When Mavs fans heard the news that Lamar Odom was coming to the big D, they couldn’t believe that they only had to give up an $8.9 million trade exception, as well as a protected first-round pick; two simple things for Lamar Odom, 2011 sixth man of the year. And if that wasn’t enough, the Lakers also threw in a 2012 second-round draft pick. Could it get any better than that? Well, no, but it could get worse.
With Dirk absent, due to his sore knee, Odom got his first start of the season in which he scored 16 points, while West also added 16 points of his own.
After back-to-back last minute losses, it looked as if it was going to happen for a third consecutive time in Utah, but the Mavs were able to hold off the Jazz in what was a drama-filled game, and get the 94-91 victory on Thursday night.
But to their disbelief, Dallas lost in the final seconds yet again when Billups hit a last second shot, giving the Clippers a 91-89 victory Wednesday night.
We don’t call Billups “Mr. Big Shot” for nothing.
The Mavericks stepped foot into the Staples Center looking for their sixth straight win but just couldn’t get it done after falling to the Los Angeles Lakers, 73-70, in what was an atrocious offensive performance on both ends.
The game consisted of great defense from both teams, as well as air-balls, turnovers, and missed assignments, which made the game hard to watch.
Both teams set new franchise records, the better being for Dallas, as they crushed the Kings 99-60.