16 December 2006
They call it the streak
[T]he last time [the Hornets] beat the Mavericks in the regular season, the year started with a 1.
In an effort to correct this situation, Chris Paul played the whole 48 minutes tonight, the third time he's done that, but it didn't make much difference: the Bees, down horribly in the first quarter, tied it at the half, but Dallas won it 90-79, the 19th consecutive nervous breakdown the Mavs have inflicted on those lovable insects.
CP3 got some serious numbers: 30 points, 12 rebounds (even more than the returning Tyson Chandler), 8 assists. Rasual Butler knocked down 19 points; Marc Jackson got 13. But the Mavericks owned the boards, 50-38, and Dirk Nowitzki, after a cold spell in the first half, returned with a vengeance in the second, rolling up 20 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Howard added 23.
Remember when this squad was 4-0? Now they're 10-12. Some people need to get well, stat.