wow, i feel sorry for Dirk now. Cuban the Wuss was really an idiot trading away Devin Harris and all those draft picks for Jason Kidd. What they really needed all along was a true center, not this ***** Dampier...
The Mavs have always needed a center, ever since they joined the league. That's the weakness. If they get a good center in there next to dirk, they win.
Howard played well given his ankle trouble as well. When you really break it down, Terry struggling was the biggest issue the Mavs had. They rely on him for a big chunk of their offense at certain points in games, and when he doesn't have it it's tough for them.
Congrats to the Mavs. I'll be perfectly honest, I was on the whole "Dirk is a choker" bandwagon until I actually got a chance to see him play through an entire playoff series. He is the real deal and is easily the best shooting big man in the game. If Cuban can add some low post presence and a couple of new pieces, they have the ability to win a championship.
Congrats to the Nuggets and their fans (you've been pretty class for the most part, unfortunately more classy than Mavs fans), and good luck against the Lakers. Should be a great series, and if you come out of the west, I hope you beat whoever comes out of the east!