Thursday, December 20, 2007

Couple more thoughts on Phoenix

The Mavs didn’t have a problem getting up and down the floor with Phoenix, even Though the Suns held a 43-20 edge in fastbreak points.

“We like to get out and run and push the ball,” Jerry Stackhouse said today. “That’s one of the strong suits of Devin.”

One could argue that the Mavs actually won the point guard matchup based on what’s expected out of Devin Harris and Steve Nash. Harris finished with 21 points, six assists, three steals and one turnover. Nash had 21 points, 18 assists, one steal and five turnovers.

Harris wasn’t about to fret over the 17-point lead that Phoenix whittled away. People tend to forget the merits of just getting a 17-point lead. Teams make runs in the NBA, especially the good teams.

“We’re just going to take it however we can get it,” Harris said of the team’s fourth straight win.

The Mavs can match the longest winning streak of the season Friday night against the Clippers at American Airlines Center.

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