NBA, Playoff Blogger Faceoff / May 11, 2009 / 9:30 pm

Talk Smack: Nuggets vs. Mavs Game 4

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After Melo’s jumper to wrap up Game 3 for the Nuggets, a Denver sweep seems predestined. The Dallas faithful still believe in Dirk, J-Kidd and Co. though. Talk about Game 4 here with the Dime Crew as it happens …

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  • http://www.uneedathink.wordpress.com uneeda

    The entire state of texas smells like defeat… I mean, bull sh//

  • Hawks Fan

    These pretzels are making me FIRSTy.

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    This should be a goodie. We got Mark Cuban callin’ people punks and pushing camera men and Josh Howard ready to fight refs…owwwwww!!!!!!

    -cgf

  • jksonics

    purely because mark cuban acted like a bitch i want the nuggets to win.

    hey dallas (looking at dirk, ok terry is ok), nail some clutch shots and you wont have to resort to fouling to try win.

    go sonics

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Number of K-Mart dunk/glares: Hopefully 50.

  • Patrick Cassidy

    I feel like K-Mart lives for this stuff. Gets to glare on National TV and knows that everyone is watching what he does.

  • http://dimemag.com Andrew Katz

    Game 3 was Dirk’s toughest loss of his entire career? Wow. None of the Finals games when Dwyane Wade turned into John McClane were tougher?

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    I’d like the Nuggets a lot more if they wore the dark blue unis more often. They don’t even look tough right now.

  • http://dimemag.com/ Aron Phillips

    So excited! My buddy ordered me a Birdman t-shirt today!

  • calvin brodus

    lot of talk on local denver radio about the long rest being a possible liability if they win tonight. nuggs could have a week vacay if they close. the nuggs are rollin, 7 days off is waaaaay too long for my comfort. cavs are looking at the same possibility.

    plus I got game five tix. its probably bad mojo to root against my team, but a home close out would be sweet.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    I noticed how on Dallas’ first possession, Kidd got the tip and threw it to Dirk right away, got it back and then brought the ball across midcourt. Chauncey just did the same thing with Carmelo. Is that an old point guard’s thing, to get your top scorer used to the feel of the ball right away?

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Everytime Carmelo hits a three it’s gotta bring back memories. Can we just classify this Denver and Dallas as a rivalry now.

    Waiting on this game to get physical.

    Funny banter between Chuck, Kenny and Macy during their lil segment.

  • Patrick Cassidy

    @Austin –

    How great would this goon Denver squad be in those old Alex English-era Nuggets unis?

  • http://dimemag.com Andrew Katz

    I think Kidd just kissed a lay-up in off the glass and then the camera panned to George Karl picked a piece of food off of the scorers table.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Ohhhh jus a nassy nassy nassy DUNK!

  • tangman

    huge dunk!!!!!

  • http://dimemag.com/ Aron Phillips

    Poll question: Over/under on Nuggets tattoos. The line is set at 85.

  • http://www.uneedathink.wordpress.com uneeda

    poppi gee… Mavs would have to demonstrate SOME qualities before there could be a rivalry… whining doesn’t count

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    Antoine Wright is in for a looooong night. LOL

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @Pat — Those unis were the best. I wonder if the kids in the office even know who Alex English is.

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    Where is Birdman?? They said he went to the lockeroom…HE HAS THE RUNS!!!

  • http://dimemag.com Andrew Katz

    Chauncey has that look in his eyes – like he wants to f-ing step on the Mavs throats right now.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    uneeda I have to agree with that. Still if they can win tonight and show they ain’t scared then it might be something. They really got to step up and bully the bullies.

    This lookin like a hood squad vs. a prep team..cept for J-Ho lol.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Franklin High School’s own Jason Terry is in the ballgame. Get buckets, Jet.

  • calvin brodus

    @ak

    karl keeps a bowl of cough drops and he chomps on them through the game. he loves ‘em.

  • Patrick Cassidy

    @ Austin,

    Pretty sure AP, Katz and CGF wouldn’t know Alex English if he showed up at NRF and started shooting their faces off.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @Calvin — Are you serious about the cough drops? That’s just weird.

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    @Pat Cassidy,
    Alex English is my cousin. He’s my cousin Pookie’s dad

    -cgf

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Chauncey has crept into my Fave Five during these playoffs.

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    Applebees 2 for $20!?!? Oooow!

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Josh Howard admitted he’s playing at less than 70 percent. Well, good thing the Mavs have former Top-20 picks Antoine Wright and Gerald Green, plus Jerry Stackhouse.

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    Josh Howard is playin’ like Ron Howard….

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    See man this why I didn’t even want Dallas in the playoffs!

    Man I wish the Suns had done better. I promise this would have been a way better series with the Suns playing.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    George Karl should only talk in Daniel Plainview’s voice for the rest of the night. “DRAAAAAAAAINNNNNAGE!!”

