Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mavs take first bout vs. Phoenix

A pair of Western Conference heavyweights slugged it out Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. The thing about this rivalry, heavyweights don’t punch this fast.

The Mavericks and Suns went back-and-forth more times than Rocky and Apollo. The flurries came from all angles and it took a full 15 rounds to decide it before 20,316 frenzied fans.

At the end of the Dallas’ 108-105 victory you could almost picture Dirk Nowitzki saying, “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” We know better.

The Mavs (18-9) moved within a game of San Antonio (18-7) atop the Southwest Division. Phoenix (18-8) still owns the second-best record in the West. Dallas is 2-1 this season against its two biggest rivals.

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