It is that time of the year again - basketball fans around the world busy following who will win it all in this year's NBA 2006 Playoffs. I am glad to be able to watch a few games on TV, although the games televised quite early in the morning.
Dallas took Game 1 from the Memphis Grizzlies, which is such a breather since the Mavs lose their opener at home the last two years. I watched the entire game this morning from start to finish. I must admit that the Chinese commentators are not very knowledgeable. And to hear the Chinese names of the NBA players is just plain weird ;)
A solid victory of 103-93 behind Dirk Nowitzki's 31point-11rebounds. I just love watching the 7-foot German shooting the basketball at a brisk pace. Together with the Dallas supporting cast, I believe they can go deep into the playoffs and take San Antonio very far if they meet up in the conference semi-finals.
It was a pity the last few years Mavericks did not have enough to get the championship. I think this year's group is the best and I really hope they will win it all. With their new-found defense and with most players healthy, they have a very good shot.