  • Patrick Cassidy

    NICE – Kenyon smacks Brandon Bass and then stares him down while simultaneously glaring/smirking.

  • calvin brodus

    @ab

    gods truth, the big guy goes through a bowl of lozenges a game. loves ‘em.

    I read an article that said karl punched pete marovich in a game and then pulled off some dudes toupee in the following fight that broke out.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Does Melo get suspended for that slap attempt?

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    See that is what I am talking about. Barera trying to hold Melo. FOR WHAT? Jason Terry pointing instead of stepping sayin I’ll bust that A##.

    They gotta go at Denver! Denver is straight punkin these dudes.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Attempt no. See you got to frustrate them and make them mad and get Denver out of wack. None of them dudes think long term really, cept Chauncy prolly, you just have to get under their skin.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Antoine Wright’s eyes are bleeding.

  • Patrick Cassidy

    @Poppi Gee –

    You are 100% right. There isn’t one guy on the Mavs’ roster that the Nuggets would think twice about before giving a shove/hard foul/etc. No fear of or respect for them whatsoever.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Dallas should sign Nate Robinson this summer and give him Barea’s minutes (plus some). He’s tougher than anyone they have.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    LOL AB can you imagine if the Nuggest had Nate, aww man straight wild’n out!

    How long ya think Chauncy gonna stay in the game. As smart as he is and stable I could see dude in the game for bout 3 to 4 more years doing well.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    How old is Kidd? How old was GP when he retired? Chauncey can at least play that long. He’s a beast when it comes to keeping in shape and working out in the offseason, and his game doesn’t rely on speed/quickness, i.e. Parker, Rose, Monta, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Meanwhile on pros vs. joes you got Robert Horry, Antoine Walker and Zo!

    LOL I don’t even know what to say for Toine lol.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    That’s not even fair: Zo just stopped playing and is still jacked. My favorite NBA guy on Pros v Joes was X-Man. He could barely move.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    On Pros vs. Joes you can just tell it ain’t nothing but a chump change money check for Strahan as host lol.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Aww man that UFC 2009 game looks like that is going to be a buy. I got the last one and had females tappin dudes out lol.

    ….Man I wish the Suns would have made it.

    Ain’t nobody on Denver really going at Shaq.
    Kevin Barnes is a fake thug who fit right in the fray.
    J. Rich got hood in him most def.

    It would have been a real series.

  • yeah right

    man they are handing out flagrants left and right this league is so pathetic. almost as pathetic as the dallas defense and rebounding.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @GEE — That UFC game does look dope.

    I haven’t seen Pros v Joes in a minute. Wasn’t Joe Rogan hosting it before? Or some Joe Rogan-type dude?

  • sdksk

    OMG ITS LIKE DALLAS WANTS TO LOSE, EVERYTIME THEY GET CLOSE THEY FUCK IT UP

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Yea it was some funny Joe Rogan type dude. Zo just choked that dude lol!

    I promise this is a perfect show for Toine. They got the beat the buzzer challenge and you KNOW he is living it up beating anyone he can these days!

    @AB TV is crazy tonight, WWE Wrestling, NBA playoffs, Pros vs. Joes and Rock of Love Charm School with Ricki Lake on it. Wild TV night lol.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Aww they got the dude that beat LeBron in Horse on the show as a Joe.

  • yeah right

    Damn how about Dirk carrying Dallas offensively in this series? Goes a lot more to the post than in the regular season, nice to see him going the anti-Sheed route.
    Did you guys see this chart in the first half where they showed the starter with the most points next to Dirk in the first three games? 15, 10 and 14 points or so … you don’t win too many games with that.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    I oft say everyone leader ain’t meant to lead. Some dudes who are in leadership positions would do so much better if they were a support guy.

    I think Dirk might fall into that roll. Imagine Dirk with a Kobe or LeBron or even a Wade.

    You know since you brought up Sheed, perhaps Detroit really should have tried to get Dirk (cause at least he cares and tries) and kept Chauncy!

  • Sheedfan87

    Shaping up to be a pretty good finish…Melo looks like he’s on a mission tonight though.

  • Sheedfan87

    @ Austin…
    If Denver and L.A. meet in the conference finals, do you think the Lakers would match Ariza up with Melo or let Kobe guard him a lot?

  • yeah right

    I like that idea Poppi .. my problem with Dirk as a leader is not his alledged ‘non-clutchness’ which is 80% BS imo, but that when his jumper is off, he just doesn’t go to the basket often enough. But it’s better in the playoffs.

    But think Dallas with a healthy Howard and some kind of interior presence .. Dampier and Hollins are a joke. Just give me Camby or so and I like their chances.

    Oh yeah and props to Melo, he’s the shit today.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Is Melo droppin 40 somethin tonight?

    Seems like its going to be a close one in which Dallas may never get the lead.

