Then the trade happened, and little by little, this team started improving each game under the leadership of Chauncey. I never expected Denver to be the 2nd seed in the West as well, hell who at that time did(meaning at the start of the season)? I thought we'd be lucky to snatch up the 7th spot tbh. And after all those 1st round exits, I was still skeptical that we'd make it out of the 1st round this year. They/Denver(we?) sure proved me wrong. I'm not going to say I like our chances going up against the Lakers in the WC finals, but whatever happens happens. Win or lose, this year has been a lot of fun, which I'm grateful for.