    Can’t wait for that movie called “The Hangover”. Got Mike Tyson in that joint lol!

  • http://dimemag.com Melo2TDot

    Melos doin dirt.
    but has anthony carter hit ONE jumpshot this post season?

  • http://www.CeeGeeEff.com Christian Grant-Fields

    ….thats answers your question. lol

  • yeah right

    There you go Anthony Carter

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Wow refs can’t come through on techs in the 4th like that?!?!?

    Dang Damp is lookin old. Like somebody Uncle lol! He gonna be next on Pros vs. Joes LOL!

    yeah right I agree he goes to that fade away to much and should drive in more late.

    JJ Barera (however ya spell it) reminds me of a white Aaron Brooks.

    DAMP IS LOOKIN OOOOOOLLLD! LOL!

  • yeah right

    Talking about Anthony Carter, or Big Baby for that matter .. aren’t these dudes just a little bit out of shape? Always remind me of these chubby women tennis players lol

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Bass should really be mad at his squad ain’t nobody trying to rebound cept him!

    I mean seriously WHERE IS everyone else?

    Unless Dallas gets some calls it’s a wrap. Denver wants it more.

  • sdksk

    its jj barea

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Oooohh Kidd just crossed Chauncy up somethin nice! Woooooweeee!

  • yeah right

    FUCK JR SMITH

  • sdksk

    wtf is up with all the technicals, it is out of control

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    The look on Chauncy’s face was pricless. Like “Look at this clown muthaf*cka” LOL!

  • http://dimemag.com Melo2TDot

    JR is bailing us out

  • yeah right

    How was that a foul by Wright?

  • yeah right

    K-Mart is kind of unimpressive today

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Honestly aside from over-acting I can’t see how that was a foul on Wright?

    J.R. Smith is doing work!

  • Sheedfan87

    refs need to relax with all these whistles and let the players decide if this series continues

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Nice D by Kidd lol.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Drive Dirk Drive!

  • yeah right

    Howard can barely walk, why doesn’t Denver to his man every time?

  • sdksk

    damnn this is a great game, im jumping up and down im exhausted just watching it… i hope josh howard doesnt turn into the next grant hill.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Hope that UFC game has Rampage Jackson in it.

    Ref calls going to be real interesting during this last 2:43.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Anyone else heard that the 76ers coach quit?

  • yeah right

    Just had a look at the boxscore, check Dampier’s line:
    0 pts, 0/1 FGs, 4 REB, 5 TO, 6 PF in 23 minutes. He must be the worst starting center in the league.

  • yeah right

    I was in this basketball camp in Germany to which Dirk had been like 8 years before, and they were still talking about his free throw shooting, he hit 73 in a row apparently when he was 14 and just started playing ball

  • Hawks Fan

    I was looking over Section 90 of the Restatement earlier trying to figure out if the Mavs might have a reliance — ie promissory estoppel — claim against the NBA because of what happened the other night. Any thoughts?

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Wow that is ill. 73 at that age. Now they got to manage these last seconds right!

  • yeah right

    Ok that’s how it’s going to work out. Dirk missing a turnaround fadeaway, Chauncey or JR sticking a three.

  • sdksk

    are u serious, u call that anthony foul but u dont call the last foul on the last game! wtf is that, it seems that all the calls are going to the nuggets

  • sdksk

    my bad the refs just shut me up

  • yeah right

    Why don’t they show a reply of the last foul? But Martin didn’t even say a word, so I guess it was a good call.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Congrats Mavs and Congrats to Snoop now he can use them game 5 tickets lol.

    Bout time Dallas!

  • sdksk

    what a great game! damn if it wasnt for the refs, the series would have been 2-2

  • http://www.geocities.com/dagomardeg Dagomar

    Yeah, Dirk isn’t clutch . . . right?

  • yeah right

    So how did K-Mart take care of anything tonight? Foul Dirk on the deciding play and then sit down with 6. Hahahaha way to get back at Cuban

  • Sheedfan87

    Nuggets fans can’t complain about the refs, but I still want to see a replay of Kenyon’s sixth foul. Looked iffy and TNT never showed it again.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    George Karl is HORRIBLE being interviewed after the game. He actin slow?!?!?

  • Pig

    I really think that nugs needed to lose that game..they would’ve been too confident facing LA

  • murcielago

    still don’t get it why dirk gets knocked on not being clutch, at the very least he takes the big shots for this dallas team. sometimes his fallaway seems soft and like a bail-out shot but i guess that’s just the way he plays. he hasn’t won the chip, and so has more than half of the league.

    I’ll take 44 pts and 12 rebounds from my go-to-guy in an elimination game. 19 points in the 4th quarter alone.

  • murcielago

    by the way, melo has been ballin. 41 points, 11 boards, 5 steals, 3 dishes. too bad they couldn’t close it out.